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Wild Hogs

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by nobody1369, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
  2. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    Sorry about my camera mans thumb.
    This is a 275 lb boar that we trapped then fed out for a bit , first time he ever saw anybody in his pen and boom!
    1858 rem. shorty .457 ball 30 grains fff goex
  3. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    I finished off a doe mule deer with my 44 Sheriff's navy 44. 30grs FFFg + .454 ball sure did the trick. Besides the BOOM and smoke, it peeled back about 2 inches of hide off her forehead. Obviously it was very close range; one of those "Stand back & plug your ears" sort of things.
  4. rodwha

    rodwha Well-Known Member

    Ear shot?
    I bought some 240 grn bullets and T7 for hunting because I may run into one of those, though I certainly hope not to be that close!!! :what: If so I sure hope it drops like that!!! :eek:
  5. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    This was from a tree stand at 35 yards with my Ruger Old Army and cast 210 gr. minie balls in front of 40 gr. of 4FG.

    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012
  6. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    Center of the forehead right between the eyes
  7. josiewales

    josiewales Well-Known Member

    dude, you look like Trace Adkins. :)
  8. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    Nope just NOBODY !
  9. Crawdad1

    Crawdad1 Well-Known Member

    I hunt groundHOGS with mine but a wild hog, now that would be a blast!!:cool:
  10. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    If I'm hunting I carry my .45 cal longrifle , shooting them I carry my remmys
  11. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    10-31-12 01:50 PM - Post#1207880 ***

    ****In response to bamaboy

    Yes head shot, when we cleaned , skinned him you could put the water hose in his spinal column and water squirted out his bullet hole!
    That was # 4 for the Remington , I quit carrying .357 magnum , I ve had to shoot one 4 times at that range to get same results!
    .45 acp same distance hog coming fast one shot center forehead they sit down then fall over and quiver.
    .457 roundball same results each time.
    Most hogs 250 or better but in our large trap and pissed, gates 4 ft I'll stand and let them charge fire right before they jump or ram it!

  12. Pancho

    Pancho Well-Known Member

    Patocazador, What size minnie-ball do you use? Do you get the lead waste ring when you set the minnie?
  13. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member


    I switched bullets since then. I was using the cone-shaped .456 210 gr. that my mold put out but switched to a Lee mold bullet that is flat-nosed and weighs 255 gr. It's more accurate and more deadly to the game. I used it to kill a small buck about a week ago.

    Yes, they both left the lead ring when loading them.
  14. BADUNAME30

    BADUNAME30 Well-Known Member

    So how much meat do you git out o' one them ?
    I 'spect they taste nuthin like storbot ?
  15. loose noose

    loose noose Well-Known Member

    Jim, I hunted wild bore up around Monterey, California, back in the late '70s, I shot a 250# bore and we got just over 160#s of meat off it. The bacon was really good, however the chops, were rather tough, and the hams were really fat, but tasty if I remember right. Further we had the entire bore smoked, before we took 'er home. I believe that is the only way to prepare a wild bore, but I may be wrong, it's happened here before.:D
  16. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I've shot 'em in the head with a .22LR from a mini revolver and killed 'em. They ain't bulllet proof. I'd hunt with the ROA and may in the future. Loaded up with a 220 grain cast Lee HP to the max with 777, it rivals a magnum revolver, well, .357 Magnum, for energy.
  17. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    Bacon? Your correct not the amount of meat as store bought , but way better!
    We cut the ribs off and deep freeze the spine for a week or so, then over to the 12" chop saw, inch and ahalf pork choPs! Do the same with the hams. Out back grab some mesquite and cook away. We smoke our own summer sausage too
  18. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    I quit carrying my .357 cause .457 roundball out performes big time, my shots arnt over ten ft away always coming at me
  19. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I mostly grind pork for sausage. I do keep the hams for smoking and the backstrap, of course (AKA pork loin). I keep the ribs for BBQ, also. The rest makes sausage. :D

    I trapped this one last year. 9x19 killed it quite dead. I had my CVA Wolf I'd been in the stand with, but didn't wanna clean it. LOL! I normally shoot 'em in the trap with whatever I'm carrying that day. I always have a CCW on me, is part of my clothing whenever I'm dressed. :D

  20. nobody1369

    nobody1369 Well-Known Member

    All you need in that roa is one these fancy new soft roundballs and some goex fff , it cleans up with water!

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