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.308 for Hogs

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by buffalo soldier, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. buffalo soldier

    buffalo soldier

    Mar 21, 2003
    Right here
    Need your advice on which ammo to use. Maybe not ideal, but I have the following ammo on hand. If you had to choose, what rounds are best suited for hogs (meat hog approx. 150#)?

    1) 168 Sierra BTHP Match @ 2600
    2) 165 Ballistic Tip @ 2600
    3) 150 Ballistic Tip @ 2800

    Trusty 29 will be back-up ;f

  2. ucsdryder


    May 24, 2004
    What're are the distances you will be shooting, and how large are the hogs? I use 150gr core-loks in my .06 and have killed ~15 hogs ranging from 50-300+. I have had ONE hog run after being shot, and he made it about 30 yards before it was lights out. I think any of your choices will work fine. Hogs aren't that hard to kill, so the bullet isn't all the important. If you were hunting grizzly bears or something then you might need to get super picky.


  3. tjpet


    May 14, 2001
    Utah-Idaho border
    Have a friend in CA that uses milsurp 147grn. ball ammo. Says it tumbles slightly on impact, creates a big wound channel, and kills'em just fine.
  4. buffalo soldier

    buffalo soldier

    Mar 21, 2003
    Right here
    I too can now vouch that the 308 is more than adequate.

    Shot a 200+lbs hog yesterday....190 yard shot, broke his neck and dropped him on the spot ;f Second shot ended the flopping and guaranteed his wasn't going anywhere. Complete pass through with both shots, so I did't recover bullets. Used 150gr. Nosler SP solid base @ 2800fps.

    Buffalo ;e
  5. ECVMatt


    Apr 13, 2003
    So Cal
    Where did you go hunting? What type of rifle were you using, what scope? Fill us in on all the details! Hope you had a great time.

  6. SJC 3081

    SJC 3081

    Feb 23, 2005
    This is my load,Fed 215,Rem cases,44 grains RL15 and 180 grain Nosler BT. This load is clocked at 2650 fps at 5 yards. This load is used in my Tikka 595 with a 23.5 inch barrel and loaded above Sammi pressures. I smoked a 185lb dressed buck with it last year.