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Old 10-23-2021, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Rim fire caliber on hogs….

I’ve killed them with 22mag and 17HMR. What’s your preference on rim fire calibers for hogs of all sizes?
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:24 PM   #2
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17 wsm
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:31 PM   #3
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.17 to the brain bad medicine


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Old 10-23-2021, 10:32 PM   #4
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In traps or under feeders?
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Old 10-24-2021, 12:51 AM   #5
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Old 10-24-2021, 01:20 AM   #6
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In the trap they get a 22LR to the head


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Old 10-24-2021, 02:00 AM   #7
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I agree with .17WSM.
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Old 10-24-2021, 02:01 AM   #8
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But why?
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Old 10-24-2021, 07:59 AM   #9
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In traps or under feeders?
Under the feeder typically. Inside 40yrds
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:00 AM   #10
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But why?
Because I’m a bow hunter. I’ll be shooting suppressed to not blow out my hunts.
Still need to put pressure on the pigs and not waste expensive arrows/broad heads.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:24 AM   #11
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Because I’m a bow hunter. I’ll be shooting suppressed to not blow out my hunts.
Still need to put pressure on the pigs and not waste expensive arrows/broad heads.

Waste arrows and broadheads? You’re a bowhunter? Hell take advantage of the archery opportunities. We don’t get enough as it is. If you’re too tight to use your “deer arrows” buy some similar sized single cheap arrows from Academy/Walmart or in bulk on EBay. Buy some broadheads that can be resharpened and reused on a pass through and give em hell. I’d almost rather shoot pigs these days than deer anyway with a bow. There’s no, “what’s his age, what’s he score or who am I gonna **** off shooting this deer?” It’s see a pig shoot a pig …and have fun.

I’m on pig #4 with the same broadhead and arrow currently. Same head went through a mgmt buck in November and I reworked it.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:28 AM   #12
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Waste arrows and broadheads? You’re a bowhunter? Hell take advantage of the archery opportunities. We don’t get enough as it is. If you’re too tight to use your “deer arrows” buy some similar sized single cheap arrows from Academy/Walmart or in bulk on EBay. Buy some broadheads that can be resharpened and reused on a pass through and give em hell. I’d almost rather shoot pigs these days than deer anyway with a bow. There’s no, “what’s his age, what’s he score or who am I gonna **** off shooting this deer?” It’s see a pig shoot a pig …and have fun.

I’m on pig #4 with the same broadhead and arrow currently. Same head went through a mgmt buck in November and I reworked it.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:41 AM   #13
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Waste arrows and broadheads? You’re a bowhunter? Hell take advantage of the archery opportunities. We don’t get enough as it is. If you’re too tight to use your “deer arrows” buy some similar sized single cheap arrows from Academy/Walmart or in bulk on EBay. Buy some broadheads that can be resharpened and reused on a pass through and give em hell. I’d almost rather shoot pigs these days than deer anyway with a bow. There’s no, “what’s his age, what’s he score or who am I gonna **** off shooting this deer?” It’s see a pig shoot a pig …and have fun.

I’m on pig #4 with the same broadhead and arrow currently. Same head went through a mgmt buck in November and I reworked it.
I’ve considered that. But I’m over run with them. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a pig every single sit so far. I’ve killed 6 and lost 3 arrows so far. Figured suppressed rimfire was MUCH cheaper.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:43 AM   #14
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I’m on pig #4 with the same broadhead and arrow currently. Same head went through a mgmt buck in November and I reworked it.[/QUOTE]

