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Old 05-24-2013, 02:13 AM   #11
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My brothers & I put lots of pork in the freezer with 22 WMR FMJ's in FL back in the 70's.

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Either will do just fine. Contrary to popular belief, hogs are not hard to kill. I've killed quite a few, with a variety of guns. I've used a .22lr, 20ga Tshot, 12ga Tshot, and 5.56/.223. The last few years I've been using my AR's and Ive never had a problem with them. Usually only takes one shot. I usually load a mix of 50gr JHP, and 50gr V-tips. (In Arkansas)

What area are you planning on hunting in? Hunting area makes all the difference.

For hogs in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, or Mississippi, the smaller calibers will do fine. The typical hog in these areas will not get over about 300lbs are so, and they usually stay in the 150lb area. Hogs in these areas tend to not be aggressive, except for havelena (spelled that wrong) in south Texas.

Hogs in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina tend to be bigger and more aggressive on average. With the hogs in these areas you may want a caliber with a little more energy than the 5.56/.223.

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Disclaimer: this info is based off of my own experiences and research, and is not exclusive. It does not apply to every hunters experiences. Not all states that have hogs are listed, just the ones that are more popular for hog hunting.
I've never been hunting, so don't know what I don't know. Still waiting for someone to invite me I think it would make sense to get a rig that will work on larger and smaller hog. Still not sure what rig to go with, certainly think 223 is out.
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None of the above.

458 SOCOM!!!!!



I never shot a 458. How would the felt recoil compare to say a 308?
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Im in the process of building a upper in 7.62x39 for this reason,
I know that .223 will more than get the job done but I would like to have a close range 30 cal and this is the ticket I was looking for and the price was right

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Im in the process of building a upper in 7.62x39 for this reason,
I know that .223 will more than get the job done but I would like to have a close range 30 cal and this is the ticket I was looking for and the price was right
Very interested in hearing about your AK upper. I have heard both good and bad about the reliability of trying to make the AK round work on the AR platform.
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+1 on the 458 SOCOM That just screams hog thumper

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My nephew bagged this 304 pounder near Houston a few weeks ago.

Taking my son there in a couple of weeks.

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My nephew bagged this 304 pounder near Houston a few weeks ago.

Taking my son there in a couple of weeks.
That a 300 BO bolt action with night vision and a suppressor?
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Last night the OLD 35 Remington (220 gr SP) put another hog to rest.
90 yds, quartering away, one shot DRT! If you want to use the 'new' stuff so be it but there is no need when the 'old' stuff does such a GREAT job!!!

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Very interested in hearing about your AK upper. I have heard both good and bad about the reliability of trying to make the AK round work on the AR platform.
Review is in one of my other threads . 208 flawless round thru it . Yes it required a little crafty work to run steel ammo . But it works fine using 7 rounds in a magpul 20 rd mag . Hoping to get my hands on a few 30 rd. 7.62 mags soon
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