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Ammo for hog hunting? #5613926 02/23/15 02:17 AM
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Hello all, I have seen some ammo that is designated especially for hog such as Winchester Razorback, Remington Hog Hammer, and just now I saw some by Hornady called Full Boar. I was wanting to know if anyone here has tried any of these brands of ammo and how did they preform? I am planning on buying my first AR in the next couple of weeks to use for hog hunting and would like to know which of these options would be better, I may pick a box of each to see the differences for myself buy wanted to get an idea for you all's experience. I appreciate any info you all can provide me and thanks for your time.

Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570] #5613945 02/23/15 02:23 AM
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They will work but so will the cheaper ones. Good placement = dead piggies.

Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570] #5614090 02/23/15 03:13 AM
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What caliber rifle are you using? While shot placement is always the most important factor, I think it's worth spending the extra money for premium ammo when smaller caliber rifles are used. If you're shooting a .270 or larger, I wouldn't sweat it.


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Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570] #5614097 02/23/15 03:16 AM
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Probably a marketing gimmick. Expanding or cast lead boolit will work. For that matter I know people that have killed them with FMJ.

Put them where they are supposed to go and they will drop.

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Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570] #5614851 02/23/15 03:40 PM
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Most of it is marketing. But bullet technology has come a long way so I wouldn't be too quick to push it off as a gimmick. As most stated shot placement is essential. Make sure you are using a good hog hunting caliber.

Re: Ammo for hog hunting? [Re: destroyer4570] #5615521 02/23/15 07:41 PM
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I shot 2 hogs last year at 50 and 80 yards with 300 AAC Blackout Rem. Hog Hammer ammo. Both dropped dead where they stood. Seems to work just fine.

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