Decided to pig hunt rather than deer hunt this afternoon, so I went to my most likely pig stand. I was hoping for some small to medium pigs for the freezer. And since I finally got my 223 (demon rifle) shooting right, I grabbed a handful of loads with 60 gr Partitions. The feeder paid off and deer showed up, but then left in a hurry. Here came a really big hog, and I considered that I might be undergunned. Oh, well! I went for the CNS shot and down he went, which really is the first time Iíve shot a big hog with that little gun. I didnít weigh this hog, but he was way bigger than the last one I weighed at 200 pounds. And some good tusks. Iíll say 250ish on weight.
I really am starting to think these 60 gr Partitions are serious medicine.
I didnít find an exit, but with all the packed on mud, I didnít look too hard.
I've killed a bunch of hogs with my .223's, and if you put the little round in the right place, like you did, they'll take a dirt nap in a hurry. Since I built and starting using a 7.62 X 39, I've not gone back to the 22 caliber. The autopsies I've done have show truly massive internal damage done by the X 39, not so much on the .223's. I'm looking forward to using my new 300 Ham'r on some piggies to find out how it compares, damage-wise, to other calibers. As many folks have said, the most critical aspect of taking them down with one shot is bullet placement, regardless of caliber.
Nice job 603. I'm betting you already knew the partition was lethal, and now you have further confirmation. 60GR aint a lot of energy transfer but obviously enough if you put in the right place. Although, it could be the bullet was possessed by the demon rifle and unleashed heck on the pig!!
Well...he did flop around a bit, and I have had these big ones get up and leave. So I Ďtappedí him again for good measure, to encourage him to stick around. Easily he was the biggest hog Iíve seen on this place.
That little bullet did a fine job. Prior to this rifle, I had never used Partitions, hearing that they were not accurate. Happily, I do have an accurate load for that bullet in the finicky demon rifle. Finally...
Assessing bullet performance from a CNS shot is a little vague to do. FMJs perform very well with CNS shots as well as does match ammo. It isn't the ammo so much as the penetration and damage to a particular location.
As for the flopping around, that is disinhibition of the motor neurons. A quality assurance shot is never a bad idea on hogs, particularly if you think the process is going on too long. Stunned, but not killed, hogs may go through the same process temporarily and come back out of it, get up and run off.
Talk about little guns, this guy kills hogs with .22 subsonic. I don't know that I believe this is a 400 lb hog, but it is certainly of respectable size. This guy gets the same performance result from his .22 subsonic that the OP got from .223 60 gr. Partitions, that I got from 62 gr. 5.56 SS109 ammo, 90 gr 6.5 Grendel Speer TNT, 150 gr. .308 Accubond, and 325 gr. .45-70 Leverevolution when making CNS shots.
I would like to know what kind of sub sonic the guy used. I shoot a lot of colibriís , three hundred a week, just to practice triggerpull. They are accurate for about 40 feet and wouldnít cycle a 12/22.
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