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Posted: 11/20/2011 5:39:56 PM EDT
Going to do some cleaning at a buddy's ranch. Will 5.56 get 'er done or will I need to bring my 308 MBRs?
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:40:48 PM EDT
What does our military use again?
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:41:32 PM EDT
if 22 is good enough then 5.556 or 223 is great
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:42:19 PM EDT
It should, I plan to do some hog hunting next year. Got my AR sited in to use Federal 77gr BTHP Match ammo.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:42:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 5:44:23 PM EDT by Chida66]
Shot placement is key.

Killed this big fella with it just fine. 55gr FMJ



Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:43:53 PM EDT
Order of importance:

1. Bullet placement
2. Bullet construction
3. Caliber/Cartridge
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:44:20 PM EDT
It will work fine. I'd say picking the ammo you'll use is more important than the caliber for hogs.

40 gr VMAX = no.

65 gr Power Points = Yes.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:46:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 5:46:22 PM EDT by Palm]
Trap them, feed them out with corn, then make bacon and other tasty meats.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:48:23 PM EDT
Works just fine.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:48:36 PM EDT
Yes!It kills pigs and deer with the right bullet and shot placement.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:50:36 PM EDT
If you are just killing hogs go for the shot right behind the ear and out between the eyes/out the snout. I've never seen a bunch of hogs where one wasn't pointing the right way for that shot unless you are looking for a big one and want to get picky.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:52:58 PM EDT
I have killed more than I care to count with IMI m193. So yeah.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:53:10 PM EDT
All I use is 55 gr. FMJ.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:54:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:56:59 PM EDT
Have seen more than a few videos of guys flying around in choppers picking those critters off with an AR. The last vid I saw, the shooter was bringing those buggers down very easily.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:58:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 6:09:35 PM EDT by Xringlover]
Originally Posted By supdura:
You're good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGC1tjHCSVE


A new one I haven`t seen!
Thanks for putting it up!

That rifle almost sounds like it is suppressed with all of the background noise!
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 6:06:19 PM EDT

Piggies:

Don't run.

You'll only die tired.

4073
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 6:13:09 PM EDT
5.56 is plenty for teh piggies.
Never shot one myself, but seen plenty o' pics here of hogs shot with 5.56/.223


Also, 5.56 seemed to be more than enough for the lions, tigers and bears in OH recently. I figure those are more difficult to bring down than most feral hogs (1000-pound hogzillas excluded, of course ).
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 6:15:41 PM EDT
Did you know we have a Hog Hunting forum?
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 6:16:41 PM EDT
Nope 30mm only.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 6:24:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By supdura:
You're good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGC1tjHCSVE
Look at all the yummy baconz

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 6:40:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:16:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AFITLewis:
Nope 30mm only.


Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:24:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VRMN8R:

Originally Posted By supdura:
You're good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGC1tjHCSVE
Look at all the yummy baconz

Guessing most of it is left laying for the yotes....

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:30:45 PM EDT
OK, thanks for the responses. I wonder how a Saiga 12 would do from a helicopter
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 8:33:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
What does our military use again?


The last thing I heard was we use alot of 9mil and 5.56. Which both work on hogs.
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