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Thread: Bullet Placement on Wild Boar

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    Bullet Placement on Wild Boar

    Where on a Wild Boar is the best place for bullet placement for a quick and clean kill. Looking at pictures of the anatomy compared to a deer, the spine seems to be only half way up, thus you need the bullet to go in the lower half of the body - just behind the arm pit seems about correct.

    But welcome view from those who have shot many and are not virgins at wild boar.

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    Head shots are different in my opinion to other species of mammals as they have a large jaw section and small brain area , if you get chance have a look at a skull of one , I have head shot them when everything is right but mostly would put a 30 06 through high shoulder , I have shot a few and am by no means experienced as most boar shooters so interested to hear there views !

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    I've met a lot of hunters and all have different views, I choose to balance them when shooting from high seats, by placing a lump of lead in their earhole.

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    The easy shot to drop them on the spot is to sight in line with the middle of the front leg two thirds up in the body. If they don,t drop to shot they don,t go far. Or as said above shoot them in the ear.

    Have a play on here, https://jagareforbundet.se/legacy/we...n/vildsvin.htm
    Last edited by Jagare; 26-07-2016 at 16:12.

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    Theres quite a few online diagrams about shot placement on boar, generally if stalking or ambushing from a high seat at a feeder where there is plenty of time you can pick. they have a small brain though.
    I always try to aim for the armpit/elbow area. or just in front of, even if the boar is stopped (heart and lung shot). that way I know it should be easy to track due to a large blood trail. they shouldn't go too far (depending on terrain) and they will have bled properly by the time you find them. you could get lucky and hit the spine or be unlucky and hit him in the gut where you will never see it again and it will die in some hole far away... though they can heal if its not in a critical spot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagare View Post
    The easy shot to drop them on the spot is to sight in line with the middle of the front leg two thirds up in the body. If they don,t drop to shot they don,t go far. Or as said above shoot them in the ear.

    Have a play on here, https://jagareforbundet.se/legacy/we...n/vildsvin.htm
    One third up the leg is a better placement as the heart lung are located lower in boar than they are in deer.
    See the picture below.
    http://lutzmoeller.net/Wild/Sau/Wutz.jpg

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    Briefing when I shot boar in France was high shoulder.

    I think a decent heavy bullet anywhere in the front 3rd should do the job.
    "He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"

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    285 grains?

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari View Post
    285 grains?

    David.
    That's my choice (9.3x62) but not necessarily that heavy. I think as long as relatively heavy for calibre is the main thing.

    eg 180gr in a .30-06, 165 or more in 7mm

    Sectional Density is your friend me thinks.

    Scrummy
    "He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari View Post
    285 grains?

    David.
    +1 x62 or x74R

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