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    Hunting hog with handgun

    I want to hunt hogs with handgun this year.
    I'm not looking to shoot a trophy hog, just meat hog like I always do.
    I will keep the range within 25 yards as thats about as far as I can consistantly hit a clay pigeons from standing position.
    I have couple of handguns I can use including a 357 mag Python, Colt 1911 in 45ACP and Ruger GP100.
    I'm not sure if I want to use the 45ACP or 357mag yet.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    A buddy of mine killed a sow a few years ago with a .40 Not sure how it would have done with a thick shielded boar but it got good penetration on the sow. .357 will do it for sure no problem. I'll be hunting them this year with a handgun as well but mine is a 7mm-08

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    I assume 7mm-08 is a T/C?

    I think I'm going to try the 357magnum this time and maybe use the 45ACP in future.
    I have a 357mag load of 180gr Hornady XTP going 1,210 fps out of the Ruger GP100.
    The 45ACP load is 200gr Hornady XTP going 990 fps from the Government model.

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    My brother shot a 300 pound boar with his .40 cal glock 35. He also killed a 100 pound sow with a 9mm Berretta. One shot to the ear with the 9mm, I think 8 to the chest/ribs with the .40

    I think the first 2 shots with the .40 the hog didn't move, like he missed. The next 6 or more were just because he had that many more bullets left.
    Last edited by kmf600; 10-11-2011 at 06:52 PM.

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    I think there are people who have killed hogs with a high power pellet gun to the ear too.

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    I have killed several with a 357 revolver.

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    10mm for me.

    If I had to choose between 357 and 45 I would go with the 357. Should get better penetration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRussell View Post
    10mm for me.

    If I had to choose between 357 and 45 I would go with the 357. Should get better penetration.
    Yes, both loads were made with "older" design XTP bullets which doesn't expand much but gives good penetration.

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    Yea its a TC. I'm a big fan of the 7-08 for its "man gun" power and "girl gun" recoil. I have one in pistol and one in rifle.

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    Shot placement is the key. I shot a big hog broadside 3 times with my .45 and he just kept on trotten. Shot one with my .40 same thing. You really need to hit the head / neck / spine otherwise you'll most likely not find them.

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