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Old 08-12-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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ive been itching to go hog hunting lately and the only caliber rifle i have available to me right now is in 7.62x39. is that a good sized round for hogs? ive never been hog hunting before, so kinda lookin for a couple tips on how to hunt them

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Old 08-12-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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I think it's big enough but can it shoot accurate out to 100 yards? or 50
I have a 308win I would take that over the 7.62x39.

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That should be enough for hog hunting.

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I've only been hog hunting one time, but that was with a SKS. One shot got the job done.

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Be sure to use hunting rounds and not full metal jackets. On larger hogs I try to shoot them with a good head shot behind the ears. Other than correct ammo, shot placement, excessive range, you will be fine. Hog hunting is to fun to pass up if you have the opportunity to go. Have fun.

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What rifle is it? If you're unsure of the round, I'd recommend something semi automatic thats accurate at long distances.

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ive been itching to go hog hunting lately and the only caliber rifle i have available to me right now is in 7.62x39. is that a good sized round for hogs? ive never been hog hunting before, so kinda lookin for a couple tips on how to hunt them
Don't Worry / Be Happy, that round will Git R Done. Agreed use soft points, not FMJ's.
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I've only been hog hunting one time, but that was with a SKS. One shot got the job done.
Good to hear; my nephew says there may be a developing hog problem at the deer camp he goes to. Can you say pre-season porcine slaughter?
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The 7.62X39 round is plenty good enough to hunt hogs with! For that matter deer and all medium sized game. As R-Bolt said the best place to shoot one is behind the ear. I always try to shoot them behind the ear no matter what caliber I am using. Have Fun!

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great, thanks for all the info everyone. its a AK-47 made by century. ive done plenty of deer and elk hunting so i can place a shot just fine. i was just worried about the round maybe being too big. maybe ive under estimated the size of hogs? im goin this weekend to get it zeroed in and we will see how the accuracy is. ill also be carrying a .40 as a side arm. not anything special but its what ive got right now. when are hogs most active?

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