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#5590926 - 02/09/15 02:07 PM Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo
inkedagent Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
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New here so I figured I'd start a post and get hazed early. I've been hog hunting once, with a buddy, who loaned me his AR15. Didn't see anything. So I have zero experience. I always assumed 223 was good enough to take hogs with. Well years go by of course and because of my job (military), I haven't been able to get back out in the field. I only have my AR15s for now, and I'm due a hunt when I get back stateside in a few weeks.

So knowing the backstory, has anyone used this ammo before?

Is it decent?

Did I just set myself up for a tounge lashing for saying 223 and hogs in the same sentence?

Thanx,
Inked
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#5590948 - 02/09/15 02:19 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
dgilbert Offline
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ANY ammo will work if placed right. Welcome to forum.

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#5591073 - 02/09/15 03:25 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: dgilbert]
clandr1 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 97
Loc: Frisco
It's a 62 grain Barnes TSX bullet. Should work wonders on pigs.

That being said, I've also had good luck with your basic 55gr soft point ammo too.

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#5591139 - 02/09/15 04:00 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
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welcome to the THF and thanks for your service

Lots of pigs get made into BBQ material with the 223. Put those bullets in the right place and enjoy.
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#5591170 - 02/09/15 04:20 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
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Shot placement is the key, .223 will do the job. Thank you for your service and welcome to the forum.
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#5591886 - 02/09/15 11:57 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
inkedagent Offline
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Thanks folks, I appreciate it. Even though I love buying new guns, I don't want to drop a ton of dough on a couple new rifles for me and my Old Lady right now. Hunts are gonna cost enough.
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#5594201 - 02/11/15 12:28 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
BwanaBob1967 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
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I tried some in my bolt-action .223 and got terrible accuracy. Bullets were all over the target. Make sure your .223 has the proper twist to stabilize the heavier bullets. Mine shoots great with 55-gr bullets but anything heavier - forget it!

As far as hunting pigs, put a bullet in the correct spot and then pork for dinner.

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#5594354 - 02/11/15 01:36 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: BwanaBob1967]
inkedagent Offline
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That's what I have been reading. 1/8 or better twist. My S&W AR has a 1/8, while my woman's Black Forge has a 1/7. We will see how it goes!
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#5594581 - 02/11/15 04:10 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
Nakraik Offline
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Registered: 05/11/13
Posts: 138
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Welcome!

I actually picked up alot of basic info for my hog hunting from THF. Alot of helpful people on here will give you lots of good info to start with.

I've seen .223 drop a big boar with one shot, in what I would have thought to be the worst place to shoot one that big (through the shoulder). And I've dropped several average sized ones with it. Neck or head if possible will do it everytime.

I do however shy away from ammo with the remington name. I've seen some really bad accurracy issues from it (all over the map!), and just don't trust it now.

I like the Winchester Razorback if you can find 'em in .223. Over $20 a box, but the stuff is devastating, and I've never had accurracy problems with it. Gotta be careful using it on piglets though. Sometimes it leaves a bigger back door than you would want on it's way out.

I've also used cheap FMJ's (American Eagle, box of 150 for between $60-$89.99 depending on where, and if they are running a sale) in 62 gr I think they are. They work great too, and accurracy on them has been great for me on two different rifles.

In fact, I sight in with the American eagle FMJ's, and then load my clips with both the American Eagles, and Razorbacks, alternating every bullet in the clip till full.

GL on your hunt!
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#5595329 - 02/11/15 10:12 PM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
Bigfoot Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Thank you for putting your life on the line for our country!!

If you are trained in 223/556 then might as well stick with it. The best weapon for pigs is an AR. It is quick to target and easy for follow ups.

Bullets dont matter much when you thump them in the head.

Alternating bullets is a good ideathat I do also. Right now I have the same 223 Rem hog hammer mixed with IDI 64gr FMJ's. Best of both worlds!



Edited by Bigfoot (02/11/15 10:16 PM)
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#5595473 - 02/12/15 02:20 AM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
inkedagent Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
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I will look into the different varieties of ammo. I noticed that the razorback is a little more expensive. But both the Remington and Winchester are near $30 a box. I will probably pick some up and shoot both. More time on the range means a more succesful shot in the field. Besides, I just wanna shoot.
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#5595662 - 02/12/15 08:28 AM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
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Welcome, and thx for your service.
Any bullet that shoots accurate in your gun (except thin-jacketed varmint bullets) should be good for hogs.
Wild pork is a bit leaner than store-bought and mighty fine eating cooked up right.

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#5595703 - 02/12/15 08:49 AM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: oldoak2000]
inkedagent Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Welcome, and thx for your service.
Any bullet that shoots accurate in your gun (except thin-jacketed varmint bullets) should be good for hogs.
Wild pork is a bit leaner than store-bought and mighty fine eating cooked up right.



It absolutley is. Since I missed Deer season (not that I could afford that anyways), I'm going for some wild pork. Buddy of mine who was an avid Hog Hunter in SC cooked me up some. I miss it.


Edited by inkedagent (02/12/15 08:50 AM)
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#5595888 - 02/12/15 10:46 AM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
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welcome ta THF & up for your service. have had no problems with .223, been using cheap .55gr fmj ammo. Check inta the $48.00 permit for public hog hunts. flag
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#5595909 - 02/12/15 10:58 AM Re: Remington 223 Hog Hammer Ammo [Re: inkedagent]
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I use 55gr remington psp core lokt. never had accuracy issues with my .270 or .223. and the .223 is plenty gun
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