G20 vs. Big Ass Bore

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  1. Diezel_Amps

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    Today I was duck hunting (early Teal) and ran accross a big, 350-400lb. bore with "tusks" at least 4" long hanging out of its mouth. Luckily, it looked as if an F350 had already had its way with this pig but I hear there are plenty more in my the area and they are very agressive. I was carrying a G26 with 124 +p+ ammo and doubt seriously that would have done much to this guy. Would a G20 10mm penetrate this suckers grill and KO his ass or do I need to pickup a 44mag or something?

    Note: due to laws I can't carry anything but a shotgun with steel shot (no emergency slug) and a CCW weapon which is normally my G26.

    Thanks.
     
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    With heavy bullets loaded right, I wouldn't be overly concerned.

    Double Tap ammo with heavy bullets comes to mind.

    Daryl
     

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    I would sure think that the G20 could handle it...plus you've got 16 rounds at your disposal.

    Boar's are basically eccentric looking pigs.

    Googled, and found a guy that hunts wild boar with a G20 10mm. He says:

    "THE STOPPERS
    That list would include the .500 S&W, the recently introduced .460 S&W, the .454 Casull, the .480 Ruger, the .475 Linebaugh, the .44 Magnum and the .41 Magnum. Unless your local threat includes nothing larger than feral dogs or smaller rabid animals, the .357 Magnum is marginal at best. But the 10mm semi-auto is an overlooked option that can be quite effective. With the proper loads it can produce the same penetration as a .44 Magnum, and its reduced recoil allows more control in rapid-fire situations.

    I’ve taken a number of large boars with a 10mm, and after a careful analysis of the bullet performance, I’ve come to the conclusion that in a short-range, shoot-fast situation, I’d rather have a properly loaded 15-shot Glock 10mm in my hand than a six-shot .44 Magnum revolver.

    http://www.outdoorlife.com/outdoor/shooting/article/0,19912,1140069,00.html
     
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    DT has a couple loads the will lay that pig out with no problem. I would go with a hardcast load and it will work fine in your G20.
     
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    Hit them in the eye and just about anything will work fine.
     
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    A friend of mine hunts them with a half dozen pit bulls and a knife. Damn Glock is overkill by comparison.
    Fred
     
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    Say "hi" to Lothar of the Hill People for me :wavey:
     
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    hahaha... probably the best post ever.


    I saw something on TV about that, actually. It's exactly what it sounds like... nothing more, nothing less. The dogs just wear down the pig until it's out of energy. Then... well... the knife part.
     
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    I know in GA if your hunting with dogs, they will bay them, and you can either stick 'em with the knife, or you can tie them up and release 'em on your property for a later hunt. I'd prefer to just shoot 'em and get it over with.
     
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    There are plenty of guys around here that do the Pit Bull/Pig thing. They usually but a big steel chest plate on the dogs. But, I am in the middle of nowhere, usually by myself with one 100lb yellow lab.

    I think the 10mm will work well. Actually, I am thinking of a G29 since I don't really want to haul around a 20 wearing waders, etc...
     
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    {They usually but a big steel chest plate on the dogs. But, I am in the middle of nowhere, usually by myself with one 100lb yellow lab.}

    sic the lab on the boar and run the other way ;)
     
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    I believe that Mr. Nugent himself encourages the use of the G20 on pigs and boars (and liberals, and criminals, and terrorists, etc.)
     
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    I'd personally use a .44 magnum.

    But that's mostly because I already have a .44 magnum and don't have a G20.
     
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    I have a G20, and would still use the 44mag on the low end of calibers, for what your talking about.


    Good luck.


    CanyonMan
     
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    The 20 will be fine. Get the 200 or 230 beartooth flat point hard cast. Another thing, if there is alot of those hogs around as you describe, leave your dog at home. Your dog will go after them and end up getting hurt or killed. It will also be hard to get a shot off on the hog without shooting your dog. I know how much my dogs mean to me. I actually bought my first bulldog thinking I was going to use him for hog hunting. Then I saw what a hog can do to a huge, mean pit bull and forgot about that idea.
     
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    If you do pick up a G20, shoot me a pm. I have some 220gr handloads I can mail you 15-20 of.
    I would love to see how they work myself, but I'm not able to hunt.