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Old 01-30-2014, 11:20 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
If the sole purpose is hunting hogs and dogs, why go tactical? You pay more for "tactical" than you would for practical. What area are you hunting in? What kind of distances are we talking about, terrain, how much walking and calling are you going to do? A good, light .308 bolt action may just right.

I really like my Ruger Gunsite Scout. It 's a good all around rifle that could be used for hunting deer to coyotes. With 10 round magazines of 308 you've got some nice knock down power, and it'll hold a nice fixed or low power scope or red dot sight. It's not great at any one thing, but is a reliable, versatile rifle. And it is a decent value. I got mine for under $700.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:12 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by HogHunting View Post
Firstly, I thought about the .308 Oracle prior to this post, but heard some really harsh things about DPMS. Secondly, I was also told I should build a gun from the ground up, but not sure about that option. Finally, of course I've hunted hogs before. I hunted them with my bud's Bushmaster, and it got the job done.
Don't believe everything you read or hear about DPMS. Most AR nuts are brand fans,and then the real rambo types think everything has to be Mil-spec.
I've built several AR15's over the years,and also have two Rock River's-a 223 and a 458 SOCOM,along with a DPMS LR-260H. None of which are Mil-spec,and they all have served me well for years of trouble free service.

I'm not much for the Oracle line of DPMS,nor any other "Entry" level firearm. Why buy a stripped down model when for a few hundred more,you can get a very good weapon that needs very little added to it.
I change the triggers in all of my AR style weapons,the factory triggers from almost everyone are pretty stiff,and gritty feeling.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:45 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
DPMS .308 Oracle is going to push the budget, but it gives you an auto loading .308 that is optic friendly, but doesn't leave you a lot of room in the budget for the actual optics. You could get a Remington .308 autoloader in a more "traditional" style for less. Would still do the same thing functionally for less money. IF 150 yds is about the max range, then a good lever gun in .30-30 or .35 Rem would still get the job done and is still a fine, and handy rifle. LeverEvolution ammo is very accurate and extends the range a bit by increasing velocity, reducing drag and flattening the trajectory.
I was looking at those and was pretty impressed for what you get for the price. I think it was around 850 on sale at Academy here. I decided to build another AR-15 so I put the .308 on the back burner.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:57 AM   #16
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I think you want a MSR-Modern Sporting Rifle.

Seems to me the difference between "tactical"

and a regular rifle is a few hundred dollars.

I hunt coyotes with 5.56/.223, no problem. It will also

put down hogs, but I usually use a larger caliber, preferably

with a bayonet on the front, because we are hunting in close

brush in Florida, and some of those alphas are mean, fast, and

big. YMMV.
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:36 PM   #17
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Hogs like 30 cal better, they fall faster
Look at a Ruger mini 30 ,7.62/39 and 20 count mags
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:06 AM   #18
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Looking to have one of these by the end of this year,

BAR ShorTrac Hog Stalker Realtree Max-1
Realtree Max-1 camo, picatinny accesory and scope rails, detachable box magazine, pistol grip, gas piston operated, short action, semi auto hunting rifle

308 Win 20"9 lbs 5 ozNo Pricing Available
Features For: 308 Win
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Item Number
Action Length
Short Action
308 Win
Barrel Length
Overall Length
41 1/2"
Length of Pull
13 7/8"
9 lbs p

Incorporating the defining features of the Modern Sporting Rifle design, the BAR ShortTrac Hog Stalker Realtree Max-1 is a hard-hitting, accurate, and steady hunting platform. The super rigid 20" heavy contour barrel promotes superb accuracy with lethal ballistics out to extended intermediate distances. The heat dissipating properties of the heavy barrel ensure minimal Point of Impact shift for successive shots, so if you find yourself taking down a passel of destructive hogs, you can be sure that your rounds will find the mark time after time if you are doing your part.

RECEIVER Aircraft-grade alloy; Realtree Max-1 finish; Drilled and tapped for scope mount
BARREL 20 Heavy contour; Realtree Max-1 finish; Recessed target Crown
ACTION Gas-operated autoloader; Multi-lug rotary bolt; Crossbolt safety; 10-round detachable box magazine
STOCK Composite; Realtree Max-1 camo finish; Dura-Touch Armor Coating; Ergonomic fully adjustable; Textured pistol grip and fore-end grip
FEATURES Three interchangeable cheekpieces and recoil pads for different fit options; Ambidextrous magazine release; MIL-STD 1913 bottom rail with integrated swivel stud for bipod and/or sling; Two-piece scope bases included; Black plastic case

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Savage just released a scout Cabelas on sale for $550
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:46 PM   #20
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I own a DPMS and I wish I would have never bought it. Gives me trouble. I also own a S&W 300 blackout that I use to hunt pigs with. I have no trouble what so ever with this one.
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