9mm load suggestions for hogs?

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  1. jmorris

    jmorris

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    I figured that would get your attention. :)

    We have them pretty bad this year and our normal hunting, driving them off for a couple weeks and keeping them in the woods isn’t working. The 4x4x8 ft traps don’t cut it anymore either.

    I decided on a double gate corral trap that I could put on their trail, connecting the two gates with cattle panels on both sides to form a large round trap.

    I have game radios that let me know when they are there and modified one so it stays keyed up on channel #2 so I can hear how many are in close proximity, then trigger the gates with a cell phone call.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEQyYYtM9GY&feature=youtu.be


    I’m going to start with my minor 147 plated RN loads, head shots. Maybe a some 115 JHP’s super...
     
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  2. DubfromGA

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    People love to talk about hog hunting.......until their land gets covered up with them. They tear up stuff and destroy feeders and such.

    Good luck. Hope you can kill or run off enough to make things get back to normal.

    I can’t stand them.
     
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    You need a vlunteer crew to cme hunt them.:highfive:
     
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    jmorris, the stuff you put together :)
     
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  5. Hoser

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    The only 9mm bullet that I have good luck with on critters is the Speer 147 Gold Dot going the speed of heat.
     
  6. jmorris

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    Only things I have ever killed with 9mm’s were snakes and such except for a couple coyotes.

    The 147 subs didn’t even wake up the wife.

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    Could always go one millimeter larger, "to be sure."

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    EDITED TO ADD: jmorris, that is one awesomely clever contraption that you have there. Love to hear how it goes.
     
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  8. LostinTexas

    LostinTexas Exploring Alternate Routes

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    Don't use a 115 on pigs. Round nose sucks for everything. It may work but not all that well.
    Flat nose hard cast. You'll be near point blank so that helps.
    Even better leave the 9 at home and take something with more punch.
     
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    A friend was shifting from his 9mm carry gun to his .45-70 BFR hunting gun when the guide offered him a handful of 9mm Extreme Shock with Nytrilium bullets.
    So he shot a pig with one, which was enough.
     
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    Nice coat on that one. Much better looking than the rangy mangy yotes I typically see.
     
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    I’m looking forward to one day adding a 10mm 1911 and some dies.

    It’s gonna be big fun.
     
  13. jmorris

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    Yeah they look pretty good at my house, they eat more of my chickens than I do. :(
     
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    Well, that was more work than I thought it was going to be. Needed some more buddy’s down there this weekend but I guess they are all paying “honey do’s” so they can come down next weekend.

    Anyway, we got the pin together and the gates up and tested to confirm function and setup a game radio, before I decided to quit for the day.

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    The blue arrow is the control box, the red one is the game radio inside the pin, the yellow one is the rear gate.

    The game radio went off once during the night then as I was getting in the shower this morning but I couldn’t hear anything on the keyed up mic there, guess the boys were not making a lot of noise this morning but they did hang out for a half hour or so.

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    Normally 8 would have been a good catch but I didn’t have the GSM camera or even a feeder setup yet so I didn’t know what was in there and it turns out the girls passed it by and went to the feeder instead.

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    Today we set up the feeder and GSM camera, it caught me exiting. Pretty crummy images but for $119 and having them sent to my phone, I just moved it inside the pin so I have a better chance of seeing what’s there.

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    Looking promising so far.
     
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    "I’m going to start with my minor 147 plated RN loads, head shots. Maybe a some 115 JHP’s super..."

    147grain yes but not plated and not minor loads, you want Plus +P and either an FMJ or a JHP that is known for reliable expansion without falling apart.

    115 grain JHP's might not hold together and lack the mass and sectional density for good penetration.

    Underwood has the perfect load for you unless you want to step up from a 9 to a 10mm which would be even better.

    https://www.underwoodammo.com/produ...-jacketed-hollow-point?variant=18785726464057
     
  16. jmorris

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    FF to 4:30 in this video.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9CL8WWNew
     
  17. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member

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    Have you ever seen "Pig Man" on the sportsman channel? He's constantly hunting hogs (and other stuff) with pistols, rifles and bow and arrow. Guy can shoot! The episode he and Ted Nugent went hunting with a helicopter was interesting. His marsh hunt from an airboat was, too. Invite him.
     
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    Buffalo Bore sells a 9mm +P load using a hard cast, heat-treated projectile. Several years ago, Alaskan guide Phil Shoemaker used this 9mm ammo to kill an attacking Brown bear at 8 to 10 feet. I would think a hardcast 147 grain TC should give adequate penetration on a hog at 20' away. In a jacketed bullet, the Hornady XTP is a slow expander, should give similar performance. Looks like fun, until its time to process 15-20 hogs at one time.
     
  19. jmorris

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    Some of the little ones came in the hampshire being one with the group of sows yesterday.

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    Maybe in a couple days the mom’s will join in.
     
  20. jmorris

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    Looking better.


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