While I still maintain a .35 Rem or Whelen or 9.3 X62, are better hog hammers, I saw some very nice sporterized A3 03 in your price range but barrel was only 22.5".
PS: gunaction.com - nice wood to boot - C&R OK
The 'basic' hog gun is no different than the basic deer gun. A 30-30 John Wayne assault rifle will do just fine.!!!!
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