American Hunter - June 2013 - 51

Winchester Expands Razorback Hog Lineup

I

heard the boar before I saw him. He
was grunting as he rooted in the mud
for his dinner. I put my scope's crosshairs on his shoulder and squeezed the
trigger, and the Winchester Razorback
XT 12-gauge slug floored him where he
stood at 100 yards-all 230 pounds of
him, his nose stuck in the West Texas
mud in the same place he had it when I
pulled the trigger.
I've killed some hogs before. They're
tough animals. Often, they flop around
after being hit. I've seen a number
of them sprint for hundreds of yards
before dropping, after being hit solidly

through the vitals. But this was the first
time I had a good-sized hog literally
drop where it stood. Done. Over.
Last year, Winchester introduced its
Razorback XT ammunition in .223 Rem.
and .308 Win., loaded with solid, nonlead bullets designed to penetrate a
hog's tough hide and-in the case of a
boar-the Kevlar-like shield covering its
ribcage and shoulders.
For 2013, Winchester Ammunition
adds a 23/4-inch 12-gauge slug, a 23/4inch 12-gauge 00 buckshot load (eight
pellets per shell) and a 225-grain .44 Rem.
Mag. handgun load. Traveling at 1600
fps, the 1-ounce XT slug separates into
three pieces after initial impact, creating
devastating wound channels.
Based on what I saw my boar do, I'd
say the slugs hit like semi trucks.
They're darned accurate, too. At the
range, using a rest, my best group printed
three XT slugs touching at 100 yards,
using a Mossberg Tri-Rail shotgun with
a 20-inch barrel. Slug gunners who hunt
wild porkers would do well to give these
XT slugs a try. (winchester.com)-BM

Hog Hammer Ammo
Puts the Hammer Down

T

his year, Remington Ammunition
introduced its new Hog Hammer
ammunition in six different centerfire calibers-223. Rem., .30 Rem.
AR, .30-30 Win., .308 Win., .30-06 Sprg.
and .450 Bushmaster-each loaded with
Barnes Bullets' tough, all-copper TripleShock X bullet. After impact, the TSXs
peel back into four sharp-edged petals to
carve wide, deep wound channels. The
bullets retain 100 percent of their weight.
Also, according to Remington, they penetrate 28 percent deeper than traditional
lead bullets and expand to twice their
original diameter. For night hunting, Remington uses flash-suppressed propellant
to reduce the "bloom" effect of bright
white muzzle blast filling your scope.
(remington.com)-BM

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