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    9mm and wild hogs

    I was wondering what yall think is a good shell for wild hogs. im lookin for something in the $10-20 that is good to take them down at close range.

    I was also wondering what yall think is the best just overall shell for $10-20. I heard Blazers are pretty accurate and reliable for my sigma 9mm.

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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    'Never hunted hogs with a 9mm. But if I was going to start I'd pick the heaviest, fastest, hollowpoint I could get and aim for just below the eye (then climb the nearest tree and wait)!
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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    I would be so bold as to say that the 9mm round is woefully inadequate for hogs larger than a 75 pound Javelina.

    Even then, I wouldn't use a Hollow Point. You need lots of penetration and even the heaviest hollow points are not designed to give you more than 8-12".

    I would think you'd be better off with a much larger caliber if the hogs are more than 100 lbs and running wild (As opposed to shooting a penned animal prior to slaughter).

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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    Eight to twelve inches of penetration is all you need if you're gonna' shoot them under the eye, but in agreement with SS that there are many, many calibers that would do a much better job. If you only have that one pistol make sure your shots are well placed and if it's going to be a body shot, a soft nose would work better. I've never shot a hog with a 9mm but have had good luck with a .45 Colt and a .44 magnum. Those will usually get you a DRT (dead right there) hog.
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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    Speaking from practical experience, you'll need two good rounds if you go after a Boar with a 9mm. The first to shoot the boar and make it mad and the second for you before it gets to you. Not trying to be flip but, a 9mm is woefully inadequate for Boar.
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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    THE biggest complaint of the 9mm was its totaly PENETRATION.So I would be happy to try that round IF close enough to place a kill shot.Best of luck and let us know how many you kill !.

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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    Be sure your hospitalization and disability insurance is paid up.
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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    Welcome to the forum, cdj. I did enjoy the replies you got...we do have members here with great senses of humor. The one thing I know about wild hogs is that they can be big and very dangerous. I think that is why you got some of the humorous replies on the caliber you want to use.

    Honestly, if I was going to hunt wild hog I would either be carrying my M-1 Garand or my fiances Marlin 1895 lever action in .45-70.

    The most powerful handguns I own are all in .357 Magnum(more than a little more powerful than 9MM) and they would advise that the .357 is considered marginal if not underpowered for wild hog.
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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    To have a "good" 9mm hog gun, one must file down the front sight.

    That way it won't hurt quite so much when the hog takes the gun away from you and sticks it up your butt.

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    Re: 9mm and wild hogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphonso
    To have a "good" 9mm hog gun, one must file down the front sight.

    That way it won't hurt quite so much when the hog takes the gun away from you and sticks it up your butt.

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