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Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP #4066722 02/19/13 09:20 PM
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I bought an SKS for hog hunting, and have a bunch of hollow point ammo......but maybe I should be using soft points??? Any advice please??? Thanks

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: conifer] #4066944 02/19/13 10:52 PM
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Hollow points will work great on hogs in that caliber.


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Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: cm250] #4066977 02/19/13 11:04 PM
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They will work just fine. Now let em' have it!

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: one73maro] #4067138 02/20/13 12:01 AM
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Thanks!!

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: conifer] #4068062 02/20/13 05:19 AM
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Use the hollow points... Guy at our lease shot a 200lb pig with them
Drt ... I was supprised by the damage

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: bowassin] #4068282 02/20/13 01:23 PM
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I've unloaded a full clip on a sounder of pigs and dropped several in their tracks. One was running away and did a complete front flip when I hit him. The guy standing next to me with the AR15 was disappointed with his high dollar rifle compared to my 125.00 communist rifle. The AR was just pissing them off. The hollow point SKS was making bacon.


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Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: h20thief] #4068345 02/20/13 01:51 PM
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it will kill them faster than quick can get ready


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Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: moderno] #4068549 02/20/13 02:58 PM
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7.62x39 is a very potent round, especially at distances less than 300 yards. At longer distances will be more difficlut to hit target due to trajectory but still lethal regardless.
IT ment to do damage. FMJ, HP,SP - they will bring bacon down.

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: Red D] #4069423 02/20/13 07:29 PM
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I have seen FMJs rip them to shreds, use what shoots best in your gun.

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: Adelbridge] #4069472 02/20/13 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: Adelbridge
I have seen FMJs rip them to shreds, use what shoots best in your gun.


This is always the best advice but I have done quite a bit of research regarding the 7.62x39 round and most of the thoughts are the same regarding the Russian made HP ammo (Wolf, Tula, and such). They all say the HP acts damn near the same as FMJ and only the Soft Point expands like true hunting ammo. I'd venture to say the HP has a very thick jacket. Now American made premium ammo would be different....


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Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: buckoff] #4070122 02/20/13 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: Adelbridge
I have seen FMJs rip them to shreds, use what shoots best in your gun.


This is always the best advice but I have done quite a bit of research regarding the 7.62x39 round and most of the thoughts are the same regarding the Russian made HP ammo (Wolf, Tula, and such). They all say the HP acts damn near the same as FMJ and only the Soft Point expands like true hunting ammo. I'd venture to say the HP has a very thick jacket. Now American made premium ammo would be different....


Most are a copper coated steel jacket and the lead core has a very high antimony rate as well. And some have a bi-metal core such as the Tulammo.


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Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: ] #4070442 02/21/13 01:43 AM
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I have a SKS that I use for hogs and it works great knocks them right down

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: mikes14] #4071304 02/21/13 12:57 PM
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Great hog gun and bullet, you won't have any problems.

Re: Will HP in 7.62x39 (SKS) work on hogs, or do I need SP [Re: Adelbridge] #4071679 02/21/13 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: Adelbridge
...use what shoots best in your gun.


This is the best advice. All will kill if you can obtain consistency. Try each..and maybe other rounds until you find what YOU shoot best in YOUR gun.

BTW, I have an SKS that shoots the cheap Russian Bear stuff perfectly. I also have an AR in 7.62 x 39. It shoots the same stuff OK, but really likes Hornady better.

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