I've never killed a pig but everytime cartridges for pig's get brought up, on every site, I've heard everything from a 223 to a 45-70. Some people even just jump in with a knife, or so they say. With every other game there are those that can't find something big enough and those that want to see how small a cartridge they can succede with. But most generally agree at some point where the cartridge get's to small and larger than necessary.
Everything about hog shooting must be very confusing for a lot of people, in large because of these all over the board answer's. Where is a good starting point for a pig cartridge? I would think velocity should be moderate to keep from tearing up bullet's at close range and the rifle fairly short and handy to be useful in haevy cover. I would also thing that the bullet's used should be heavy for caliber because of the possibility of having to shoot thru some of this armor plate some people talk about. Sounds to me like pig shooting in a relatively short range thing.