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Posted: 11/5/2009 2:04:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 2:04:37 PM EST by Forest]
I have:

- 223 FMJ 55gr Remington
- 223 FMJ 62gr Fiocchi
- 5.56 NATO XM193 55gr FMJ
- 5.56 NATO SS109 62gr

Which would be a better round for hunting wild hogs?

Does anybody knows where to get ballistic data for these rounds?

Thanks
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:39:48 PM EST
While I have not yet hunted hogs, I would prefer something not FMJ,

Out of your choices though I would go with the 62 gr Fiochi.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:55:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 5:56:58 PM EST by ATACORION]
if you are using a 1:9 twist the Corbon 55 grn is awesome I downed a 150lb hog last year with 2 shots of that stuff.
if you are using a 1:7 twist go with a heavy 75 grn bullet like a hornady Tap in 5.56 mm

Proof

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:33:12 PM EST
The best ammo is what groups well at the expected ranges you intend to hunt and meets the power level you feel you might need.
There is no written in stone best ammo for every rifle out there.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:35:59 PM EST
All of those listed are FMJ type ammo, none of which are best suited for hunting. In fact many states forbid hunting with FMJs.

Projectiles loaded for hunting are usually jacketed soft point, hollowpoint or some variation of a plastic tipped round.

Very generally speaking, choose a typical soft point and you should be fine.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 10:35:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 10:35:46 PM EST by EWP]
70gr Barnes TSX, best round for hogs and deer peroid in .223, will kill a 150lb boar DRT no problem.

SSA 5.56 70gr Barnes TSX
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 12:35:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By EWP:
70gr Barnes TSX, best round for hogs and deer peroid in .223, will kill a 150lb boar DRT no problem.

SSA 5.56 70gr Barnes TSX


TSX is good stuff. I roll my own for hunting and barrier penetration.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 2:31:05 AM EST
Go buy some remington 55gr psp it's not the cool to have ammo but it works quite well and it's cheap~
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 2:38:27 AM EST
64gr Power Point
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:22:50 AM EST
dropped my first deer this year with bulk 55 gr. Spitzer SP ammo....didnt take another step.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:12:40 PM EST
I've had great luck with the Hornady 55gr VMax. Very devastating on white tails
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:17:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By EWP:
70gr Barnes TSX, best round for hogs and deer peroid in .223, will kill a 150lb boar DRT no problem.

SSA 5.56 70gr Barnes TSX


This.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:05:54 PM EST
With a .223 on hogs shot placement is more important than anything else Many hogs have been taken with just about anything that can feed threw a .223. Shoot whatever shoots the best out of your gun and do your part. Generally a bullet with controlled expansion and good penetration is your best choice.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:38:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 4:53:54 PM EST by aceduece]

Originally Posted By flashbag:
64gr Power Point

I agree, my favorite is the Winchester 64gr power point in the .223 caliber. I prefer the lead core over the ballistic tip bullets for hunting. They penetrate deeper and still expands very well. Not super expensive so you can reload and shoot until you get the velocity and accuracy where you want it. Fast follow up shots are important with hogs as they run in packs. 6.8SFC is better.


Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:40:26 PM EST
Would suggest Federal 60gr Nosler Partition.
Link Posted: 2/9/2010 7:58:46 PM EST
62gr fusion works well, in my area i cant find partitions or tsx in 223 but the fusions are every where
wife shot her deer with them this year broke ribs on the way in and way out exited with about a quarter size hole
Link Posted: 2/10/2010 3:24:18 AM EST
For hogs, i would use whatever you have. 55gr fmj will work if you hit the vitals.

I would be interesting to know if any state consider hogs a "game" animal. I dont believe Texas does, since they arent regulated and are considered to be an envasive species.
Link Posted: 2/11/2010 6:29:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By JWP58:
For hogs, i would use whatever you have. 55gr fmj will work if you hit the vitals.

I would be interesting to know if any state consider hogs a "game" animal. I dont believe Texas does, since they arent regulated and are considered to be an envasive species.


Texas considers them a "non -game" animal...most states have followed suit. Even Louisiana is coming around...see Karma's thread at the top of the board.
Link Posted: 2/12/2010 8:11:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/12/2010 8:12:47 PM EST by TEXAN1970]
Remington 55 Gr PSP has worked well for me. I think you can find them at Walmart most of the time.
Link Posted: 2/19/2010 8:34:43 AM EST
I bought some Brown Bear 62 gr. HP's a month or so ago and sighted it in at 50 yards. Last night I went out and checked my hog toys. As I was sneaking up on one of them I saw a pretty good sized hog rolling it around, I waited for a good broadside shot and hit her in the neck in front of the shoulder with one of the HP's and she just dropped and started kicking. Then a bunch of 100 pounders took off in all directions, I had succumbed to focusing only on the one hog and didn't look around to see if there were others. One of the smaller pigs ran right down the trail I was standing in and I shot it right between the shoulder blades. This bullet broke up but destroyed the spine and moved chunks of bone and bullet chips into the chest area. The bigger hog was also skinned and quartered but I didn't really inspect the damage and am not sure if the bullet exited as I was skinning by myself in the dark and I cut the head off as soon as the hide cleared the front of the shoulder. This pig weighed a bit more than 200 pounds. I think I got good performance, two shots for two hogs. Just about any FMJ could have done the same thing and a lot of soft points would have worked too.
Link Posted: 2/19/2010 9:29:42 AM EST
you can't use FMJ in FL
Link Posted: 2/19/2010 9:30:40 AM EST
do you guys mean Federal Power Point?
Link Posted: 2/22/2010 6:13:41 PM EST
nope Winchester power point or Federal fusion
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:43:40 AM EST
Im going on my firsy Hog on and plan on using my .223 Ar.

Been doing a lot of reading regarding what ammo to use and such.
Above comments seem to be puting me on the right track but I have one question.

Am I looking for a soft tip round that will expand, Like the Winchester 64gr, Super-X, Power-Point..

_or_

Am I looking for ammo that will go through the Hog and create an exit wound for which the animal can bleed out?

I do not reload yet so I will be purchasing ammo (not just bullets.etc).

Any info would be much apprecaited.

thanks in advance.

A.f
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 2:43:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rocksarge:
you can't use FMJ in FL


Uhhh... actually you can use FMJ for hogs in Florida. (Not that they're are right for it)That comes straight from a FWC Capt. I called and asked a BOAT load of questions to include FMJ and silencers. FMJ is fine... Silencers are a no no. This was not the case before they were classified as wildlife instead of nuisance animal last year.


David
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