View Full Version : wild pigs and shotgun slugs - how effective?

June 4, 2001, 03:10 PM
what is maximum weight of pig and shooting distance with what ammo?

12 ga 2 3/4 - Brenneke - can it deliver?
Any good for a pig up to 450 pounds?
What about 20 ga.?
Does anybody has any expirience?
With a good shot placement how far to they run?
What about blood trail?
Do slugs offer through penetration with broad shots?

Desperate for info, Pilon

June 4, 2001, 04:52 PM
Hey, Pilon. Welcome to TFL.

I have a Mossberg bolt-action that I've had highly customized, with a trigger job, Tritium night sight, ghost ring, scope mount, and SureFire 6 volt high-intensity light (legal for hog in GA).

I hope to take a feral pig with the Kent KO Brenneke this year. Brennekes have killed game as large as Cape Buff- I think you'll have a hard time finding a pig large enough to keep one in his body on broadside shots out to 75 yards or so.

Good luck!

Al Thompson
June 4, 2001, 08:43 PM
Also posted in the Shotgun forum..