At 450 - 500 yards the 60gr 223 is traveling ~ 1500 fps with roughly 500 ft/lbs of energy.
Not a good shot
It was a 182 yard shot.. not 400-500 yards - And yet your first comments are consistantly negative. So I have come to expect nothing less from you. Thanks for consistantly meeting my expectations.
At 12 mins into the video you said that you didn't press record on a second large boar that you encountered after downing the first one. You guesstimate "420 yards" and you "took the shot".
That's why I threw out the ballistics info for that range - youre asking that 60gr bullet for too much at that distance - in my opinion you saw the result at 187 yards "that 223 bullet didn't do a thing to him" and yet you try for a longer shot???
As for my comments being negative - it comes with the territory when you post videos , it's nothing personal I've never met you and don't know you so don't recieve them as personal. I inject my opinion on what looks like it works and doesn't - the opinions are free you don't have to read them if you ignore me (a feature on the forum).
Seems like you could've got some action at night at 7 oaks - any reason for not doing a night hunt?
I would have never taken that shot of a game animal at 400-420 yards, and yes I agree 100% a 400 yard shot on a large hog, a .223 is not effective to do the job. But with a hog I do not mind taking the risk to possible get it away from terrorizing the deer.
The only reason we did not stay for a night hunt was that ranch is a 3 hour drive home for me, and my wife worked Sunday so I had the kids. Did not want to be a walking zombie with a 2 year old and a 4 year old. It had already taken us way too long to process that hog out there due to how touch his skin was, was like cutting plywood.
I ranged the blind from were I was standing and it was 221 yards, plus the 182 yrads from the blind to the feeder. That's right at 400 yards, the ballistic calculator did its job though, so that's the good news. It compensated for almost a 30 inch drop at that distance.