Originally Posted by wolf19r
Were going to hunt for the meat so dropping them fast will be key. Now for placement are you going behind the ear or a heart lung shot? My options are limited so it's AR with hunting rounds or 12ga and buck maybe then? Were going on some piece of land out in the North Fl area I'm not sure yet where exactly. Also are is there a set number of rounds your allowed to carry when hunting with an AR or shotguns? The answers I found varied.
I've killed a 250#'er with a 30-30 behind the ear and he dropped in his tracks. Another one the same size with a 30-06 behind the low right shoulder quartering to in front of the left shoulder killed him, but he got into the brush and rambled around for 15 minutes or so. We had to go after him after dark and didn't know at that point if he was still alive or not.
This .pdf may help you understand the anatomy differences. Note how low the heart placement is, so it's rather tough to get at. Personally, with a .223, I'd go for behind the ear unless I had a VERY good angle on the heart... but with a heart shot they'll still run on you so you may need to track. With the ear shot I'd bet on DRT.
Good luck, and have fun!
Oh, if you're going to skin it out, understand that the boar has TWO bladders... DO NOT POKE A HOLE IN THEM as if the urine hits the meat you may as well toss it out.