Freedom Munitions recently introduced their line of Boar Buster ammo designed for hunting tough animals like hogs and bears. Is this stuff really all it’s cranked up to be?
With hog populations at an all-time high, many ammunition companies are developing new lines of ammo specifically designed for use on tough animals like feral hogs. Freedom Munitions’ Boar Buster ammo is one of the latest examples.
Using Nosler Bonded Performance bullets, the heavy-for-caliber, blunt-tipped bullets certainly look fearsome and undoubtedly will do a number on a heavy-boned animal with really thick skin, like a feral hog or a bear. They also market the ammunition as being designed for high-volume hog hunting with modern sporting rifles. Keith Warren is a big fan and used this ammo in a recent hunt featuring a pretty spectacular hog headshot.
Check out the video and see what you think.
Though this stuff looks pretty cool, it’s going to take more than a video showing them shooting hogs in the head to convince me that Boar Buster ammo is all it’s cranked up to be. Just about any good hunting ammunition will do the job on a feral hog with good shot placement, so while these shots are impressive, I’m still not quite sold.
That being said, I’m always intrigued by new hog hunting ammo, so I’m going to keep an open mind and try to learn more about Boar Buster ammo.
Is there anybody out there with some real-world experience using Freedom Munitions Boar Buster ammo who wants to chime in?
Freedom Munitions currently produces their Boar Buster ammo in .223 Remington, .308 Winchester, and .300 Winchester Magnum. Right now, it looks like they’ve only got 64gr .223 and 168gr .308 Boar Buster ammo available.
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