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45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby Rchunter26 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:32 pm

Going hog hunting for my honeymoon. What ammo do those of you who have been recommend? I have a couple boxes of federal fusion 300gr in the cabinet, but I'm not sure if there's a better round.
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby JEBar » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:28 pm

most any bullet that comes out of the business end of a 45-70 can easily take care of any hog .... at what range do you anticipate getting a shot ? .... do you plan to reload or do you plan to use factory ammo
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby CT_Shooter » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Rchunter26 wrote:Going hog hunting for my honeymoon.

Nothing says "I love you" nearly as well as a freshly pulled pork. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the hunt and the barbecue.

A honeymoon hog deserves the biggest, hardest hitting ammo you can find.

Congratulations!
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby Dennis H » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:34 pm

Yer federal fusion will be fine. If yer gun likes it don't change it.
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby Rchunter26 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:38 pm

JEBar wrote:most any bullet that comes out of the business end of a 45-70 can easily take care of any hog .... at what range do you anticipate getting a shot ? .... do you plan to reload or do you plan to use factory ammo

I was told most shots are 50ish yards. The plan is to reload in the future, but factory loads for the time being.
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby Rchunter26 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:41 pm

CT_Shooter wrote:
Rchunter26 wrote:Going hog hunting for my honeymoon.

Nothing says "I love you" nearly as well as a freshly pulled pork. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the hunt and the barbecue.

A honeymoon hog deserves the biggest, hardest hitting ammo you can find.

Congratulations!

Thanks!
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby Rchunter26 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:48 pm

Dennis H wrote:Yer federal fusion will be fine. If yer gun likes it don't change it.

The gun doesn't seem to mind the ammo. Depending on where you look, they say that the 300gr soft tip won't perform the best on a hog. Just wanting to ensure that what I bring does the job.
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby JEBar » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:05 pm

Rchunter26 wrote:I was told most shots are 50ish yards. The plan is to reload in the future, but factory loads for the time being.


at 50 yards I agree with the recommendation to use whatever your rifle likes the best .... of all the factory ammo we've tried, HSM's Bear Load ammo http://www.cabelas.com/product/HSM-Bear-Load-Handgun-Ammunition/1214149.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dhsm%2Bbear%2Bload has proven to be the one our 47-70 likes the best
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby Rchunter26 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:39 pm

JEBar wrote:
Rchunter26 wrote:I was told most shots are 50ish yards. The plan is to reload in the future, but factory loads for the time being.


at 50 yards I agree with the recommendation to use whatever your rifle likes the best .... of all the factory ammo we've tried, HSM's Bear Load ammo http://www.cabelas.com/product/HSM-Bear-Load-Handgun-Ammunition/1214149.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dhsm%2Bbear%2Bload has proven to be the one our 47-70 likes the best


Have yet to run those through. Heard good things though..
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Re: 45-70 for Oklahoma hogs

Postby Dennis H » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Most animals aren't nearly as tough as everyone makes them out to be. The stories of tough to kill animals are usually generated by those with poor shot placement.
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