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  1. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

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    .308. And this is where you to shoot them. Projectile choice is important. I am using the www.cuttingedgebullets.com 165gr Lazer Tipped Hollow Point. Its impressive.

    There is only one caliber that will let you hit them virtually anywhere and stop them instantly. . . .a 20mm with an HE round. Ans that might not be 100% Just sayin'

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  2. leVieux

    leVieux Old Guy "Have Gun; Won't Travel !"

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    I guess that I have learned a lesson: Quit trying "heart shots" on hogs and aim for the neck or head.

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  3. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    Fwiw, over the last 40 years, I've probably killed more feral pigs with a .22LR Remington Model 572 pump-rifle than with all my "high-power" rifles/shotguns combined. = SHOT PLACEMENT & ACCURACY is much more important than the caliber of the firearm that a hunter uses.
    (For many years, an old Model 572 "Fieldmaster" was my main "pickup truck gun".)

    Note: These days, with the large number of large/aggressive hogs & packs of feral dogs & "coydogs", that are commonplace in rural Texas, I now carry/use a Model 760 Remington in .243 WCF, .300 SAV or .30-06 in our family farm's vehicles, to "thin them out".

    yours, satx.
     
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  4. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    One to the head, a .17 cal HMR works like a charm .....
     
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  5. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

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    This says it all!

    SHOT PLACEMENT & ACCURACY

    That works 100% and generally isnt caliber specific.

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  6. Double Naught Spy

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    No, not neck or head, but spine or brain.
     
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  7. leVieux

    leVieux Old Guy "Have Gun; Won't Travel !"

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    OK, Thanks for the replies, especially to "Double Naught Spy".

    Just to make sure, what I learned here is that the .243Win 100gr Hornady's are OK, if I can get a brain or spine shot.
    (As an ex-anatomist, I don't need anatomical instruction.) I have noted, in retrospect, that the ones we did hit in the spine went straight down, on the spot.

    Is there any trick for getting such shot on a feeding hog; or, is it just shoot quickly? Or, wait for the "perfect shot"?

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  8. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Ear shots
     
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  9. GoPappy

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    The problem is that they never stop moving, so it’s hard to ever get the perfect shot. I wish I had the right answer for you.
     
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  10. Double Naught Spy

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    I shoot a lot of stationary hogs. It is the best time to shoot them. One of my favorite times is to shoot a hog with its head down while eating, or one with its nose up in the air while doing its security check.
     


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