Discussion in 'Hunting' started by aguyindallas, Sep 17, 2006.
30-06 250 lbs.
Bow, 30-30, 270, 50AE. All were quite effective although the arrowed hog had to followed up for a second shot due to poor shot on first attempt. Hogs ranged form 80 pounds to about 200.
Alright... We finally have someone who has used a spear on hogs!
Anyone ever used a bayonet on a hog? Not handheld, but still attached to the rifle?
I have to think that the old WWI era bayonets would have made pretty good pig stickers...
I've been very excited about getting a hawg since I got down here in GA earlier this year. I've been taking my 30-30, and .44 Marlin for rifles (only one at a time of course) and my Ruger BH .41. Hearing everyone talk I thought this place was dang near overrun with the 4 legged pests. However I've yet to see hide nor hair of one so much for em' being all over the place down here.
336A Where abouts in Ga are you at? I've killed hogs there as long as 35 years ago. Granted they aren't as populated as they are in Texas, but they are definitely there and in heavy numbers. Last I heard, as I haven't hunted them there in a good while, they were in the more southern areas like below Macon. And also around the more coastal areas around Savannah.
Have shot quite a few over the years. One of the largest was 250 lb sow with a .223, DRT. Most recently shot 2 with one round from a 45/70 at about 85 yards. 405 grain bullet went clean through both. They weighed about 125 lbs each.
what do we use
as you can tell one of us has a 30-30 lever action, one has a .45 colt. we use anything from .17hmr to 300 win mags on our leases and other places we hunt on, my buddy is #230, I am #180 so gives you an idea of size of boar. we have killed several his size and bigger lately. we are overrun with them.
this pig was actually shot about 20 yards behind our hunting cabin, my buddy decided to stay home and stand next to a tree, pig came right past him following the fence line. (we call this our beer lease), dont want to kill a deer, it would interfere with our cold beer. 2 days later I shot this big boys twin brother also in the same pasture.
ive killed one with my M1 carbine bayonet... i shot him, dropped him, was out of ammo, and stuck him with the bayonet. it was one of those four sided spike things. the hog was about 275#
A helicopter and a variety of AR's in 223 and at times depending on terrain, a 12ga autoloader with 00 buckshot.
now that you mention it i did have a old chi-com SKS with attached bayonet[bought pre-ban] that i loaned to a friend that another friend brought hunting,and as wild as this sounds you might say the pig committed suicide with it. he by chance walked up on the boar about 180 lbs(and i have no idea why he had the bayonet deployed other then the fact he had never been hunting before and was young ,20s)we'd been hunting with dogs earlier and he said when he walked up on it, it was laying in a wallow huffing .anyway back to the suicide part,he stuck the pig head on and the bayonet went in through the rt. shoulder and lodged in the ribs,wedging the bayonet into a very surprised pig that promptly ran off with my loaned out rifle,leaving a very surprised and contrite new hunter.as he's telling us his tale of woe and meeting derision and a good bit of joshing we heard a discharge then another in the bottom of the canyon in front of us a few hundred yards away thinking poachers or dope growers,we geared up and headed down,finding the pig and my loaned SKS about a half hr. later.the animal had run into a thick patch of chemise and caused the trigger to engage on the branches,and shot him-self twice.we decided cold beer was in order back at the cabin.as interesting as that incident was i've never loaned another gun out.hunting for over 50 years,people and game, i've nearly been eaten by a bear been tree'd by large hogs thrown down a canyon by a horse,bit by kill-dogs,stumbled on to acres of primo weed and other varied and weird incidents,but i never saw a pig commit suicide before.
180lb sow at 150yrds with a .243 behind the ear. She played opossum on me and had to empty my .45 in her head when she tried to get up on me when I went to pick her up.
Night vision and .222 rem
Waste not want not.
I got a 2 for 1 with my Marlin 1895G Guide Gun. I was using the Hornady 325gr LeveRevolution.
I hit the Near Pig broadside in the shoulder (like you're not supposed to do due to the armor plating they have). The bullet penetrated both shoulders and went into the back of the rear shoulder (butt) of the Far Pig, exploded out the front of the rear shoulder (internally), traveled up through the entire length of the pig liquifying all internal organs, and came to rest up around the front shoulder blades.
