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Old 10-08-2012, 12:40   #21
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Hunting is where I usually put away the nine's and pull out the ol' reliable .357 Mag.

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Sorry - meant to add that .45ACP should be fine as long as you use FMJ or 230gr. +P. I've seen ferrel hogs killed with both in south Texas, and I have killed Javalina (Pecary) in southern Arizona with .357 Mag.
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Old 10-08-2012, 13:42   #22
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Just load up with 45 super.
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Old 10-08-2012, 14:37   #23
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Just load up with 45 super.
YES!

230g @ 1,100 FPS.
200g @ 1,200 FPS.
185g @ 1,300 FPS.

https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...duct_list&c=15

Put that in a 6" aftermarket bbl and well, you get the picture.
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Old 10-08-2012, 14:43   #24
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Oh and I forgot about the best one!

255gr. hardcast movin' along at 1,075 FPS!

Yeah, I'd take that.
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Old 10-08-2012, 22:41   #25
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.45 on wild hoggs ? I just don't see Rosie O'Donnell or Roseanne Barr surviving a hit with that venerable slug. Should be fine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 23:07   #26
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Just load up with 45 super.
There you go. Get a KKM barrel and heavy recoil spring for your G21. Factory loaded 45 super ammo is not cheap, so if you not a reloader prepare to pay.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:36   #27
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I have shot over 50 hogs with handguns, and generally speaking, short fat bullets don't do very well.

I shot a hog awhile back with a 5" 45ACP loaded with 230gr Winchester SXT ammo. I fired a total of 11 shots and hit the hog five times. Shots were between 50 and 10 yards. The hog was running, I was running, firing one handed with a light in the other hand. Bullet performance was nothing short of completely pathetic. Penetration sucked, as did expansion. Here are two of the recovered bullets.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:39   #28
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I once saw someone try to take a hog with. 45ACP. It took about a mag and a half. I wouldn't use less than. 357mag.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:51   #29
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That's pathetic performance there.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:14   #30
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45 ACP, being a good manstopper, should be plenty effective on wild hogs.
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:09   #31
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The OP was talking about back up, not hunting with the 45APC. For back up a 45APC with hot loads would be fine.
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Old 10-26-2012, 17:20   #32
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So should I pack my S&W m65 with 3 inch barrel in 357mag or use my Colt Commander?

As I said this is a BACK-UP gun in case i put a bad shot on a hog with my recurve and things go wrong in a hurry. Also since this is my first attempt at Texas Wild Hogs I am NOT looking for a meat hog that is less than 100 pounds. I am wanting a trophy for my first ever TRAD ARCHERY Texas Hog. Right now I want the BIGGEST, MEANEST and GNARLIEST Hog in the state of Texas. I'll probably never get close to that ideal, but I can always hope for it. From what I've been told ANY hog can put a serious hurting on a man and I DON'T want to get hurt. Oh one more thing........... I can't climb trees anymore.

One other reason for the need to carry a backup handgun is that the places I'll be hunting are PUBLIC LANDS and are pretty BIG and isolated. I am going to camp in the primitive grounds these management areas have available when I get comfortable with the places. I will be alone too. This is all in the Houston area too. I have been told by other hunters and outdoorsmen in Texas that these LARGE Wildlife Management Areas also attract troublemakers that also frequent the WMA's for their type of recreation and many times they are in groups doing what groups like that like to do when they get primed with some brew.
I am just as concerned about dealing with a carload of REAL troublemakers out in the middle of nowhere and being by myself.

With this added info what would you suggest I carry now?

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Old 10-26-2012, 17:26   #33
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IMO don't really warm up to either the .45 or less than a .41 cal revolver, much like Mr. Rumore on the .45, but, if it were me and those were my choices I would go with my 3" 65 and a 158 gn KSWC or remington factory soft point (the SP not an HP) or a heavier bullet if I could get one, and go for the Sectional density to give penetration.
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Old 10-26-2012, 17:40   #34
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Nalapombu,

How about the commander and Double Tap 45ACP+P 255gr. SWC Hardcast.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/cat...roducts_id=650

Yes 255 gr SWC hard cast at 875fps - 434 ft./lbs. - 5" bbl.

And I bet you can reload your own 250 or so grain SWCs and duplicate that.

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Old 10-26-2012, 17:56   #35
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45ACP on hogs, not for me.
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Old 10-26-2012, 18:32   #36
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A couple years ago I read an article write-up where an editor or some such went on a several day hunt with the direct intent to try the 9mm, 40 cal. and 45acp on wild hog... They tried different bullet weights of each caliber and examined each harvested animal.. They had alot of run-offs and some went down relatively quick, but I remember reading where shot placement was critical which is no surprise... All in all the three popular calibers didn't do much impressive damage and the difference between the three calibers on live game was almost indiscernable in one-shot drop percentages, run off or examined damage..

I've tried many times to find that article for reference with certain threads, but I read it that one time and it dissappeared..

All in all I think you've gotten good advice so far... Use the heavier bullets, keep the shots close and well placed.. Like most things, the basics go a long way...
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Old 10-26-2012, 19:26   #37
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If I were to go boar hunting with bow & arrow and missed a shot, I'd whip out my bowie knife and go mano-a-hoof cuz that's how the brother roll.
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Old 10-26-2012, 19:48   #38
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If I were to go boar hunting with bow & arrow and missed a shot, I'd whip out my bowie knife and go mano-a-hoof cuz that's how the brother roll.
A "Bowie Knife" ?? what a P***y, real men use a stick.
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Old 10-26-2012, 20:12   #39
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I use mind bullets..
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Old 10-26-2012, 20:35   #40
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If Jedi mind tricks worked on pigs....I'd have the time of my life after last call at the neighborhood bar.
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