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Thread: So, you want to hunt with cast boolits?

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    Boolit Master curioushooter's Avatar
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    Tried the expansion thing on a hog, expansion and pass-thru in gut, not in shoulder.
    This makes sense. The shoulder bones on hogs are very massive compared to similar weight animals like deer (which have very fragile shoulders even for a quadruped). Even little 200 lb calves have much sturdier shoulders (I have done a few veal).

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    Actually scapula (shoulder blade) is approx. same size in both and really only large bone in either. Biggest diff. is longer legs, neck and everything is a bit lower in hogs. Pound for pound, deer legs are larger dia. than hog legs. Learned a lot watching 10 of each get field processed and some of the hogs were 350+. Hogs have more shoulder muscle/gristle due to rooting/digging feeding habits. The one I shot with pistol had broken shoulder and lots of bone protruding from below the jaw so probably lower jaw/ribs/etc. They all get dragged off to the yote pile.
    Whatever!

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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