Just to put things in perspective, Larry Kelly (Magna-Port) managed to kill an elephant in the 70's(80's?) with a 44mag revolver. They (44mag revolvers) are routinely used to kill elk, moose, black bear, and hogs. A 250gr hard cast SWC or 270gr+ WFN hard cast loaded warm from a 7 1/2in revolver will shoot through any hog made.Jerrold Paul Shelton said:I've never hunted hogs in Michigan, or anything else in that state, for that matter, and I'm not saying that a .44 mag can't down a pig.
I load 240 grain XTP .44's with 23.1 grains of 2400 powder..... gives me 1700 fps out of a 7-1/2" Super Redhawk, and just shy of 1900 fps out of an old Ruger .44 autoloading carbine.Jerrold Paul Shelton said:You'll be able to drive 240 grain bullets out of the muzzle of a .44 Magnum rifle at around 1680 fps or so. To make the math easy, we'll round that up to 1700.
Drop-Shot said:Whats this about you wisconsin hunters and your stands?That one guy they showed on tv looked like a normal person,it make's you wonder what set him off enough to kill 5 or 6 folks.