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#6316146 - 05/30/16 10:37 AM Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo
Black Horse Offline
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Registered: 10/29/08
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Loc: D-FW, TX
I finally drank the Kool-aid on a black rifle. I'm shooting it better each time out. I'm looking for experienced advice on a good hog round. Barrel is 1:7. Thanks
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#6316154 - 05/30/16 10:44 AM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
I have shot and dropped plenty of
Hogs big and small with the ole trusty 55 gr SP.

Shot placement is key.

Stay away from ballistic points or Frangible bullets with hogs. They don't penetrate enough and will sound more than kill.

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#6316159 - 05/30/16 10:48 AM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
Dalee7892 Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/15
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Loc: Denton County
With it being 1:7 twist, if it was me I would step up to the 60 or 70 grain soft points. A little more weight.

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#6316170 - 05/30/16 11:03 AM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
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Since you have a 1:7" twist, I'd recommend a heavier bullet. Sierra makes a 65 grain SP gameking that my son uses in his 223 bolt gun with decent results (not great, but decent). The best bullet I have found is the Nosler 64 grain bonded solid base bullet. It holds together much better than the standard cup and core lead bullets, and will penetrate very well. If you went with just shear weight, a 77 grain SMK works pretty good. Lots of crap has been killed with a 77 grain SMK. After shooting stuff with a 223, a 223 will take down a hog, but it's definitely not the best choice. Step up to an upper in 300 Black Out and it's a game changer!!!
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#6316226 - 05/30/16 12:15 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
MR2Reef Offline
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Registered: 11/09/10
Posts: 86
Loc: Allen, TX
On the same topic, which hunting round would be decent for 1:8 5R 16" barrel in 5.56? Thanks.

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#6316228 - 05/30/16 12:17 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
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We shoot the 64 and 65 grain bullets out of a Tikka T3 bolt gun with a 1:8" twist. It will also stabilize the 75 grain Hornady BTHP.
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#6316247 - 05/30/16 12:56 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
Gwood88 Offline
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I have killed many hogs with .223 62gr Federal Fusion. Shot placement in the head/neck is key though.
I prefer bonded bullets.
The 64gr Nosler is great. I'd imagine the new tipped trophy bonded bear claw Federal just released would be great.

For non-bonded the SMK's, TMK, and Hornady BTHP are also great choices.

I use a 20in 5R 1/8 and a 1/9 16" barrel and I have never had a problem as long as I put the round where it needs to go.
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#6316270 - 05/30/16 01:14 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
MR2Reef Offline
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The 75 gr hornady bthp sounds like a choice, but I'm assuming the POI would be too different when blinking with 55gr without resighting? Guess i have to stick with hunting bullets that are closer to 62gr?

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#6316271 - 05/30/16 01:15 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
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You won't know until you shoot it. Try it.
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#6316273 - 05/30/16 01:19 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
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I use 62 grain Barnes TSX in my 223 bolt gun and 62 grain Fed Fusions in my AR. If it shoots 55 grain well a 55 grain soft point will kill them just as dead.

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#6316410 - 05/30/16 04:19 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
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The 50 packs of Hornady soft points do pretty good. Don't over think all the twist stuff.
Aim for the 4" ear

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#6316412 - 05/30/16 04:25 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
bigjoe8565 Online   content
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62 grain Federal fusion or 70 grain Barnes TSX

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#6316447 - 05/30/16 05:06 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
themoonrulz Offline
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Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 474
Loc: Houston, TX
This ammo has worked pretty well for me:

https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/...pe=&from=fn
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#6316455 - 05/30/16 05:12 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Don't over think all the twist stuff.
Aim for the 4" ear

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#6316801 - 05/30/16 10:52 PM Re: Advice on 5.56 hunting ammo [Re: Black Horse]
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 7638
Loc: TEXAS
Speer LE Gold Dot 64gr. I got the best accuracy & damage w/this round. If you luck out, you can find it for $9.99/20.
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