Page 7 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 86

Thread: Two more "wild" Boars spotted in Caledon

  1. #61
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    My in-laws that hunt in PA use .270 and .308. The others in GA and Ala. use the same. They say the vitals are covered by thick hide and muscle that smaller calibers have trouble punching through,especially,if the animals are larger and heavier. Practise on running targets is also important because those things can run like deer.

  2. # ADS
    Advertisement
    ADVERTISEMENT
     

  3. #62
    Loyal Member

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    My in-laws that hunt in PA use .270 and .308. The others in GA and Ala. use the same. They say the vitals are covered by thick hide and muscle that smaller calibers have trouble punching through,especially,if the animals are larger and heavier. Practise on running targets is also important because those things can run like deer.
    I'll second that.

    Friends in Texas use 30 calibre minimum. One guy I know uses 45-70 Gov. Says he had a situation with a .30-06 that just didn't do the job one time. Had one pi$$ed off hog to contend with. Mind you these guys go for the grandaddies of hogs 400 lbs and up.

  4. #63
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Boiler View Post
    I'll second that.

    Friends in Texas use 30 calibre minimum. One guy I know uses 45-70 Gov. Says he had a situation with a .30-06 that just didn't do the job one time. Had one pi$$ed off hog to contend with. Mind you these guys go for the grandaddies of hogs 400 lbs and up.
    Question here is , where did he hit it ? many have said that they have hit their game in the vitals only to have to follow up with multiple finishing shots , then when examined closely their first shots were way off the mark.

  5. #64
    Needs a new keyboard

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    As far as a hogs anatomy better protecting the boiler-room vitals - I'm not buying into that.
    Domestic pigs do not have the same shield protecting their vitals. Feral/wild hogs depending on their genetics can have a shield that is up to 2 inches thick and is similar in consistency to cartilage.



    Last edited by Species8472; August 20th, 2015 at 04:21 PM.
    They say a man turns old when sorrow and regret take the place of hope and dreams

  6. #65
    Loyal Member

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    Question here is , where did he hit it ? many have said that they have hit their game in the vitals only to have to follow up with multiple finishing shots , then when examined closely their first shots were way off the mark.
    Not sure. This was some time ago. I do know that they're fast critters. He could have hit it anywhere but the kill zone. If it was the area I think they were pegging them around 150 yards. I'll be going over the winter and if I see him I'll ask.

  7. #66
    Apprentice

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Boiler View Post
    I'll second that.

    Friends in Texas use 30 calibre minimum. One guy I know uses 45-70 Gov. Says he had a situation with a .30-06 that just didn't do the job one time. Had one pi$$ed off hog to contend with. Mind you these guys go for the grandaddies of hogs 400 lbs and up.
    If a 30/06 (with a proper bullet) didn't do the job I'd be inclined to put the blame on poor shooting . --- I've killed hogs (in Florida) with 12 ga. slugs . ---

  8. #67
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    I'd tend to agree with Jaycee - I've not hunted hogs, but when I was in high school, I killed a ton of them at the slaughterhouse I worked at, including some several hundred pound sows. They die pretty quick and we were using .22 long head shots..
    Forgive me for being so stupid. ..I guess putting a .22 a couple inches from the sweet spot on the forehead of hog is the same as trying to hit that same spot at a hundred yards.
    Next time I am hog hunting, guess I should just walk up to it and kill it with my .22, and all this time hunters have been trying to shoot them with large calibres.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

  9. #68
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post

    I have only killed one , an escapee at 165 lbs, though it looked like a "wild boar " it was not and went down with one shot from my varmint rifle a .243 shooting a 85 grn. HPBT Sierra bullet , again a head shot between the eyes "lights out ".
    A small hog. Nice shot no question about it. But do you want to come to Florida or Arkansas with me and hunt them?
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

  10. #69
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    A small hog. Nice shot no question about it. But do you want to come to Florida or Arkansas with me and hunt them?
    ANYTIME ! I'll take the smaller under 200 lb. ones as I want good meat , once they are over 200 lbs. they develop more fat and gristle. I'll leave those big ones for you.
    Last edited by jaycee; August 22nd, 2015 at 06:39 PM.

  11. #70
    Member for Life

    User Info Menu

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    ANYTIME !
    We only use two sticks and a string....some times we forget one of the sticks and the string.


    Only thing you would have to ride around in the truck, and they have not dispatched me there for awhile.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •