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Some weeks back, I purchased some .405 bullets and ammo on 24 Hour Campfire forum and promised to test the rounds loaded with Barnes TSX soon on a hog.
That was done this morning at The Boars Nest in Kenefic, Oklahoma and here is the result:
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After a couple of hours of seeing hogs in the 60 to 100 pound range, a nice sized sow trotted past where I was standing hidden by a large cedar tree and I dropped it with a shot through the neck. Naturally the TSX shot through and into the sandy soil behind the pig. Now I need to fid a much larger animal for bullet testing or line up several hogs in a row. wink


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Wal Mart has plenty that make the one on the ground look Vietnamese pig.

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yes, but is it legal to shoot them?


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I shot a mature bull bison broadside 85 yards away with these bullets and had some bullets pass completely through. Doubt a hog will offer enough resistance to stop one from passing through unless you give it a Texas heart shot.


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Good shooting CR, that one will eat good, IMHO you are set for elk, moose AND bison with that setup, CONGRATS!!!!! smile


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I've never been able to get them to stay in with the hogs I've shot. Even on a 250 boar, it punched through both shoulders. Congrats, CR!


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Gunner - except for the tenderloins and backstraps, this one will be breakfast sausage using the "grandkids" level of seasoning. Should be ready today.
Jorge - yes this type bullet(Barnes, Northfork, Belt Mountain, etc) tends to shoot through nearly everything we can hunt in North America. I once did recover a Northfork CPS from my .405 under the offside hide of a water buffalo AFTER it had pulverized the upper right leg bone, passed through the heart and both rib cages and the off side front shoulder. That one began falling while I levered in an unneeded second round and it hit the ground dead as a hammer. Love that penetration!


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10-4, sounds good CR, I'd have to hoard a small pile of that sausage for some adult seasoning too. grin


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Good job. Nice little piggy. Kind of used the hammer of Thor, though. wink

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CR-Saw the thread and looks like you've got a shooter! Nice job and glad the gear is working for you.
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Steve,
You did well with your handloading!
I intend to use more of them.


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