I haven't had the opportunity to shoot hogs before especially in my area as the only hogs around here are on farms and the local farmers get pretty pi$$ed off when you try and hunt their live stock.Its a great hog round. Recoil isnt bad at all. Smidge more than a 5.56 in my opinion. Brings down hogs effectively except for the larger ones where it takes lots of rounds. We have had prob a dozen large hogs take 4+ rounds of .300 BO and keep running.