Remington Hog Hammer Ammunition

Hog Hammer Ammunition

Remington announced a new line of hunting ammunition called Hog Hammer.  As one might infer from the name, the ammo is designed specifically for hunting wild pigs.  The loads use the all copper Barnes TSX bullets.  The TSX, or Triple Shock, bullets are designed to penetrate deeply and to expand to twice their size.

Hog Hammer Ammunition

Initial offerings will be in .223, .300 BLACKOUT, .30 Rem AR, .30-30, .308, .30-06 and .450 Bushmaster.  Prices are not cheap:  roughly $1.50 to $2.25 (US) per cartridge.

From Remington:

Remington Proudly Introduces Hog Hammer Ammunition Featuring BarnesTSX® Bullets 

Feral hog infestation is a very real and very expensive problem. An estimated six million hogs are roaming the nation, destroying crops and property, as well as endangering livestock and natural environments. Hog hunting is a unique pursuit that requires unique ammunition. Today, Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is proud to announce the Hog Hammer™ line of centerfire ammunition.

New Remington Hog Hammer ammunition is loaded with Barnes Bullets’ tough, all-copper Triple Shock bullet to offer deep penetration, 100% weight retention, and reliable 2X expansion.  Outperforming traditional lead-core bullets, the Barnes TSX is the toughest expanding bullet on the market. Combined with four rapidly expanding, razor-sharp cutting petals, Hog Hammer creates deep, wide wound channels through tough hide and bone of the biggest, most aggressive feral hogs. Because so many hogs are hunted at night, Hog Hammer utilizes a flash-suppressed propellant for nighttime or low light hunts. To ensure reliable feeding in today’s popular hog rifles, each round is packed in a nickel-plated case.

Key Features:

  • Legendary Barnes TSX all-copper bullet construction for 28% more penetration than standard lead core bullets
  • Superior penetration, even on large, tough-skinned hogs
  • 100% weight retention
  • Devastating terminal performance
  • Four rapidly expanding, razor-sharp cutting petals
  • Flash-suppressed propellant for night time and low-light hunts
  • Nickel plated cases provide reliable function when it counts on unpredictable, dangerous game
  • Multiple grooves machined into the shank means less bullet comes in contact with the bore virtually eliminating copper following and jacket shaving – important with high volume hog hunting and suppressor use.

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  • Tyson Chandler

    Here Piggy Piggy……I can’t wait for the chance to try this!

  • ill get a box to for a magfull for my slr106

  • 7.62x25FTW

    Damn,no 7mm-08….

  • OhioTry

    No 7.62×39 or 7.62x54r. When will the Soviet calibers get some love. 🙁

    • Exactly what I was thinking. My AK makes a perfect hog hunting gun.

  • tfd

    These rounds are actually kind of backwards. A rapid expanding bullet isn’t necessarily what you want on hogs, you want a delayed expansion so that the bullet can penetrate the fat and armor first before it starts to expand, letting you pierce the whole hog. If the round opens too quickly, you may not get it all the way through, especially with the .223 and .300 AAC on bigger hogs.

  • Timinator

    tfd, about your comment. “like what hapens when you use a 450Buahmaster, with the Barnes 275gr XPB, now in a boat-tail design..

  • John F. Noonan

    Need a few bullets for my 450 LeGendre Magnum!!

  • Nathan

    Can’t wait to try these out on my .450 Bushmaster!

  • Timinator

    Who would ever use those other pip-squeak cartridges on a charging 400-500lb pig? It’s no mystery to me that the Hog Hammers were built for the 450 Bushmaster, which is actually the only “Real” pig cartridge, in this line!

  • Frank

    My poor old BLR .308 with a 165gr Nosler bullet might just be able to take a boar up to whatever weight is in front of me. I don’t even have to buy another rifle. Also have a .358 Blr in case the .308 doesn’t work

  • Catfish

    Shot a 150 + or _ pound boar with the 62 grain .223 just behind the shoulder, this was just a test usually do head shots with my .223 knocked him down is all, gone in a flash. Was not impressed with it at all. If you care about the meat stick to .30 cal. or larger. Waist of good money at 29.00 a box.