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    308 rounds for shooting big boar

    I`m told by friends that I need to shoot 180 grain 308 rounds for the really big Boar in Hungary . Are soft points ok or do I need some others that penetrate first then expand ?

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    I shoot 180grn Norma Oryx or 180grn Remington Core-lokt Ultra bonded. Tough bullets but they work for me.

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    I use 180 Sierra round nose soft point in both my 308 and 30-06 to good effect.

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    I use Blaser CDP in 165gr in both 308 and 300WM for driven hunting. When high seating at night, I use Barnes TTSX in 180gr. So far, I cant really tell any difference between the two brands as both seem to anchor the boar.

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    Are you loading your own or shooting factory ammunition?

    Wild boar vary a lot in size and toughness. Also, there is the difference between a boar rooting around and one running on adrenalin. While there is a lot of muscle and bone up high in the shoulder, the lower chest is rather narrow, so a heart shot needs so open up quickly. The Remington and Federal 180-gr RN are good ammunition, and I load the Remington Core Lokt in the .308 and .30-06. Other bullets which open up but retain some weight and penetrate deeply are the Nosler Partition and Accubond, and the Speer Grand Slam.

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    The distances over which driven boar are usually shot is fifty yards or less so if the animal is hit, almost anywhere forward, it will go down.
    I used (Winchester WB3006ST150) 150 silver tip bullets in my .308 and did quite well for several years but can no longer get them.
    I now manage quite well using Sierra 180gr round nose in both my .308 and the 30-06.
    Both are reloads using Hogden powders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    Other bullets which open up but retain some weight and penetrate deeply are the Nosler Partition and Accubond, and the Speer Grand Slam.
    +1

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    Thanks very much for the advice

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    I have found privi 180 gr soft points to work just as well as any other on wild boar.
    Bob
    "a man does good business when he rids himself of a turd"

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