Here's the pics:
They were both about 180lbs...Perfect for eating. The bottom one was the intended target.
This is the entrance wound of my intended Sow. Went in at the shoulder and came out the neck. After skinning, her head almost fell off.
The entrance wound on the "Collateral Sow". She was rear quartered so the trajectory of the bullet (after coming out of the first Sow) was lateral to her body. Her internal organs ran out like gravy. The power of the 45-70 is truly amazing.
Hornady LeverEvolution 325gr. Picture perfect expansion. That's after going through two pigs. I expected shrapnel.
This is the internal exit wound from the front of the rear thigh of my "Collateral Sow". It's the black spot above my buddy's arm there. The entrails were ruptured and we were only able to save one ham, two shoulders, and the straps.
We ended up with a total of 8 pigs that night. Awesome time too!
Unless I have been out yote hunting and only have my .220swift, that is where I TRY to aim. As long as you are out there hog hunting with an appropriate cartridge as well as good bullet construction and appropriate range for cartridge, that is exactly where one should be aiming. Now granted, on some boar hogs, that shield is one tough customer but in all reality, they are not armor plated troop carriers. Just make sure you are using something with enough ass to penetrate, as you have shown here with your experience, and all will end well. Go out in the brush with some tiny little cartridge just because you THINK you are some incredible shot and you may find yourself on the wrong end of the hunt!
.22LR... but those hogs were domesticated and shot while caged for slaughter
Reminds me of a sign on the side of the road that I saw today when I was driving between Acuna, Mexico and San Antonio on US-90... It said, "Longhorn Trophy Steers"... This is an area where there are a lot of game ranches where people pay money to hunt (possibly exotic) animals on the owners' properties...
So, I'm wondering... Is this guy actually letting people "hunt" his longhorn cattle? As someone who grew up on a ranch, I would have to say that "hunting" cattle really does not sound that challenging... Even the craziest cows that we ever had, you could get within 100 ft or so of them... Most you could get within 30 ft of them...
What about bare hands and teeth? I want to hear a story about killing an 800 pound hog with bare hands and teeth!
22mag,22-250,270, 30-06, 300 win, 7mm rem mag, 308, .40 many many hogs and 12 gauge 00 buck and slugs. all different sizes
Well, I've known a few women that could have talked that 800 lb hog to death...
true they don't have plating but cut the dude some slack in your line.a 325 gr. round doesn't look to under gunned,and bad juju happens everywhere,you don't have to get out in the boonies for that.uhoh!!! i think i hear banjo music,no my mistake and what caliber is that ?.45/70,.44?didn't those guide guns come in .30/30 too
That's like those guys that pay a few thousand dollars to go to Australia and hunt Water Buffalo. IT'S A DAMN COW!!! On the hunting shows, the thing hears the hunter, looks over casually, then BLAM!!! Where's the sport in that?
BTW, I don't know about everybody else here, but I've eaten every pig I've shot. Not that that's possible all the time with wild hogs as they're a nuicance animal and are often taken in large numbers.
Has anybody been on one of those population control hunts where they get pigs up in the dozens? Do you donate the meat or just dispose of them?
I don't think it was Freedom's intention to criticize harshly. He was just letting me know that it's ok to aim at the shoulder with the right equipment. I had enough caliber and I was only at about 65-70 yards or so. I was new to pig hunting and had only taken one previously with buckshot and was actually not told about the armor plating until after that second hunt.
There IS an armor plate of cartilage in pigs' shoulders that sweeps back and protects their heart/lung area. No it's not a troop carrier, but when the pigs fight each other that shoulder area is where they gore each other with their tusks, so over time that plate builds up and gets thicker and stronger...kind of like cauliflour ears on an MMA fighter. If you don't have the right weapon, you should be going for head shots. The older larger pigs probably have a more substantial plate area/thickness.
I drag every hog off with my pickup or 4 wheeler, aint got time to mess with those flea infested vermin, aint gonna feed nobody those nasty tasting things, got a big gut pile the coyotes and buzzards love. aint enough hours in a day to gut all the pigs in shoot in my pastures.
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