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November 1, 2011, 10:16 AM
Does anyone have a favorite and/or successful 150gr .30 cal bullet for hog hunting?
I'm firing a single shot Contender rifle chambered in .300 Belm/Stewart which mimics .308 specs.
November 1, 2011, 10:35 AM
Can't go wrong with a Partition.
November 1, 2011, 01:03 PM
Can't go wrong with a partition, but at the distances hogs are normally taken, it's hard to go wrong with a Core-Lokt, or any of the standard cup-and-core bullets.
Probably my favorite is a cast bullet in a strong alloy.
November 1, 2011, 03:14 PM
November 1, 2011, 04:36 PM
Core-Lokts work fine. Hogs don't require expensive bullets. Even going .308 is plenty. Many harvest hogs with .223/5.56.
November 1, 2011, 04:48 PM
yeah anything 30 cal will kill them
November 1, 2011, 07:46 PM
November 2, 2011, 02:42 AM
Unless you are really worried about porky's pain and suffering, it doesn't matter much.
I'd personally suggest a polymer point partition to open that thing up decisively once it passes through the hide, fat and ribs, or a round nose/blunt point, again, to open it up rapidly. I'm not sure that either of them will offer a real advantage over a standard psp, but I suspect it woould be better on small hogs with the polymer medium game bullets, and bigger boars with a 180 grain round nose.
November 2, 2011, 07:06 AM
FWIW, I grew up shooting hogs with a .308, and never shot anything but 150 gr Remington Core-Lokt. I never had one walk away, but also always got a head, spine, or vital shot. Weights ranged from 80lbs-250 lbs.
Pretty much any .30 hunting bullet is going to perform adequately.
A word of warning, don't shoot the big ones too far from the truck unless you have a cart. I shot my biggest about 4 miles from the truck with youthful excitement as my guide. That gave out after the first 1.5 miles of dragging!
Just don't gut shoot one. IMHO, smells infinitely worse than a gut shot deer while cleaning it.:D
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