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Old 06-12-2013, 12:19 AM   #21
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My favorite rifle currently for hoggin' is my PSA 6.8 with Wilson Combat 110gr. Barnes TSX, or their 95gr. Barnes TTSX. Both deliver a swift kill. I am currently working on a 130gr. Spitzer triple shock.



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I am with TX and Gator! Nothing wrong with the 6.8 SPC or the 5.56 and good shot placement. But as TX and Gator advised here is my 458 SOCOM "Hog Thumper" for Texas this year finally got the whole package put together today. 100 % Rock River Arms Lower, Upper and Parts, Rock River 2 Stage NM Trigger, IOR Valdada QR-TS 3X25 Tac Scope, YHM Base Spacers, ATN PS-22 Day Night NV Unit, TAPCO Stock Pad, KNS Anti-Rotate Trigger and Hammer Pins, YHM Quad Rail w/ Sling Swivel Stud, and Ergo Grip. I will need to go re-sight it in again due to the changes made. Ready for the Pigs! And the boys in Indiana will sure like the 458 SOCOM because it can legally now be used in Indiana for deer hunting in gun season!
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I never shot a 458. How would the felt recoil compare to say a 308?
Shooting 300 gr - 350 gr bullets,recoil is probably a little less than shooting a 308 with 180 gr - 200 gr bullets.
But throw in the 405 gr bullets,and it's like shooting 3 1/2" magnum 12ga shells out of a lite weight shotgun. It will get your attention!
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I am with TX and Gator! Nothing wrong with the 6.8 SPC or the 5.56 and good shot placement. But as TX and Gator advised here is my 458 SOCOM "Hog Thumper" for Texas this year finally got the whole package put together today. 100 % Rock River Arms Lower, Upper and Parts, Rock River 2 Stage NM Trigger, IOR Valdada QR-TS 3X25 Tac Scope, YHM Base Spacers, ATN PS-22 Day Night NV Unit, TAPCO Stock Pad, KNS Anti-Rotate Trigger and Hammer Pins, YHM Quad Rail w/ Sling Swivel Stud, and Ergo Grip. I will need to go re-sight it in again due to the changes made. Ready for the Pigs! And the boys in Indiana will sure like the 458 SOCOM because it can legally now be used in Indiana for deer hunting in gun season!
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Sniper, how do you like that NV addition? I've been looking into some to mount if front of say an Aimpoint PRO or low powered scope if possible
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This is the finest unit I have seen and used a buddy of mine had an ATN PS-22. That is why I done some serious Horse Trading (Guns & Parts) to get one. You can use your normal sights during the day and when it gets dark you just mount the PS-22 in front of your optics or rail and you have night vision with IR capabilities. You however must use a 4 X or less magnification scope or optic with it. You can keep the unit in a back pack when not in use and always have it with you. They are a fine unit to say the least. Not inexpensive but worth the money and III Gen. Fantastic viewing!

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This is the finest unit I have seen and used a buddy of mine had an ATN PS-22. That is why I done some serious Horse Trading (Guns & Parts) to get one. You can use your normal sights during the day and when it gets dark you just mount the PS-22 in front of your optics or rail and you have night vision with IR capabilities. You however must use a 4 X or less magnification scope or optic with it. You can keep the unit in a back pack when not in use and always have it with you. They are a fine unit to say the least. Not inexpensive but worth the money and III Gen. Fantastic viewing!

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I was planning on either getting a 1-4x or ACOG so that's perfect with the low power. NV has always intrigued me but I've never actually used one and have only looked through a gen1
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That a 300 BO bolt action with night vision and a suppressor?
Yep. I asked him why the suppressor since the animal would have probably been dead long before he heard the sound.

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Cuz he wants to take a 2nd shot on the first piggy's buddy?


But cuz (I can) is good enough! I would if Illinois let me.



So I decided to throw the EBR stock onto my m1a since I have it, ordered the stock a few days ago. If I don't like it I can sell it off and built up something in the AR platform. Now I just need someone to take me hog hunting.
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I live in Texas and have taken many hogs out with my ar15 in 5.56....the biggest hog I have killed was right at 350 pounds and I killed it with a 22 to the head...if you are looking for a weapon to kill a hog broadside don't go any smaller than a 5.56....but if u are looking for headshots a 22 is fine
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My favorite rifle currently for hoggin' is my PSA 6.8 with Wilson Combat 110gr. Barnes TSX, or their 95gr. Barnes TTSX. Both deliver a swift kill. I am currently working on a 130gr. Spitzer triple shock.



Good choise of bullets. You have obviously did your research. You, sir, are the exception not the rule.
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