Looking for Feedback on AR Setup for Hogs

TreyG-20

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223 works great for hogs until they start running and you have to make COM shots. That's where 308 shines.
 

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223 works great for hogs until they start running and you have to make COM shots. That's where 308 shines.

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you get one well aimed shot. Once they start running you will be lucky to get COM shots and unlikely to get any DRT.
 

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I will agree with most everything that has been said here. And like someone else said, the number of hogs I have killed has a comma in it. I quit counting after I hit 1,000. What no one has talked about so far is what fine table fare they are! But a few things I've learned from experience about eating them. First, get them on ice quick. Second, kill them quick. A wounded hog releases some stress hormones that give the meat a bad flavor. Third, soak the meat in ice water for at least a week. Salt in the water is even better. Drain the bloody water as the ice melts, then add more ice.

I kill hogs to preserve my property. My house is way back in the woods with a creek nearby, and they come right up to the house at night. They used to root up my yard before I put up an electric fence.
 
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I was lucky enough to get 3 of those lower kits when they were $299. Only built one out, intentionally made it a budget gun using a AR-Stoner upper for $850. Then moved my Trijicon MKIII Thermal over to it. It is a KISS gun, does one thing and does it very good, kills hogs. Lightweight, no extra bling on it not need for its mission.

Well the CDNN kits are now $350, but the AR Stoner uppers are 50% off. < $800 for a LR-308.
 

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Well the CDNN kits are now $350, but the AR Stoner uppers are 50% off. < $800 for a LR-308.
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You have links for these?

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Prices seem to fluctuate.

Right now lower is $299


and upper is $594:

 

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This is what I use, sometimes .308, sometimes .223. Never had to chase one very far, but shot placement is everything.

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This is what I use, sometimes .308, sometimes .223. Never had to chase one very far, but shot placement is everything.

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MUNITIONS EXPRESS makes Remington products affordable.

Remington Hog Hammer .223 Remington 62gr Barnes TSX Hollow Point Boat Tail Lead-Free 20/Box is made for hunting feral swine with deeper penetration and rapid on-hog expansion. Hog Hammer penetrates even the thickest-skinned wild hogs with a Barnes TSX Bullet at its core. The all-copper bullet construction delivers deeper penetration than standard lead-core bullets, making it the toughest expanding bullet on the market, offering near 100% weight-retention on-hog, while expanding rapidly to deliver devastating wound channels. This ammunition is California Certified Nonlead Ammunition, new production, non-corrosive, boxer primed, in reloadable brass cases.
Yeah that is long gone. Not sure if it will come back
 

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For those of you using a 5.56/.223 with FMJ...given a standing (first) shot on an "unspooked" hog....what is your aiming point?
I've read "between the ear hole and the eye", I've heard recommendations for neck shots, and I know the vitals for a hog are farther forward than the standard "right behind the front leg" POA for a deer...so where do you shoot 'em?
 
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