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i have never hunted unless you count shooting crows in my grandmothers garden with a bb gun when i was a kid. i never really wanted to do any of the hunting that most people do locally (deer,fowl etc.) but i would like big/dangerous game and boar hunting(which i have heard is commonly done with handguns) so is a .45 gonna be enough to drop a pig (i sure hope so since its all i got)? and where can i find info on boar hunting in MS? i have kicked around the idea of using a spear also but i think im gonna want a gun when 200 lbs of pissed off boar is running at me
 

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shot a 225 lb boar last year at 30yds with 225 gr hollow point 45 cal. in muzzle loader
at same time buddy of mine shot him with a 50 cal muzzle loader both hit him right behind shoulder he was still trying to crawl off ,shot him 3 more times with 45 long colt
before he stopped they kinda hard to kill,river jr.shot one with 12 ga slug then twice more with 357 sig,,but some of the guys hunt with a knife :NO: not me :thinking:
 

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i was thinking along the lines of taking my.45 and buck knife but i dont know if the blade (3") can contend with boar hide. I'm just trying to rack up on intel about this before i go out in the woods and get gored to death cause i overlooked something or was udergunned/unprepared
 

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I killed this big pig 2 years ago it weighed 392 lb with a shot to the head using my Colt HBar and a 64gr Winchester PP shot was around 50 yards. He now sits over my fire place.


 

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If I "happened" to get drunk and stumble into your house, it may be enough to stop me from drinking!! :rotflmao:
 

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captain-03 said:
If I "happened" to get drunk and stumble into your house, it may be enough to stop me from drinking!! :rotflmao:
Yeah he's a hell of an ice breaker makes for great conversations when we have get togethers...lol my wife hates it.
 

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it can be done but you will have to pick your shot. We had a hog come in a couple years ago to mount, he shot it with a rifle and started tracking it. The hog found him while he was on his hands and knees in briars. This guy shot it point blank with a FMJ.40cal about 8 times. Some in the head some in the shield the bullets in the shield stopped between the shield and meat thats one tough puppy!!
 

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RIVERBILLY said:
...but some of the guys hunt with a knife :NO: not me :thinking:
Used to roughneck offshore with some guys who claimed to do that. Told I didn't believe them but have heard enough guys tell me about it that I guess they weren't. Bad on the dogs to tie into a cornered hog. I'd definetily want my D. Phillips knife if I tried.
 

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I've never been hunting for them but I would use a tree stand just for safty if I was just using a 45 cal. and a knife. :0023: :2c:
 

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well if you PICK your shots,you can kill them with a 22LR.Oh an if you do use the 22,DON"T SHOT AT THE BIG ONES !!!!! IT JUST MAKES THEM MAD :wallbash:
 
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ive heard convincing reports of a .17hmr to the head can take them down..

that being said...

im not going out there with anything other than a high power rifle and a shotgun.

i prefer overkill as opposed to death by hog.
 

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When I was a kid we use to raise a hog every year and slaughter it in the fall. We would shoot them with a .22 in the ear point blank drop them in their tracks. I would never hunt one with a .22lr.

I was walking to my deer stand one afternoon and almost tripped over a 150ish lbs hog. My rifle was slug over my shoulder so my first instinct was my 9mm pistol, shot him 3 times, all he did was grunt and run off about 50yrds and stop. I finished him off with one shot from my 45/70 then.
 

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bensand26 said:
Rbelote said:
I know of alot of guys that dont even bring a knife...just a pack of dogs and duct tape or hobbles
they wrestle it down?
Thats what I'm talking about!!

...I'm a little crazy...

...but I aint stupid...

...and I sure as hell aint wrassling with a hog
 
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