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Hogs are hard to kill, if you don’t do your part! #8768940 12/28/22 11:47 PM
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I hunt hogs at night with green lights on my feeders. I had a small group come in just after dark. I had my 450 Bushmaster knowing my lights battery was running low. Got on my shooting sticks and waited for a shot on what looked like the largest. With dim light I picked one and aimed for high shoulder neck area. Ended up hitting him in the face with 300 grains. He dropped and started to flop. Fired a second shot at the flopping around hog. Ended up getting him to stop (hip shot) so I walked down and did a dead check on him by poking his eye with my rifle , nothing.

I then turned to look for a possible second hog I may have hit. To my surprise the boar stood back up and looked at he. Don’t think he could move after 600 grains. He ended up needing 300 more grains to put him down. 900 grains total, crazy. I need to do better. Sure did make for a fun hunt.

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Re: Hogs are hard to kill, if you don’t do your part! [Re: MC68] #8768972 12/29/22 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MC68
I hunt hogs at night with green lights on my feeders. I had a small group come in just after dark. I had my 450 Bushmaster knowing my lights battery was running low. Got on my shooting sticks and waited for a shot on what looked like the largest. With dim light I picked one and aimed for high shoulder neck area. Ended up hitting him in the face with 300 grains. He dropped and started to flop. Fired a second shot at the flopping around hog. Ended up getting him to stop (hip shot) so I walked down and did a dead check on him by poking his eye with my rifle , nothing.

I then turned to look for a possible second hog I may have hit. To my surprise the boar stood back up and looked at he. Don’t think he could move after 600 grains. He ended up needing 300 more grains to put him down. 900 grains total, crazy. I need to do better. Sure did make for a fun hunt.


You got him, that's what matters. The 450 Bushy is a great cartridge for hogs I use 458 SOCOM but even so....good shot placement is needed.

As you discovered your first shot was in the nasal cavity. Next shot in the hip (not hitting any immediately fatal vitals). Last shot pushed him over the edge. Good enough for me. Good job getting rid of one more of this miserable creatures. up


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Re: Hogs are hard to kill, if you don’t do your part! [Re: MC68] #8768974 12/29/22 12:45 AM
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Old saying - "It's the dead ones that'll kill ya."


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Re: Hogs are hard to kill, if you don’t do your part! [Re: MC68] #8769023 12/29/22 02:15 AM
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One thing's for sure---hogs have a tremendous will to live. Hit one wrong and he'll show ya.


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