Pig hunting with a revolver

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  1. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I'll be deer hunting later this month in South Texas, and would like to take a pig with my 6" .357mag. Can anyone recommend a good factory round to accomplish this? The distance will be in the 15-20 yard range, and the pigs are relatively small (100lbs or less).

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Pete
     


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  3. 40Arpent

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    Thanks kville!
     
  4. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Use a bigger gun. Unles they are in traps, most people I know will use a .44mag loaded with hard cast or jacketed soft points. The people I know who pistol hunt hogs on a regular basis use .454 casull's or bigger.

    If you do come across that "monster boar" you want enough gun.
     
  5. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    +1
     
  6. 40Arpent

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    Thanks fellas, I'll pack my .44mag along in addition to the .357.
     
  7. XDMAR

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    2 things:

    One I always carry a big bore pistol when hunting, ususally a ruger blackhawk 45 colt.

    Secondly a close friend of mine shot a 400lb boar with a stock colt 1911, series 80, 45 acp. I round of 230 gr FMJ to the head and it dropped.
     
  8. 40Arpent

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    At what distance?
     
  9. arvetus

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    We use a .45 if they're in a trap. But, on the contrary, I've also had 'em in the trap and seen them taken down with a .22 long gun with a properly placed shot. If they're not in a trap, I would go with everyone else and recommend something larger than a .357 if you're using a handgun. :) I normally carry a .40 pistol and/or a .308 long gun in the East Texas woods.
     
  10. 44Mo

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    +1 on bigger gun
     

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