Hornady Full Boar Ammo

full boar

At the 2014 NASGW Show, Hornady Manufacturing announced a new line of ammo called Full Boar. The line is aimed at the hog hunting market.

Wild pigs tend to be tough critters, so Hornady uses the all copper GMX bullets in these loads. The GMX bullet is designed for deep penetration and high weight retention.

The new ammo will be available in the following calibers:

  • 223 Rem
  • 243 Win
  • 6.8 SPC
  • 270 Win
  • 7mm Rem Mag
  • 308 Win
  • 30-06 Sprg
  • 300 Win Mag

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Zachary marrs

    None of those rounds need to be lead free to kill a pig, ive used all the rounds listed except for .300 win mag and 6.8 spc with normal lead ammo and it works fine

    • Here Piggie …

      I also don’t understand why all ‘Hog specific’ ammo is copper? Piggie won’t care what your bullet is made out of when he catches a 75 grainer going 3,000fps+ to the dome

      • Zachary marrs

        Ive seen some lead hog hunting ammo, but I prefer to roll my own

      • Bruce

        When you want max penetration, you want heavy slugs with maximum durability. That means solids, look at African big game ammo. The problem is, ‘Merica wants some nice high velocity printed on the side of that box. So no hardcast lead because it’ll turn your rifling into a smooth bore. Big brass solids like you see on those fancy double rifles are a bit hard to come by in .24 caliber. Hence, copper solids. Pretty box, I’m sure those boys going out for hog hunting the first time are afraid their whitetail loads aren’t going to get the job done will find extra confidence in a box labeled specifically for hog killing.

    • gunsandrockets

      Wouldn’t a close shot with .223 or .243 be in danger of the bullet over-expanding and under-penetrating on a hog? I defer to your experience.

      • Zachary marrs

        Get a vital shot and it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that the round can get through all the hide and bone. I consider .223 to be close to the minimum for hogs, but I like to use it.

      • Zachary marrs

        Fwiw, when hogs get in close, I have my 5.56 ar, and I like the 70 grain tsx’s.
        Ive also used green tip, and have never had to shoot twice

  • joe schemo

    I took my last hog with a cheap 140 grain 308 jsp made by silver bear…….. why would i spend 2 or 3 times the money?? Just more gimmick to get more money out of you for a problem that does not exist.
    I put this round in the same catagory as the “zombie” round.

    • MattInTheCouv

      I searched the interwebs, couldn’t find price info. Where’d you come by that figure?

      • joe schemo


        Price 51
        Ballastic coe: .447
        Bullet weight: 165g

        • MattInTheCouv

          Oh. Gotcha. I just looked on the regular site, didn’t realize they had a /store. I’d figure 40 street price then? Not horribly more than other high performance hornady stuff

  • iksnilol

    You can kill hog with regular FMJ… If you use tannerite.

  • bill

    barnes is cheaper if you want copper alloy. If you in cali copper rounds will be essential real soon… -__-

  • bill

    barnes is cheaper if you want copper alloy. If you’re in cali copper rounds will be essential real soon… -__-

  • Dan

    Wouldnt using a box of their regular GMX bullets be the same?

  • Jimmy1333

    The 120SST at 17 a box, is the Hornady standard, this is too high priced, SSA even has discounted their non lead to a buck a round. I love Hornady ammo but this is/was unnecessary