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Big Game Hunting

Hogs with shotguns

Uploaded on October 08, 2011

For those that hunt wild hogs with shotguns, what loads do you use and at what range? Thanks.

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from CoBowHunter wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

I wish I could help you. I have never hunted a hog...ever. I am looking forward to some of the answers. I would assume that a load similar to what you would use for a deer.

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from Greenhead wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

I use 3" slugs. Remington Copper Solids in the rifled barrel, whatever is cheap if I am shooting through the smooth bore. I am not sure that buckshot would penetrate enough on a good sized hog.

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from missedit wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

Shot placement is everything!!!
I have a friend that was shooting pigs with a 44 mag &they still were running.
The front & right behind the shoulders is a thick & hard to get through!!!
Good eats!!!

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from Treestand wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

I use my Ithaca 37/12Ga W/Slug Bbl and Brenneke Black Magic Slugs 2.3/4", they work well out of a smooth bore also, Most of the Old Boys here in Fl use Shotguns for Hogs and some use 30-30s..But slugs put the stop on hogs faster, I have seen them run dry with 30-30s on BIG Hogs(400+#) and not stop em, not so with Slugs.

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from william E. wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

i dont hunt hogs, but i do with deer and i use Brenneke slugs, either the black magic or the gold magnum and after 2-3 shots ur shoulder is killing so it would definitely put a punch on a hog

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from CoBowHunter wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

I wish I could help you. I have never hunted a hog...ever. I am looking forward to some of the answers. I would assume that a load similar to what you would use for a deer.

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from Greenhead wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

I use 3" slugs. Remington Copper Solids in the rifled barrel, whatever is cheap if I am shooting through the smooth bore. I am not sure that buckshot would penetrate enough on a good sized hog.

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from missedit wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

Shot placement is everything!!!
I have a friend that was shooting pigs with a 44 mag &they still were running.
The front & right behind the shoulders is a thick & hard to get through!!!
Good eats!!!

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from Treestand wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

I use my Ithaca 37/12Ga W/Slug Bbl and Brenneke Black Magic Slugs 2.3/4", they work well out of a smooth bore also, Most of the Old Boys here in Fl use Shotguns for Hogs and some use 30-30s..But slugs put the stop on hogs faster, I have seen them run dry with 30-30s on BIG Hogs(400+#) and not stop em, not so with Slugs.

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from william E. wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

i dont hunt hogs, but i do with deer and i use Brenneke slugs, either the black magic or the gold magnum and after 2-3 shots ur shoulder is killing so it would definitely put a punch on a hog

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