Here Piggy Piggy -- Which One?

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  1. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Which one would you take? For your planned Hog Hunt

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    460 Magnum H110 265gr Gas Check Cast Performance
    500S&W Magnum H110 350gr XTP or 300grFTX

    Shot distance 35 to 75 yards.
     
  2. Jonny2guns

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    Yes, try them both and let us know your results....pleeeeeease
     
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  3. Jonny2guns

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    Both guns are pretty friggin sweet, but that 500 is just a little more awesome!
     
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  4. Seedy Character

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    Both

    The obvious answer
     
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    Another "BOTH"

    BUT if limited to one it would be the 460 and its scope.
     
  6. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Oh gee wiz you guys were supposed to make this easier for me :)
     
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    My three screw Super. Nuff for porky.
     
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  8. Pat Riot
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    I’d flip a coin and go have fun. :cool:

    Let us know how it goes. :)
     
  9. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Pat you might be on to something :rofl: I will absolutely report back. The end of December going to take some rounds out for accuracy testing.
     
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    Wide flat meplat!
     
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    Just take Chesty along and let him scare em into submission.
    Semper Fi.
    Seriously, yeah, I think a coin toss is in order.
    Or let Mrs Revolver Gal choose for you.
    In a recent video you posted, she seems pretty knowledgeable on handgun choices.
     
  12. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    460
     
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    I like a big meplat and cannot lie….
     
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    With handguns, I have had better results with "big and slow" vs. "light and fast".

    Having said that, neither of those cartridges is inadequate for any pig that ever lived.
     
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    Whichever one hasn’t taken any game animal yet… ;)

    Stay safe.
     
  16. JDeere

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    Both will do the trick so take the one you like the best. After the first shot they will scatter like fleas. Personally I am tired of hogs messing up my deer season. So far this season its 3 hogs and zero deer and I don't eat the hogs. If it were not for liability issues I would have people come and shoot the damn things just for the hell of it. Have fun on your hunt...
     
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  17. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Which one can you carry while hauling a 300 pound hog out of whatever land you plan to hunt in? Dead weight is heavy and hogs aren't known for having grab handles. ;)
    Personally, I use a 4" or 6" .357 or .38 loaded with a 200gr. WFN lead, 158gr. Sierra JHC or 158gr. Speer GDHP. Mostly use a Colt Lawman or Ruger Blackhawk if the weather's nice and I'm walking palmetto stands or sandy soil; but if the weather's really nasty and I know I'm going into deep brush, a 12ga. loaded with 4 buck is the ticket. From a blind or walking oak stands I like a .35Rem Marlin. The .460 probably comes closest to the .35Rem's knockdown so, I'd say that's option 1. I've seen .500S&W roll big boars and deflect down the rib cage without punching through the shoulder shield. It's a long chase at that point to get them before they can hide and bleed out unseen.
     
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  18. CraigC
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    265gr/.460 makes more sense. Either cartridge is way more than necessary but I really don't like light jacketed handgun bullets at relatively high velocities. Especially if they're Hornady.
     
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    most of my active Russian Wild Boar hunting in Central California where they escaped from the Hearst Ranch in the late 1930s was with a old Super Black Hawk .44 mag from 1973-2005 period. The first ten years it was mostly over dogs and many times going with the experienced hunters who usually stuck the pig the pits "stretched out " and no guns were allowed out unless ordered to if something was wrong. The old 240 grain Lead semi wad cutter did it's job admirably on the biggest pigs, up to larger than I want to state for fear of being called a fibber !
    I have shot them with .44 mag from 7.5 and 4" barrels, also 4" and 8 " .357 with 173 grain Keith and 200 grain custom ammo . I shot a couple with .45acp in a 1911 . Many were shot with my .35 Remingtons in Contender or rifles. Some with .308 and a few with my .375 H&H . We made a couple big cage traps for rancher friend who had pig in strawberry and lettuce field problems where I tested bullet performance and found what worked best. The 320 grain .44 mag loads we cast and made seemed about the best we could get in a revolver, but that was before I got my .454 which I am sure would be slightly better in thru the gristle plate shots. I would say the more European Wild boar in the lineage of pigs the tougher they are. The ones released in Calif. from a couple Grand ranches before world war two were imported for their fierce hunting reputations by those magnificent ranches and the same occurred during the early 1900s on the East coast game estates I believe.
    I'd use the .454 as it is more than enough and you want to place bullets fast in the right area .
     
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    One in each hand...:D
     
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    I'd take the .460
     
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    Put five rounds of each in a hat and have the Missus reach in and draw one. Take the gun it fits. ;)
     
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    ....no were not.......were just here to be "supportive" :D
     
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  24. JCooperfan1911

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    Get real.

    Not enough gun for the thick gristle armor of the hogzillas around here. Most hunters here use a minimum of 30mm. I think that’s fine for a youth or new hunter, but I prefer 40mm myself:

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  25. tightgroup tiger

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    That ought to take em down.
    Personally I would take the 460 with the scope on it and some shooting stix for longer range stuff. Why limit yourself with open sights.
     
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