Shot Placement When Hog Hunting

KurtM

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Like this? The one on the left is of 3 getting hit all at the same time!
 

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Adding to shot placement, I'd like to mention that a good bullet and cartridge can give you a bit of "wiggle room" if you happen to be off a couple inches.

I prefer the center neck shot, especially if I'm about to engage a large boar or a sounder of hogs. Unfortunately, my aim has been a little less than stellar on a few of my last hunts. However, the cartridge/bullet combo I'm using has killed every hog ive hit with an opening blast...even if I've missed the spine by nearly two inches (my very last hunt where I slid in a cow pile as I pulled the trigger not included).

This is where bringing enough gun is important. I've killed some huge boars lights out DRT with a .223, but placement and bullet construction are much more critical. You'll also lose more hit runners with a lighter caliber.

Todd's video is old...but the information is still spot on.
 
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