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#3545317 - 01/13/14 07:10 PM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: fredfred]
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I can imagine it would get interesting fast
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#3545320 - 01/13/14 07:11 PM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: fredfred]
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I can imagine it would get interesting fast
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#3545422 - 01/13/14 08:12 PM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: hunter516]
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 Originally Posted By: hunter516
What kind of gun and what caliber do you guys use for hogs? I'm planning on using my 7mm rem mag but can go bigger if I need to. I have not been hog hunting before and am planing on a hog hunt soon so I wanted to see what you guys said first


Caliber is not as important as bullet construction.

Pay close attention to bullet construction when selecting a gun for wild boar. They really are not that much harder to kill than deer if you get a normal shoulder shot but if you get a tough shot such as a angled shot or a frontal shot as if one is charging you.... you are going to want all the bullet you can get.

Nosler Partition and Barnes bullets would rank high on my list of bullets to select.

As stated just about any 12 Gauge slug will do the trick.

Most muzzle loaders with Jacketed Pistol bullets or Rifle bullets and conicals should do the trick.

Handguns? Again see the bullet construction but I would say a Min of .357 mag, 10mm, 41mag and up.

Again hogs are not hard to kill when you have proper shot placement.

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#3545458 - 01/13/14 08:32 PM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: PillsburyDoughboy]
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From what I've seen and done a pistol will get you charged more often than not. They will eat .357 rounds like tic-tacs in the chest. They'll die from it but not before they figure out where it's coming from
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#3545574 - 01/13/14 09:55 PM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: fredfred]
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 Originally Posted By: fredfred
From what I've seen and done a pistol will get you charged more often than not. They will eat .357 rounds like tic-tacs in the chest. They'll die from it but not before they figure out where it's coming from


I did clarify a minimum of .357 magnum. To further clarify I would prefer a Minimum of 6inch barrel should one go to field with such a instrument.

Again bullet selection would be paramount. Nosler Partitions or XTP hollow points!

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#3545692 - 01/14/14 04:43 AM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: PillsburyDoughboy]
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ive killed a bunch with an ol winchester 30/30.....my go to hog gun....with that said, ive used a 7mm 08, 243, 7 mag, 50 cal mzldr, and a 52 lb draw weight compound bow....but ill always refer back to the 30/30...its just fun

hope you kill a bunch
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#3545714 - 01/14/14 05:36 AM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: taximan]
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I'll be using 148 grn Barnes tsx in the 7mm. And i went with the 200 grn hard cast in my 10mm for the penetration. I would rather be able to get a complete pass through on 2 lined up than not even penetrate all the way through one hog. (I will only be shooting one at a time)
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#3545766 - 01/14/14 06:47 AM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: hunter516]
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my first choice would be my DPMS LR-308. also have a BAR in 30-06 I would use.
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#3545822 - 01/14/14 07:30 AM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: stik]
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Any semi-auto, lever, or pump rifle/slug gun will work just fine. Practice shooting off hand, so that you are ready and capable of making the kill shot when the time comes. That's the most important thing.
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#3545828 - 01/14/14 07:36 AM Re: Hog hunting guns [Re: JoninTN]
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Ive killed them with a 22LR, 22 Mag, 30-30, 243, 7mm-08, 45-70, 270, 30-06, S&W 500 handgun and a bow. Which one killed them the best? The one where I lung shot them, regardless of caliber. Having said that, teh one I liked to tote the best in brush was the 30-30 and the 45-70. Whatever you do, dont take head or shoulder shots, they will indeed shake them off and stay on their feet.

Edited by TheRealSpurhunter (01/14/14 09:35 AM)
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