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Old 02-13-2012, 05:15 AM
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How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

How much energy is needed to take an 210-230 lb hog
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:07 PM
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

the guys I know in Texas say a 165 to 180..they are tough in a .3006, I have used a 165gr in a 7mag it worked the only problem as soon as the shooting started they went hiding.
What calibre are you using?
if you plan to take out the .22-250 stay home, all you will do is piss them off.
I am loading some 165 accubond, some bullets won't go deep enough to do any damage.
I don't remember the town in Texas but they have signs asking hunters to kill there wild hogs.
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

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the guys I know in Texas say a 165 to 180..they are tough in a .3006, I have used a 165gr in a 7mag it worked the only problem as soon as the shooting started they went hiding.
What calibre are you using?
if you plan to take out the .22-250 stay home, all you will do is piss them off.
I am loading some 165 accubond, some bullets won't go deep enough to do any damage.
I don't remember the town in Texas but they have signs asking hunters to kill there wild hogs.

I disagree about the .22-250

The smaller the round, the less room for error on shot placement, I've seen hogs dropped with a 22mag in the ear. Shoot a big caliber and you can shoot them just about anywhere and manage a kill. Buddy of mine just used his .223 to take a hog, granted 3 shots, but hey....

There isnt a set amount of energy needed,but it helps to have more than 1,000ftlbs when shooting a big/tough animal like a hog.
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

Not much. A 22lr will do with good shot placement... (grin) I've shot pigs with a 300 Whisper with a 173g bullets at ~1600-1700 f/s. Went through the pig the long way.

Pretty much anything you want to shoot them with will work with good shot placement.
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

To the HULK.
If the .22-250 works for you, good luck! I hope you have lots of kill shots just ga careful.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:58 AM
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

I never shoot a large animal without at least 1,000flbs of energy. So different calibers have different maximum ranges.
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

My Texas in-laws figure that the same rule of thumb for deer aplies to hogs. At least 1000#, the less the energy the better your shot placement needs to be. It sounds like it's more a matter of how ballsy you are as the caliber gets smaller. I'll be using my 6.8SPC next month in the DFW area (if all goes well anyway) and I'm still not 100% sure it's enough.
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