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Tothemax 11-29-2021 04:13 PM

Hog Hunting With An M1
 
Hey guys. Has anyone here done this? Did you use ball ammo or hunting ammo?

I am going on a hunt here in a few weeks and I am thinking of dragging my winchester along. I could make up some sst rounds for it but I have a bunch of ball ammo I was hoping to use.

Thoughts?

Det. Jason 714 11-29-2021 04:31 PM

Dec 41 WRA ball ammo. One hog sucked up 5 center mass shots. but most were one.
https://i.imgur.com/v7Btoj3l.jpg

navyrifleman 11-29-2021 04:55 PM

While you could certainly hit and even kill a hog with ball ammo, I would recommend using soft point ammo of about the same grain weight that you are used to shooting, so that trajectory and sight settings might be close to what you have practiced with.

One well placed shot from a good quality soft point .30-06 should do the trick. The key is to practice shooting what you will be using on your hunt. Good luck!

bob loughlin 11-29-2021 04:55 PM

I've shot many hogs with my Garand and even my Carbine , but have never gotten more than one shot off before they vanish into the brush . Fast little rascals . Always Ball Ammo. Bob

bruce 11-29-2021 08:09 PM

Have used M-1 rifles for hunting since 1995. Have had complete success on medium to larger deer using 150 gr. pointed soft-point ammo by Winchester and PMC. Never needed a second shot. All shots under 150 yds. HTH. Sincerely. bruce.

pickax 11-29-2021 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bob loughlin (Post 2096149)
I've shot many hogs with my Garand and even my Carbine , but have never gotten more than one shot off before they vanish into the brush . Fast little rascals . Always Ball Ammo. Bob

Yes hogs are tough! Had a friend shoot one point blank and saw the skull cap blow off. We couldn't find it later.
Have shot many with my Rem. 742 in '06 cal. The trick is to put 2 shots in the boiler room from a rear angle.
The front 'shield' on a hog is quite strong and will deflect a bullet.
Nasty animals, and not worth eating over 80 #lbs. IMO.

sigman2 11-29-2021 08:58 PM

Ball ammo will certainly kill a hog. However, your chances of losing it are greater.
A well placed soft point will drop them much quicker. I would recommend a 150 or 165 gr. soft point.
https://www.hogmanoutdoors.com/blog/...kill-shoot-hog

captaincalc 11-30-2021 05:44 AM

Don't forget the bayonet...

Kilo-Sierra 11-30-2021 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Det. Jason 714 (Post 2096135)
Dec 41 WRA ball ammo. One hog sucked up 5 center mass shots. but most were one.
https://i.imgur.com/v7Btoj3l.jpg

Well done!

Keith

Tothemax 12-01-2021 08:49 PM

Made it out to the range today. At 100 yards I was 13clicks up from the basement. It was destroying steel with a 6 o'clock hold. I need to adjust my lockbar elevation drum to match.

Not too bad with winds out of the west at 20-30MPH. Think I will load up a bunch of those and take them to TX.


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