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Old 08-30-2010, 05:52 PM
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Re: Bullet choice, shot placement 25-06

These people have never shot anything with a 25-06 if they think that either of the 120 gr bullets you mentioned is too small to shoot a hog with. Of the two I would pick the 120 Rem CL myself. Your shot placement will be perfect and he will most likely drop like a rock. By the way my Grandfather used to kill some mighty big hogs he raised with just a 22LR between the eyes.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:25 PM
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Re: Bullet choice, shot placement 25-06

Thank you for that information.
I am waiting for the weather to cool off, so I can get a shot at this beast. I hunted him once in the heat, I got a tick on my leg, and drenched in my own sweat.
Hogs dont come out in the sun, it burns thier skin. I need to wait till winter, or hunt him at night. He is using a dead end portion of a trail, and I dont hve a clean shot unless I am in close quarters - he is wiley and experienced.
Anyway, thanks for that info, I have every confidence in the core lockt round, the Positive expanding point may be too light for hog - it is a GREAT deer stopper.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:35 PM
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Re: Bullet choice, shot placement 25-06

The very best place on such a large hog is directly in the ear hole especially with the bullets that you describe. the distance to the brain is probably less than a quarter inch. Forget about the heart and lung shot. Concentrate on the ear or the spine of the neck for instant kill. No trailing or wishing , the deed is done. With accurate shot placement a 22 hornet or 222 is just as effective as a 25-06 or 30-06.

Porker is coming down if the shot is placed in the ear hole.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:28 PM
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Re: Bullet choice, shot placement 25-06

My concern with a headshot is movement. If he moves while I am pulling the trigger, the shot is lost and he is either gone or comming at me.

How many head shot hogs have you killed, and how many have you attempted and lost?
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:44 AM
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Re: Bullet choice, shot placement 25-06

I have killed over 30 hogs from 40# to over 600#. I have lost one shooting head on in the forehead with a 25-06. the bullet hit correctly but at the wrong angle and richo off. My dad used to shoot hogs with a 22 with the sight pattern of the x between the eyes and ears. One hog in particular had over an 1" of solid bone and it took multiple shots in the same spot to penetrate. You will have time to pick a spot without it moving. Be patient shoot straight.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Bullet choice, shot placement 25-06

Sound like the right way to go then, thank you.
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