WayneH
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WayneH asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 5 years ago

Question on hog ammo.?

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I have property in East Texas that is heavily wooded. My longest shot will be within 50 yards or so. I have an AR-15 .223 which might be a little light for a large hog. I also have a Mossberg 500 tactical 12 gauge. I prefer this one for hogs and was wondering if slugs or 00 buckshot would be the best.

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  • 5 years ago
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    What's your question?

    " I also have a Mossberg 500 tactical 12 gauge. I prefer this one for hogs and was wondering if slugs or 00 buckshot would be the best."

    If it were *ME*, I would be using slugs. That isn't to say buckshot wouldn't be effective, but it's just not 'my thing'. I believe in a big hole and a big piece of lead, as long as you can shoot it accurately.

  • Jeff
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    My hog hunting tells me that 5.56 ball works just fine on wild hogs.

    If you get close a 12 gauge slug will do fine too.... you have any trees close? Learn to climb them....

  • Well if I'm going to use a shotgun that means a fairly short distance so I'm go with a slug.

  • C T M
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Rifled slug.

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  • WayneH
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    5 years ago

    Thanks folks, I was leaning toward the rifled slug. Bug chunk of lead and a big hole.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You did not ask a question.

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