Pig hunting with a revolver

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  • 40Arpent

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    Jul 16, 2008
    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.




    Bowling-Pin Commando
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    May 28, 2008
    Mustang Ridge
    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.


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    Aug 15, 2008
    Clear Lake
    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.


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    Jan 27, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    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.
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