This ^

Go get some inexpensive Muzzy tracor, they work well for me, just shoot up the center of front leg. I mark the fletching with a sharpe every time I get a hit and they keep going. Maybe I should be sharpening but have not yet.
So far I've only one blade bent slightly on a close hit which hit backbone.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/muzz...ade-broadheads
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:06 AM   #15
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I’ve considered that. But I’m over run with them. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a pig every single sit so far. I’ve killed 6 and lost 3 arrows so far. Figured suppressed rimfire was MUCH cheaper.
Unless you already have the suppressor and stamps and said rimfire you are wanting to use. Going that route would be WAY more expensive. Now, if your looking for an excuse to purchase that setup then a “pig gun” could be fictitiously justified in this case.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:24 AM   #16
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I wouldn’t use rimfire except for trapped hogs.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:35 AM   #17
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I kill a bunch with my integral suppressed..22,just one behind the ear and if they move again put one in there lungs.just get downwind and stalk to 25yds.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:41 AM   #18
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22lr is what I would use. Get some ammo that is around 1,100fps. It will sound like a pellet gun or less. I just bought a Ruger Precision 22lr and bought the suppressor a few weeks ago. Just have to wait it out.
22 mag and 17 are supersonic and won’t be truly suppressed.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:56 AM   #19
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I’ve considered that. But I’m over run with them. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a pig every single sit so far. I’ve killed 6 and lost 3 arrows so far. Figured suppressed rimfire was MUCH cheaper.



Understood...I just love to shoot them with a bow.



I know JMar on here kills the crap out of them from a bow blind with a regular 22lr. Personally I love the 17HMR. I've killed them with a 17HMR to the light switch a couple of times myself. They are effective at close range as long as you do your job. Can't go wrong with any of them really. Put it in the ear and its "Good Night Irene!"
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Old 10-24-2021, 10:12 AM   #20
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You are wasting time suppressing any rimfire that is supersonic. A .223 will sound the same suppressed and you’ll have a much higher kill probability by not using rimfire.


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Old 10-24-2021, 11:19 AM   #21
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I’ve considered that. But I’m over run with them. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a pig every single sit so far. I’ve killed 6 and lost 3 arrows so far. Figured suppressed rimfire was MUCH cheaper.
Does the blood and the dead pig or dying squealing bleeding pig kind of blow out your hunt no matter what you shoot it with? Pretty tough for a one shot drop in your tracks kind of kill from 40 yards with a suppressed rimfire

Shoot them in butt with blunt flu flu arrow. Easy to find and gets rid of them.

Seen six with suppressed 308 subsonic bolt gun killed before they ran. But those literally did drop and kick little or none.
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Old 10-24-2021, 02:14 PM   #22
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Unless you already have the suppressor and stamps and said rimfire you are wanting to use. Going that route would be WAY more expensive. Now, if your looking for an excuse to purchase that setup then a “pig gun” could be fictitiously justified in this case.
I do have the can already. Already have a 22LR and a 17HMR. Just wondering if there was something e out there that I needed for the situation.
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Old 10-24-2021, 02:43 PM   #23
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When I lived back home in Brazoria county during college and a couple years after I’d average 3-400 a year. Most all were killed with a 22 mag from point blank to 100 yards.

Spot and stalk, and over a feeder.

Never felt under gunned. Then again, that may or may not be what my dad would shoot deer with so I had no doubt of its capabilities.

Ear holes equal dead pigs no matter the cartridge though.
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Old 10-24-2021, 03:36 PM   #24
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I do have the can already. Already have a 22LR and a 17HMR. Just wondering if there was something e out there that I needed for the situation.
I drop them regularly with a 17 HMR at a feeder setup 120 yds away. As long as you do you’re part they’ll fall in the their tracks. I have yet to have one get back up. It’s not as quiet as subsonic 22, but it’s still considerably quieter than a center fire suppressed. I can usually kill them 2-3 times a night at that feeder with the 17. I never get a second chance with the 223 or 6 Creed. I only shoot suppresses as well.
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Old 10-24-2021, 04:38 PM   #25
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Yep--whatever ammo I happen to have at the time other than some of the "poof" stuff. Last one I shot was with CCI Velocitors
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Old 10-24-2021, 05:00 PM   #26
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.17HMR to the ear hole is my favorite close range caliber
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Old 10-24-2021, 06:45 PM   #27
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Ear hole and they collapse. Most ethical humane way to dispatch piggies.
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Old 10-24-2021, 06:53 PM   #28
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You can get arrows and broadheads a lot cheaper on eBay than what you are apparently accustomed to spending.
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