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.243 for hogs?

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Unread 06-08-2012, 04:44 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

Have killed many, many hogs with .204 Ruger. Put it behind their ear and it doesn't require a cannon.
That being said, a .243 Winchester Mod. 70 Featherweight wreaked the havoc in the picture below.
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Unread 06-08-2012, 07:40 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

Originally Posted by esshup View Post
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?
a 150lb. hog will work just fine with the .243 using 85 grain+ bullets
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