Hog Hunting

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  1. CC Hunter

    CC Hunter New Member

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    last night a friend and I went walking around a ranch looking for HOGS. Armed only with two 40cal hand guns was is a smart thing to do. I would like to know can you kill a hog with a full metal jacket 165gr. bullet :crazy-1:
     


  2. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I would guess you can, but can you do it while running?
     
  3. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    It's not the preferred caliber, but I'm sure ya'll had fun walking around.
     
  4. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    Best thing was, you did have FMJs. Self defense bullets were not designed for hogs. You can kill a hog with a .22, but its all about shot placement. But if you had a hog charging at you, it's not easy hitting them behind the ear.. I personally wouldn't go hog hunting with a pistol.
     
  5. Chupacabra Hunter

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    so did you get anything? hogs? rabbits? or did ya miss?
     
  6. gladi8r

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    A group of my buddies and I was out driving one night and a huge hog came running out so we drove after it and all we had was a g27 a g22 and a g17 it took alot of rounds up close to kill it the only reason it stopped was from a round breaking its front right leg. we found 40 and 9 bullets stopped in the fat part on the shoulders didnt even penetrate past that.
     
  7. CC Hunter

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    I guess it was a stupid of us too think we could kill a hog with a hand gun. next time take a rifle or a shotgun with us. and to Chupacabra Hunter i did't miss a rabbit with a shotgun at 5 feet way. I guess the rabbit are laughing at us that night at there rabbit meeting.
     
  8. CC Hunter

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    Thanks for the info High-Cap 1911
     
  9. Texas42

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    I thought it was illegal to hunt with FMJ's IIRC.

    EDIT: I think if you can hunt with a bow, you can hunt with a handgun.

    The hardest part with the service calibers if finding the right bullets. You want a heavy one that is geared more for penetration than expansion.

    And you have to hit what your aiming at too.
     
  10. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    I go hunting for pigs all the time with a handgun but the handguns are .41 and .44 mags.
     

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