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Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:12:39 PM »
Ran across this interesting video where the Hog Wild three inch load with two 205 grain .62" zinc pellets was used to take 3 deer at ranges out to 50 yards.



American Hunter article on Hog Wild loads by Hevi-Shot

https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2015/3/17/hevi-shot-hog-wild/

Not included in the 2016 catalog, both 3" and 3.5" Hog Wild loads have apparently been discontinued by Hevi-Shot.

http://www.hevishot.com/products

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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 10:43:00 PM »
    I'm not a deer hunter, but those Zinc projectiles seem to penetrate extremely well. Much better than any lead projectile that I've seen.

    Good video and seems like a good shell.
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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 07:20:38 AM »
    Although not marketed as buckshot, Hevi-Shot Hog Wild is categorized as such by Brownell's.

    http://www.brownells.com/ammunition/shotgun-ammo/hog-wild-ammunition-prod71520.aspx
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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 09:14:17 AM »
    Wonder how many zombie skulls that would penetrate? Might be worth adding to the kit.

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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 10:18:46 AM »
    Wonder how many zombie skulls that would penetrate? Might be worth adding to the kit.

    Zombies and zinc?   :facepalm
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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 10:19:38 AM »
    Zombies and zinc!   :facepalm
    What....

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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 12:06:44 PM »
    Ran out of alphabet soup!  :panic
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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 01:07:27 PM »
    Ran across this interesting video where the Hog Wild three inch load with two 205 grain .62" zinc pellets was used to take 3 deer at ranges out to 50 yards.



    American Hunter article on Hog Wild loads by Hevi-Shot

    https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2015/3/17/hevi-shot-hog-wild/

    Not included in the 2016 catalog, both 3" and 3.5" Hog Wild loads have apparently been discontinued by Hevi-Shot.

    http://www.hevishot.com/products

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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 01:49:53 PM »
    First time I have ever seen somebody happy that they gutshot a deer.  :coffee

    Well, he wasn't exactly HAPPY that he gutshot the doe, but he was happy that his second shot put her down quickly.  Personally, I think he got lucky with that second shot. 

    That said, he was apparently limited to shotgun only hunting, something I've never had to contend with.
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    Re: Deer hunting with Hog Wild Zinc by Hevi-Shot
    « Reply #9 on: January 15, 2017, 03:31:04 PM »
    Compare  205 grain .62" zinc pellets to .60" 315 grain hard cast lead buckshot pellets.
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