Re: Suggestions for 1st Hog Hunt as a family
I'm in Michigan, but I've shot quite a few hogs down in south Texas over the years. If you can get good broadside shots while there are standing at a corn feeder the best shot to take is right in or slightly below their earhole. Any caliber there will do the trick. If you shoot them in the body, aim just behind the front leg and just about mid body in height with your .308s. Since you will be in blinds where the kids can be on a seat, just make sure they are up high enough so they can get the butt into their shoulder good and have a little padding. Those .308s shouldn't kick any worse than a 30-30, which is usually built in a lighter stock and total gun weight has a lot to do with what felt recoil is. Have a good time and I would leave the buckshot at home and drill them with your rifles because they can be a tough animal when not shot properly and buckshot would have to be only for an up close and personal shot. The last one I shot last March was about 135# and was with a .243 in the head at about 80 yards out of a blind with a good rest.
Last edited by Topgun 30-06; 03-12-2011 at 12:29 PM.