Sako 222 50gr Gamehead ammo

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  1. deerhunter

    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought this ammo to try in my L461 .222. Accuracy was very good and I've been impressed with it's performance in the field. I'd harvested several racoons with this ammo. But was pretty impressed when I shot a hog with it. I placed it on the shoulder. It broke both shoulders and ended up protruding just through the offside hide. He dropped on the spot.

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    Nice one deerhunter :)
     
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    Nice. The 222 works very effectively on hogs that size.
     
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    Great shooting!
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  5. deerhunter

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    Hogs are usually my final test medium when trying "new to me" bullets. I've used .224 calibers on hogs for years but mainly a 223 with TSX's or a bonded bullet. Neck shots (or head of course) have always put the bigger boys down as well. The gamehead bullet proved to be a little tuffer than I thought.
     
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    The trouble with pig hunting using 222/223 class calibres is that you just don't know when the big boar is going to pop up! They are almost perfect for those smaller ones though.
     
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    Agree. We have a real problem with hogs in our area of FL. I'm often toting a .224 caliber for other predator/varmint control when a shot at a hog presents itself. I don't think it's ideal either but effective with good shot placement and appropriate bullets.
     

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