.410 slug for Hogs?

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  1. paynetrain

    paynetrain G&G Newbie

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    Ive got an old western auto bolt action 2 round internal magazine .410 shotgun. Its in great shape and thought it might be a good rifle for boar hunting. Any opinions appreciated.


     
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    Stay near a tree that you can climb quickly.
     
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    nathangdad G&G Newbie

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    Mmmmm . . .

    I don't have a really good feeling for this idea.

    You are talking not so much power against a powerful animal.

    I would not advise doing it.
     
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    I think it is in the realm of possibility if you reload and can shoot decent groups under 100 yds. Not many of us would poo poo a 45/70 for hog at under 100 yds. Yet I can almost duplicate the ballistics using a 375 gr slug in the 410.
     
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    G. Green G&G Newbie

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    ^ that was my question. What's the weight and velocity of a .410 slug?
     
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    87 gr slug at about 1800 fps....fun to blast water jugs with, but that's about it. Some 96gr and 117 gr loads also available.
     
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    I dont hunt hogs but would have to say get something bigger!
    I've visited this site, wouldnt mind hunting these boars! also checkout the FAQ's section on weapons

    Russian Boar - Authentic Russian Wild Boar
     
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    a 410 slug is plenty powerful for hog, but only holding 2 rounds in the stack and 1 in the pipe is kinda sketchy to me, I would rather something that holds at least a little more ammo, but if you are good with that weapon and the amount of ammo that it holds I'd say go for it.

    But at the same time it would also be handy to know what kind of hogs are you hunting? There are differant species that may make a differance in your choice of weapon. It you are going after a 500 pound pig than you will need something bigger, but if the hogs in your area are only 50-150 pounds i think a .410 slug would be fine.
     
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    Must be a new sport in town. It's called being undergunned?? I'd rather have money in the bank and not need it, then to need money and not have it...JMO.
     
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    It's probably not the best choice out there, but I still think it's possible. It would be better to have a rifled barrel in a pump or semi, but he does have 3 shots.
     
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