the guide told us that the best place to shoot a hog is 2" behind the ear and about 2 " lower than the ear. That winds up being a spine shot & DRT.
Shootist43For my first Hog hunt I took a 30-06 and a 270. When we got there the guide told us that the best place to shoot a hog is 2" behind the ear and about 2 " lower than the ear. That winds up being a spine shot & DRT. After that I've used my 6.5 x55, 35 Rem (in an iron sighted Marlin Lever Action), a 308 and my 35 Whelen. Like tarbe said, just about anything you happen to have in your hand at the time will work with proper shot placement.
Out of curiosity , CBH Australia ... How come the .30-06 Springfield calibre never quite caught on , with you Australian gentle men ?I shot 3 this evening with my Tikka .308. Yea whatever you have at the time is fine. I have head shot them with .223 instant kills.
If you get a clean shot most rifles are capable.
In Australia plenty would have .308 or .223 in their safe, some of the older fellas still have their .222 but with pro roo shooters nailing a few I reckon the .223 bolt actions are racking them up all over Australia.
I need to try my .375H&H on pigs, or I need to find pigs when I am carrying it.
I want to hunt the Northern Territory bigger pigs and Buffalo.