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Lets talk bullet types on pigs #4090278 02/28/13 10:37 PM
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We all know you need a tough bullet for pigs and it also needs to come from a powerful cartridge. I'm talking the usual broadside , boiler room placement . But I have recently seen some of theese bonded, big game bullets totally exit the pig with marginal expansion. The bullets I'm talking about are trophy bonded tip and tsx's out of a 7mm mag. But fast expanding bullets just flat don't work either. Question is, is there a "perfect" pig round? I've taken hundreds of hogs with everthing from 223 to 300wm and still haven't found it.

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On the tsx and ttsx got to go light and fast. ..I dont see a point in them over .27 caliber


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I really like the Nosler Partition line of bullets. I have had really good success with the Partitions.

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Originally Posted By: one73maro
I really like the Nosler Partition line of bullets. I have had really good success with the Partitions.


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I like a boolit that does both ends of the spectrum, will hold up to hi velocity impact on shoulder shots yet will reliably expand on lower velocity behind shoulder shots. That is a nosler partition in a nut shel.

Others I have tried and liked are Sierra Pro hunters and Swift Sirrocos(similar to nosler accubond)


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Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: one73maro] #4090326 02/28/13 10:58 PM
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Now with nosler partitions lets talk accuracy beyond 300 yrds. I know everyone sets up a feeder at 100 yrds or less but what about follow up shots on multiple pigs, we have all seen them stop or even try to come back in.

Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: HBone] #4090352 02/28/13 11:08 PM
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The closet thing to a perfect round so far has been the accubond. Very accurate at long ranges and holds together well even at close ranges.

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Just like any other bullet some rifles shoot them very well others may not. My 223 has put 3 in one hole a couple times and always prints samll groups with them.

My 270 shoots them very well also


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Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: HBone] #4090357 02/28/13 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: HBone
The closet thing to a perfect round so far has been the accubond. Very accurate at long ranges and holds together well even at close ranges.


The accubond is made to mimic/copy the partition.


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Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: redchevy] #4090374 02/28/13 11:15 PM
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I might be mistaking but the B.C. is different and the accubonds do not have the partition.

Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: HBone] #4090380 02/28/13 11:18 PM
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Of course I'm drinking crown right now and numbers begin to blur after the third drink.

Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: HBone] #4090394 02/28/13 11:25 PM
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I have shot the 60gr in my .223 and 180gr in my .308. They were both very accurate.

Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: one73maro] #4090405 02/28/13 11:29 PM
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The last pig I shot with a partition was about 15 years ago with a 6mm. It dropped it dead. This round is long in the tooth and y'all may have sold me on going back to it. Anything else?

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You need to grab some partitions and give them a shot again. I guarantee you will not be disappointed with their performance.

Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: one73maro] #4090512 03/01/13 12:09 AM
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Does anybody, honestly feel comfortable taking head shots on a pig at longer distances at night using a spotlight? I know how a lot of us hate them but I also like to find them so I can eat them. Lets hear from the small caliber guys. I've done this but rarely was comfortable with seeing a pigs ear at 200 yards.

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I've had excellent success with 140 grain Accubonds (AccuBOMBS) out of my .270. They pass through boar shoulder plates with no problem, usually leaving a good sized exit wound...in fact, I haven't recovered one yet.

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Caliber wise I am liking the 6.5 Creedmoor

Bullet wise the search always continues. What I would like to see is Winchester offer their Razorback XT projectile as a component only.

Also whenever Berger can bring online the Classic Hunter (Hybrid) bullet in 6.5mm I am thinking that will be a great bullet.

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Has anybody used the razorback xt's?

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I've stuck by nosler partitions for years, have recently been using Sierra SP, 100 gr in 25-06 simply because I had a bunch to shoot up. Was very pleased with the accuracy, and they seem to be a happy medium between expansion and penetration on hogs. Cheaper too!
But then again haven't lost too many with the 257 wby w/ 100 gr barns tsx either! (Or the 120 gr partition)

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Ive always heard the perfect hog bullet was a 17gr V-Max lol

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I know , the perfect pig "bullet/gun" is the one in your hand but this topic is if you had a choice and could label a specific type of bullet "perfect" for taking a pig at any distance. For me it would not be a 17 hmr.

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lol I don't even own one just see people saying all the time on here just how effective it is

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I use a Grendel w/ 129 gr Hornady SSTs............ nobody gets up and walks away..... not yet anyhow....


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I use the 168 grain AMax from my .308 with devastating results on pigs. Head shot, broadside or quartering the results are always the same dead pig.

Re: Lets talk bullet types on pigs [Re: bigjoe8565] #4091030 03/01/13 02:50 AM
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I've used sst superformance 308 and had to shoot multiple pigs multiple times. Theese are well placed broadside shots , always retrieved a slug. I have not weighed one but I know they loose a lot of weight on big pigs. Just what I have seen for what it's worth.

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I have a pic of a deflected .243 75gr v-max straight on head shot followed by a earhole shot. I'll email them to someone so they can post it, I'm posting off my phone right now. Always just heard about this. 275lbs boar.

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