I'd like to hear opinions about hunting hogs, coyotes and possibly deer with the 5.56. What ammo would be the most appropriate on hogs up to maybe 350 lbs? There's a topic on another forum about hunting deer with 223 and there's arguments on both sides about this. I've hunted hogs and coyotes with both my ARs in 5.56 and my SCAR H which is 308. I've seen 300 lb hogs dropped on the spot with 855 but they were perfect shots within 200 meters.
I'm not asking what caliber people think should be the minimum or what type of rifle should be used, I'm curious about what ammo those that hunt with 5.56 and 7.62 and their success rates. I'm also curious to hear about what you guys think about hunting deer with 5.56. I'll hold my opinions till later but I'm not completely opposed to it.
Just do me one favor here, try to base comments on fact and experience. If you tell me you'll be searching for two days for the deer you shoot with a 5.56, at least tell me this happened to you or a hunt you were on, not that you think it's what would happen.
Thanks for any comments. I'm really interested in the right ammo for the job for these two calibers.