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Posted: 8/15/2007 12:08:46 AM EDT
Never would've considered doing such. I've hit them solid with .223, 308. 30-30 and 30-06. Most often
I usually end up chasing them down. Following a blood trail ain't a hunters most glorious moment.

So I've been invited on yet another hog hunt, leaving tomorrow. The thought crossed my mind to
toss the AR 9mm carbine into the car. Why not, I'm sitting on bulk loads of 9. (I was encouraged via my buddy)

Absurd, realistic...is it possible to drop one down with a single shot from a 9mm?

Sad-fact-of-the-matter is I haven't really acquired much of a taste for those bastards...come winter tho'
I appreciate the nearly "free" meal.

Almost lost my thought of concentration...anyone actually taken down one of these large rats with a 9?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:12:34 AM EDT
I have taken them with 22 lr but dont honestly think I would use a 9mm for one unless you are planning on walking up to one and shooting it in the ear.

Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:15:08 AM EDT
It's possible, but I wouldn't pick that as a choice weapon for hunting boar.

even the 5.56 is pushing it.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:44:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lokltrkr:
I have taken them with 22 lr but dont honestly think I would use a 9mm for one unless you are planning on walking up to one and shooting it in the ear.



Now that's impressive. No intentions of any "ear shots" from me.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:50:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By POOR_MAN:
It's possible, but I wouldn't pick that as a choice weapon for hunting boar.

even the 5.56 is pushing it.


You're from Texas, therefore what could you possibly know about hogs.
Kinda of what I thought...if .223 doesn't drop em, doubt 9mm is efficient.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 1:52:51 AM EDT
You need something than can deliver a full power shot of knockdown power. Obviously the choice is .45.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 2:44:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:

Originally Posted By POOR_MAN:
It's possible, but I wouldn't pick that as a choice weapon for hunting boar.

even the 5.56 is pushing it.


You're from Texas, therefore what could you possibly know about hogs.
Kinda of what I thought...if .223 doesn't drop em, doubt 9mm is efficient.


Never been to good 'ol Tejas ,heh?
I have seen wild boar 100 miles east of El Paso on I-10, hanging out in a ...uh humm, drainage ditch. Stopped and was gonna pop 'em with the .45.... little bastards run fast as hell. He was actually a razorback, with a small family, I was hungry.... you get the picture..


I need to go on a boar hunt again in Laredo
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 2:59:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Is it possible to drop one down with a single shot from a 9mm?


Well CATSCLAW kills them with a crossbow not sure if it's a 9mm bolt.

Why don't you IM her and ask, how it's done.

Yep I'm an Ass but "Cat" ROCKS.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:04:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2007 3:05:05 AM EDT by manowar669]
Edged weapons (like arrows) are very efficient killers. Not great fight stoppers, but great killers.

9mm will work, but you still might be tracking them for quite a bit. I saw a guy on glocktalk that killed a 200lb boar with G17L and some type of 124-127gr +p+ bonded bullet. He said it went less than 50 yards. Shot placement is everything.

I can't even hunt with a semiauto anything in my state
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:10:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nick89302:
You need something than can deliver a full power shot of knockdown power. Obviously the choice is .45 Squatdog.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:20:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ripak:

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Is it possible to drop one down with a single shot from a 9mm?


Well CATSCLAW kills them with a crossbow not sure if it's a 9mm bolt.

Why don't you IM her and ask, how it's done.

Yep I'm an Ass but "Cat" ROCKS.




Awwwwww...shucks!!!
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:33:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:40:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
I think TRG has used a 9mm subgun of some kind to hog hunt.
I was about to post the same thing. TRG has posted in the Hunting Forum that he solely hunts with a supressed 9mm M16.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:40:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Catsclaw:

Originally Posted By Ripak:

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Is it possible to drop one down with a single shot from a 9mm?


Well CATSCLAW kills them with a crossbow not sure if it's a 9mm bolt.

Why don't you IM her and ask, how it's done.

Yep I'm an Ass but "Cat" ROCKS.




Awwwwww...shucks!!!


Good for you!! Me, I am scared to death of the damn things!! (the hogs . . . )
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:45:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By manowar669:
Edged weapons (like arrows) are very efficient killers. Not great fight stoppers, but great killers.

