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#6919138 - 10/13/17 10:23 AM 22 mag for hogs
throckmorton_hunter Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
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what do you think about this ?

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#6919143 - 10/13/17 10:25 AM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Shoot them in the head
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#6919145 - 10/13/17 10:27 AM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
redchevy Online   content
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Short range with precision shot placement and it will do fine. May even do fine out a ways with extreme shot placement, but its surely not my first pic.
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#6919152 - 10/13/17 10:31 AM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
Aggieman775 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 701
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I do it all of the time. I have shot just as many with a 22 mag than I have with my deer rifle. I have dropped good size hogs from over 120 yards with mine. Just have to shoot it between the eyes or behind the ear.
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#6919182 - 10/13/17 10:50 AM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Shoot them in the head



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#6919188 - 10/13/17 10:56 AM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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Put it in the ear hole, dead pig! I use mine quite a bit in the off season while riding around, confident out to 100yd or so with it. Bullet starts dropping pretty quick past that.
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#6919239 - 10/13/17 11:30 AM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: SapperTitan]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Shoot them in the head


This. One of the ugliest encounters we had was from a boar being shot in the shoulder with a 22 mag. Head shot "should" work. But it's certainly not my first caliber choice.
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#6920608 - 10/14/17 05:59 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
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Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
When my son was younger he shot a few with my .22wmr. Right in the ear. Pigs went nowhere but down.

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#6920611 - 10/14/17 06:03 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
Retired Sgt. Gilliam Offline
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I have shot wild hogs with a 22lr in the ear. They go down on the spot
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#6920782 - 10/14/17 08:24 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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Registered: 09/17/10
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Shoot them in the guts and let them run off to die.

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#6921742 - 10/15/17 09:12 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
DEERSTRANGLER Offline
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Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 595
Loc: Azle TX
I “splashed” a .22 Mag vmax on a hog head. Switched up to FMJ cci .22 Mag. Got killing penetration with it. Not my normal hog round but kept it in the popup during spring turkey season. Have since moved up.

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#6922760 - 10/16/17 05:36 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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I've killed a bunch of hogs in traps with my KelTec PMR30. As mentioned before, hit 'em in the eye socket or ear hole and they'll go down hard. Only killed one outside a trap with my 22WMR. I was running a raccoon trap line and came upon a hog chewing on a trapped 'coon. He saw me, dropped the coon, headed in my direction, and I poured about 15 shots into his head from 25 yards, just as fast as I could pull the trigger! Pure adrenalin; scared scatless; definitely not the caliber of choice when I actually go out hog hunting!


Edited by mikei (10/16/17 07:53 PM)

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#6922849 - 10/16/17 07:07 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
a74aggie Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 147
Loc: Texas
Several good youtube videos of .22 Mag hog kills
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#6922939 - 10/16/17 08:27 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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Registered: 02/15/15
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have even done it with a 17hmr
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#6926349 - 10/19/17 06:57 PM Re: 22 mag for hogs [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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Registered: 12/20/06
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I'm 3 for 3 with my 17hmr. All head shots.

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