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Buckshot on hogs? #8007131 10/12/20 04:40 PM
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Other than really large hogs, is buckshot (2 3/4, 00) effective on hogs inside 30 yards?


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I’m interested in this as well, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while now.

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It will kill his even big ones. I dropped a large boar in its tracks at 30 yards just aimed for head/neck


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yes, killed plenty with buckshot

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Do some pattern testing with different brands of 00 buckshot (If you can find any right now lol) and different chokes and you will find one that shoots really tight. The tighter the pattern, the longer the effective range. You could turn that 30 yard effective range into 40 or maybe even 50.

My shotguns prefer 000 Buckshot to 00 Buckshot, but the only way to know what your particular shotgun likes is to pattern test it. A shotgun not pattern tested is like a rifle not sighted in.

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Re: Buckshot on hogs? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #8007429 10/12/20 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Other than really large hogs, is buckshot (2 3/4, 00) effective on hogs inside 30 yards?


Very effective inside 30 yards (as long as you have taken the time to pattern several types to get the most dense pattern @ 30 yards.with your particular shottie) And, if you have screw-in chokes, try them all. It ain't fun, and you'll be glad when the pattern testing is complete and the chiropractor puts your shoulder back together and the dentist replaces your fillings; but you just gotta do it if you want to buck shot 'em. Put your bead on an eye or an ear and you'll take 'em down, generally with one shot from a 12 gauge. Here's my two favorite hog whackers:

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I found 50 rounds of RIO at Bud's and ordered it the other day. I'll start with the IC and the MOD chokes and see where that gets me as far as pattern.


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That's an excellent start. Bench the shotgun first to find out what it likes when benched. Then do the same drill, but shoot off-hand to find out how it does when you pull the trigger and the shotgun is not resting on bags. There is sometimes a rather surprising difference in point of impact.
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It's time consuming, expensive, and it hurts like hell, but as I said, if you don't go through the exercise to find out what patterns best for your particular shotgun/choke combination, you'll be in for some serious disappointment when it comes to your "shots per kill" ratio.

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Re: Buckshot on hogs? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #8007746 10/13/20 01:11 AM
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Federal Flight Control. I was curious and tried it. Patterned it and rolled a hog with it that night. Not a huge one, but at about 30 yards he was DRT and fell over like he'd been hit by a truck.


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I have killed small-medium pigs at 20-30 yards with turkey shot during spring turkey season. If no turkeys come in, I am shooting the pigs. 00 buck has killed plenty of big pigs.


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Re: Buckshot on hogs? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #8013251 10/17/20 03:31 AM
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First round was a slug, next two rounds were buckshot, the slug shot hog ran 20 yds, buckshot hog was DRT.

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Very nice.

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