hi All, I'm new to the forum.. and new to hunting. I have a friend that wants to go to Texas this winter to hunt some wild pigs. Right now I have a .223, and he says that is enough gun for a wild pig with a 62 grain FMJ, just hit 'em in the head and it will go through the skull. I was wondering about your opinions. I am thinking about getting a .270 for pig hunting as well as Deer, but funds are limited being a poor college student. My question is ... is a .223 a big enough gun for the task? I'd also like to get a side arm while retrieving them incase theres some other pissed off pigs in the neighborhood... whats a good caliber for that? I was looking at a 44 mag desert eagle... but again they are pretty pricey. Any input would be appreciated.