ammo recommendation

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  1. shannon

    shannon New Member

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    7.62x39 ammo recommendation for hog hunting. what ya got?
     
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    pruhdlr Cantonment,Fla. SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    For me - - -> hunting with a X39 would be a reloading "must". There are some good factory loadings out there but to gain the full potential of the chambering,I would load my own.
    I would never attempt to use Tula or any of the steel cased stuff. Even the HP,lead nose,and others, are said to perform more like a FMJ.There are too many great bullets out there to have to go cheap.
    Your factory choices are pretty much between 121 and 124grs. To me,that is a perfect weight given the performance as far as velocities. There are a couple of 150gr offerings but to me that is unneeded weight and excessive loss of trajectory. Pick the right bullet and the X39 can be a great closer range killer of hogs OR deer. --- SAWMAN
     
  3. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I use the Hornady 123SST(steel case) and the S&B SP 124gr (brass case) both are effective, run well and are killers
     
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    ZenArchery LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Hornady 123 SST's under 75 yards is great.
    As always shot placement.
     
  5. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Actually the Hornady 123SST is good to go at 150yds, so is the S&B, I run them in a 10.5" sidecharger AR pistol and shoot easily 100-125
     

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