Javelina ammo loads

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Javelina ammo loads

Post by Thom » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:45 pm

I live in Arizona and got picked for Javelina. Does anyone else hunt the big rats ? And if you do what loads do you use?

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Re: Javelina ammo loads

Post by bangbangping » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:55 am

Last one I shot was with a cast lead sub.

And don't let anyone tell you the meat is no good. They're just nasty on the outside. :lol:

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Re: Javelina ammo loads

Post by pauerpilot » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:27 am

Aloha Thom.

Need a bit more info. What rifle are you using? Barrel length? Are you planning to hunt suppressed or not? Do you reload?

I am located in AZ as well. Javelinas are not overly tough critters. 300 BO has enough horsepower to take one down at "reasonable" ranges. I would look at bullet weights from 110gr to 150gr. Stay away from match ammo and bullets with thin copper jackets. The 110gr Barnes TAC TX is a good choice. 123gr Sierra Pro-Hinter is another good one. Their are lots of 150gr options out there as well.

Let me now the particulars and I can offer some more specific info.

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Re: Javelina ammo loads

Post by bangbangping » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:08 pm

pauerpilot wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:27 am
Stay away from match ammo and bullets with thin copper jackets.
I think I'll start carrying some Sierra 135 varmint rounds for when the deer aren't biting. Might be able to see completely through a javelina before it falls over. :P

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Re: Javelina ammo loads

Post by Thom » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:51 am

I have a 10.5 inch barrel and I was thinking about shooting suppressed. We got drawn in unit 21. Looking around Dumas road, but haven't seen anything yet.
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