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#6437491 - 09/03/16 09:15 PM Shooting a hog with a pistol?
Jbell99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/15
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Loc: Texas, Harris county
Thursday I was out dove hunting and had about 15 hogs show up they got within about 10 or 15 yards but I only had dove shot on me I left my pistol at home ( I know I shouldn't). My question is how effective is a .45acp agianst a hog I was talking to a few people and some said no a 45acp will not kill a hog some said it would. I still want to be ethical and not just wound it I'm very proficient with a pistol so accuracy I am not worried about


Edited by Jbell99 (09/03/16 09:22 PM)

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#6437504 - 09/03/16 09:23 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
Grandpa Lee Offline
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Registered: 08/18/16
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Ive put one down with 45acp but it wouldn't be my first choice. I carry a Glock 10mm on my hip when I hunt now for that very reason, hog secondary.

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#6437519 - 09/03/16 09:31 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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I carry my 45 for hog protection when doing work on my place. I just bought some hard cast.

https://www.underwoodammo.com/45-acp-p-255-grain-hard-cast-flat-nose/
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#6437521 - 09/03/16 09:33 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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I would have peppered him with birdshot
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#6437541 - 09/03/16 09:48 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
603Country Offline
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I shot a few with my 357 Python. It worked fine.

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#6437543 - 09/03/16 09:50 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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10-15yds w/a .45 shot in the head should be no problem. Shooooooooould be. Ear hole 'em & he gone.
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#6437625 - 09/03/16 11:05 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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10mm would be a better choice but a 45 should get the job done.

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#6437669 - 09/04/16 05:07 AM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
Jbell99 Offline
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thank you guys I'm going to look into a 10mm I really hadn't heard much about them.

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#6437763 - 09/04/16 08:45 AM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
Wildhorse Offline
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.45 is fine.







Edited by Wildhorse (09/04/16 02:44 PM)

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#6437778 - 09/04/16 09:00 AM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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This one flew in right over my mojo's 28 gauge is big medicine. wink


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#6437975 - 09/04/16 12:48 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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What I didn't mention in my first comment was that, like any firearm, the bullet choice matters. When I said I'd shot a few, I was only taking about hogs that were not in a pen. I used to trap a lot of hogs of various sizes, and sometimes I'd terminate them with my 22lr lever gun and sometimes with the 357. My standard 357 load was/is a 125 gr JHP, loaded rather hot. But that bullet and load didn't work as well to drop the hogs as a 165 gr lead Keith type bullet at moderate velocity. I observed that, but have no explanation as to why. Based on that observation, I'd think that a 45 ACP load should work great.

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#6438013 - 09/04/16 01:34 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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If a .45, I would use 200gr hard cast swc with 8gr Hodgdon CFE Pistol. I always carry a .357 with 158 semi-jacketed flat points.

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#6438058 - 09/04/16 02:45 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Wildhorse]
Wildhorse Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wildhorse
.45 is fine.







If memory serves, this was with Hornady 185gr Critical Defense.

Either that or Golden Sabers.


Edited by Wildhorse (09/04/16 02:48 PM)

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#6438059 - 09/04/16 02:45 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
bull279 Offline
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.40 S&W works like a champ

.17HMR and .22WMR will drop a pig also (shot placement is important then)

.45ACP won't be an issue
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#6438162 - 09/04/16 03:53 PM Re: Shooting a hog with a pistol? [Re: Jbell99]
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Started playing with .45 Colt, going to try the 250 grain fp lead first.
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