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What have YOU used for hogs?

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  1. aguyindallas

    aguyindallas Member

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    No stories of what your friends, uncles, co-workers have used, just simply tell me what caliber YOU personally have taken a hog with and how big the hog was.
     
  2. Nathanael_Greene

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    I've killed three hogs, all with .30-06's. One rifle was a Remington 742 semi-auto carbine; the other was a Savage 110.

    None of the hogs exceeded 100 pounds.
     
  3. crawfish

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    I've killed many piggies from 30 pound sucklings to bruisers over 350. From 1991 until 2001 all for the pigs I killed were with a S&W 657 .41RemMag loaded with Sierra 210/19.5/2400. In October 2001 I started using a 14 inch T/C chambered in .41GNR#2 loaded with a 250g cast lead from CPBT or BearTooth, as of late I've been using .41RemMag revolvers again loaded with 250g cast bullets. The cast bullets work much better on large pigs and do just fine on the smaller hogs.
     
  4. Steve Wynn

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    Since 1979 I've killed hogs with .44 Mags, .45 ACP, .454 Casull and TC Contenders is .338CJMK, .375 JDJ, and .430 JDJ. The most spectactular kill was with the .375 JDJ. Bullet entered on the side, the hog appeared to literally swell up for a moment and when the bullet exited the opposite side there a pink mist of a 6-8 foot diameter that left the area speckled with blood for hugh mess.

    Steve
     
  5. mc223

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    Marlin 336 in 35 Rem.
     
  6. Lennyjoe

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    Marlin 336 in 30-30 and a Golden Eagle carbon hawk compound bow.
     
  7. Geno

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    Colt 1911

    1. Colt 1911 WWI reproduction, .45 ACP, 3 shots, weight estimated (200+ish).
    2. T/C Encore pistol, .444 Marlin, 1 shot, per weigh scale 224 Lbs.
    3. T/C Encore pistol, .45-70 Gov't, 1 shot, per weigh scale 290 Lbs.
    4. Wea. Mark V rifle, .270 Win, 1 shot, weight estimated (200ish).
    5. Sig Sauer 202 Safari rifle, .375 H&H, 2 shots, weight per scales 500+ Lbs. Scales maxed at 500. The boar had 6 & 1/4 inch tusks posted below. This pig was one bad @ss. I fired 2 shots through the heart/lungs. It still ran 200 yards up hill, and stood looking at us for 2:37 seconds before it dropped. It lay there trashing for an additional 2 minutes. If I hadn't viewed the video myself, I never would have believed it. I have most of these hunts on video. The cartridge with the tusks is one of the .375 H&H rounds that I used to harvest the 500 Lbs. boar.

    View attachment 276338

    My next boar hunt? Bow & arrow.

    Doc2005

    Pork, it's what's for breakfast, lunch and supper.
     
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  8. BIGJACK

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    Bare hands and 6 feet of quarter inch nylon rope.:D :eek:
     

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  9. fast97rs

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    Win 94 in .30-30

    Rem 870 12ga. slug...

    Both around 150 - 175
     
  10. Just_a_dude_with_a_gun

    Just_a_dude_with_a_gun Member

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    A crockpot, a fork and a knive.
     
  11. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

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    Not many, really

    All with handloads - -
    .257 Roberts, 100 gr @ 2800 fps, weights from 30 to near 200 lbs.
    .30'06, 165 gr @2650, around 200
    .35 Whelen, 250 gr @2200, about 250

    Best
    Johnny
     
  12. Geno

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    One 200# Boar, 55 gr. Nos. BT w/223 Rem. behind the ear.
    Unknown number, various sizes w/30-06 and 338 Win Mag
    Two or three up to 200# w/375 H&H
    Just happened to be what I was hunting with at the time.:)

    Regards,
    hps
     
  14. aguyindallas

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    This has been great info so far....

    Keep it coming!
     
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    Rem 700 30-06
     
  16. huntershooter

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    Last one was 450#+, Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt with a 300 gr. WFNGC @ 1250 fps. Impressive performance.
     
  17. North Texan

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    I've killed a couple dozen this summer. All with my .223.
     
  18. Jimmy Newman

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    I recently have shot a 115lb and a 30lb hog with 165gr Hydra-Shok .40S&W out of my P99. Killed 'em just fine.

    I've watched a lot up to 300-400lbs killed with either a .30-30 levergun or a .357 revolver.
     
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    30-30 (120lb on average) with 150gr Sierra PH @ 2200fps, and 7.62x39 (120lb and one 500lb surprise) with 125gr Sierra PH @ 2350fps.
     
  20. Ohen Cepel

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    300+ lb wild bore with a 10mm Glock 20 with the 6in hunting barrel in it.
     
  21. Geno

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    Expansion Pics.

    Here are some pics of the .45 ACP expansion. Each bullet penetrated approximately 16 inches. The first shot penetrated through-and-through.

    View attachment 276438

    Doc2005
     
  22. LeonCarr

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    One hog with bare hands and rope over bay dogs and catch dogs, numerous (about 25) with a .22LR to the head when the hog is inside a trap, numerous (about 100) with 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips from a .308, three killed with a .44 Magnum Ruger Redhawk Revolver with 240 XTPs, two killed with a Marlin Lever Action .45-70 loaded with 300 grain Hollow Points, and three killed with 12 gauge Brenneke slugs from an Remington 870.

    All of them except the ones shot in the trap and the two with the .45-70 were killed at night. The largest of them was a boar that weighed 343 pounds.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  23. slyfox_1973

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    Just moved to Dallas...where can I go hunt big bad piggies?

    I've never been on a hog hunt and all this talk about hog hunting sounds like a great idea!

    I'm out in Rockwall, TX..... any of you locals (Dallas) know of a good place?

    Thanks!
     
  24. B.D. Turner

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    With some of the big calibers some of you guys are using killing a hog must be like killing a hippo.
     
  25. BIGJACK

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    I shot one behind my barn a couple few years ago that weighed 360 lbs with a .222. He ran about 200 yards be fore going down, dead.

    Two days later I shot another that appeared even larger. I had to shoot him a little far back but thought I would still get both lungs and he ran the same path out but I never did find him. Even searched a large pond in the direction that he was headed after it dried up that summer.
     
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