Well, a modern sporting rifle chambered in .223 Remington , 6.5 Grendel , or 6.8 SPC will work, but it’s tough to beat something in .308 Winchester like the Smith & Wesson M&P 10. If you stick around to the end of the video there is also a cooking segment where this hunter prepares his harvest. I use the Marlin 25mn myself and have had nothing but good results. But the pig dropped on first shot (dad still put a.38 in it because he thought I shot too low). So just to be safe, I would personally shoot a hog no further than 25 yards considering I have the proper setup for a clean shot. Handgun. No. Either way, the shot should enter the hog’s skull and into the brain where it will do some heavy damage and knock the hog out instantaneously. The 3/16" thickness is light enough to make a nice ping when struck by the bullets. There is a chance that a really lucky shot will work. Pigs can be easily dispatched using a firearm chambered for .22 long rifle or larger calibers fired precisely into the brain cavity. Taking on this endeavor will be challenging but that’s the reason all of us chose to be hunters. I used the.22 and shot between the eyes, but at a bit of a down angle. Winchester fmj are my preferance as cci is a little weaker. A pellet gun is cheaper. usually we shot behind the ear down and in toward the brain. The Clean Kill: Where to Shoot a Hog. Better get a 22 mag. This is done with a single shot from the .22 caliber rifle. Plus, it got pissed off real quick. It will also require patience and solid marksmanship but it is very doable. However, if you’re considering shooting close to the max effective range, and you’ve watched “Shooter” starring Mark Wahlberg, you’re going to have to factor in wind, spindrift, air pressure, altitude, humidity and the Coriolis effect. High velocity ammunition is loaded with smokeless powder loads which is expected to match the typical speed of black powder rounds. If you're bow hunting, it's recommended that you use the heaviest pulling weight possible to hunt pigs. Granted, it is a very small target to ask of you but it is still the sweet spot. With a front facing target, the best place for the shot is the head, between the boar’s eyes and its forehead, which is where the brain is, and also in this case a well-placed shot will produce an instant kill. If you are planning to kill hogs primarily with a 22 LR firearm, allow me to help you prepare for the task as best as possible. Think about this. Instead of the “crack” sound that supersonic rounds make when fired, these rounds make more of “clap” sound which makes animals less likely to be spooked. Author: Hogmanadmin | Posted: March 30, 2016 Rifle. This is the quietest category of 22 LR ammo. Plus, all rounds, including the 22, become less effective at a certain distance. So can you kill a hog with a 22 LR efficiently and humanely? Good thing it was in a cage. There are two reasons for this: first, the target area is very small and this problem can be exacerbated by the ‘dish’ (concave) face shape of certain breeds and in aged pigs; second, the brain lies quite deep in the head, relative to other species, with a mass of sinuses lying between the frontal bone and the brain cavity. This is definitely not the article to explain all that. I foolheartedly shot a hog pointblank in the face with a subsonic 22 round and it barely scratched it. You’re not exactly shooting the hog right between the eyes. is more lethal than a poorly placed shot from a centerfire rifle. This Texas hunter proved that by instantly killing an invasive wild boar with a single shot from his.22 rifle. An analogy to envision this concept is trying to blow a spit-wad out a straw. When the hog is quartering away from you, shoot right behind the front shoulder towards the hog’s “armpit.” This will be a heart shot or at least a lung shot that will take a hog down for sure. When shopping for these rounds, pay close attention to the nominal velocities mentioned on the boxes as every manufacturer varies in speed. 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After the throat is cut, a pig needs to be bled out. The majority of calibers are also suitable for wild pigs (save for .22 and the 25-20 Winchester). This question has been debated for years. Similar to the standard velocity ammunition, this round also uses a 40-gr solid or 36-gr hollow point lead bullet. a 22mgnum will always do the job. They are typically equipped with heavy bullets which contribute to the slower velocity. Nice round, no recoil and easy recovery. Shoat definition is - a young hog and especially one that has been weaned. This Texas hunter proved that by instantly killing an invasive wild boar with a single shot from his .22 rifle. You’re actually going to aim about 2-3 inches right above the imaginary line