Weekend Decision… Power or Speed? 🤔

Kay0404

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I’d have to agree on the .17… I’m interested as well.. I shot a mountain hog straight on in the head with a 17hmr bt.. took it like a champ as I’m guessing the bullet skipped off the frontal skull plate.. buddy of mine killed the same hog 3 weeks later.
 

jessej

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I have a load for a 17Cal
18gr @ 5040 FPS… 🤔
Tempting… 🤣
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Hatrick

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I’d have to agree on the .17… I’m interested as well.. I shot a mountain hog straight on in the head with a 17hmr bt.. took it like a champ as I’m guessing the bullet skipped off the frontal skull plate.. buddy of mine killed the same hog 3 weeks later.
I did the same thing first time hog hunting. Only with a 45! Killed it 1 week later with the part and soft spot on head. Federal hollow points.
Tom
 

Northkill

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I have a load for a 17Cal
18gr @ 5040 FPS… 🤔
Tempting… 🤣
It's ok to yield to temptation on this one. No crime will be committed except for having too much fun and I'm not along. 😜 But we'll cancel that if you share with us the vids and the details. 👍 So, now that the tool of hog-fate is settled, all we need yet is the "when". Tonight?
 

257X50

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Karamojo Bell didn’t list the ones that were wounded and escaped! But, he did lay down a ton of Ele with his 6.5x55. O’Connor used a 270 for almost everything and nobody gives that round much thought anymore.

I have shot Cape Buffalo with 416 Rem, 460 Wby and 470 NE. The 460 Wby was the only one that gave me difficulty on one buff hit well. Go figure. I know people who have shot a semi-load of African dangerous game with a 308, so, kind of makes you wonder why we punish ourselves w the big bores.
I meant the 6.5x54 in the MS carbine he used till he couldn’t get good ammo.
Just reread his book.
 

DarryH

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Haven’t seen hogs since January…
Guess they’re back!
Now to decide if I wanna smack ‘em with Power or Speed?

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with proper shop placement and appropriate bullets, np difference, It has been proven that hydrostatic shock is a real killer on these, so that gives the edge to speed and a proper expanding bullet.
 

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