Re: Hog hunting. Which gun to use?
With hogs you don't get a decent blood trail because the fat plugs the hole and they are usually out just before or just after dark making an after dark follow up with a wounded PO'ed hog. That is why I feel they need to get hit with something that gets into the lung area and blows apart like a bomb. For that to happen the bullet has to have some zip and be decent enough to penetrate. If it goes clear thru then whatever energy is left over is lost and useless. I have shot them with an 06 with 150 gr a 270 with 130 gr. The hog I shot this year with the 270 (Sierra BTSP) dropped in his tracks which frankly surprised me as it was a lung shot. Good luck and enjoy the sausage.
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