View Full Version : Corbon's 150gr.7.62x39 Takes a Florida Hog in Short Order ***Warning Graphic Photo***
December 22, 2004, 10:21 AM
Just got back from a hog hunt and I wasn't sure how the Mini-30 would fare. She did well. I loaded her up with Corbon's 150 Gr. load and, besides being the most accurate load the mini has ever shot, it was more than adequate on a 124lb boar. Granted I was lucky enough to get a head shot at about 30 yards, but I was still happy that the 7.62x39 performed as well as she did. Perhaps the mini will serve as a decent little brush gun after all!
December 22, 2004, 12:16 PM
How big was the exit wound? Did you get to recover the bullet and look at how it behaved?
December 22, 2004, 12:32 PM
I got him right between the eyes and I suspect the bullet stayed in his head. We didn't go digging for it. But he dropped right where he stood, wiggled around a bit and he was done.
December 22, 2004, 01:17 PM
Ah - understood. Did you butcher the hog? (I'm trying to figger out if the slug perhaps made it back to the shoulder or not.....)
December 22, 2004, 02:00 PM
Yep butchered him. Didn't see meat damage in the shoulder (we have two shoulders currently being ground into sausage by a processor. I hope it's not in the shoulder!
My guess is that it entered the skull and bounced around a bit b/c his skull was soft and it felt like his head was full of oatmeal.
December 22, 2004, 05:53 PM
My guess is that it entered the skull and bounced around a bit b/c his skull was soft and it felt like his head was full of oatmeal.I thought it was the picture that was graphic? :p
December 22, 2004, 06:13 PM
Pic looks like he is taking a nap in the sun. :)
December 22, 2004, 06:47 PM
Performance sounds pretty good for that CorBon load. I have not taken a hog with my SKS, but I use a 30/30, and the Mini 30 results look about the same to me, as the 150 grain Winchester Silver Tips. I have killed more hogs with the Marlin 1894 in .44 Mag, but I never feel undergunned with the Marlin 336.
December 22, 2004, 07:12 PM
I killed my very first hog, about an 80 lb shoat, with a 16" M94 trapper .30-30 with a 150g slug, and was most impressed with its performance with a chest shot. I would expect that a rifle-length MiniThirty with 150g slugs would behave similarly.
December 22, 2004, 07:47 PM
I killed my very first hog, about an 80 lb shoat, with a 16' M94 trapper .30-30 with a 150g slug, and was most impressed with its performance with a chest shot. I would expect that a rifle-length MiniThirty with 150g slugs would behave similarly.
Yup, the balistics with the 150 gr. Corbon 7.62x39 and a Remington Express 150 Gr. 30-30 are pretty close. Not so with the 123 gr. 7.62x39 softpoints put out by the major American companies (Winchester, Federal, Rem etc.).
I imagine that, as long as you use the hevier 7.62 slug, you're about as good as if you had your trusty 30-30. And, I can't say enough about Corbon's accuracy. It's like shooting a different gun!
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