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April 28, 2007, 07:06 PM
I have a .308. Should I use a soft point, a bonded or a partition blullet for hog hunting in 150 grain, 165, or 180?

April 28, 2007, 08:08 PM
Anything but a target bullet or fmj will suit you just fine.

April 28, 2007, 11:10 PM
soft point prob suit you fine. shot placement. check out www.texasboars.com they have a great pic of a pig showing its vitals.

April 28, 2007, 11:24 PM
I don't know about a 308, buy I've killed the last four hogs with soft point in .270 (130 gr) and 30-30 (170gr). A friend of mine killed a 60 lbs. hog at 70 yrds. with a .223 (Mini-14) -62 gr,. FMJ. He shot it right in the ear.

Fat White Boy
April 29, 2007, 12:19 AM
I use a Winchester Model 70 in .270 with Remington Corelokt 130gr bullets. I have killed hogs up to 250 pounds using this outfit...

April 29, 2007, 05:45 AM
Just killed a 180 pound boar with my .308 last week. Used a 150 grain Hornady SST bullet. 40 yard shot. He dropped like he was hit by lightning

Smokey Joe
April 29, 2007, 01:45 PM
Banditt007--Thx very much for the link to the hog anatomy pix! I knew the vital area of a hog was a little low and forward of that of, say, a deer, but this shows it nicely!


April 29, 2007, 02:22 PM
I am thinking of purchasing a rifle chambered for .308 when I return to the states and this thread helped solidify my desire. I will be using it mostly to hunt pigs and deer in SC. Thank you gentlemen.

April 29, 2007, 02:55 PM
Any of the above. I shot my last one with a 180gr Federal Softpoint in 30.06 he fell over and styed there.

45Marlin carbine
April 29, 2007, 04:00 PM
Don't have a .308 - have a Ruger mini-30 and 150 gr. Sierra soft-point does good job so any U mentioned is gonna work well. I'd use the soft-point.

April 30, 2007, 12:39 AM
I posted in the "tissue damage" post and included some pictures of a sow I killed with my .308. I shoot 168 boat tail hollow point match bullets. They seem to blow up pretty well. If I was going to pay to shoot pigs somewhere and absolutely wanted to knock one down I would shoot a partition at 180 grains.

If you aren't serious about it, or not paying to hunt somewhere anything will be fine. I killed two this afternoon with a head shot from my .22 rifle. They are about on the same level as shooting at crows to me. They just leave more crop damage. The 168s shoot right at .5MOA out of my savage heavy barrel, and they are really cheap so thats what I load.