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Old 01-18-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

My nephew just shot a 310 lb boar in Winnie tx with a 223.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:28 PM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

You know I once shoot a squirrel from bum to head with a Marlin 45-70 but it was really hard to tell what happened it was one heck of an enema for him I am sure LOL. I would like to shoot a Rabbit or a possum with a 338 Edge or 50 Cal that would be messy. But back to my question i was reading were Winchester just come out with some Ammo for hogs in 223 cal in 62gr and 308 in 150gr SWo i figered if a 223 can do it then my 22-250 should be able to.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:38 PM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

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You know I once shoot a squirrel from bum to head with a Marlin 45-70 but it was really hard to tell what happened it was one heck of an enema for him I am sure LOL. I would like to shoot a Rabbit or a possum with a 338 Edge or 50 Cal that would be messy. But back to my question i was reading were Winchester just come out with some Ammo for hogs in 223 cal in 62gr and 308 in 150gr SWo i figered if a 223 can do it then my 22-250 should be able to.
It can and will.

I dont know any specifics, but I think my buddy is using an 89 grn bullet in his pet .223 hog loads.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

FWIW, IMHO, I believe that the only bullet of choice for taking hogs with small calibers is a Barnes TSX. It is one tough bullet and you'll get a devastating wound channel and maximum penetration. As long as you aim at a somewhat vital area the bullet should reach it and the hog will die. He might run for a while, but it will kill him.
I grew up north of Larado, TX in peanut country and hunted hogs 3 nights a week for years, had keys to all the gates to all the farms. Farmers told me to keep the hogs out. I've taken hogs with .357 (rifle) .44 mag (rifle), 45-70 (good hog , and most with a 30-30. The farthest shot was about 7-8 yards (we hunted with dogs). I had many seasoned friends tell me that they've had .357's hit a charging hog in the head and deflect off its skull. If you're shooting out of a stand like the others mentioned, go ahead with your 22-250, but I warn you, if you're stalking these guys or chasing with dogs you're really gonna with you had something in your hands that will DRT. A 22-250 will kill a hog with the TSX, but it might plow through you and your buddies before it dies. Some hogs flee when shot... others just get pissed.
Good luck with your hunt if you're planning on eating it get a sow!
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:56 AM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

I have shot hundreds of hogs with a 22-250. Some out to 300 yards or further. You had to be very careful with shot placement to bring them down where they stood. They all died, some took longer than others. You would not find a gut shot hog! But if you took your time an ear or heart shot worked everytime. I shot a Sierra 55 grain HPBT.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

The caliber will be fine with proper bullet construction and shot placement. Where did you get an AR15 in .22-250? Pretty sure they never made one. AR-10 would work or .223 WSSM in a 15.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

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Guy's I will be going on a hog hunt this spring and was wandering if my AR-15 in 22-250 will work for killing hogs? Do any of you guy's use a 22-250 if so what size and type of bullet do you use?
I would do it. Use a 75gr Berger, or 68gr Hornady.
Question though, is that an AR-10 platform or AR-15?
Even face to face you should have at least 10 rds.
And if your bag limit is greater than one

I know if I went I'd take an AR with a Aimpoint on it.
Have fun!
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