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Old March 9th, 2017, 03:48 PM   #1
 
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44 Magnum Hog Hunting Ammo

I'm planning a feral hog hunt in the near future. My primary firearm will be a 300 ACC Blackout AR-15 platform. My OM BH .44 magnum revolver will be in a chest carry rig.

I'd like to hear from all of you who have hunted wild hogs with your .44 magnums.

I'm particularly interested in what commercially available .44 magnum ammo you have used and/or what you recommend. I am not currently into handloading.

Thanks in advance...



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Old March 9th, 2017, 03:49 PM   #2
 
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Underwood 305 grain lead flat point.
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Hossbreed, my load for feral hogs has always been Winchester 240grn. SP in both my .44 Auto Magnum Carbine, and my 8 3/8" S&W Model 29, or my Ruger SBH. with the 7.5" barrel.

Note: I hand load for just about every cartridge I own which is quite a few, but the hogs I've shot, which is quite a few, the 240grn SP, put them down with minimal meat damage almost immediately. I load mine using the Nosler 240grn SP bullets and load them to the approximate velocity that was delivered by the Winchester store bought, using the WW296 powders. and a magnum primer.

If you plan on hunting out by Arizona in the marshes, you probably won't have to shoot much over 100 yards and more than likely closer to 50 yards or less. Believe me they do taste very good when barbequed, and the bacon is out of this world. Just make sure you smoke the hams etc.
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I would use either federals hard cast swc or preferably the buffalo bore 305 grain lead flat nose or if recoil is an issue and it is a far heavier recoil than a 240 grain 44 use the 270 grain jacketed flat nose.
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I like bonded fmj's 240 grain underwood for hogs, but the 305 cast would be very effective too.
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