hog shotgun advise please!

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by sizir1shotguns, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. sizir1shotguns

    sizir1shotguns New Member

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    Well , i am going to a trip over a couple of weeks.
    going to hunt wild boar( Europe) i got a rifle 30-60 springfield , and i need a shotgun so i was wondering do you folks have any advise of shotguns , maby a 12gauge can be helpfull , any recommendation would be helpfull . :)
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    12 guage 3 inch mag or 3.5 mag if available, 00 buck.
     

  3. sizir1shotguns

    sizir1shotguns New Member

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    Does saboted slug has more effect on a board then it has with buckshot 00 ?
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  4. WannaGator

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    How big are the Hogs?
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    European boar are on the smaller side, not like the Russian boar. They are very shy and will run at the 1st sight or smell of humans. Forget buck shot, forget a sabot slug unless you have a rifled barrel. European boar have a "toe" that is between and behind the hooves. Ask the locals! 2 1/2 inch chambered shotguns were the norm there for years. Your .30-06 will be overkill.
     
  6. montveil

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    What are the ranges you will be shooting??
    Slugs followed by buckshot in case they get too close on a charge.. Get sights for the shotgun.
     
  7. Ploofy

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    Don't underestimate boars. Some of them can be huge, and some have been known to kill humans. It's better to rip a hole through it than let it rip a hole through you. I'd recommend anything semi-automatic, alternating slugs and shot. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about English gun laws to be of much help in this one.
     
  8. orangello

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    Buy the slugs & try to get a slug barrel with the nice rifle-type sights for a little extra reach (since they are said to be shy). Any chance you could take a lil .357 revolver in case of a problem?

    Good luck in denying some European bears their pork. :D
     
  9. sizir1shotguns

    sizir1shotguns New Member

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    well, in turkey there is a HUGE over population (because the people in turkey are muslim and don't eat pigmeat ) so almost the hole year boar hunt is open .
    I have cosen my gear : a 30-60 springfield , and im gonna pick up a remington 870 pump-action :capicty 6 with slugs :D ill go hunting over a couple of weeks now and i will show you folks my pictuers of the hunt ( if its succesfull ofcourse) .
    Thank you for the advise you guys gave , i really appreciate your help ofcourse !
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    sizir,

    Are you going for a mount or meat. I shoot all of my pigs right behind the ear when possible and they drop like rocks. Of course if you are shooting for a mount that is not where you want to shoot them! The 30-06 or slug either one will do the job with no problem. The Sabott or the Brenneke Slugs are good. As one member stated they are shy in Europe? But even at that do not underestimate a wounded pig. Remember their will to survive like most wild animals. Depending on you budget a good pump 12 Ga in 2 3/4 or 3" or semi-auto would do the job. And as the one member stated, if you are hunting in close wooded areas it might not hurt to back up the slugs with a buck or two! Also if you are going to use a shotgun. Get it and get to the range with the ammunition you are going to use and do some testing on distance and bullet or projectile drop at specific yardage. The slugs drop a little more than your 30-06 at specific yardage.

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  11. wmille01

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    Remington 870 i've used it to hunt everything from deer to bear, never had a problem with it.
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    Guys, The OP is from Turkey and is hunting European Boar. The Turks make some great shotguns. I would look at a Semi made in Turkey. My Charles Daly is and it is VG overall. 12ga w/ 5 tubes. Really light for a 24" barrel and very accurate. The difference between 2 3/4 and 3" is 1/8oz of shot w/ no difference in velocity w/ lead. Get a nice side by side and you have a great bird gun also.

    I started thinking, hunting is a sport of skill, not firepower. I'm old school. I use a 9.3x57, 8x57 or 6.5x55. I'm good w/ an old paper hulled 12ga w/ #4 lead for nasty critters out to 30 yards. I also carry a big knife. I know I'm a little bit smarter then my qaurry, so old school is more fun. Even if I come home empty handed.
     
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  13. sizir1shotguns

    sizir1shotguns New Member

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    As i said earlier im going not for the meat because de people in turkey don't eat pig meat we hunt the boars becuase of the overpolutian .
    we go alot of woods , the population multipleyes here so much that other species like whitetail , red deer are beginning to die out at our woods.
    and even lateley in febuari , a boar chased an local man op a tree nearby our home , it was 15mile from my home . After the boar chased him up he called with his phone the local police millitary when the police millatray came the boar fled away! the scar was big his leg was cut open by the tusk of the boar. thats why i want a a strong shotgun if it noticies me and comes to close i switch from my 30-60 to my rem 870 and shoot it ! Btw i going to use sabot slugs , im going to test it out on the targetinning range !
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Sizir, the first time i ever heard about a hog encounter, it was from a local deer hunter whose rifle got tangled up in a bush or something while he was being chased back to his truck by an upset mother hog. The hog destroyed one of his large, expensive mud tires on his truck, while the hunter watched helplessly from the top of the truck.

    Try very hard to take a handgun in case of emergency.
     
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  15. sizir1shotguns

    sizir1shotguns New Member

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    it does cost alot but ive heard from local hunters that some people carry a .357 with them . should i also do it becuase ive went boar hunt before and only used rifle barrel . only this time of the year here in europe boars become aggresive especially in our habitat at the mountains :rolleyes:
     
  16. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Carry the pistol, or carry a really good first aid kit, in my opinion.
     
  17. WannaGator

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    OP this is good advice.

    When it comes to Pigs kill 'em all and make cute sandwiches.
     
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  18. sizir1shotguns

    sizir1shotguns New Member

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    turkish ibex hunt succesfull!

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