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Hunter Uses an Elephant Gun to Harvest a Wild Hog

Ever wondered what it would be like to go hog hunting with elephant guns? Well, these two guys in Florida did.

If you've ever wondered what a 750-grain bullet fired from a .577 Nitro would do to a feral hog, then you need to see this video.

Not only is a double rifle a stylish piece of gear for hunting dangerous game in Africa, but it is quite effective against feral hogs as well.

Watch the video below, or if you're unable to view it, see it here on YouTube.

For reference, a typical .30-06 Springfield hunting bullet weighs 165-180 grains. Though this is not small by any means, it is dwarfed by the 293 gr bullet fired by the 9.3x74mm and is absolutely tiny compared to the 750-grain bullets that the .577 Nitro Express shoots.

Though that extreme level of power is not really necessary when hunting hogs, a .577 Nitro is just what the doctor ordered for dealing with a charging cape buffalo. Not surprisingly, a bullet that is designed to reliably stop a charging elephant has no trouble penetrating the entire length of a feral hog.

Not only did these guys get some good practice in prior to going on an elephant hunt, but they got literally a whole truck-load of bacon out of the deal as well!

Like what you see here? You can read more great hunting articles by John McAdams on his hunting blog. Follow him on Twitter @TheBigGameHunt and on Instagram The_Big_Game_Hunter.