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#192510 - 05/20/18 10:59 AM Hog hunting
Gsj
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Hello, new member here. First time post. Been away from hunting, reloading, and shooting for 20 yrs. life and the job got in the way. It?s time to renew the passion.
My question.... will a 240 grain Keith style SWC handloaded to 1200 FPS out of a 7.5 inch Ruger SBH be a good load for hogs? I would like to practice with my hunting load, and it would be a plus to keep my ammo costs down. If this load would not be a good idea, what would you recommend?
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#192511 - 05/20/18 12:23 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Gsj]
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Welcome! Yes, I'd think that load will more than suffice.
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#192512 - 05/20/18 01:08 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: KRal]
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 Originally Posted By: KRal
Welcome! Yes, I'd think that load will more than suffice.


Welcome aboard, Gsj.
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#192514 - 05/20/18 01:46 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Gregg Richter]
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What caliber?
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#192516 - 05/20/18 03:20 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Badubet]
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Welcome, looks like you have it covered!

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#192518 - 05/20/18 03:25 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: racksmasher1]
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A 240gr SWC @ 1,200 FPS IN 44 OR 45 SHUD WORK ALL DAY LONG ON HOGS AND NOT WEAR YOU OR THE GUN OUT.
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#192524 - 05/20/18 10:26 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: 45MAN]
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Welcome. I agree with 45MAN, in a 44 mag the 240 grain bullets are my favorite. They work great on whitetails and hogs. Still shot placement is key.
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#192525 - 05/20/18 10:31 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Gsj]
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 Originally Posted By: Gsj
Hello, new member here. First time post. Been away from hunting, reloading, and shooting for 20 yrs. life and the job got in the way. It?s time to renew the passion.
My question.... will a 240 grain Keith style SWC handloaded to 1200 FPS out of a 7.5 inch Ruger SBH be a good load for hogs? I would like to practice with my hunting load, and it would be a plus to keep my ammo costs down. If this load would not be a good idea, what would you recommend?
Thanx


The key word here I see is handloaded. First off welcome to the forum, and it sounds like you are using a 44 mag. That load will work as long as you do your part. I like to see you discussing practice. Practice with a little lighter load can be very beneficial. and since you are handloading: Another load that is handy for a lot of things is the 250 gr cast with 10grs of Unique. It will be a little more friendly in the recoil department and possibly make things a little cheaper. Going up to the heavyweight 310gr Lee and the RCBS 300gr SWC are both cast, and good bullets. If you need help finding these (already cast) PM me.
Shot placement is paramount so good luck with the practice.

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#192527 - 05/20/18 11:04 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Gsj]
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Welcome to the forum. As the others have said, this load should get the job done on hogs if you do your part and place it through the vitals. There is a wealth of information on this site in the pages of forum threads and articles. Glad you joined us!
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#192528 - 05/20/18 11:30 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: billa]
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Thank you all for your words of encouragement. Yes I will be using a 44 mag. Practice is everything, and the plan is to shoot 50-75 full power loads a week at an 8 inch steel gong. Went today and had a fun day, first time shooting in a very long time. I?ve always practiced with cast bullets , and hunted with jacketed ones. Have looked hard at the load of 10 hrs of unique , thank you, but was a little worried about trajectory. I plan to practice out to 100 yards, but didn?t think the unique load. Would not be flat enough shooting for that range. Would a heavy 300 grain cast bullet be a better choice? I want one load, to make things simple. Once I?m sighted in, it?s done..... reload ammo, shoot, and repeat. Any thoughts on that idea?
Thanx again for the feedback.

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