Hog hunting continues to grow in popularity. Because feral hogs seem to take punishment out of proportion to their size, and because they often live in brush so thick a rabbit wouldn’t go; putting them down on the spot is preferred. To help hunters do that we are seeing purpose built hog hunting ammo with bullets designed to deliver deep penetration and wide expansion. To meet that specialized need, Hornady has introduced Full Boar ammunition. Here are five things you need to know if you’re thinking about going Full Boar.
1. Hornady’s Full Boar ammunition is loaded with their monolithic copper alloy GMX bullet. GMX bullets are California compatible and suitable for hunting in other locations where traditional - lead-core - bullets are not permitted.
2. With their aerodynamic polymer tip, GMX bullets have a high ballistic coefficient (BC). This helps them shoot flatter at longer ranges. GMX bullets are also designed to retain 95% or more of their weight for deep penetration. And, GMX bullets will expand to 1.5 times their original diameter to help maximize tissue destruction.
3. GMX bullets are also available form Hornady in their Superformance line of ammunition. That said, due to the peculiarities of the gas impingement system that drives ARs, the longer pressure curve generated by Superformance ammo can sometimes be incompatible. Full Boar ammunition has been optimized with specialized powders for each load to generate an appropriate pressure curve to work flawlessly with gas operated semi-automatic rifles.
4. Full Boar ammunition is available in 20 round boxes for eight popular hunting cartridges. And those cartridges are: .223 Rem., .243 Win., 6.8 SPC, .270 Win., 7mm Rem. Mag., .308 Win., .30-06 Sprg. and .300 Win. Mag.
5. Price will vary. Suggested retail prices range from $29 to $57 per box.