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Reccomend a good .22lr load for wild hogs

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by R.W.Dale, Jan 2, 2009.

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    No I'm completely serious :what: by some retarded quirk of Arkansas laws the only legal method to take hogs in the WMA I wish to hunt is with a rimfire not larger than .22

    So for wild pigges up to 300lbs what .22lr load would you guys recommend
     
  2. Birdhunter1

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    a CCI stinger, never have hunted wild hogs but from what I have read they will charge. I woudl think I woudl want to place a very well placed shot right into it's ear canal and take out it's brain. But like I said I have never hunted them.
     
  3. TAB

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    I'd say a solid in the 40 grain range. Not that I would want to do it.
     
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    I'd be carrying an autoloader so you can pump the beast full of lead just before you die. Are they insane?! A .22LR?!

    I hunted a hog with a Colt 1911, .45 ACP. I assure you...never again! And that was 230 grains!

    Doc2005
     
  5. matrem

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    krochus
    I'll be right beside ya..We're going to be in a tree stand...Right?
    If you don't have a .22 magnum.I'll loan you one!
     
  6. Match10

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    I'd stay out of the woods.
     
  7. R.W.Dale

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    No no tree stands are for sissies I use aground blind:neener: How fast are you on your feet?
     
  8. caribou

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    Hmmmm.....
    CB caps, or subsonik shorts, but they must be hollowpoints, so they have proper expansion, drive clean through and transferr hydostaitic shock, killing them by liqufying their insides with a hit to the nose and such. The shoulder shot is actually best ..inna "Boiler maker" as Ive learned on this forum...Since all hogs are is gristl and snout, you should mount the Tail....ah,.. have it mounted..
    Of course your gudie should back you up with his #4 bore, and .50 +P+ Magnum Pistol, 'case he charges you :rolleyes:



    I'd do a .22mag,:)evil:) behind the ear or between the eye and ear, for a Temple shot.Thats what took down the largest Bear in Alberta in the 50's, and I think its your only "Sure kill" hope. Damngood luck to you, and honestly, I wish I were there, with my own Pump winchester 61.:D
     
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  9. nekwah

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    game wardens are sparse and far inbetween. Them pigs scare me
     
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    ive never hunted them thougg, ive just heard stories
     
  11. matrem

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    I'm a sissy.I'll "have your back" in a tree stand,ready to dial 911.If you do borrow my .22 mag ,I'll only have the nine punched..without it .I'll also have one of the ones pushed..LOL
    Good luck dude..
     
  12. John828

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    krochus,

    I think you can carry any centerfire, if it is legal for that particular season. So if deer season is open, anyting goes. I think. It is confusing. Which WMA is it? I'd call the Game and Fish commission. You probably already did.

    Some of the regs are archaic/nonsensical.

    hawken,

    Bad advice. Not worth losing priveleges. I am sure you were jesting.
     
  13. glockman19

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    I would NEVER try to hunt a pig with a .22.

    If you do make sure you have at least a .357 mag with 180 grain for when the angry pig charges you. that or a shotgun.
     
  14. RevNate

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    For clarification and the benefit of non-Arkies, our Game and Fish Commission seems to have a burr under their saddle when it comes to wild hogs. Under Arkansas law, pigs are not game animals and therefore do not fall under the jurisdiction of the AG&FC. They are considered domestic animals. They can be hunted year-around.
    This problem only arises when hunting them on public lands. If AG&FC controls access or manages the land in some way, they can get pretty restrictive on what firearms are allowed and when. Basically, they want to close any loophole which would allow a poacher hunting out of season to use teh "I was just hog hunting" excuse as an out. In reality, if these hogs were being hunted on private land, AG&FC couldn't do anything about it. They tried that about 8 or 10 years ago and it didn't work. Seems pig hunters get pretty riled up when people mess with them.
    All of that beign said.....
    Our Commissioners really do a great job of managing wildlife and listening to the hunting public for the most part.

    And concerning the actual question... by all means, get a .22WMR if at all possible. A reliable semi-auto would be great if you can swing it, but they don't come cheap.

    If all else fails, CCI MiniMag round nose for your long rifle. You will not need a hollow point to help expansion on a hog. That bullet will mushroom. Trust me. The stinger is only a 32 grain bullet. The MiniMag HP is a 36 gr. The MiniMag RN is a 40 grain, about the heaviest you can expect to readily find for a .22 rimfire. Heavy is good.

    Plenty of Arkansas pigs have fallen to the .22LR. Just keep the distances short and don't expect to do any good with anything but a brain shot. Even if you punch one in the vitals, you will not have much blood for tracking and you do not want to walk up on an injured hog in a thicket when all you have is a .22 LR

    Sounds like fun. Wish I was going too.
     
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    I seem to recall having read somewhere that you can just karate chop one, so if the .22 doesn't seem to be working break out the nunchucks.
     
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    the CCI velociters are copper plated and 40 grains. I believe they're 1800FPS plus.

    Thats what I would go with.
     
  17. jerkface11

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    Dang so now I need a .22 with a bayonet?
     
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    CCI minimags. I seen my dad use them up close to kill butcher hogs in the 300# range:)
     
  19. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Better get a 22 mag. Winchester fmj are my preferance as cci is a little weaker. Killed a lot of wild pigs with a .22 mag. I wouldn't shoot one with any .22 lr load on a dare. Be careful with your shot placement.
     
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    +1

    I often hunt a large piece property where guns are limited to rimfires. Have killed a lot of hogs there with my Ruger 10/.22. I use the solid point bullets and try to put the bullet in the ear or on a line between the ear and the eye. Just keep on shooting until the squirming stops.

    Last year I bought a model 93 Savage left hand bolt action in .22 magnum. It is sudden death on hogs using the CCI full metal jacket ammo.
     
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  21. R.W.Dale

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    which Arkansas do you live in? My game and fish commission views every license holder as a potential poacher what will do so when the first oppurtunity arises. For crying out loud you cannot predator hunt at night. That's like saying you cannot fish in the water.
     
  22. Bearhands

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    I'm wonderin if the Clintons wrote that law???
     
  23. John828

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    I would need an attorney to interpret that gobbledegook code.

    Krochus, looks like private land is the best option. As near as I can tell, there are no caliber restrictions for hogs on private land:

     
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    krochus, I live in the white rock WMA, south of white rock montain. I have not seen any hogs or hog sign, nor heard of anyone having anything to do with hog hunting in the WMA. maybe norht of white rock there are some. I do know there are quite a few at chaffee though.
     
  25. Dave1

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    Considering the WMA firearms restriction, I would suggest a scoped 22 mag rifle with the heavier 40 grain bullets. I like and use the Winchester Super-X 40 grain full metal jacket for the hog work I do. One of those thru the head/brain or shoulder will bring the animal down.

    Practice with your gun and learn smooth trigger pull and precise shot placement for head/brain shots. Poor shot placement will likely result in a wounded and lost animal.

    When attempting a head shot, the area between the eye and ear where the brain is located is what you are looking for (depending on the angle). A quick follow up shot, is always a good idea when hunting hogs with a 22.

    Dave1
     
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