Many ammunition manufacturers are developing special ammo designed for taking hogs because of their expansion and a growing interest in hunting them. Remington’s Hog Hammer ammo — available in .223, .30-30, .308 and .30-06 among seven calibers — is just such a development.

Ammo designed for hogs needs both good penetration and expansion capabilities because of the thickness of a hog’s hide.

Hog-specific ammunition is more expensive than standard ammo, but is what most hunters would chose for hunting any large, dangerous game animal in thick cover. What does not pay is a lackadaisical attitude that risks a wounded hog.Remington execs used gelatin blocks to examine the penetration of their new Hog Hammer ammunition.