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#3191361 - 02/07/19 07:56 PM First Hog Hunt need bullet suggestions
Acronin Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
Posts: 657
Loc: NE
I'm taking my.22-250AI and using either 62gr TTSX or 70gr GMX, which I think will be ok. I am also taking my 7mm rem mag with 168gr Berger classic hunters. I considered not takjng the 7mm mag and instead taking the .243. Question: if I use the .243 I'd like to use the 95gr SSTs. What are your thoughts?
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#3191494 - 02/08/19 12:04 PM Re: First Hog Hunt need bullet suggestions [Re: Acronin]
Tonester Offline
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Registered: 04/20/13
Posts: 261
Loc: SE Nebraska
Howdy,

I have used 110TSX and 120SST in the 6.8mm. I like both Barnes & Hornady bullets for hogs. Both are hog smashers in my book. Just a tip: study hog anatomy and don't take shots on them like you would a deer here in Nebraska. Todd Huey makes a few great videos on shot placement. I like the middle neck per his suggestion. I think a .243 + a 95gr SST would be just fine with the right shot.

Near Cumby Texas, my buddy dropped a 272 lb. sow with an AR15 + 70gr TSX with a neck shot. That day, I dropped a 180lb boar with my 6.8mm with a 120SST. I aimed for the middle neck.

TC
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#3191500 - 02/08/19 12:21 PM Re: First Hog Hunt need bullet suggestions [Re: Acronin]
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8472
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
If you shoot them in the neck, any of those will work. Yellowhammer kills lots of hogs with neck shots using Vmaxes. Otherwise, I'd shy away from the the SSTs. If a hog doesn't drop at the shot, I like a nice exit wound with good bleeding. The SST is not as likely to do that as the 7mm or even X bullets.
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#3191541 - 02/08/19 04:49 PM Re: First Hog Hunt need bullet suggestions [Re: Acronin]
6mm06 Online
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 7383
Loc: USA

I use the Barnes TTSX 130 gr. in a .308, and a Sierra 75 gr. HP from a 6x45. Head and neck shots are preferred. Last hog hunt I dropped 3 with the 6x45 and 75 grainers from 20 yards to 120 yards, all head shot and all dropped on the spot.


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#3191633 - 02/08/19 11:36 PM Re: First Hog Hunt need bullet suggestions [Re: Acronin]
Acronin Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
Posts: 657
Loc: NE
Thanks for the great info fellas . Anybody use Hornady ELD-Xs?
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#3191965 - 02/10/19 03:10 PM Re: First Hog Hunt need bullet suggestions [Re: Acronin]
204 AR Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4457
Loc: Nebraska
My suggestion would be to take me with you lol! This is definitely on my to-do list.

Can't make any bullet suggestions based on hog experience, but I'm sure any ttsx wouldn't let you down. I know I want to use a 30RAR with either 110 or 130 ttsx and it should be a hammer.
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