I have shot hogs with at least 5 different rifles-cartridges. I really was impressed with the way my .270 killed a big boar during deer season at right at 300 yards. I was even more impressed how my 30-06 killed one back in May. The bullet went in the back above the tail and went all the way through the lungs. Of course, I was shooting 200 grain Sierras when that happened. But still. It did a fantastic job. So I was thinking about which rifles and cartridges I have used to kill hogs. Here is what I can remember:
I have not always been so lucky because I have shot some hogs, heard them squeel and knew the way they reacted that they were hit, but had them run off and never found them. That happens to us all on occasion. We don't quite hit where we want or the hog is exceedingly tough. I don't know all the reasons-excuses, but it's happened to me a couple of times. How about y'all? What is your favorite Hog gun and bullet-load and have you had any get away to root another day?