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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
Re: Pig/Hog bullet for a .270
Coreloks are good hog bullets, partitions are terrible. Yep, I'd get 150 gr.
I've killed lots of hogs, 308, 375 handgun, 44 magnum, etc. They are VERY difficult to kill if you are shooting for the heart/lungs. You must miss the shoulder and angle up into the heart. I've never butchered a southern hog with out finding other bullets in it 22 rf, 6mm, and even a 30 cal. They seem to absorb ammo, and keep going. Since hogs will run to the thickes stuff when hit, dropping them is key. I've looked for/tracked wounded hogs in S. Carolina , Florida and Georga swamps at night....not fun.
last year I killed two. One with a 12 ga slug, the bullet was inthe off side under the hide, completely mushroomed, shoulder shot in thick creek bottom, it ran 50 yards, and was still mean when I got to it. the second was with a 22-250..it never moved. Why...head shot. I've changed completely my hog shooting. I now only take head shots. It is a waiting game to get the ear/eye profile but it works great and doesn't damage meat/hams.
Most southern guided hunts are over bait in the early morning or late evening. So a good scope is a help.