I’m part Chinese? (Cheap aka frugal)
I’m thinking that for short ranges < 75yards, the cheap stuff will do for pigs
I could be wrong. What 5.56/223 is favored for pig hunting and will it make much of a difference at < 75 yards?
I’m planning to use 7.62x39. The 5.56 is for friends.
Specific hog hunting rounds are preferred, but lots of guys claim to take hogs with cheap, conventional ammo in these calibers; many claim even with fmj.
Shot placement is key. I'm switching to neck shots, as this provides an almost identical surface area as a broadside/quartering shot at the vitals. most guys ive spoken to over the past 2 weeks utilize neck shots as their primary targets because it drops them instantaneously quite consistently.
I think the emphasis on heart/lung shots is carry-over from bow hunting, as an arrow generally does not have the ability to penetrate and damage other target areas that a bullet can; i.e. the spine with a neck shot. Possible, but not as successful and consistent as with a bullet.