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  • 45-70 and wild hogs

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    What is the best cartridge to use in the 45-70 to take wild hogs? Heavier the better?
    Thanks, Pete
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    ammo
    My suggestion would be a jacketed round. That way it will hold together with the tough animal. Some of the ammo is just lead. They fall apart fast. Weight isn't much of an issue. Even the lighter ones are plenty heavy.
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    Wild Hogs
    i killed 2 big boar hogs back in september with my 45/70 and i used a winchester 300grain hollow point. Thats all i had and i figured it would not work good but it actually worked great. The first one was about 100 yards away and i hit him a little further back than i should have but he only ran about 40 yards. The other i got a better shot at and put it in his head, he just piled up on the spot. Both weighed over 200lbs.
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