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Posted: 10/5/2007 1:09:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2007 1:11:50 PM EDT by TexasRifleman1985]
I'm not asking if 5.56 is a good caliber to hunt hogs with.

I'm asking, if you had to hunt hogs with a 20" AR-15 and one of these three types of ammo, which would you use and why.

The choices are M193, M855 and Black Hills 77 Grain .223 Match.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 3:06:15 PM EDT
Black Hills for the extra mass
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 5:18:13 AM EDT
The most accurate round in my rifle.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 7:42:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Black Hills for the extra mass

I'm no expert at all, but what kind of bullet is the Black Hills? If it's a SP or HP just maybe the penetrator tip M855 FMJ might be the best way to get through the cartilidge and bones. TX hogs can get big.

(I won't tell you to choose a bigger gun... but I did!)
Link Posted: 10/18/2007 1:57:25 PM EDT
personally I use soft points or the heaviest round that shoot accurately. Shot placement is a must with any humane kill!
Link Posted: 10/27/2007 10:44:40 PM EDT
We had three hogs taken all at less than 20 yards with Hornady TAP 60 grain. All one shot kills.
Link Posted: 10/31/2007 2:03:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/6/2007 11:49:04 AM EDT by AJSully421]
i use BH 69 grn, most accurate in my 1/9 twist barrel... went hog hunting today, trying to get a bunch before deer season opens this weekend.... they eat all of our corn, all i shot was 3 squirrels... now those are fun to shoot at 175 yards... one can really hone their skills with that type of practice.

ETA: went out saturday, got one about 150 yards, 225 lbs, single shot right behind the ear, he ran about 1 body length and dropped without kicking or squeeling... don't you ever let anyone make you feel undergunned with an AR!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2007 2:47:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2007 2:47:42 PM EDT by Rino451]
Hit one in the mellon at about 35-40 yards with M855 on the run (lucky...). DRT big time.
Link Posted: 11/6/2007 7:26:31 AM EDT
Black Hills .223 77gr Match.
Link Posted: 11/7/2007 11:24:13 AM EDT
Whatever your gun shoots best and you are confident with at your comfort distance. Mass is always good. Shot placement tosses a lot of variables in as well.

Me? 55gr Sierra GameKings in the ear is DRT everytime under 65 yards.
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 7:31:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2007 9:22:40 AM EDT by Tanlover442]
any bullet will do the job, if its put in the right place
good luck
Link Posted: 11/18/2007 12:24:54 PM EDT
IMHO I would always go with a SP or HP round for any game. Try to make the most severe wound channel possible.

Link Posted: 11/29/2007 12:01:53 AM EDT
I just got 2 more Sun Morn, 55 gr Hornady Sp,, 100 yrds,, 130 yrds, both one shot hits to the head,, DRT
Use the most accurate ammo you have,, if it will hold MOA,, go for the head, drops 'em every time.
So far since Oct 1, I've gotten 12 hogs, all one shot, with my AR.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:02:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 9:04:31 PM EDT by Mytus]
Hornady 60gr TAP behind the ear...dropped dead. (BTW, this little round did some SEVERE damage!!!) Shot placement...accruacte ammunition and shooter fundamentals works every time.
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