Originally Posted by kc
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.