In this video Jim Chapman takes the Hatsan BullBoss air rifle in .25 caliber, to see how it will perform against feral hogs in central Texas. After finding a number of pigs at a deer feeder, one is singled out and dropped with a headshot. The pig scatter, but come back almost immediately to feed. When a firearm is discharged the pigs scatter and don’t come back. But the report of an air rifle, while not completely silent, doesn’t seem to spook them the same way. I had to shift shooting positions to get under a tree limb, but within 5 minutes the second pig is dropped right next to the first.
These pigs are small, but I was focusing on small boars with a small bore, proving to myself this is a viable approach. My thought is that if you stick to the following rules: head shots only, pigs under 100 lb’s, and a range inside of 60 yards, it is effective…… so long as you can place your pellet exactly on target or a brain shot. Transgress any one of these rules and all bets are off!
I also recommend only using a pcp powered gun in .22, .25, .or .30: these rifles are much more powerful and shoot much more accurately than spring piston rifles.
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Please watch: “Springbok and the Rainstorm”