I am not a great hog hunter. In all my days I have only been hog hunting twice. The first time I went I brought 2 rifles a marlin 45/70 anda marlin 357 magnum.
Every body gave me crap for bringing "too much gun" with the 45-70 so I went with the 357 magnum. It worked well but I dont know if I would use it in Texas. The hogs we shot in Oregon where usually less than 100 LBS. The largest one we shot that trip was about 115LBS.
I would like to some day go to texas to hunt hogs there. I think it would be a lot of fun.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...