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22-250 for Hogs ?

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Unread 05-20-2012, 12:11 PM
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Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

55grn soft point puts them down with authority. the Post above mentions the barnes solid, also bad to the bone. Plenty enough bullet to stay together deep enough to take care of business in the boiler room or severe the spine (neck area).

I wouldn't recommend any cheap hollow points or V-max.....that's fer gophers' and stuff The biggest problem with killing hogs is hitting them in the right place. I've seen them hit with 30-06's and run off. You have to remember their spine drops way low coming out of their shoulders into the neck. The heart is almost on the breast bone too. Draw a line from the 'armpit' to the ear and pretty much shoot anywhere along that line forward of the shoulder and it'll hit the spine and drop them.

With your quick shooting Olympic, you'll have no trouble. How you liking that thing? Been thinking about getting one myself.

In fact, by accident, I found out the 204 ruger with 45grn soft points is wicked penetrator material and poison on hogs too.

My two cent's worth! Post pix of the carnage

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    Unread 05-20-2012, 12:24 PM
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    Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

    The 22-250 is just fine. Friend of mine shot his with one in the neck w/50gr hollow points and dropped DRT. Mine was hit with a ballistic tip in the lungs ran 50yds. (I don't recommend the last one, no blood trail). But the 60 gr partitions are sweet. Id go with those. Put I behind the ear or in the neck just below the ear and will drop em
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    Unread 07-12-2012, 04:16 AM
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    Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

    I took my 22-259 hog hunting I dint get anything I was walking through pretty think swappy area and I was a bit worried my 22-250 would piss them off more than anything but I had a 12g with me too just in case some of the areas I had to go through I had to be crouched down which added to the excitement when I heard them grunting and squealing my heart was racing buti thought if I shoot this bastard I'd have to make sure I killed him coz therebwas no quick escape. I'm thinking of using case creek scent lures and electronic calls. Has anyone used the case creek electrical callers or scent lure hog hunting? And if so did they work?
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    Unread 08-07-2012, 03:31 PM
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    Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

    I hunt alot of hogs here in Texas a 22-250 is plenty of gun for hogs yes it has to be a well placed shot I also use AR 15 with great success.
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    Unread 08-07-2012, 03:59 PM
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    Re: 22-250 for Hogs ?

    Stick it in his ear and a 22-250 is enough to drop him! Body shots may not be the best thing when you go that small a caliber though. I've used a .243 and 25-06 on them down there, but I always take broadside head shots when they are eating and I know I can put it in or near the ear hole.
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