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#6986165 - 12/06/17 09:03 PM The 22 caliber hog curse
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5678
Loc: Central Texas
So...deer season is about over, since iíve filled the freezer, and I dragged out the 220 Swift for some coyote hunting. Thatís the good news. The bad news is that every darn time I take the 223 or 220 to the stand, here comes a hog. Well, since I havenít been seeing any hogs lately, and donít have much sign around the feeders, the 22 caliber hog curse probably wonít be an issue this time. Got my Diet Coke and a good book and my coyote caller, and a lovely nasty day. Five doe are eating acorns...I still have acorns if you can believe that. No coyote, but by golly here comes a big old hog at 300 yards, doing a slow trot. I couldnít get a shot, but thatís not the point. The point is that the 22 caliber hog curse remains in place. Iím getting the 260 out again.

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#6986254 - 12/06/17 09:47 PM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 22857
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Why not just carry two guns to the stand or just go hog hunting. When you go hog hunting all you see is deer and coyotes lol.
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#6986476 - 12/07/17 07:32 AM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 2099
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
That 220 Swift should be surgically accurate so I say ear shot!!
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#6986524 - 12/07/17 07:58 AM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
Aggieman775 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 711
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Why not just shoot the hog with the 220 or 223?


Edited by Aggieman775 (12/07/17 07:58 AM)
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#6986529 - 12/07/17 08:00 AM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26583
Loc: Texas
Shot plenty of coyotes with a 270 and more than i'd like with a 300 wby, bring enough gun to cover all your bases up
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#6986568 - 12/07/17 08:28 AM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5678
Loc: Central Texas
ďear shotĒ..at 300 yards, while the hog is trotting. Sure. Iím good, but not that good. And I mentioned that I couldnít get a shot. The hog was out in my hay field and following a low area that goes roughly north/south, so all I could see was the top of his back. If I had spotted him earlier, heíd have been in a flat area and I could have taken the shot.

Iíve killed a few hogs with the 220, but at distance it isnít a sure thing. I canít stabilize the 60 gr Partition, darn it.

Back when we first bought this place, I shot a bunch of coyotes and didnít see hogs. They moved in later and I had to upgrade to my 260. I can hunt for weeks with the 260 and not see a hog, but drag out the 223 or 220 and here come the hogs. Canít be pure coincidence. Maybe they have a pig assigned to watch me....

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#6986653 - 12/07/17 09:13 AM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: 603Country
I canít stabilize the 60 gr Partition, darn it.


Just for fun, try the 45 grain TSX. It stabilizes without difficulty in my 1:14 22-250.
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#6986698 - 12/07/17 09:38 AM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
If that's the case and you don't have a shot anyway, it doesn't matter what you have with you.
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#6986940 - 12/07/17 11:31 AM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5100
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Originally Posted By: 603Country
So...deer season is about over, since iíve filled the freezer, and I dragged out the 220 Swift for some coyote hunting. Thatís the good news. The bad news is that every darn time I take the 223 or 220 to the stand, here comes a hog. Well, since I havenít been seeing any hogs lately, and donít have much sign around the feeders, the 22 caliber hog curse probably wonít be an issue this time. Got my Diet Coke and a good book and my coyote caller, and a lovely nasty day. Five doe are eating acorns...I still have acorns if you can believe that.


You'll get your shot, 22 cal or not!

We still have plenty of acorns and will continue to have them well into the new year.
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#6987082 - 12/07/17 01:04 PM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5678
Loc: Central Texas
Syncerus, maybe itís time I tried a mono metal bullet in the 220. Should I try the TSX or the tipped TSX, or is the tipped one too long? I need to look into this.

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#6987276 - 12/07/17 03:20 PM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
Opening Day Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 848
Loc: Needville Tx.
I've killed a lot of hogs with a 223.

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#6987334 - 12/07/17 04:00 PM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
Huckleberry75 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/16
Posts: 162
Loc: Yukon, OK
I would think that a 50 or 55gn ttsx would fit that bill. I have thumped several with my 22cm running 80.5gn bergers. They tend to tip over a do the "dying cockroach".


Edited by Huckleberry75 (12/07/17 04:02 PM)
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#6987367 - 12/07/17 04:29 PM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
Black Duck Dog Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 824
Loc: Hunt county
I use my Remington Mohawk. 222 in the ear Dead

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#6987576 - 12/07/17 06:53 PM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
cos Offline
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Registered: 05/09/10
Posts: 743
Loc: east texas
Truck gun is a 22-250, kills hogs, coyotes dead every time I pull trigger

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#6987773 - 12/07/17 09:10 PM Re: The 22 caliber hog curse [Re: 603Country]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1614
Loc: Waco
One of my luckiest shots was a big hog trotting across a big cedar sprinkled flat while coyote hunting with a 22-250 at 310 yards. 52 gr Berger in the neck DRT.
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