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How do the effective ranges compare Sam yang 357/45/50 cal? Hog hunting

December 13 2013 at 1:06 PM

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tuned up samyang 909s .45

December 13 2013, 2:49 PM 

In response to your range question, i own a sam yang .45 that has taken several deer from 30 to 90 yards with 143 grain round balls. Rifle is dead on to 65 yards then starts to drop a lot. At 90 yards the rifle drops almost 2 feet. The rifle will launch a 143 grain .457 round ball 900 feet per second at the muzzle. I have not hog hunted with it but, i would feel comfortable on a hog up to 65 yards. I dont know about the other cals. But, would vouch for the .45.

 
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I like the 909s 45. Who tuned it?

December 13 2013, 6:54 PM 


 
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robert stephens
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rifle was tuned by.....

December 13 2013, 8:21 PM 

Mr. Dan mcvey, owner of xp airguns, then resealed by will piatt at saddle mountain gunsmith a couple years later. My first two shots are only 15 feet per second apart. I have owned several different big bores but, have stayed true to the sam yang.

 
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Ron Robinson
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Not all hogs are created equal, but

December 13 2013, 3:02 PM 

Assuming brain shots, little difference between the calibers on any hog; more a matter of correct ammo choice with any of those calibers.

Assuming chest shots, I'd gravitate toward the .45 or .50 for larger hogs... but strongly recommend educating yourself on big-bore airgun ballistics and the advantages and disadvantages of different projectiles.

 
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big bore ammo.

December 13 2013, 3:31 PM 

I have limited experience with cast bullets in a sam yang .45 because all i have tried have either been too loose or too tight. The best i can guess for my rifle would be a fairly soft .456 slug. The horniday .457 r.balls seem to be the right fit and weight for deer but, i have only taken one with a body shot, that shot was at 50 yards thru heavy cedar limbs which resulted in a almost full pass thru. The ball was lodged just under the hide on the opposite side. I took a head/neck shot on one in a open power line at 90yards. I elevated a foot over the head, the deer was standing broadside looking at me, and the ball hit 6 inches below the head directly in the throat, which also broke the neck. It was a medium size 8 point buck, that dropped where it stood. I was amazed on that shot. If i could keep my shots on a hog within 50 yards with that rifle, i would love to try a 250 grain, or so mr. Hollow point cast slug on the hogs body.

 
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