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Old 07-25-2009, 11:15 AM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

243 on hog? sure. A budy of mine shoots 105 partitions at them with no problems. Key is shot placement.
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Re: .243 for hogs?

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243 on hog? sure. A budy of mine shoots 105 partitions at them with no problems. Key is shot placement.
105 partitions? I always thought the only came in 95 or 100 gr for 243. If they exist that would be awesome...can you double check with your buddy?

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:13 AM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

I was working from memory and I was off by five grains....

Nosler makes 243 partitions in 85, 95 and 100 grains. My buddy loads the 100 grainers.

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105 partitions? I always thought the only came in 95 or 100 gr for 243. If they exist that would be awesome...can you double check with your buddy?
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Re: .243 for hogs?

The .243 will do very well with the behind the ear shot to the spine. I have killed them out to 150yds and they never move.CCI large rifle primer win. brass 43grs 7828 behind a 100gr nosler partition.
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Re: .243 for hogs?

What about a small pig (less than 200lbs)? Would a shot to the vitals with a 243 take them down?
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Re: .243 for hogs?

I have shot bushpig and warthog with my 243 and 85gr sgk at 3200fps seated to touch the lands - moly coated. Using CCI BR primers and S355 (41gr) - South African propellant more or less equivalent to IMR 4320- hope I am making sense - some tables say it is closer to IMR 4064 and Rel 15 but I am not sure on this. I shoot them behind the ear and in the shoulder.

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:50 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

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I'm flying to Dallas on may 8th to visit a friend, do some fly fishing for some trophy bass, and he also happens to have some hogs on his "farm" (1300 ac) that could use some thinning out. He really doesn't shoot a rifle, but he said that there is a 30-06 at the farm that the ranch hand uses. He said that a couple of hogs under 100# would cook up nice, but the next sentence was "I hope you know how to clean them because I don't." Well, THAT won't be a problem!

So, it's either use the 30--06 (he didn't know what type of rifle it was) or ship my .243 down to myself. I've got it throwing the 85g Barnes TSX bullets @ 3350 fps and they're grouping 3/4 moa.

So, you think it'll be enough or should I take my chances with the 30-06?

I live amongst the hogs on the Sabine River and I can tell you for sure,take the '06. and hopefully its an auto. Thats what I use, Rem. 750 with folding stock and 6- ten round magazines. Hogs run in packs, might make the corner and be in the middle of 15 or 20 hogs and pigs.
Hogs have an armor plate down their shoulders protecting the usual kill zone.
An ear shot is what your trying for, JFK that SOB.
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