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How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

 
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:11 PM
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Human kill something that carries a 1000 foot pounds of energy at the distance you are shooting a 100 yards or to 500 yards. Sad to let an animal suffer any kind of animal.......
I think 1,000 ft. lb of energy on impact is good, but I also see that if the bullet simply blows thru the animal, it's a waste of energy. A generic 30-30 will put them down just as well as a 30-06 when it's all said & done. I still will always go for the big fat bullet going slow enough that it will not exit the body very much at all.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:42 PM
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

Shoot em in the ear with any centerfire caliber and they won't go anywhere but down!
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:13 AM
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

You all are so lucky that you have all these hogs to shoot! I'm stationed in CA and everyone here wants to charge out the ***** just to get one hog! The public land gets hunted hard and the private land owners charge $500 - $700 for a hog. I need to move to TX!!! LOL
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:29 PM
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

What ever a Barnes 223 is below the ear. I would take my 45/70 the best hog gun.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:42 PM
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Re: How much Energy is needed to take an hog ?

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You all are so lucky that you have all these hogs to shoot! I'm stationed in CA and everyone here wants to charge out the ***** just to get one hog! The public land gets hunted hard and the private land owners charge $500 - $700 for a hog. I need to move to TX!!! LOL

It,s alot of fun at first, and then you watch your land get destroyed by these pest. East Tennessee is covered in hogs, and they are spreading to the western part of Tennessee fast. On my 2200 acre lease we have killed over 300 hogs in the past 3 years. mostly with AR,s 223, 308, 25.06 and 270WSM. they all do the job, mostly head shots over bait with night vision.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:11 PM
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What ever a Barnes 223 is below the ear. I would take my 45/70 the best hog gun.
a .444 has little trouble dropping a 300+lb. hog. They don't even move after taking the hit, but just roll over dead.
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