180gr E-Tip / .300 Win Mag / 285lbs BoarReview by Colin / (Posted on 12/6/2015)A few years back I was on a central California hog hunt using handloaded 180 gr Nosler E-tips in my .300 Win Mag. (3,100 fps) Long story short, I was in a slightly elevated position when I pulled the trigger on a 285 lbs boar hog. He was facing away at about 85 yards. The bullet struck him on the spine about 6 inches in front of the tail. He dropped and didn't move. Several seconds later, he started sqweeling and I shot him again. The second shot hit right next to the first, but missed the spine.
Inspecting the hog afterward, the first shot smashed 4 vertebrae, continued under the hide and I recovered the bullet in the front shoulder. Total of 24 inches of penetration. The second shot traveled through the liver, lungs and I, literally, found the bullet in the hogs mouth after a long search. Total of 26 inches of penetration.
The 2 recovered bullets weigh exactly 178.5 grains and sit proudly on my reloading bench.