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Posted: 9/8/2005 12:45:15 PM EDT
I'll be in Austin in about a week, and one of the things I'll be doing is hopefully shooting a Feral Hog. I am curious A) if my AR is up to the task, and B) if it is, what is the recommended ammo to use.

I'll be going for a hog in the 100-200lbs range, shooting a 16" AR with a Wylde chamber. The hunt will be a night hunt at a feeder, so yes i'm starting easy. =)
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:10:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:20:19 PM EDT
I don't want to get into a disscussion about shot placement, but some times Hadji takes more than one shot to take down.

Of course when hunting, I actually care about what the animal is going thru and would like to see a clean kill.

I feel more empathy for the hog, than the hadji. =) That being said, is there a recommendation available for what to use?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:38:57 PM EDT
a 5.56 would probably be just right, with the larger big-game calibers being too much (although they would work). The only thing I would guess that might cause a problem is the fragmentation of say XM193 inside the hog, especially if you're gonna eat it later. Don't want to be pickin lead out of your teeth.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:57:59 PM EDT
I was planning on using something which would expand but not fragment.... That's part of what i was looking to learn by asking this question.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:46:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ElCapo:
I was planning on using something which would expand but not fragment.... That's part of what i was looking to learn by asking this question.



probably Federal HP at academy.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:05:05 PM EDT
I'm planning on bringing my 16" AR for a similar hunt (hogs & exotics at a friend's place near Hamilton Pool or down near Eagle Pass) in October. I was going to use Winchester Supreme 64gr Power Point Plus .223 rounds.

lansker
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:57:29 PM EDT
Worked fine for me...I took my 16" bbl with a tac light on it (yes the deer hunters game me some looks but I don't care...they were happy I was shooting the pigs that eat all the corn feed).

I shot one that was about 280, just back of the head. It went down immediately. Another smaller one (read: tasty!) went down with a shoulder hit. Autopsy showed that 556 was just right with good shot placement. I wouldn't shoot them with a 7.62 unless I wasn't going to eat them. Reality is I don't really dig on swine, but cooked right, it's damn good eating.

Just don't mess around with these guys once you are approaching them. If given the chance, they will jack you up, so take precautions.



Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:44:22 PM EDT
Winchester 64 grain Supreme CPX2 is the ticket.

For hunting hogs, I do feel that the 5.56 is a bit on the Small side, (We typically use 7.62 or 12 slug) but with proper shot placement it can do the trick!

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:30:30 AM EDT
I took a 215 lb hog down with a VMax .223 this year @ about 85yrds. 1 shot around the neck and it went straight down.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:03:53 AM EDT
I have had good luck with hornaday 75 gr. tap and with winchester power point plus. As stated above bee careful approaching they can be nasty sob's if not down and out for the count.
Where around Austin will you be hunting?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:05:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bigger_Hammer:
Winchester 64 grain Supreme CPX2 is the ticket.

For hunting hogs, I do feel that the 5.56 is a bit on the Small side, (We typically use 7.62 or 12 slug) but with proper shot placement it can do the trick!

BIGGER_HAMMER



but if you're using 64 gr, make sure you have a lower barrel twist that will accomodate for that. I have a Colt 1/12 twist that would probably exploded (joking) if a 64 gr was shot out of it.

-mark
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:53:58 AM EDT
aznkittykat(sp?)


had posted a lot of great results with q3131a


i personally would bring out the .50 beowulf!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:28:33 PM EDT
Win 64gn Power Points

Nosler 60gn Partitions
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:21:30 PM EDT
Neck shot. AMMO doesn't matter. Even for the big ones shoot in the neck, drops them on the spot.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:41:20 AM EDT
I was thinking more like this:



14.5mm

Supposedly a while back some were imported and sold here, for about 3500? I think.

But ammo is hard to come by.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:47:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:42:20 AM EDT
I typically use Nosler Partitions for all of my hunting. I haven't shot a hog with an AR yet, but I did pick up some Federal Premium with 60 grain Parts, for whenever I do get the chance.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:57:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 8:00:00 AM EDT by TheRedGoat]
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:12:54 AM EDT
Precisely why I use Partitions.....one big hole, all the way through the animal.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:11:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 1:25:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By murderman:
Precisely why I use Partitions.....one big hole, all the way through the animal.



5.56 partitions go all the way through without breaking up?

TRG



Not 100% sure about the 5.56's, as I have not had the opportunity to harvest any game with my AR yet. I do know that the 140 grains from my 7mm-08 [as well as 150's from the 30.06] have gone clean through every animal that I have hit with them, including several hogs and many deer [one that entered the front shoulder and exited the rear hip, taking out ribs along the way...what a mess!], as well as a 480# Nilgai [OK, that one doesn't really count since it was a head shot].

Considering my past success with this type of projectile, I figured it would be as good a place as any to start with for the 5.56 as well.....sort of a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy. I don't think the presumption of effectiveness is too big a stretch, since the MV is only about 10% higher and projectile construction is analagous.

I'll let you know more definitively in a couple months after I get a chance to try the 5.56 Parts in the field on real flesh. I apologize for the speculation, if you consider it as such; I should have made my first post clearer.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:30:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:08:26 PM EDT
My hunt is for 9/20, and I plan (based upon posts here) to try using the Nosler partitions. Feedback and pics will come after that day.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:18:01 PM EDT
what about some 77gr SMK?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:18:13 PM EDT
TRG, please do pass on your results if you try them on a hog before I do.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:57:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By murderman:

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By murderman:
Precisely why I use Partitions.....one big hole, all the way through the animal.



5.56 partitions go all the way through without breaking up?

TRG



Not 100% sure about the 5.56's, as I have not had the opportunity to harvest any game with my AR yet. I do know that the 140 grains from my 7mm-08 [as well as 150's from the 30.06] have gone clean through every animal that I have hit with them, including several hogs and many deer [one that entered the front shoulder and exited the rear hip, taking out ribs along the way...what a mess!], as well as a 480# Nilgai [OK, that one doesn't really count since it was a head shot].

Considering my past success with this type of projectile, I figured it would be as good a place as any to start with for the 5.56 as well.....sort of a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy. I don't think the presumption of effectiveness is too big a stretch, since the MV is only about 10% higher and projectile construction is analagous.

I'll let you know more definitively in a couple months after I get a chance to try the 5.56 Parts in the field on real flesh. I apologize for the speculation, if you consider it as such; I should have made my first post clearer.



No problem, I would be interested in testing it as well. Might have to pick up a few to try out.

TRG



TRG,

Nicole used one of my handloaded 60gn partitions in .223 Rem to bag that small doe last year. A quartering broadside shot through the ribs IIRC, at about 25 yards. She said it was DRT. I know there's quite a bit of difference between a 200 lb hog and a 90 lb doe, but that is the beauty of the Nosler Partition. The front half acts like a soft point and will mushroom at extended ranges. Up close, the front half will mushroom and peel away leaving the rear portion intact, much like a solid, that will continue to penetrate in a fairly straight line.

They are a bit pricey when compared to other rounds, but they have been proving themselves around the world for about 50 years.





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Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:54:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:06:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DPeacher:
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Excellent post, you put into words and illustrations that which I was unsuccessfully trying to describe. Big giant +1.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:45:45 PM EDT
I just want to know where you are going hunting. Hog hunting is a lot of fun. I just hope it cools off for you. Have a good time.
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