9mm will work, but you still might be tracking them for quite a bit. I saw a guy on glocktalk that killed a 200lb boar with G17L and some type of 124-127gr +p+ bonded bullet. He said it went less than 50 yards. Shot placement is everything.

I can't even hunt with a semiauto anything in my state


Sure you can. Shotguns come to mind.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:46:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LHA-2:

Originally Posted By manowar669:
Edged weapons (like arrows) are very efficient killers. Not great fight stoppers, but great killers.

9mm will work, but you still might be tracking them for quite a bit. I saw a guy on glocktalk that killed a 200lb boar with G17L and some type of 124-127gr +p+ bonded bullet. He said it went less than 50 yards. Shot placement is everything.

I can't even hunt with a semiauto anything in my state


Sure you can. Shotguns come to mind.


Oh yeah, you're right. I'm not much of a bird hunter anymore, I was thinking big game
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:51:35 AM EDT
Remember what you said about following a blood-trail? If you like that sort of thing go for it!

I would suggest something a little more powerful.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:08:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:

Originally Posted By POOR_MAN:
It's possible, but I wouldn't pick that as a choice weapon for hunting boar.

even the 5.56 is pushing it.


You're from Texas, therefore what could you possibly know about hogs.
Kinda of what I thought...if .223 doesn't drop em, doubt 9mm is efficient.



are you f'n joking? we have too many of the damn things down here.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:11:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BadgeBunny:

Originally Posted By Catsclaw:

Originally Posted By Ripak:

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
Is it possible to drop one down with a single shot from a 9mm?


Well CATSCLAW kills them with a crossbow not sure if it's a 9mm bolt.

Why don't you IM her and ask, how it's done.

Yep I'm an Ass but "Cat" ROCKS.




Awwwwww...shucks!!!


Good for you!! Me, I am scared to death of the damn things!! (the hogs . . . )




They are scary....till they're dead!!!!
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:22:50 AM EDT
Paging TRG......


IIRC he uses a FA 9mm M16 quite often to dispatch hogs.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:56:35 AM EDT
Try a .223 75 grain Berger VDL. Do a heart or lung shot. I bet they go down.
Take a look at the video..

http://www.bergerbullets.com/video.htm
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:10:55 AM EDT
I made a 180 yd shot with my 30 06 on a 275lb boar that dropped him like a rock. As I go to get in my jeep to go up to where he was, he stands up and heads toward the brush. I gunned the jeep and got up along side him while he was running. I was carrying my Beretta 92 and so I let him have it through the driver's window. On the sixth shot (head shot) he dropped and that was the end.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:15:56 AM EDT
If you are considering using a 9MM to go boar hunting, Darwin is calling your name.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:42:52 AM EDT
Even a +P+ 147 9mm is too light for big hogs. It might work for javelina, but why not use a full size rifle? If you want to use an AR, get one in .458 SOCOM or .50 Beowulf.

I use the Beowulf on FL hogs with great success.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 6:04:38 AM EDT
I have seen my shooting partner drop 3 for 3 with 223 (one weighed in around 450lbs) - shot placement is more important than bore size.

I also know several people who have gone to 17hmr for hogs - again shot placement (all head shots, all instant drop (but not instant kills). Personally I have failed to drop a domestic at 3 ft in a cage with a 22lr (shot placement , one 1" to the side and hit a bone ridge - bullet did not penetrate the skull - one annoyed piggy.

From past experiance with euthanizing cows - I would take a 22 over a 9mill fmj. Perhaps the extra velocity of the carbine might make the difference, hard to say if hp would help. Just aim small.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 6:10:37 AM EDT
We had a big boar in our hog trap (steel cage with a door that opens one way) a few years ago. It was pissed off and pushing the door out of the frame to come after us. My dad shot it twice in the head from less than three feet away with his 9mm. That just pissed it off even more. There weren't any trees big enough to climb and no way we could run back to the truck (a quarter mile away) before this thing broke out and came after us, so he just stuck his arm into the cage, jammed the barrel in the pig's ear, and fired.

Still took it a good five minutes to quit thrashing around squeeling.

Leave the 9mm at home and carry a real gun if you're hunting. At best, you'll just wound the animal and make it suffer. At worst, you can get yourself killed.
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