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I am going with my Son on a package hunt in Texas that includes a Blackbuck, an Exotic sheep, and a Hog. I am going to use my T/C Contender in 7x30 Waters for the Blackbuck and exotic sheep. I am also planning on using my 14 inch .35 Rem bbl and handloads using the 200 gr. Sierra RN bullet that chrono's at 2151 fps with 2055 ft/lbs energy using a max load out of the Sierra handgun manual. Do you experienced hog hunters feel that the T/C .35 Rem with this load is sufficient for hogs? How many of you have used a T/C .35 Rem on hogs, and what has been your results? The bbl is topped with a Burris 1.5-4x scope, and the load carries 1032 ft/lbs of energy out to 150 yards. Any comments or recommendations/suggestions would be appreciated for the hogs, as this will be my first one. Do you recommend ear/neck, or behind the shoulder shots? By the way, I will also be taking a .270 wby loaded with 150 Nosler's along, but want to use the T/C for everything. Thanks for any comments from you folks. (I have used the above T/C calibers on Antelope, Deer, and Blackbear here in MT, all with excellent results)
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T/C .35 Rem for Ferral Hogs, Russian Boar o

Gary,

There was a gentleman at our hunting camp in Texas that used a 35 Remington, but in a rifle. He used it on a 75 lb. Whitetail doe at about 50 yards under a feeder. I don't know what bullet he used, but he shot the deer behind the shoulder. IHe said that it ran about 80 yards and dropped.

He also used the same gun on a 50 lb hog under the same feeder in the afternoon. He said the same thing happened. The hog ran at the shot for about the same distance, and then dropped.

Now your gun is not a rifle and, as such, velocity and power will be less, but I think that if you keep your shots under 50 yards, and if you keep the shot off of the grisle plate, then you should be fine. To be on the safe side, however, I would recommend that you use premium bullets in your TC like Nosler Partitions or the Barnes X bullet. The X bullet will be too premium for deer, but perfect for hogs. On the other hand, the Partition will be a very good compromise for both animals.

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My son got a 180 pound whitetail buck at 120 yards with his 35 rem on opening day this year. I handload his ammo with a 200 grain rcbs lead homemade bullet at about 1650 fps. The deer dropped like a rock with a perfect heart lung shot. It didn't run or even twitch. I got a hog, about 350 pounds with it a couple weeks ago. It was a neck shot at about 50 yards. It took out the spine and he hit the ground right where he stood too. 35's are a lot more respectable than a lot of people give them credit for. you just have to do your part. Let me know if you need help developing a lead handload. I did that originaly as a way to reduce the kick for my son since he was only 8 when he got it. now it is pretty much a full power for lead load and very accurate.
 

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good shots

just shoot for the neck or the ear and you should be fine
 

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Typically, the 35 Rem does not drop em where they stand IME, nor does the 30-30. As a rule they will run. Howsomever, the same can be said of the 45-70 with a 350 bullet. The 400 Speer is another story though.

ScottDuck hunts sheep a lot and has been doing it with a 30-30 TC. Guys that hunt sheep a lot will tell you they are hard to drop. I can't say as I have whacked but 2, a corsican with a 300 Wby, and a black & white goat of some sort with a .........460 Weatherby! Hey, I BELIEVED em when they said tthe goats were hard ta kill :-D

In any event, Scott just bought my TC 45-70 rig for slappin goats an sheep, so that right there should say something.

The 35 Rem will kill em, just lay the lead right, and get a line on em if you can when they scoot. Guys kill everything all the time with bows an arrows, they KNOW the critter ain't droppin right there, they just deal with it.

Light em up and DO post pics when ya get em :D

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Thanks everyone for your input......It is much appreciated. I will definitely use the .35 Rem with my load on hogs, and will let you know the results and post some pics......Gary
 
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