Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Hog Hunting

Hog Hunting Techniques For Hog Hunting


Reply

7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-16-2012, 01:12 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Posts: 307
7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Sold a 20" upper last week, and have a hole that needs filled. Looking online, Hornady shows a 123 gr for both, but the 6.5G has a few hundred more ft/lbs at muzzle, and carries them much better. It seems to better choice, especially with the price coming down in other loadings.

But, is there any reason that a larger (7.62 as compared to 6.5)bullet, would do better? Use a 154 gr in the x39 and maybe change things?

Most shooting for now has been 100 yards or less. I have 2K rounds left for the SKSs we have. From the 123 fmj to 154gr Wolf softpoint. Wolf also does 120 MPT and 123 Softpoint, with many people having good luck with the 120gr MPT. I don't know how much I would shoot either one, but I know that shooting of a gun is inversely proportional the cost of its ammo. I am not travelling for several hours for a once in a lifetime, just going two counties over for a weekend.

Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-16-2012, 08:00 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,391
Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Grendal or 300BLK for hogs inside 100yards. Barnes has the new pink tip ttsx for the 300BLK.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 165
Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

A buddy just took his first hog (small, about50lb) with a 7.62X39.
Worked fine. Shot it in the chest.
The outfitter said it should do fine inside 100 yards.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tampa Bay, Fl
Posts: 146
Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

I've killed or been involved in the harvest of hundreds of hogs. I'm guessing that close to 100 have been taken with my AK47 in the hands of young shooters, using wolf 156 gr soft point ammo. these were all within 40 yds, and all dropped on the spot save one, which was hit in the neck just aft of and below the ear. It seems that the bullet managed to pass through between the Juglar and spine, and he ran off. We got a shot at him later, and he dropped with a heart shot..The 7.62X39 is more than adequate. --Caution---A lung shot on a large boar at relatively close range may give you a close up view of some dangerous cutters, even when using a much larger caliber.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Posts: 307
Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Does anyone see a reason to go to the Grendel?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-18-2012, 12:05 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,494
Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dust View Post
Sold a 20" upper last week, and have a hole that needs filled. Looking online, Hornady shows a 123 gr for both, but the 6.5G has a few hundred more ft/lbs at muzzle, and carries them much better. It seems to better choice, especially with the price coming down in other loadings.

But, is there any reason that a larger (7.62 as compared to 6.5)bullet, would do better? Use a 154 gr in the x39 and maybe change things?

Most shooting for now has been 100 yards or less. I have 2K rounds left for the SKSs we have. From the 123 fmj to 154gr Wolf softpoint. Wolf also does 120 MPT and 123 Softpoint, with many people having good luck with the 120gr MPT. I don't know how much I would shoot either one, but I know that shooting of a gun is inversely proportional the cost of its ammo. I am not travelling for several hours for a once in a lifetime, just going two counties over for a weekend.

Thoughts?

For a real pig stopper I looked at all of the AR 15 uppers and went with the 450 Bushmaster.

The uppers are priced reasonably and ammo from Hornady is about $28.00 a box for the 250
grain.

It will knock them off there feet normaly and you wont have to look for them.

Workable Range is 250 to 300 yards. look at the ballistics.

Just another though.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Re: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dust View Post
Does anyone see a reason to go to the Grendel?
Makes a great deer gun
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 7.62x39 or 6.5 Grendel for pigs?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7.62x39???? liltank Long Range Hunting & Shooting 20 01-06-2013 04:06 PM
how to hunt pigs soundwaves Long Range Hunting & Shooting 9 05-21-2012 11:16 PM
7.62x39 questions for pigs dust Hog Hunting 20 02-13-2012 01:27 AM
Mean Pigs Bullseye117 Member Introductions 2 09-03-2010 08:41 AM
AR 15 in 7.62x39 in Ky scott1119 Guns For Sale 0 09-14-2009 02:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC