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Old 03-09-2013, 11:51 AM
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Hornady 300 whisper 208g amax
It is the only thing I can find. A friend has offered to take me hunting the end of this month. It is my first time out.
Will this do it for pigs?

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:07 PM
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If that is all you have it can work, but barely. You will be extremely range limited and the slow speed of the round severely negatively impacts penetration aslo. It would not be my first choice. Think of it this way, you're basically shooting a round with just slightly better ballistic performance than a 200gr 45acp load.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:13 PM
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Isn't this a CQB round? Suppressor, close range ballistics...
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Old 03-09-2013, 6:01 PM
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It is also not a hunting bullet. Try to find a rifle that is more of a hunting rifle shooting hunting bullets.
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Old 03-09-2013, 6:23 PM
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Plenty of people are using the 300 whisper or Blackout. I have no issue hunting with that rifle. My question is about the ammunition.
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Old 03-09-2013, 6:58 PM
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just remember if your hunting the condor area you must be LEAD FREE...all ammo rifle and handgun
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Old 03-09-2013, 7:46 PM
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Thanks, I may just end up scrapping this trip since I cant find Ammo that suits the need.

Any recommendations for pig that are going to meet the lead free requirements?

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Old 03-09-2013, 7:54 PM
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Start reloading. You can use any .308 lead-free bullet.
For example, this one from Barnes.
Reloading date here.
I'd stay within 100 yards with that round...
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Old 03-09-2013, 8:21 PM
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Thanks, I'm actually searching for equipment now, but both the Dillon and the Lock-N-Load all seem to be out of stock. The wife said I could get one, but to get it right the first time. She doesn't want me cheaping out and then having to buy another one.

I have experience with Dillon in the Square deal but that won't load rifle, so I'm searching.
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Old 03-09-2013, 8:31 PM
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If you can get the shot on the brain box, it would be okay.
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If you had dies and brass I could load some for you with non-lead Hunting bullets but all I have are 130 and 150gr in .308 bullets. The non-lead(IE Barnes, Horhady, Nosler) work best(expand) better the faster you push them. A heavy, slow combo for your dartridge would have little expansion and thus a high chance of a wounded animal. Unless a brain shot.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:49 PM
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I have the eBay watch going on a few presses that have my attention. Auction ends tomorrow so hopefully..... Is there a favorite load for pigs anyone might care to share. That's probably like asking what's your favorite color, but it gives me a place to start.

Thanks for all the suggestions and help.
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It will work fine.
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Old 03-10-2013, 3:42 PM
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of course reloading equipment is empty ...now our great state of california is going to tax every bullet 5 cents and rifle or handgun an extra 10%
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Old 03-10-2013, 3:58 PM
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Looks like I'll be taking a lot of road trips to Cabela's and Scheels in Reno
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Old 03-17-2013, 8:15 PM
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Those lead free bullits are long. Normal 180gr softpoints are 1.16" but these Barnes TSX of the same weight are 1.65". You better check that they'll fit before your start reloading them.
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My son was just at the Reno Cabela's on Saturday and the .223 shelves were empty.
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Yeah they were pretty empty back in the Jan/Feb time. Just have to keep looking.
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Will 300 whisper have enough velocity to properly open up a copper round?
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As long as you don't load it to subsonic specs you will have performance similar to a 30-30. It's plenty for hogs as long as you mind your range.
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