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Thread: Driven Wild Boar bullet choice/recommendations

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    Driven Wild Boar bullet choice/recommendations

    I am looking for some advice from people about bullet choice for driven wild boar, not caliber choice.

    The basic question is, would it be better to use my current ammo, 140gr GMX (copper alloy, non lead) or use some heavier rounds? In a 7mm Rem mag.

    I have no doubt that the 140gr will go right through any pigs that might walk out in front of me.

    The issue is would channel if the bullet doesn't hit bone on the way in.

    Any advice welcome.

    Andy7mm
    "Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz


    "The will to win, compares little with the will to prepare to win" Donovan Moran

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    I tend to go for heavier bullets rather than lighter when targeting boar. Bullets with good expansion.
    Federal Premium 150gr partitions or Norma 156gr Vulkans. Both lead cored.
    I have never used the GMX and have never found any where I buy, though from recent reading they look interesting enough. As do the RWS 150gr EVO
    Just for comparisons sake I use a 270win.

    I have seen online videos of some excellent shooters knocking down boar with lighter projectiles, but I am not that good so I tend to go for heaver loads that will expand well and drain an animal if the shot placement isnt perfect.
    Shot placement is key.
    Last edited by ileso; 06-07-2016 at 12:07.

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    GMX loaded rounds are being sold by the LE decision as barrier busting rounds, their civi division sell them for boar, so I think it's fair to say they will smash anything.

    I have some to try in another calibre, but haven't had chance yet.

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    its true they sell them for boar, but they do little or no driven hunts in that part of the world. Mostly high seat shooting/ baiting, stalking or lamping. so there is adequate time for bullet placement.. I think bullet choice depends what style of shooting you will be doing + your skill, not just the quarry you will be shooting. For any of the above 140gr or even 130gr is more than enough in a 7mmRM. even FMJ in lower calibres if you go for the brain...
    For a running boar unless you are some shooting ninja god like franz albrecht, you want something that causes adequate trauma and damage in case you miss a vital, and even then, you may have an animal that gets away and dies days later from a stomach wound
    Andy7mm hasnt told us what style of shooting he is pairing the bullet choice with.

    edit: around here almost everyone I know uses very heavy soft points anywhere from 180gr to 280+gr in 9,3x62 and 300WM. Very few use 30.06 and even those go for as heavy as they can handle in recoil. (after all you usually dont shoot enough to bust a shoulder)

    This is probably one of those topics that opens pandoras box because everyone has different experiences and therefore opinions... but makes for a fun discussion.
    Last edited by ileso; 06-07-2016 at 13:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ileso View Post
    its true they sell them for boar, but they do little or no driven hunts in that part of the world. Mostly high seat shooting/ baiting, stalking or lamping. so there is adequate time for bullet placement.. I think bullet choice depends what style of shooting you will be doing not just the quarry you will be shooting. For any of the above 140gr or even 130gr is more than enough in a 7mmRM. even FMJ if you go for the brain...
    For a running boar unless you are some shooting ninja god, you want something that causes adequate trauma and damage in case you miss a vital, and even then, you may have an animal that gets away and dies days later from a stomach wound
    Andy7mm hasnt told us what style of shooting he is pairing the bullet choice with.
    Fair points.

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    Try Berger VLD Hunting, amazing bullet with good KO. In lot of cases too much damage to carcass, but you don't need to search the animal.

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    Get a good quality bonded bullet. I now use 165grn home loaded Norma Oryx in .308. Norma are now doing a 165grn oryx cartridge. I still have plenty of Remmington 180 grn bonded and they kill boar OK as well.

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    So I have used home loaded Norma Vulcan 170gn in 7mm and 180gn in 308 for driven pigs over the past season, both have done a great job.

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    I'd go for the heaviest for caliber you can get, but also bear in mind that some countries/regions/states require lead free ammo regardless so consider this before selecting, I would speak to someone in the area you're planning on hunting and get advice from them on local conditions
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Quote Originally Posted by ileso View Post
    its true they sell them for boar, but they do little or no driven hunts in that part of the world. Mostly high seat shooting/ baiting, stalking or lamping. so there is adequate time for bullet placement.. I think bullet choice depends what style of shooting you will be doing + your skill, not just the quarry you will be shooting. For any of the above 140gr or even 130gr is more than enough in a 7mmRM. even FMJ in lower calibres if you go for the brain...
    For a running boar unless you are some shooting ninja god like franz albrecht, you want something that causes adequate trauma and damage in case you miss a vital, and even then, you may have an animal that gets away and dies days later from a stomach wound
    Andy7mm hasnt told us what style of shooting he is pairing the bullet choice with.

    edit: around here almost everyone I know uses very heavy soft points anywhere from 180gr to 280+gr in 9,3x62 and 300WM. Very few use 30.06 and even those go for as heavy as they can handle in recoil. (after all you usually dont shoot enough to bust a shoulder)

    This is probably one of those topics that opens pandoras box because everyone has different experiences and therefore opinions... but makes for a fun discussion.
    It will be traditional driven hunting.

    I know what you mean Ileso, that was what i was looking for. the more information you have the better decision you can make

    Andy7mm
    "Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz


    "The will to win, compares little with the will to prepare to win" Donovan Moran

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