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Posted: 4/6/2006 9:53:16 AM EDT
What kind of bullets do you recommend for 5.56 in a M4gery for hog hunting?


I don't know what the twist is but, it's a Bushmaster 16" M4 upper...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:55:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 9:56:22 AM EDT by gks452]
[Smartass] Something in .308. [/Smartass]

64 grain Win Power Point or 60 grain Nosler Partition would be good choices.

ETA: [Smartass] The hunting forum is that way >>> [/Smartass]
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:57:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gks452:
[Smartass] Something in .308. [/Smartass]

64 grain Win Power Point or 60 grain Nosler Partition would be good choices.

ETA: [Smartass] The hunting forum is that way >>> [/Smartass]



I didn't even know we had a hunting forum...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:58:19 AM EDT
55 grain FMJ or 77 grain OTM
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:59:09 AM EDT
223 is a varmit round is a hog a varmit?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:01:01 AM EDT
I have an M1A but, I think I should use .223 for quicker follow-up shots if it gets close...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:01:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
223 is a varmit round is a hog a varmit?



They are down here
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:09:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gks452:
[Smartass] Something in .308. [/Smartass]

64 grain Win Power Point or 60 grain Nosler Partition would be good choices.

ETA: [Smartass] The hunting forum is that way >>> [/Smartass]



Both of those are soft point rounds...

Will they feed without deforming in my M4gery?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:10:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
223 is a varmit round is a hog a varmit?



I suppose 223 isnt good for deer either.....


Never shot one personally, I know people that swear by handloaded 50 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tips and headshots. YMMV
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:12:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
55 grain FMJ or 77 grain OTM




Can my barrel stabalize that?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:14:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By CRC:
55 grain FMJ or 77 grain OTM




Can my barrel stabalize that?



Your Bushy is probably a 1:9 twist, so no.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:19:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By gks452:
[Smartass] Something in .308. [/Smartass]

64 grain Win Power Point or 60 grain Nosler Partition would be good choices.

ETA: [Smartass] The hunting forum is that way >>> [/Smartass]



Both of those are soft point rounds...

Will they feed without deforming in my M4gery?



I've only shot the Win PP. I did not notice any problem. If you rechambered the same round several times you might have a problem. But the few that I chambered and looked at were fine.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:23:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 10:27:41 AM EDT by HK_Shooter_03]
ETA:

Forget it...


I'll use my M1A and I wouldn't even have to have this discussion...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:47:01 PM EDT
Wow, .223 on Pig.

Must have some small pigs in that part of the world... I wouldn't try that down here....

Her is a bit of a quote :
Hunting-fishing in NZ
BOAR WILD PIG
Sus scrofa

Boar Wild PigThe Wild pig was brought into New Zealand by the early sailors in the 1700 s and are spread through the country. With a mulitude of different colours the Wild Boar is in fact a very popular Game animal in New Zealand. A Big Boar can weigh up to 300lb and sport 3inch ivory tusks. With very good eye sight and scense of smell the Wild Boar is a very challenging animal to hunt. Spot and stalking on foot with rifle and Bow is a popular method of hunting along with hunting with dogs. The use of well trained hunting dogs is the prefered method and more productive. This method is not for the faint hearted, as the dogs are finding the pigs, then will do their best to hold the pig while the hunter goes in with a knife.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:48:42 PM EDT
I have used Winchester 64 grain Power Point Plus, white box 55 grain SP, and Q3131A. All three worked quite well.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:03:37 PM EDT
The .223 is to get their attention, and then you use your boar spear.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:04:54 PM EDT
only for groundhogs
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:07:46 PM EDT
What about Hornady 55 grain V-Max?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:07:59 PM EDT
Any type of WOLF...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:09:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
223 is a varmit round is a hog a varmit?



According to the state of Oregon it is.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:16:31 PM EDT
I once watched a Softpoint.223 Rem punch 3/8 inch steel @45 degrees
and, the aged brick wall behind.

I'm ok with that round VS anything I'm hunting.

I'ts not hyperbole.

I'ts not ideas.

I trust my life to that round.

It's my HD round now.
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