I've killed wild hogs, and I've killed wild boar.
I've seen a LOT of hogs and boar killed.
My first wild boar was taken with a Dan Wesson .44 magnum, one shot, in the neck. The distance was 7 feet. It weighed 265 lbs., on the hoof. 210 lbs, dressed.
It dropped where it stood.
My wild hog was taken with a Marlin 1895G in .45-70.
The boolit used was a 405 gr hardcast LWNGC at about 1660 fps. It was shot just above the right shoulder and did not exit. The distance was about 20 yards.
The hog 'shuddered' and dropped dead.
It weighed 320+ lbs. The guide estimated it at 350 lbs.
Over 220 lbs went into the freezer.
I've watched wild hogs and wild boar being taken with .50 muzzleloaders, .44 magnum from a Ruger Deerfield carbine, .30-'06 from a Ruger No.3, .30-30 from Winchester '94.
Two years ago, I watched a 'kid' shoot a 200 lb boar with a bow. The 'kid' lied and said that the bow was legal. Draw weight wasn't legal. (The 'kid' and his uncle joined our 'party', last minute. We had never seen them, before.)
He wounded the hog (the arrow went about halfway in) and my hunting partner finished it off with his Walther PPK/s in .380, with TWO shots to the head.
(At 4 feet, the .380 was still anemic, IMNSHO.)
What boolits did you use in your AK for that hunt?
I can't remember the weight but it's soft point Tula
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I shoot quite a few every year and I use my deer rifle. Browning A-bolt in 280 or my loaner rife another A-bolt in 270. Both works great and never had one go over 10 yards, most drop on the spot. A few in my lease use ARs with good luck but I love my A-bolts for hogs.
I had many tell me about the bad taste in boars but I have killed some large ones and never had that bad taste they talk about. I grind the large ones up and use in spaghetti,chili, or my wife makes lumpia with the ground meat (she’s Filipina).
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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.
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