Here's my new Hog/Long Range Rifle and first bolt gun. Attachment 130661
Remington 700 SPS AAC SD
.308 1x10 twist
Leupold medium height rings
Weaver 20 MOA base
Simmons WTC 6.5-20x50
Winchester sling Attachment 130664
I like the looks and feel of the stock, but it's pretty flimsy. Attachment 130665
The medium height rings allow just enough room for my butler creek caps. The scope is cheap and will eventually be replaced. Can't wait to break it in.
I agree with our choice of rifle and caliber, but that scope would not work on ANY of the hog hunts I have been on!
The longest shot I have ever taken on a hog (and I have killed 40+) is 110 yds. Most of the shots were 50 yds or less and many in low light. I would suggest you get a scope NOT GREATER than a 2x7 power as you will probably encounter MANY hogs 'up close and personal'!
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I definitely agree w/ Jim. When you want to use a rifle for different purposes, everything is a compromise. I changed out my .308HB Howa from a 6-24x40mmAO to a 3-12x42mmAO just to make it useable for practical hunting. I realized that after shooting 700 yards, I did not need that really high powered scope. The new scope is much better glass, so I really have gained. My favorite rifles for game that can bite back are open sight rifles chucking heavy bullets up to 286gr. Pigs can be rather unpredictable. For short range, under 200 yards I load up 150gr Barnes TSX in .308. 160gr TSX in 8x57 and for longer 180gr TSX. There is always the great standby of 286gr partitions in 9.3, but 270gr speer will do the job and are fairly cheap. Prvi make a VG 165gr cup and core BTSP in .308.
Your bullet is pretty important on bigger hogs/game.
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