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Old 02-03-2010, 01:52 PM   #21
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I'll just cull out the big ones!

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I would get a semi auto 308 with a 9 twist and use 220gr bullets for hogs from one of them choppers.

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My assumption is that either of these calibers, 300 WIN MAG or 300 WSM, would be good for feral hogs. Fair assumption?
Not trying to talk you out of it but if hogs is your game a good .308 will kill them deader than dead all day long at any distance you'd care to shoot. Ammo is a lot cheaper than the Mag version and found just about anywhere.

In the WSM vs WM, until recently I had both and after careful consideration (took two years to make this decision) I sold my Kimber 8400 Montana in .300WSM because ammo while plentiful and not as expensive as it used to be still does not have the variety of .300 Win Mag. The Win Mag also performs SLIGHTLY better with the heavier bullets so it gives me a LITTLE edge on the high end of projectiles. BUT the WSM was a very accurate fun round to shoot (specially with 150-169 grain bullets) and is available in neat ultra light weight rifle packages that are easy to lug around all day in any terrain.
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Now I'm thinking .308 might be a good compromise. Not overkill for the piglets, but a good round for taking deer as well.

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Now I'm thinking .308 might be a good compromise. Not overkill for the piglets, but a good round for taking deer as well.
Well, if .308 is a good option for you step on up and join the ranks of the M14 users club. I can show you the secret handshake, but don't tell anyone that we have one. Shhhhh........
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I might just do that. Thanks!

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I wouldn't say overkill. feral hogs are pretty tough. sometimes it takes 2 or 3 shots to put one down.

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I wouldn't say overkill. feral hogs are pretty tough. sometimes it takes 2 or 3 shots to put one down.
I agree completely. But the smaller ones go down pretty easy with a .308 and some Barnes TSX (Maybe our CA hogs are easier to whack, though?).

With the big ones, all bets are off. I met a guide once who carried a .338WM.
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I'm really confused here. I thought the OP in his original thread wanted a 400 to 600 yard rifle for Muley's.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/rifle-caliber-suggestion-22890/
So a .300WM was the choice. Now a .308 seems to be a good compromise?
This is looking more like a wish thread w/ no apparent direction more than anything. I have hunted Whitetail, Muleys, and Elk. I used a 7mm Remington Mag. At 400 yards w/ the correct bullet there is meat on the table. My .308 is also capable of a 400 yard shot, but leaves Elk off the list. 8x57, 6.5x55, all will do the job.
So I ask the OP, what do you really intend on doing w/ the rifle? The 300WM has some serious recoil, not for the timid. For the average hunter, even a 400 yard shot is pushing the envelope. Sorry, I don't intend to dog anyone, but this is 2 threads and has changed muliple times. JP

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I agree that the thread has detoured, and that's my fault, I apologize.

Finally made up my mind, I found a Kimber 84M with walnut stock in .308 with a Leupold VX-3 3.5-10. Only fired to sight it in. Trading in a pistol for it with a little cash. I'm picking her up tomorrow.

Again, I apologize for getting off course.

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