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Weapons for hogs

Old 02-20-2007, 09:25 AM
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What is the most widely accepted weapon of choice for hog hunting? Is my 50 cal muzzleloader stuffed with a 348 grain hollow point and packed with 100 grains of pyrodex good enough? What about 12 gauge slug gun pushing a 1 1/4oz Winchester Gold Partition slug gonna do it? Need something my 9 year old can shoulder and still stay in the stand when it kicks.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:37 AM
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I would get a youngster a 243, have the stock cut to fit and it will work..
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:44 AM
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All those will work fine. Like Rev mentioned, 243s are a great choice. There is a member here, Guess is his name, he takes lots of hogs with a 243. Another good kids gun, a 44 mag cabin. My niece uses one for deer, hogs, and goats.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:49 AM
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what you stated is more than enough, any caliber from 223 up will do the trick. but shot placement is a must. here is a link. i only bowhunt for them.


http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/hog-vitals.jpg
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:55 AM
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I would get a youngster a 243, have the stock cut to fit and it will work..
Yep!With Sierra 100gr Game Kings!
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:40 AM
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Any one of the ones you mentioned as said before shot placement is a must.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:50 PM
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A .25-06 ora .243 would be a nice start. Personally, I use a .223 more times than not. But I handload, and there isn't a lot of factory ammo out there with decent game bullets.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:41 PM
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I would get a youngster a 243, have the stock cut to fit and it will work..
Yep!With Sierra 100gr Game Kings!
Yup....sierra is the best....try .223 in 77 grain match king! Work like a charm.

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:55 PM
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give him a 7mm reload light loads.150 grain down loaded then ha has something he can grow into
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:49 PM
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Does anybody use handguns? I recently purchased a Ruger Blackhawk..... .357 mag and was gonna try it out on a hog after I get one with my bow.
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