Here’s a quick shot for anyone who’s got a second to reply…
What do you think about a new round that’s specifically designed for hog hunters and depredation? It’s built around a specially designed, lead-free bullet that will provide serious expansion and penetration at the same time. It also uses a special powder blend to reduce muzzle-flash for night time depredation shooting.
I realize that most of you regular readers are recreational hunters (as opposed to dep hunters), but I’m still curious about your take. Is this something you could see a use for? Those of you who use premium bullets, would you consider this one?
Personally, I’m sort of ambivalent. I think it’s really cool that hog hunting has become so prevalent that a major manufacturer thinks it’s worth the effort and cost to develop a round specifically for swine killers. On the other hand, this status comes as the direct result of the spread of a destructive species that’s costing states and private landowners a lot of money.
As far as the ammo itself, I can’t say more yet. I haven’t even held one in my grubby mitts. However, next week I’ll have the opportunity to try this new round in real, field conditions on real hogs, and learn a lot more about the marketing plan behind it as well. I will let you know a lot more about this thing next week.