Pigs vs .222

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Pigs vs .222

Post by Mark » 11 Jul 2019, 7:39 pm

Not what i would call the best cartridge for pigs, but when your on pest control & the farmer wants them gone !
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My 2 x .222 will both shoot the same load with the POI being 10mm @ 100 difference.
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Re: Pigs vs .222

Post by SCJ429 » 11 Jul 2019, 7:51 pm

What bullet are you using?
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Re: Pigs vs .222

Post by bigfellascott » 11 Jul 2019, 7:56 pm

Noice, I rolled one the other mth whilst out shooting foxes with my CMC Mountaineer in 222, bang flop all she wrote.

The 50gn Tipan did it's job no worries at all and even exited, range was around 120-150m from memory.

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Post by Mark » 11 Jul 2019, 8:06 pm

SCJ429 wrote:What bullet are you using?



Using a 50 gr zmax with 8208
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Post by SCJ429 » 11 Jul 2019, 8:12 pm

Got to love the ZMax, good for more than Zombies. They have not let me down and are surprisingly accurate. Where approximately were you hunting?
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Post by marksman » 11 Jul 2019, 8:16 pm

the results speak for themselves :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by Mark » 11 Jul 2019, 8:33 pm

SCJ429 wrote:Got to love the ZMax, good for more than Zombies. They have not let me down and are surprisingly accurate. Where approximately were you hunting?

Top & bottom pics takin in Gundy.
The middle was near kingaroy !
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 11 Jul 2019, 9:14 pm

Love my 222 although i haven't shot any pigs of that size with mine its such a sweet calibre for those precise 150-200m shots
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Re: Pigs vs .222

Post by Oldbloke » 12 Jul 2019, 7:07 am

I bought my 223 about 3 years ago for foxes. But Im constantly amazed at what the 223. + 222 are effectively used on.

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Post by bigfellascott » 12 Jul 2019, 8:30 am

Oldbloke wrote:I bought my 223 about 3 years ago for foxes. But Im constantly amazed at what the 223. + 222 are effectively used on.

Well done


The 222 was used heavily in NZ to cull Deer for many many years, I think that was from Helicopters too so it is a capable cal in the right hands no doubt about it. :thumbsup:
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Post by Oldbloke » 12 Jul 2019, 6:25 pm

Hey Mark, did you head shoot them or chest? Range, bullet weight?
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Post by SCJ429 » 12 Jul 2019, 6:39 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Hey Mark, did you head shoot them or chest? Range, bullet weight?


He said it was a 50 grain ZMax.
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Post by Mark » 12 Jul 2019, 7:40 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Hey Mark, did you head shoot them or chest? Range, bullet weight?



Except for the big sow, head shots @ 65m on average. The big sow ran past me & copped one in the guts . :o
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Re: Pigs vs .222

Post by duncan61 » 12 Jul 2019, 8:07 pm

I shot 3 medium size pigs one night and hit them all in the neck with a .222 and they all dropped near instantly
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