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#5379587 - 10/25/14 07:29 PM 22 LR. hog hunters
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Registered: 08/17/14
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I had a teacher back in school that always used a 22LR to hunt hogs with. I thought he was crazy but he showed me proof that thats what he did. He actualy video taped him killin hogs with a 22 all head shots in the ear or eye and brought them up to class that monday (he was a shop teacher) to prove me wrong. Does or has anyone else done that or was he just a one of a kind?
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#5379836 - 10/25/14 10:05 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: Bubba270]
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Not my go to round but dang sure effective. God only knows how many deer have been poached with .22's

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#5379874 - 10/25/14 10:46 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: Bubba270]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
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I prefer the 22mag....

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#5380408 - 10/26/14 12:43 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: 8pointdrop]
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Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Not my go to round but dang sure effective. God only knows how many deer have been poached with .22's


I've killed several hogs with a .22....like any other round, range & shot placement.
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#5380563 - 10/26/14 02:51 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: Bubba270]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Sure it will work. But not optimal. We have killed a big boar with a 22 mag just by chance, though.
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#5385217 - 10/28/14 05:01 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: Bubba270]
Erich Offline
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Registered: 11/11/04
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usually these are trapped hogs. shot at short distance. not free ranging hogs. under short range circumstances on a trapped pig...there is no hog that a good head shot with a .22lr won't kill.

I've shot some free ranging ones with a .22lr and .22mag both. mostly smaller pigs. and shorter distances.

.22 is a mean little bullet though. not my go to gun of choice, but dont' under-estimate it.
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#5385909 - 10/28/14 09:54 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: Bubba270]
SakoHunter84 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 41
There are a lot better options for hog hunting than a 22lr.

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#5386037 - 10/28/14 11:28 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: Bubba270]
Gravytrain Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
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Just not ethical, but if I was a land owner and they
just cost me money (or worse: work scared) , I might not care if 22lr is all I have.

I'm confident I could be accurate enough with my 22lr for an ear shot
on a slow mover who is not spooked at 50 yards. Not something
I would plan to do though, .223 now that's good medicine.


Edited by Gravytrain (10/28/14 11:32 PM)

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#5394799 - 11/02/14 08:52 PM Re: 22 LR. hog hunters [Re: Bubba270]
Byronstuff Offline
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Registered: 09/30/10
Posts: 102
Loc: McKinney, TX
Certainly there are better options to put a pig down with, but yes, a 22 LR in the right spot will put down all the same.
Why would it not be ethical? An immediate drop to it's death seems pretty ethical to me.

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