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Which Gun???

Old 07-07-2010, 01:37 PM
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Thinkin about going hog hunting, and which gun should i take? Rifle? Shotgun? Pistol? Or even muzzleloader?
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:03 PM
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depends alot on the type of hunt youre going on and what terrain youll be in. I prefer a lightweight rifle personally for what I do. Tell me more about your hunting situation.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:51 PM
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Well, its alot like your normal deer hunt. Im thinking rifle would be best, i could reach out far
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:58 PM
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Normal deer hunt could mean many things. Hunting from a stand? From the ground? In thick brush or in the open? The answer for me is always a flat shooting rifle with a bullet properly suited for pigs like the Accubond or partition though non premium bullets will work also. Its just what Im most confident in.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:31 PM
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I would go with a rifle. Those little devils are tough S.O.B.s. Get you a flat shooting caliber with some pop to it so you don't have to track them far. They can get aggressive when wounded and cornered.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:12 PM
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I like taking them out with my .50cal muzzleloader.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by campfireclassifieds.com View Post
I would go with a rifle. Those little devils are tough S.O.B.s. Get you a flat shooting caliber with some pop to it so you don't have to track them far. They can get aggressive when wounded and cornered.
This is good advice. I have taken them with all of guns except a muzzle loader mentioned in the OP, but a good high power rifle really knocks the daylights out them, and clearly has more punch than the shotguns slugs that I've seem them hit with. Had to do a little tracking with both a 12 and 20 gauge shotgun, and a 357 from a carbine, but the 150 grn 30.06 (made for deer and other medium game) smacked em right down in their tracks.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:50 AM
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Semi auto rifles are used for the hog hunting like Browning BAR, Remington 74 (740, 742, 7400, and new 750) and the Benelli looks to be a real contender in the semi-auto market.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:44 PM
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i know alot of ppl who like to use the marlin 30-30. me personally wont hunt a hog without a bow in my hand and a pistol on my hip lol ive seen ppl use anything from 22 lr. (which i HIGHLY do not reccomend) to a 338 federal. for rifle caliber i would try 25-06, 300 win mag, 30-06, 270, 7 mag just whatever suits you bud.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:18 PM
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I use a Marlin 30-30, Nikon 3X9X50mm, with Remington Core-Lokt 170 grain.
I killed three in about 25 seconds on my last hunt here in Charleston,SC. Dam that was fun!



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