Small caliber vs. big bore rifles for hog hunting


What’s your favorite caliber for hog hunting?

Hog hunting continues to grow in popularity across the Carolinas. With loose regulations and no limits, hog hunting is a great way to stay in the woods year-round, and to stock the freezer with meat. It’s also great for testing out new gear and shooting a variety of firearms and loads.

The folks from 704 Outdoors TV put this video together about shooting different rifles when hunting walking sausage. It all started when a .223 round ricocheted off a hog’s head during one of their hunts. Then it was the .450 Bushmaster’s turn. The results were a bit different then.

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