Hog Handgun Hunting

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  1. HuntingFree

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    Greetings, folks!

    I've recently acquired a piece of property to hunt on and have taken up the art of handgun hunting. I was looking for maybe some ammo selections for hunting hogs anywhere from 100-250lbs in both 9mm and 10mm as that is what me and a friend plan on using (G17 and G40). Ranges from 10-20yds. I've been using my G42 for 250+lb hogs in a trap quite sucessfully but I'd imagine they can do a bit more outside the cage rather than inside...
     
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    Hogs have handguns now? I guess it was only a matter of time.
     

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    Looking for handloads or factory ammo? For jacketed the 147xtp loaded warm will do well in the 9mm and 180-200gr xtp in the 10mm do well.

    I really like a good cast bullet as well. My 17l is throated for using 357 mag bullets so I like to use 158-180gr cast bullets with a wide meplat and I like 200-220gr wfn bullets i the 10mm. They penetrate well even when loaded to modest velocity.
     
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    I have the 124gr XTP and sig VCrown 10mm JHP but i also have some 9mm NATO FMJ and some 10mm round nose hard cast.
     
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    I believe the smaller pigs (up into the low 100lbs range) will be taken just fine with the 124gr xtp as long as you are up to the task and put it where it needs to be. I myself would want a little more weight for anything bigger just to make sure the penetration was there. I have no experience with the sig bullets, are they controlled expansion? That's what I'd be after.

    Cast bullets give plenty of penetration but need a large flat nose (meplat) to destroy tissue and bring down critters. How wide is the meplat of your 10mm bullets?
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    These are my critter bullets in the service rounds. The 9mm 180gr on the left has a .300" meplat, the 220 grain 10mm has a .330" meplat and the big 45 has a .400" meplat. They hit hard and leave 2 holes in game. The don't have to be pushed hard to perform well either. 900-950fps is about all that's needed.
     
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    My 10mm hardcast look just like yours and loaded 200gr at 1200fps.
    10mm Vcrown are a non bonded JHP that perform the same as the XTP 9mm but with a 200gr at 1100FPS with huge .95" expanded bullets and a 3" wide wound channel. Almost like a rifle soft point type of effect.