If you like to hunt wild hogs on a regular basis, listen up. Here are the three best calibers to do it with!
Believe it or not, narrowing down the calibers to only three has become extremely difficult when considering most big-game animals. However, hog hunting comes in many different shapes and sizes, making it even tougher.
Some hog hunters only want to shoot at "Hogzilla," while others prefer to pick off the little guys for bettering eating. From Florida to Texas to California, they're getting out of control.
No matter what camp you're in, you have to check out these ammo hog destroyers, based on the evidence shared in each entry's video.
And, believe it or not, .223 Remington did not make the cut.
1. .308 Winchester
It seems firearms chambered in .308 Win. get the job done the best. Some great firearm choices for hog hunting, when chambered in .308, are the Smith and Wesson M&P 10 and the Browning BAR ShorTrac Hog Stalker.
If for some reason you have doubts about shooting this ammo at a wild boar, or anything while big game hunting, just take a look at the what happens at the 3:25 mark in the video!
2. .30-06 Springfield
Very similar to the .308, the .30-06 has been one of the most widely used whitetail deer hunting rifles a long, long time. Well, guess what? It works great for shooting hogs, too. This caliber is accurate, powerful and deadly, even in the hands of novice hunters.
To check out a great summation of the differences between the way each performs in the field, listen to this guy break down the nitty gritty.
3. .270 Winchester
Also known as a deer rifle, the .270 is just simple and effective. With the right shot placement on a broadside pig, a bolt-action .270 packs enough punch and penetration to get the job done on the little piglets, as well as the full-grown feral hogs!
Be sure to jump to the 4:55 mark in the video to see the way a .270 can make a Texas hog drop right in its tracks from long range!
Really, if you're doing your part to battle the hog population surge, then it doesn't entirely matter what hunting cartridge or hog gun you're using. Wild pig hunting will prove to you that these are indeed tough animals, and the rifle calibers we use deserve a little scrutiny. But as long as it's ethical and you're confident in your shot, have at it.
Hunting hogs shouldn't need to get too technical, right?