moofy07 said:I like to use 300gr hp projectiles from Hornady or any of the main brands, but load them to trapdoor specs. Try it I think you will be pleasantly surprised. These are roughly 44mag velocities.
1200 to 1400fps.
Example IMR4198 - 33grs = 1350fps.
I try to use my 45-70 in as many different situations as possible. It's just so much cheaper than lots of rifles and ammo and dies etc. I have found the 45-70 a very versitile caliber.
Hope this helps.
I would have to agree with Waldo, no bullet is guaranteed to stay inside of a 100-150 lbs Pig. I would also caution against moving a bullet too slow as it will not expand as well, act more like a solid and give you deeper penetration. If you are a reloader, you may wish to do some test at different velocity's. I would pick nothing but the Remington 300 HP, as this bullet will expand quicker then any other bullet in .458 that I know of. It has known not to exit Deer in some cases. The link below has some interesting reviews on the cartridge. I would not use this on larger pigs or you may not find the bacon. All this said, it is best to have the dogs out of the way.Waldo said:Just my opinion but I wouldn't be relying on the pig stopping anything if my dog was behind it! Just make sure it's all clear before pulling the trigger not worth risking the dog.
You bought the wrong gun friend.jacoviiix said:hi I will be going down to Ok for a boar hunt with my sbl
we will be hunting at 25yrd +/- 100-150lbs boars with dogs
so i want something that will not pas threw the hog
right gun wrong targetSeabass said:You bought the wrong gun friend.
I'd choose a decent load and just make sure I pick my shots well. Shooting your own dogs isn't worth it.