mosin nagant for hogs?

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by GaryGlock, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    I'm goin to pick one up for a cheap rifle to do some hunting with, I know the 7.62x54r round is big enough to take deer, what are you guys thoughts on takin hogs with it?
     
  2. kytowboater

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    I bet those 203 grain soft points would wallop them.
     

  3. trip286

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    People say it's about the same as a .308. WRONG. It's more comparable to a .30-06. In fact, it retains it's energy and velocity (with Milsurp ammo) BETTER than the .30-06 beyond approximately 400 yards.

    Anything an '06 will kill, the mosin will kill just as dead. Keep in mind the '06 has taken (likely all species of) dangerous and large game on EVERY SINGLE CONTINENT IN THE WORLD.

    Use it for hogs? No problem.
     
  4. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    Get some of these Russian Brown Bear 203gr soft points.



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  5. GaryGlock

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    Is that the corrosive stuff or no?
     
  6. vincent

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    Negative on the Brown Bear being corrosive...:cool:
     
  7. marc29th

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    It is modern commercial non-corrosive ammo.
     
  8. GaryGlock

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    Sounds good, thanks for the heads up and help guys.
     
  9. marc29th

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  10. cottontop

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    It should be great for hogs. Just be sure you are able to place the bullet in the right spot.
    cottontop
     
  11. GaryGlock

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    Just below and behind the shoulder right?
     
  12. astroman

    astroman Supporting Member Supporter

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    I am looking to do the same thing - then use it for deer, coyote, hogs, etc. I am on extremely tight budget these days and you cant beat the prices I've seen for these guns and their surplus ammo. Even if the ammo is corrosive, a simple cleaning when done takes care of that...
     
  13. GaryGlock

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    Don't use the corrosive stuff for hunting for sure..
     
  14. trip286

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    Why not? The non expanding bullet is a problem, but were you thinking about something else?
     
  15. GaryGlock

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    Well I'm deffinitally no expert but I was just thinking I wouldn't wanna eat the meat from thay stuff? You think it would be okay?
     
  16. trip286

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    Oh yeah, it wouldn't hurt it. My concern would be making a clean kill, that surplus ammo would likely zip right through with very little expansion.
     
  17. vincent

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    IIRC it's just the primers that are corrosive...
     
  18. GaryGlock

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    Ahh ok. Thanks guys, still new and learning :)
     
  19. gmaster456

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    Use the brown bear soft points from the previous page and you'll be fine. They're relatively cheap. You can get it for about $10 a box online. Or you can see if any stores carry it. It's non corrosive but you also can't reload for it either if you're into that. For re loadable stuff, you can try looking into some Winchester Metric Calibers soft points. Although that stuff runs closer to $25-30 a box.

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