between the eyes. He uses a .22 rifle at a point between, and slightly above, the eyes with the barrel about 1" from the head - so virtually point blank range - and the pig quite literally falls into the feeding dish. When a round is discharged in a rifle, the long barrel allows a production of higher pressure. For an easier target, aim right into the ear hole. Lightsaber. This is another good area to shoot a hog with a 22. If you’re aiming for the lungs and shoot high you will hit the spine resulting in instant death; shoot low and you will hit the heart. In my opinion, the best place to place a shot is right behind the ear or on the ear. Hollow points begin to expand upon impact and with a hog’s tough skin and hard skull, you will find it difficult to take it down. It takes more force and breathe to shoot it out a longer straw versus a shorter one. Use a .22 on them, anything bigger and you're risking self-injury from the exiting bullet. Hog hunting can be a fun and exciting sport if you are properly prepared for it. Countless hunting articles have been published imploring hunters to switch to a bigger hunting caliber. You don’t put the … Most of my pig shooting is done in areas where there are thick patches of Sifton bush or scrub where ranges are short - from 10 to 20 metres. Hogs and pigs have very similar anatomy to humans. Because of the local I hunt my pigs I only hunt with a Ruger 10/22 in under 50yds (w/a 9mm or 44mag on my hip just incase) all my kills have resulted in drop dead where they were, shots. It is still possible to take a down a large hog though. Smith & Wesson M&P 10. Pigs. Another thing to consider is that the recoil energy is very low, thus making the continuous cycling of rounds in a semi-automatic firearm unreliable. A successful pig drop. I know may be difficult to determine the gender of a hog in the heat of the hunt, but consider it nonetheless. this is a video of my dad shooting hogs in oklahoma. The.22 inch rim-fire are usually used for vermin control (rats and rabbits) but can be used effectively, when loaded with the correct ammunition, to kill young cattle, horses, sheep, deer*, goats, and pigs up to 100kg, when shooting from a short distance (from 5-25cm away). Some will say it’s only about proper shot placement but I beg to differ. Number of slices to send: Optional 'thank-you' note: This site is owned and operated by Hog Hunting For Beginners. Don't try to experiment when you're shooting something like that with the muzzle against its … A well placed shot from a 22 mag. The 6" diameter is big enough to hit, but challenging enough to miss. Be careful with your shot placement. For regular size hogs, high forehead angled back works fine. This shot placement is more for large caliber rifles but if you have the right ammo and short enough distance, it’s worth attempting. It can reach a nominal velocity over 1400 feet per second. If you are planning to hunt hogs with a 22LR, be patient and always have a backup plan if things go sour. Pigs' brains are extremely small, making the need for an accurate shot essential. some things are just wrong, I'm afraid this one falls right into that space. The first thing you’ve got to do when butchering a pig is kill them. In fact, a 22 LR round has been recorded to have taken down a grizzle bear in 1953. If the pig finds out you shot him with a .22 the pig will get mad and rip you to shreds. this is a video of my dad shooting hogs in oklahoma. A male hog weighing the same as its female counterpart will probably have a thicker skull and skin due to the fights it has with other boars. One well-placed shot and they are down. This site also participates in other affiliate programs and is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies. The morally preferred method of killing hogs is to use at least a .22 caliber rifle shot through the brain to kill the pig quickly and painlessly. I wanted to quickly mention the size of hog you’ll be hunting with your 22. Bigger is not better, do not use a larger caliber gun, which will kill the hog instantly and it will not bleed out. Whatever your choice of weapon when taking on a wild hog, there are a few things to understand about the troublesome, but oh so tasty, beasts. I don’t have a short rifle like a lever-action carbine, but I do own a pump-action shotgun which I’ve been using with buckshot with reasonable success. That’s crazy! I've talked with several hunters over the years who used a .22 Magnum to plunk them in the ear. How to Butcher a Pig. Due to the 22 long rifle (LR) being such a cheap and quiet round, I have always wondered if I can kill a hog with it. It’s going to take a little bit more planning and box-reading to find the appropriate type of ammo. 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