texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
ahlongslide, Carey Thompson, Ebert's Hunting Club, bq77, SDTurner
66304 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 96,632
bill oxner 62,638
stxranchman 55,458
SnakeWrangler 50,280
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,446
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics446,483
Posts6,478,368
Members66,304
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Pig hunting with a 45? #7734508 01/31/20 10:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
C
ccoker Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
I have seen this come up often on forums and had people ask me.. well, let me tell you that with good shot placement and a good bullet it works VERY well. I have shot numerous pigs and deer within what I would call "bow range" of 30 yards.. All went down fast and hard. My pistol is a Dan Wesson Valor shooting primarily Hornady Crticial Duty 220g +P. I had it fitted with a threaded factory barrel by my friends over at STI Guns in Georgetown. I installed a set of aftermarket suppressor sights from Novak. I run a Rugged Obsidian can.

[Linked Image]


www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com

Need IT help?
www.weavertech.us

Disclosure statement
Affiliated with Silencer Shop, Steiner Optics,Trijicon and Wilson Combat. Dealer for Steiner, Flir and Pulsar.

Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7734567 01/31/20 11:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 50,280
S
SnakeWrangler Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 50,280
up


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7734839 02/01/20 03:53 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,984
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,984
They work just fine.

My Daughter shot her very first hog at about 15 yds. with my .45acp. when she was just 14 yrs. old.

[Linked Image]


Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7734964 02/01/20 01:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
C
ccoker Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
Awesome!


www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com

Need IT help?
www.weavertech.us

Disclosure statement
Affiliated with Silencer Shop, Steiner Optics,Trijicon and Wilson Combat. Dealer for Steiner, Flir and Pulsar.

Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7734993 02/01/20 02:33 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,658
F
fray Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,658
Nice.

Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7734994 02/01/20 02:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,767
M
mikei Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,767
I've taken a bunch of piggies with both my carbine and my various pistols chambered in 45ACP. My favorite load is 230 grain Speer Gold Dots loaded to the safe max limit. I keep my shots at ranges below 50 yards and always go for head or neck shots.

Last edited by mikei; 02/01/20 02:36 PM.
Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7735332 02/02/20 12:47 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 26,543
kmon1 Offline
junior
Offline
junior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 26,543
45 ACp or Colt work well on hogs and deer within their range limitations

Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7735421 02/02/20 03:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
C
ccoker Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
yep, really my point of the post is that you don't need a 10mm or 44 mag. 45 works, good ammo is available everywhere and you can buy pistols chambered in it cheap...

I have a bunch of different loads for the 45 from hot 185g Barnes, 230 JHP of all sorts, 250g +p hardcasts, etc..
I have been particularily impressed with the Hornady Critical Duty ammo in both 45 and 9mm. I have some very graphic images of a deer shot with the 45 load, complete pass through, massive trauma.. I have shot several hogs at close range with the 9mm out of my 8" AR with the 135+p
A few months back I tool a pig out with a headshot at 100 yards and 15 minutes later a doe at 60 with a heartshot.


www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com

Need IT help?
www.weavertech.us

Disclosure statement
Affiliated with Silencer Shop, Steiner Optics,Trijicon and Wilson Combat. Dealer for Steiner, Flir and Pulsar.

Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7735486 02/02/20 01:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,984
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,984
Originally Posted by ccoker
.
I have been particularily impressed with the Hornady Critical Duty ammo in both 45 and 9mm. .


I've had better (quicker) results with Critical Defense than with Critical Duty. I've dispatched a number of pigs (all sizes) that were caught in a large pen trap with Critical Duty and it acted too much like 'hardcast' for my liking.

Yes, it completely penetrated each pig (shot squarely though the shoulders, a bit high), but they took much longer to perish than with Critical Defense. In fact...so much so...that I stopped carrying Critical 'Duty' in my EDC. If I anticipated having to shoot through barriers (car doors, windshields, walls, doors, etc) then yes, Critical Duty.

But if it works for you....I certainly will not argue against it.


Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Pig hunting with a 45? [Re: ccoker] #7736074 02/03/20 02:08 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
C
ccoker Offline OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Offline
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,402
hmm
I want to talk with a Hornady guy I know about the differences
I was assuming it was all marketing. and truth be told the Duty ammo comes in 50 round boxes and so getting 4-5 sample boxes to test of 50 each is sure more appealing than 20

I can see the duty ammo being more of a barrier blind round for LE use of course.


www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com

Need IT help?
www.weavertech.us

Disclosure statement
Affiliated with Silencer Shop, Steiner Optics,Trijicon and Wilson Combat. Dealer for Steiner, Flir and Pulsar.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3