Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
KJC Ranch, Tim77, Gonzales915, Bone Collector 73, DFWSooner
61830 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81401
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44154
BOBO the Clown 42157
BMD 40617
bill oxner 38211
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34316
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31226
facebook
Forum Stats
61830 Members
46 Forums
427883 Topics
5901955 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5909420 - 09/02/15 12:40 PM Hog Hunting
zepesk Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/23/15
Posts: 5
I will be down in your great state of Texas next week to do some hog hunting. What rifle do you all recommend for hogs? Is a 243 big enough?

Top
#5909428 - 09/02/15 12:43 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
cabosandinh Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1300
Loc: Dallas, TX
yes

Top
#5909436 - 09/02/15 12:48 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
RedRaider13 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 103
Loc: North Texas
I like a 30-06 for hogs. that said any gun that's shoots is worth shooting at hogs. I have taken them with several different guns .223/ .243/ 30-30/ 12gage.

Top
#5909450 - 09/02/15 12:56 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9933
Loc: wondering about the woods
welcome ta THF were about ya gonna be hunten? theirs been some good threads on here discussing cal. type bullets, shot placement... Hogs are little tougher skinned than deer... .243 is bigger than a 556 isnt it ? Been having great success... Been using it lately... Best wishes on up coming hunt... flag


Edited by colt.45 (09/02/15 01:10 PM)
_________________________

i'm postaddic

Top
#5909460 - 09/02/15 01:00 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
Aggieman775 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 624
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
It depends where you are but I have used everything from a .22 mag to a 300 wsm
_________________________
TSmith

Top
#5909467 - 09/02/15 01:04 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
ProneOutfitters Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 1077
Loc: United States
I recommend .270 or bigger for shots behind the shoulder. .223 and .243 are fine for head shots.
Regardless of how you want to look at it, a bigger caliber increases your odds of finding it.
_________________________
Clay Herzog

www.Proneoutfitters.com
Clay@Proneoutfitters.com
682-300-4008

Top
#5909514 - 09/02/15 01:35 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
zepesk Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/23/15
Posts: 5
Thanks for all the information. I'll bring along my 300 short mag, I heard the snakes are as big as the hogs down there? I'll be in the Lake of the Pines area but really have a clue where to go? Open for suggestions?

Top
#5909608 - 09/02/15 02:24 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9933
Loc: wondering about the woods
Thats region 5 not an expert... Thats pretty good area... Most is privet land... Yagh, gotta know the people, & then still might not get permission... Their is some WMA or public hunting land... Thats were i hunt whin want ta get a hog... In OP ya said, be here next week... Dont believe any of WMA in region 5 are open for rifle hog hunts.. So thats out.. warm weather, their will still be snakes... Warmer years have seen snakes at WMA year round... Very few people get bit, not bad idea ta hunt with a buddy just incase... Theirs several that offer hunts, warm weather night hunts way ta go.. A lot depends on hunting pressure, At my feeders it was around two months before seen hogs on cam... Got a boar, havent seen any on cam, did see tracks taday though.. Havent checked pic's.... And as some one mentioned bigger cal, is better... .243 will do the job... Drink plenty of fluids... Best wishes... flag
_________________________

i'm postaddic

Top
#5909905 - 09/02/15 05:21 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
Aggieman775 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 624
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Good choice I shot 2 with one shot with my 300 wsm.
_________________________
TSmith

Top
#5909987 - 09/02/15 06:02 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5225
Loc: texas
When you shoot a hog and he drops, reload and stay on him unless trying to immediately shoot another. They can lay there for 20 minutes, get up and walk away. Then you look back and have no idea what happened
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
slumber party at Jason's, everyone wear your rompers. i'm having some made in urban camo

Top
#5910087 - 09/02/15 06:50 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
Wilhunt Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2966
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Have killed many with 22-250, 243 AND 30-06. think you will be fine with 243 or something comparable.
shoot them in the head.

Top
#5910197 - 09/02/15 07:39 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6131
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
If you are comfortable shooting your 243 it will work fine..
_________________________

"It is the same boiling water that softens the rice, which hardens the egg." It's not always about the circumstances, but what you are made of....

Top
#5910487 - 09/02/15 09:49 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: zepesk]
altez Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 432
.243 will work... use good bullets and stick with head shots and you'll have drt.

Top
#5910623 - 09/02/15 10:58 PM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: altez]
Beckett Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 636
Loc: Plano
Head or neck, DRT. Shoulder or behind the shoulder, you may find them, you may not find them.
_________________________
NRA LIFE MEMBER

Top
#5910800 - 09/03/15 07:05 AM Re: Hog Hunting [Re: Beckett]
mikei Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 1749
As other posters have said, shot location is critical, regardless of the caliber you decide to use. Study this image:


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide