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Willie14228
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“Willie14228”I like head shots too Smaug but 200 boars have a noggin almost as hard as mine lol


That’s right, and lower power would limit your shot options because of head shape too. If they’re facing you, the angle of the forehead would make just about ANY head shot deflect. Maybe the same with quartering too, and rear head shots …. they don’t really have backs of heads, do they?

Thinking more about it, I’d probably just go all-in and get something in the .45 or .50 cal. range. If it’s going to be big and clunky, it might as well be capable of taking big game too. Unfortunately, I’m not educated enough about big bore airguns to say exactly what I’d go for. Maybe Quackenbush, just because I’ve seen a video interview of him, and he seems like a really sharp guy.


One of the sellers at the Texas airgun show had a 308 quackenbush I was afraid to ask what he wanted for it. That is the only model that costs more used than it does new. 
I have talked to Him on the phone the guy is something else and yes he is as sharp as a razor and about as straight as they come. He has been offered twice what he prices his guns for to be put at the top of the list and he has refused. I too would love to have one of his guns. 

The only Really good headshot is with them slightly facing away from you and placing the shot right behind the ear. That shot will usually do a total lights out without a squeal or huge amount of impact noise. I don’t know if its unique to pigs but almost every shot that I have made like that they will sit, arch and topple over. 
I have seen a 357 deflect off the noggin of a big boar.