Hog Hunt in Georgia

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by F250Stroke, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. F250Stroke

    F250Stroke 10 pointer

    I have the opportunity to hunt hogs in Georgia for a couple of days. I have a couple of .223s and a .243. Thinking the .243 will be fine, what do the pros think?
     
  2. cityslicker

    cityslicker 8 pointer

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    .243 will be fine as long as you're using a proper bullet. I hog hunted in Arkansas a few years ago and using an AR15 chambered in 6.8 spc. I dropped a big hog in it's tracks with a head shot. The bullet passed through and killed a piglet as well lol.
     
  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Watch Pigman on tv. He an Dap give good examples of how to pinch a hog.
     
  4. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 10 pointer

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    Lonestar boars on YouTube is a wealth of info.
     
  5. Tufrthnails

    Tufrthnails 8 pointer

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    .243 is just fine I pop a few every year with my 5.56. Bottom of Earhole them and you are golden no muss no fuss looking for them.
     
  6. Smokin9mm

    Smokin9mm 6 pointer

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    Either will be fine. 2 inches behind and 2 inches below the ear
     
  7. Deernut33

    Deernut33 Fawn

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    Shoot them in the head or spine and either will be fine. I've killed a ton of hogs in Georgia in the past few years and learned to not shoot behind the shoulder unless it's the only shot you have. A green or red led light mounted on your scope would be helpful as well as they tend to be nocturnal during the hot months. Good luck
     
  8. F250Stroke

    F250Stroke 10 pointer

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    I fired one shot behind the ear and managed to get this young sow! We did get two more smaller ones as well
     
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  9. Zforzachariah

    Zforzachariah Spike

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    22 mag behind the ear does just fine. .243 will kill any hog if you shoot it behind the shoulder with absolutely no issues.
     
  10. elkaholic

    elkaholic 10 pointer

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    243 will work great. killed a hog in 97 with a bow. I saw one on a hunting show killed with an air rifle.
     

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