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Old 12-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #11
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Pigs are tough I would got for a 308 if I could. Me I would use either my 6.5x57 or my 30-06 because at 17# that 308 is a biznatch to carry in the woods.

Are you hunting in VA then even a lever gun in 30-30 would work not many long shots. You do want something with some ass behind it though.

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Old 12-14-2009, 06:57 AM   #12
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You know I hadn't thought about a lever. I've been trying to find a reason to buy a .308 Saiga and this was getting close...but I could be talked into a big bore lever from someone like Marlin...that's a good idea.

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Old 12-14-2009, 10:42 AM   #13
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444 or a nice 45-70 would put a hurtin on a feral hog. Don't dismiss a slug gun as well....

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basically it depends on your environment and how your shooting area is. Thick wooded hunting i would recomend a lever action gun chambered in 45-70 or another large brush cutting round where shot placement is not very critical. shotguns with 00buck or slugs will also do. Longer shots 100-400 yds I would recomend a bolt action rifle chambered in .300 win mag or .300 ultra mag. Fitted on top of the tool just a 3x9x40 scope will suffice. Some may call these rounds over kill I just don't like tracking pigs because they don't bleed like deer or most other game. Feral pigs are some of the toughest animals on planet earth and you will be suprised how long it will take a good size pig. "250lbs or so" to give up.

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I took my 235 pound hog with a .30-06 and a spine shot
i used a 110 grain bullet going approx. 3200 fps and he dropped
i also have a .45-70 but have not had the chance to use it on anything yet, but i have heard they just make a giant hole in the hog

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Funest way to hunt hog is with a bunch of dogs and a sharp knife no gun needed.
I wouldn't want to do that with one of these!!

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Old 01-06-2010, 05:34 AM   #17
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I use one of these.


Here is my oldest boy's ..


Wife's rifle


Various loads from WIN Q3130 147gr FMJ to Hornady 168gr TAP.

Other popular calibers around here for dumpin hogs are 5.56mm, 7.62x39mm, 30-30, 243, 270, and 30-06.

Good luck, stay safe, and have fun out there.

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The feral hogs will eat their fallen brothers in most cases, so not too much worry about what happens to the leftovers.

I haven't eaten feral hogs myself, but I hear from those who know that the smaller ones are good eatin'.
its very good eatin' its a little greasier than meat from a regular pig would be but still really good.
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Funest way to hunt hog is with a bunch of dogs and a sharp knife no gun needed.
I saw Tread Barta hunting hogs on the colored TV set using only a knife, your right, it might be fun.

I shot one using a T/C Contender pistol chambered in 30-30 and that was a blast.
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