Shot a hog around new years with a mini-14 using the same bullet. Worked very well. but as with ANY rifle round, shot placement is key. i usually try to neck shoot everything.Looks good kemster. Are you sure those TNT's are going to work on hogs? I won my first AR at a raffle last night. They sure are nice rifles.
actually the twist on a STAG is 1 in 9. we will see how it does this weekend. should be plenty to take a hog. Have shot them with .22LR , .17hmr and .204. All in the shot placement.Are you sure that you don't want to be shooting something on the heavy side in .223? By that I mean shooting with a bullet weight of 62gr or heavier. The military is using 62 and over to help with stopping people and I think it is alot harder to stop a big hog. The twist rate of your new rifle is probibly 1 in 7 so it will like heavy bullets. Let us know how things work out.