Hog Hunting And Your Browning...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by DHonovich, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator

    As the title states, post up anything related to hog hunting and your Browning.
  2. Dallas_CMT

    Dallas_CMT Well-Known Member

    Anyone had much success with 00 buckshot and hogs? I've heard it's so-so, they will just run off after being hit. I assume a semi-auto rifle is standard hardware.
  3. joester

    joester Member

    buckshot has trouble penetrating the hog' "shield" around its neck/torso area. It only works at very close ranges. If you only use a shotgun, slugs are way better.
  4. Dallas_CMT

    Dallas_CMT Well-Known Member

    Sounds like my .35 Remington with a 200 grain silver tip would make a better hole puncher. :)
  5. joester

    joester Member

    I can 2nd that-First hog i ever shot was with that caliber load! in a Marlin 336 about 1990. Happy hunting.
  6. Dallas_CMT

    Dallas_CMT Well-Known Member

    Mine is an old Remington 141 pump with a 4x Redfield. Made in the early 40's I think.

    I wonder if I can find someone in south Texas that will let me shoot their hogs? :)

    I'm not much of a hunter but I could get into this...
  7. taylorsmith831

    taylorsmith831 New Member

    In my latest hunting practice I have used buck mark rifle for hog hunting, I can't say it was a success but really had fun.
  8. elibrown80

    elibrown80 New Member

    Hog hunting during night becomes ful of adventours . I use a Night vision Sight named BNS-P with my weapon. I enjoy it during night.
  9. Billythekid

    Billythekid Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Unfortunately hog hunting doesn't exist in New York just yet but sure sounds like a lot of fun.
  10. cavmedic

    cavmedic Well-Known Member

    I've seen many people have much better luck with a 223 than a shotgun or 45-70 even. Hydrostatic shock is deadly on pigs and the slow bullets just can't produce it.
    A well placed bullet 1" behind and 1" below the ear with a varmint round (yes varmint round, they cause most shock) will drop a normal sized pig anytime. (Wont drop hogzilla)
  11. Rob poston

    Rob poston Well-Known Member

    I don't use any of my Brownings for hog hunting, just because I don't own any centerfire Browning rifles. My hog hunters are a .308 SPS and a Bushmaster Varminter. Around here, the hog population is somewhat smaller and can be taken easily with a .223 hunting round. Hit them around the ear and they drop on the spot, but even hitting them in the shoulder plate will drop them dead.
  12. Pamlico

    Pamlico Member

    One day I want to try my hand at Hog hunting! The Meat should be tasty too!
  13. Bigbuckool

    Bigbuckool Member

    I took this one in my profile pic in January with my .300 Win Mag A-Bolt. Had to use non lead as it was in a condor zone (don't get me started) and Hornady 165gr. GMX stoned it at a little over 200 yards. I was impressed with the performance. .300 is probably overkill but shot's can get long where we were hunting.
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  14. studebaker

    studebaker Member

    restored_image_20170724113147961.jpg .50 cal Browning BP
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  15. SOG

    SOG Member

    I shot Russian wild boar with my 300WSM BLR take down. That was over kill. My friend was standing next to me when I took the shot. He asked what did I just see fly through the air ? Turns out it was a hunk of wild boar.


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