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Old 01-13-2018, 10:10 AM   #1
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Will .22 Subsonic ammo penetrate a pigs skull shot from a pistol from just a few feet away?
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:12 AM   #2
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The skull itself? Doubtful but you could probably drop it by hitting it behind the ear at that range.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:14 AM   #3
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Man after a week of trapping the 22 with both sub and standard took awhile. I think I will pick up a 22 mag for trapping.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:15 AM   #4
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Yes it will. Old wives tale about bullets bouncing off pig skulls. Draw imaginary lines from eyes diagonal to the opposite ear. Where those lines cross is you aim point.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:16 AM   #5
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Will .22 Subsonic ammo penetrate a pigs skull shot from a pistol from just a few feet away?
From the side it will, face on they can skip off.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:58 AM   #6
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Yes it will. Old wives tale about bullets bouncing off pig skulls. Draw imaginary lines from eyes diagonal to the opposite ear. Where those lines cross is you aim point.
BS on it being a wives tale........

I had a .30-06 deflect of a pigs skull and watched (confirmed on skinning) 5 .22 bullets flatten out on a pig skull.

That bring said. I use a suppressed .22 all the time to do it. If it does not work the second shot is with the suppressed .45.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:00 PM   #7
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BS on it being a wives tale........



I had a .30-06 deflect of a pigs skull and watched (confirmed on skinning) 5 .22 bullets flatten out on a pig skull.



That bring said. I use a suppressed .22 all the time to do it. If it does not work the second shot is with the suppressed .45.


I wasn’t there so I won’t say BS on the 30.06 but I do know enough about ballistics to say color me REALLY skeptical.


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Old 01-13-2018, 12:19 PM   #8
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Yes it will. Old wives tale about bullets bouncing off pig skulls. Draw imaginary lines from eyes diagonal to the opposite ear. Where those lines cross is you aim point.
I've never had any problems doing pigs in the trap with sub sonic ammo, whether from a revolver or rifle. Down and dead either aimed as Walker posted above or on a line between the ear hole and eye from the side.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:26 PM   #9
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I've had a 300blk sub skip off of a pigs head. I think it was the angle more than anything. And maybe it didn't skip off, but it dang sure didn't kill him and I heard it buzzing through the air after impact.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:26 PM   #10
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I will say this I know for a FACT that a 45 acp full metal jacket will not penetrate a bulls skull from a few feet away, it will flatten out and fall off. Now a 44 mag hollow point will, also a .45 hollow point will. I haven't tried a .22 on a pig, but I know a .22 mag does the job perfectly.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:06 PM   #11
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I will say this I know for a FACT that a 45 acp full metal jacket will not penetrate a bulls skull from a few feet away, it will flatten out and fall off. Now a 44 mag hollow point will, also a .45 hollow point will. I haven't tried a .22 on a pig, but I know a .22 mag does the job perfectly.
I have a real hard time believing that but I guess anything is possible

We've killed a bunch of pigs in traps or over dogs with .22 long rifle out of rifles and pistols
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:13 PM   #12
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I will say this I know for a FACT that a 45 acp full metal jacket will not penetrate a bulls skull from a few feet away, it will flatten out and fall off. Now a 44 mag hollow point will, also a .45 hollow point will. I haven't tried a .22 on a pig, but I know a .22 mag does the job perfectly.
I would think that a FMJ bullet would penetrate much better than a hollow point.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:35 PM   #13
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I wasn’t there so I won’t say BS on the 30.06 but I do know enough about ballistics to say color me REALLY skeptical.


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100yds looking at me. Right between the eyes. Knocked her out and as I was walking up she got up and ran off. Another hunter at a feeder about 400yds away shot her 30 min later.

Bullet deflected off the front of the skull. Just cut open the skin like a knife.

Shocked the hell outta me too. And If I was in your shoes I would be real skeptical as well.

Last time I shot one from the front. Only side shots from then on.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:36 PM   #14
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I will say this I know for a FACT that a 45 acp full metal jacket will not penetrate a bulls skull from a few feet away, it will flatten out and fall off. Now a 44 mag hollow point will, also a .45 hollow point will. I haven't tried a .22 on a pig, but I know a .22 mag does the job perfectly.
Guess the 100s of pigs I have killed with .45 FMJ were all flukes. Good to know.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:11 PM   #15
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Guess the 100s of pigs I have killed with .45 FMJ were all flukes. Good to know.
A bull is a lot bigger than a pig
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:55 PM   #16
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A bull is a lot bigger than a pig
My bad.......He said bull......I read pig since we were talking about pigs.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:28 PM   #17
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My sons first pig was killed in a trap with his .177 air rifle. We gave him first shot thinking we’d have to finish it off with a pistol or bow. One shot dead between the eyes at 10 yards.

Pig went stiff legged like a looney toon cartoon and feel over dead. Me and my buddy looked at each other and said “did you video that?” Of course both our phones were in our pockets.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:33 PM   #18
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i've killed hundreds in pen traps with a .22lr. every one up to 160 pounds was dead where it stood.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:37 PM   #19
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i've killed hundreds in pen traps with a .22lr. every one up to 160 pounds was dead where it stood.
Same here. Never had a issue. Right in the head-dead. Sat em down on the spot.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:41 PM   #20
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How’s wife you been talking about this with???
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:56 PM   #21
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Angle of the shot is everything. I've killed a bunch of hogs, a Bull, and a Donkey with a 22lr Perpendicular to the forehead.
Dead Center of the "X" from Ears to Eyes. Makes a .22 diameter hole and drops like a sack of wet turds.
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