Wild hogs are tough, dangerous critters and destructive pests. Many folks would choose a big heavy round to bring them down. These same folks would turn up their nose at the 5.56mm believing the bullet is too small and light. But it’s really a matter of bullet selection, a soft nose or hollow point greatly increases the lethality of the little round.
I’m a big fan of the 5.56mm but even I was surprised when a couple years back an Eskimo hunter armed with an AR-15 killed a polar bear that had charged at him. Clearly, you don’t want to be on the receiving end of that little black rifle.
PETA warning: Disgusting varmints were seriously harmed in the making of this video.