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#5613926 - 02/22/15 08:17 PM Ammo for hog hunting?
destroyer4570 Offline
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Registered: 09/02/12
Posts: 149
Hello all, I have seen some ammo that is designated especially for hog such as Winchester Razorback, Remington Hog Hammer, and just now I saw some by Hornady called Full Boar. I was wanting to know if anyone here has tried any of these brands of ammo and how did they preform? I am planning on buying my first AR in the next couple of weeks to use for hog hunting and would like to know which of these options would be better, I may pick a box of each to see the differences for myself buy wanted to get an idea for you all's experience. I appreciate any info you all can provide me and thanks for your time.

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#5613945 - 02/22/15 08:23 PM Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570]
texasdude28 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
Posts: 2824
Loc: Clairette
They will work but so will the cheaper ones. Good placement = dead piggies.

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#5614090 - 02/22/15 09:13 PM Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570]
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Registered: 12/01/08
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What caliber rifle are you using? While shot placement is always the most important factor, I think it's worth spending the extra money for premium ammo when smaller caliber rifles are used. If you're shooting a .270 or larger, I wouldn't sweat it.
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#5614097 - 02/22/15 09:16 PM Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570]
Beaubien Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 473
Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
Probably a marketing gimmick. Expanding or cast lead boolit will work. For that matter I know people that have killed them with FMJ.

Put them where they are supposed to go and they will drop.


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#5614851 - 02/23/15 09:40 AM Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570]
ZenArchery Offline
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Registered: 07/21/07
Posts: 1345
Loc: Texas
Most of it is marketing. But bullet technology has come a long way so I wouldn't be too quick to push it off as a gimmick. As most stated shot placement is essential. Make sure you are using a good hog hunting caliber.
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#5615521 - 02/23/15 01:41 PM Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570]
InsaneIrish Offline
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Registered: 04/08/14
Posts: 19
I shot 2 hogs last year at 50 and 80 yards with 300 AAC Blackout Rem. Hog Hammer ammo. Both dropped dead where they stood. Seems to work just fine.

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