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#6736568 - 04/16/17 04:02 PM Big pig-little gun
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Shot some hogs yesterday, all boars. This one strapped in at 325#. In the very center of the photo, you might can see the bullet hole. It's at the base of the neck, just in front of the shoulder. Range was about 50 yards. Cartridge was .223. He dropped at the shot and kicked twice.


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#6736572 - 04/16/17 04:06 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Great job! That is a odd looking pig.

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#6736573 - 04/16/17 04:07 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Originally Posted By: Caliche Kid
Shot some hogs yesterday, all boars. This one strapped in at 325#. In the very center of the photo, you might can see the bullet hole. It's at the base of the neck, just in front of the shoulder. Range was about 50 yards. Cartridge was .223. He dropped at the shot and kicked twice.




....but will it kill a deer........ popcorn




Nice cutters...... cheers
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#6736593 - 04/16/17 04:41 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Noooooo, Noooooo, you can't kill a pig with a 223. smile

That's a big one. Nice work.

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#6736603 - 04/16/17 05:09 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Dang nice kill.
My best was 150 yards on a 255 pound sow, also 223, she dropped where she stood.
Good job CK. cheers
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#6736645 - 04/16/17 06:23 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Good Job!

The folks that seem most set on carrying on this notion that a .223 can't drop a pig are the folks who wish to disprove it. I don't know where folks are ever hearing that a .223 can't kill a pig. I have never seen it posted and never heard anyone saying, unless they are refuting it. I have seen many folks say it isn't the best of choices, not the absolutist claim that it can't kill a hog.

People kill hogs with pellet guns, .22 subsonic, and .17 hmr. It is silly to carry on this myth by trying to refute what nobody is arguing and certainly nobody was arguing it here.

The OP did a good job of placing the bullet where it needed to go. Outstanding!


Edited by Double Naught Spy (04/16/17 06:50 PM)
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#6736834 - 04/16/17 08:54 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Great shot, great hog!
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#6736917 - 04/16/17 10:04 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Good Job!

The folks that seem most set on carrying on this notion that a .223 can't drop a pig are the folks who wish to disprove it. I don't know where folks are ever hearing that a .223 can't kill a pig. I have never seen it posted and never heard anyone saying, unless they are refuting it. I have seen many folks say it isn't the best of choices, not the absolutist claim that it can't kill a hog.


^^^^^^ Just go over to TexasBoars, it hasn't been too many years ago...they would ban you for suggesting the .223 would/could cleanly kill pigs. They've changed their minds since then...but it used to be taboo there.
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#6736982 - 04/17/17 03:23 AM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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I use what ever is in my hands at the time. Close enough and clear a .22 in the ear will drop one also. I use a .223 quite often. I have also dropped several large hogs ( boars and sow ) with the .223. My rules of engagement are " see pig, have gun, shoot at the pig, letting pig know he is not welcome on the farm ".

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#6737010 - 04/17/17 06:19 AM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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What pigplinker said! up

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#6737153 - 04/17/17 09:00 AM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Nice hog. My best was 120 yards on a 250 pound sow with a .22 mag.
That is a great hog, but he is funny looking. Congratulations on getting him.


Edited by Aggieman775 (04/17/17 09:00 AM)
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#6737201 - 04/17/17 09:28 AM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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What bullet did the 223 send?
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#6737914 - 04/17/17 08:03 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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I've been using the Sierra TMK 77 grain in this rifle for about 9 months now. It's very accurate and has accounted for lots of hogs. No problems at all so far. I was using the Swift Scorroco 2 in 75 grain previously and it was great at twice the price. I like these bullets very much.

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#6738416 - 04/18/17 11:27 AM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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shot placement trumps everything...
nice work
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#6738526 - 04/18/17 01:04 PM Re: Big pig-little gun [Re: Caliche Kid]
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Big ol ugly hog! Good work and nice shot!
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