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#6355591 - 07/02/16 11:04 AM Hog Bullets
SavageHunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/01/15
Posts: 10
I bought an AR in the Spring. It is an 18 in SS with a 1:7 twist.
First few trips to the range were awful.
shooting 62 and lighter. really wide pattern.

I used the 62 Hog Hammers and got the pattern down to 2 inches at 60 yards. still not good.

I purchased some Barnes Vor-tx 70gr and they shot much better. Would trust them for ranges out to 150.
I also had purchased Black Hills Ammunition 223 Remington 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point, which shot even better.

My question: Are these Black Hills hollow points good choice for hog bullets.

thanks.

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#6355611 - 07/02/16 11:31 AM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20293
Loc: Texas
Sounds like your rifle likes the heavier bullets. Have heard mixed results with the MatchKing bullets on game. A few members have reported good results on hogs with 75gr A-Max.
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#6355619 - 07/02/16 11:45 AM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 06/01/15
Posts: 10
would i do better using the VOT-TX 70gr??

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#6355633 - 07/02/16 12:09 PM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
piney woods hunter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 749
Loc: east texas
would recommend VOT-TX also if you trust them out to 150 yards that should be IMHO max range anyway I would shoot a hog with a 223.
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#6355636 - 07/02/16 12:10 PM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
SavageHunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/01/15
Posts: 10
yeah our shots for this hunt will likely be much less than 100.
thanks.,

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#6355720 - 07/02/16 01:37 PM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
piney woods hunter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 749
Loc: east texas
the barnes are very soild bullets would go with them for hog hunting over hollow points. am loading up so barnes myself going to try 62 grain first in my AR. MINE HAS 1/7 TWIST. going to use mine as a carry rifle in truck on lease and by my side on ATV, but I want a bullet that will take out pigs and deer inside 150 yards and like you most of my shots are closer
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#6355726 - 07/02/16 01:42 PM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
piney woods hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 749
Loc: east texas
and the 150 range is a hog am trying to havast, when we are thinning out hogs for farmers all bets off get a bullet in them, some don,t like it but some farmers and rancgers are eradicating hogs no hunting, but that's another subject
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#6356632 - 07/03/16 11:22 AM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Barnes 70 grain TSX if you're rolling your own. Federal fusion 62 grain or Hornady 60 grain American Whitetail if you're buying factory ammo.

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#6356689 - 07/03/16 12:01 PM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
Robfx4 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 13
I use a Daniel defense Mk12 18 inch barrel 1/7 twist for hogs and have yet to have one get away from me (shot placement is key) I use Asym ammo 70 grain tsx for hogs Coyotes javelinas. I dropped a few big boars with that round. Check them out.

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#6373003 - 07/18/16 10:22 AM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
rickt300 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 176
Loc: Johnson co, TX
I have a 1/7 inch twist barrel that shoots any of the tougher bullets well, bullets like the 50gr. Hornady SX not so good. 55gr. fmj shoot just fine and all the 60 plus weight bullets shoot very well.

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#6374484 - 07/19/16 09:58 AM Re: Hog Bullets [Re: SavageHunter]
specialed309 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 111
Barnes bullets believer (I personally wouldn't use this caliber beyond 75 yards).

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