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Old 01-03-2014, 04:15 PM   #21
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Here's my new Hog/Long Range Rifle and first bolt gun.
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I like the looks and feel of the stock, but it's pretty flimsy.
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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'!
Good hunting, and remember THE ONLY GOOD HOG IS A DEAD HOG!
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:38 PM   #22
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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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You cant go wrong with a good shootin rifle chambered in 308, and IMO..... it is capable of taking any critter in North America if the driver does their part.

Hunt hogs all the time with mine. Some at spittin distance, and others out further.

The pig below was taken at 566 yards with 1 168gr SMK. Optic = SWFA SS 10X
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I run the SWFA SS 10x on my M1a and love it!! It amazes me more people haven't picked up on these great scopes!!
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You cant go wrong with a good shootin rifle chambered in 308, and IMO..... it is capable of taking any critter in North America if the driver does their part.



Hunt hogs all the time with mine. Some at spittin distance, and others out further.



The pig below was taken at 566 yards with 1 168gr SMK. Optic = SWFA SS 10X

Thanks for sharing that. 566 yards one shot drop on a hog sized animal is no doubt impressive! Nice work.

I looked at that scope as well. What are the specs on your rifle?
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