5.56 Hog and Deer Rounds

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by TattooedGlock, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Reminder:
    Once you get into those heavier/longer projectiles,
    you MIGHT need a Faster Twist barrel.

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  2. been debating this myself lately as im down to just an AR and deer season is coming faster than the rifle budget :( i have a 1:9 twist that doesnt shoot great with the 77gr SMKs. it does however shoot 62gr HP wolf ammo pretty decently. probably wont use them on deer though as i dont trust them to expand.

    probably going to load up with some 64gr Fusions and see what happens. if they do good enough on deer, i may start keeping them in my 2 legged critter mags as well.

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil
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    Where do you people find 64gr Fusions? I'm only seeing 62s, but that's locally.
  4. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

    Cor-Bon DPX cartridges with the Barnes TSX bullet. The round is all copper and expands very well. Being Cor-Bon, velocity is quite impressive.

    I've hunted deer with these in an AR carbine before, and plan to do so again next month.

    Read the reviews of these on midwayusa.com or the like.
  5. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member
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    Maybe they are 62s.

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  6. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil
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    That would explain my confusion, felt like I was missing something :dunno:
  7. 62 grain will take hogs all day long. I've actually taken quite a few hogs with standard 55 grain rounds.
  8. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

    I've had luck with hogs using the 62grn Soft Point Russian ammo. Deforms nicely. The MFS, Brown, and Silver Bear 62grn Soft Point ammo all uses the same projectile as far as I can tell. And it's cheap enough to stack it deep.
  9. TattooedGlock

    TattooedGlock NRA LIFE MEMBER

    As many pros and cons as I've heard; I can't bring myself to shoot an Russian ammo through my Made in USA AR. :p
  10. sorry was confusing the 64gr winchester rangers and the 62gr federal fusion.
  11. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMukvu4zN3c&feature=related"]Wild Boar Fever 3 - Hunters Video - YouTube[/ame]

    This is how its done on hogs (in Europe anyhow)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMukvu4zN3c&feature=related"]Wild Boar Fever 3 - Hunters Video - YouTube[/ame]
    #31 Big Bird, Oct 4, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  12. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

    Eh it's all my rifle ever really shoots. Heck the 62 grn SP is all I pretty much buy and stash away anymore. I usually put the nickel plated stuff at the front and shoot that first though guess it's less corrosion resistant than the laquer coated stuff.
  13. It's a hog....Head shots are the best, but if you make a bad shot, remember it's a hog not a King Ranch buck.

    I like anything with a soft tip.
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

  15. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil
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  16. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    The guy doing the shooting is named Franz Albrecht Öttingen-Spielberg (how's that for a mouthful?)

    He's using a Sauer 202 Bolt action in 7mm Rem Mag.

    I've seen him in several other videos and the guy can shoot running game for sure...
  17. GermanyBound

    GermanyBound One Bad Monkey

    Is that the younger guy in the video? I've seen a video of him going 10 for 10 on running hogs. The dude can straight up shoot.
  18. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    yes--he's the younger guy.

    I've been on drive hunts in Germany. Best I ever did was three pigs in a day. Its not as hard as it looks if you practice. And they practice all the time.
  19. This thread reminds me of the live animal testing that LeMas did all those years ago. The footage is still on youtube for those who can stomach it. It's gruesome, but it shows how effective light weight, hyper velocity 5.56 rounds can be, even on pigs.
  20. I used 64 gr. winchester soft points till I ran out. Never lost one (10-12 deer) Now I'm using 75 gn. TAP. I shot a large doe with it last year and she was DRT. I need a few more before I trust it. For hogs I use whatever I have with me. 17 hmr in the ear will work in a pinch. These are vermine and not game. Year round open season to eliminate this distructive animals.

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