hog hunting with 10mm pistol: 180gr or 200gr?

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hog hunting with 10mm pistol: 180gr or 200gr?

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Post by ghostrider » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:52 pm

for those who hunt hogs (or deer, or bear) with a 10mm pistol, just curious if you choose 180gr or 200gr?

also, for those who handload, what bullets do you load?

and for those who cast your own, what mold do you use?
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Post by KLB » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:57 pm

Have you done this successfully? When I first caught hogs in a trap, I thought a .45 round to the head would be an efficient and merciful way to dispatch them. Not so. A .45 round won't penetrate a hog's skull. A round in the side will no doubt ultimately kill them, but not right away. They stay on their feet in the trap.

I shifted to 12 gauge 00 buck. That puts them down.


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Post by mrvmax » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:04 pm

I know guys that have used 22 mag to kill them, shot placement is obviously key. I just shot one last week with Speer Gold Dots and until I hit it in the right place it didn’t kill it. Buffalo Bore makes a hard cast bullet that should work well. I intended on using those in my 10mm AR but it didn’t function well with those due to the high pressure.


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Post by kbarrick » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:41 pm

A friend uses .22 LR between the eyes to kill hogs in his trap. Has killed a lot that way.
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Post by WTR » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:16 pm

kbarrick wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:41 pm
A friend uses .22 LR between the eyes to kill hogs in his trap. Has killed a lot that way.
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I agree.


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Post by jason812 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:41 pm

Ghostrider, are you hunting them in the open or shooting them in a trap? Big difference between the 2.


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Post by ghostrider » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:09 pm

Ghostrider, are you hunting them in the open or shooting them in a trap? Big difference between the 2.
most likely hunting from a blind or in the open.
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Post by jason812 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:27 pm

Me personally I would run 200gr FMJ for penetration but I have no 10mm nor pistol hunt but I have shot pigs and I would take penetration over expansion with a pistol round.

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Post by AJSully421 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:29 am

KLB wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:57 pm
Have you done this successfully? When I first caught hogs in a trap, I thought a .45 round to the head would be an efficient and merciful way to dispatch them. Not so. A .45 round won't penetrate a hog's skull. A round in the side will no doubt ultimately kill them, but not right away. They stay on their feet in the trap.

I shifted to 12 gauge 00 buck. That puts them down.

Are you being even remotely serious? I shoot 200 pounders right between the eyes with 9mm 115 grain FMJ Winchester white box cheap practice ammo and they have all folded up like a cheap lawn chair. I have also shot them with WWB 230 grain .45 and never, EVER, have I had anything that might remotely resemble a slug that did not penetrate a hog skull. Same with a .40 180 grain. A .45 won’t penetrate a hog skull?!???! Surely you jest...

As far as the question, unless you are at a distance, you will notice no difference in performance between the two weights, given adequate shot placement. The 200 grain might punch through a shoulder blade a little better, but if you are hitting shoulder blade, you have hit too high anyway.
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Post by KLB » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:38 pm

AJSully421 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:29 am
Are you being even remotely serious?
Yes, I'm serious. I can't account for our different experiences, except my head shots weren't so much between the eyes as above the eyes in the relatively flat part of their foreheads. Whether that has anything to do with it, I can't say, and the issue is unlikely to arise again. The hogs have been too wise to the trap for several years, though I intend to try again soon.


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Post by powerboatr » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:40 pm

we use a 115 gr 9mm or 185 gr or a 230 gr .45 acp while they are in the trap to be quick and humane so they dont suffer.

they dont hop around, just pass away as peaceful as possible while being mad at us for catching them.
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