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Old April 25, 2012, 10:46 PM   #30
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RE: Center mass and hogs

This link from has a cross section diagram of a hog's vitals.

Center mass is actually aft of the liver.

Note how low the heart is, below and just behind the shoulder. Hogs also have a lot of hard cartilage around the shoulder.

Good odds a bullet will have to go through upper leg bone, and possibly rib bone and / or shoulder cartilage, depending on angle.

I've seen hogs run a good distance after a "center mass" hit from a 12ga slug.

Vitals on deer are arrayed somewhat differently.
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