Question about Boar Hunting...

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Fuzzyinline, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Fuzzyinline

    Fuzzyinline New Member

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    Im kinda new to this hunting thing... at first i was interested in buying an AR-15 for boar hunting, but ive heard from different people that possibly the AR-15 would be no good for wild boar hunting... my uncle has a lease where 4-5oo pound boars roam quite often. And someone suggested that i get an FN light 2o .308... everyones saying a 27o would be better, but im more into the assault rifle type. i need some input, suggestions, any experiences with these, or help...
     
  2. patret

    patret New Member

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    The M1A would be a good choice based on your question. The 7.62 by 51 is a lot more potent round than the 223. It would fill your assault rifle needs.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    If you got the cash, DPMS uses some big bangers in some of their AR10-type firearms.

    FWIW, i have heard of more than a few guys using 7.62x39mm on hogs. Ammo type might also be an important choice.
     
  4. Dillinger

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    First off, I would HIGHLY recommend AGAINST going boar hunting with a .223 :eek:

    You are talking about a big, mean, heavily muscled animal with a small brain and small heart. They are very tough to bring down with just one shot.

    So, you want an assault style rifle and you want to hunt pigs.

    Hhhhhaaaaaaavvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee you met MAGNUM P*I*G* ???

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/build-time-has-come-22019/index3.html
     
  5. powg

    powg New Member

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    ar's and boar hunting

    the only ar i would use would be the ar-10 in .308 or 7mm08 and .243 if you were gonna hunt hogs under a feeder in a open area/ the .223 would be a head shot only option ,but having alot of experiance at hunting hogs ,only the biggest,baddest boars are solitary....the sows, small boars and shoats are in groups ....and the frenzy for the last kernal of corn is amazing to see,they are always moving ,so for a good ,clean one shot kill to the head it would be very tough
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Perhaps a tacticool 12 guage pump with some vicious-looking slugs would do it for you? (seriously & no offense)

    I am considering getting into the hog hunting since MS changed the rules on it, and my current plan is to use my pump 12 with the 18.5" barrel and slugs(with a side of .357 mag revolver at hand) until i see just how big the locals are, that i can find. Later, i would like to try the SKS on them.
     
  7. 995

    995 New Member

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    Will a 30/30 do good for boar .
     
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  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yes. Provided you don't run into Monster Boar or anything, but for the average boar, a good shot with a follow up should be plenty. ;)

    JD
     
  9. lonyaeger

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    An M1A would be great, but they are expensive.....and that's without any type of optic on it. Plus, it might be a little heavier and longer than you want for what could turn into close-quarters shooting.

    AR10 would be the way for you to go, in my opinion. Good caliber for pigs. That's if you're looking for a certain style of rifle. Let's just not call it an "assault rifle." :eek:
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    May I respectfully direct your attention to the below piggie, the related tusks, and ask you to consider the relative size of the .223 cartridge, the thickness of bone armoring the vitals of this critter, mention that they tend to travel in herds, and are OMNIVORES. PS- the diet of an OMNIVORE includes people that did not bring enuff gun. This year we are hearing complaints from bowhunters and muzzleloader guys of herds of pigs devouring their deer.

    Boar2b.jpg

    And if anything happens- can I have your guns?:rolleyes:
     
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    ^^^^^^ - Seriously bro, that is not the face of snuggle and puppy kisses. :eek:

    HHHHHHAAAAAAAVVVVVEEEEEEE you met MAGNUM P*I*G?!?!
     
  12. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    There is nothing wrong with using the AR15 for boar hunting .........

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    you just need to have one in the right caliber ;)
     
  13. Fuzzyinline

    Fuzzyinline New Member

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    dog2ooo, what kind of ar-15 is that? what caliber are you using? That gun is clean...
     
  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i second the 458 socom AR15. here is mine:

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    on the left is a 458 socom round 350grn softpoint. equivelant of the 45-70. 223 is on the right.

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  15. dog2000tj

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  16. powg

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    boar pic

    nice pix,that is about par for boars here in east tx.....the average for a bad boy here is 250-350lbs with 2.5 -3 cutters.east tx wild hogs are a cross-bred strain of domestics that went feral and the russian that were imported in the 30's. on a side note .....if you need to get rid of a body ,slice them from chin to pubic bone, kick the innards askew,pour 50lbs of corn in cavity....the hogs will leave no trace ,will eat bones and all
     
  17. Fuzzyinline

    Fuzzyinline New Member

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    yeah, see, thats how they are here in southeast texas... by Houston. A little city called Jasper... they run about 3-4oo pounds... good size.. i think im pretty set on getting an FN light 2o .308.... with a good sniper scope, ive heard that thats a pretty bad ass rifle...
     
  18. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    NO, but this is a "Bad Azz" Hog Gun, my AR-45:

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    MAGNUM P.I.G 458 SOCOM

    And the BU hip gun Fenrir, my Colt 460 Rowland w/8+1 Cor-Bon 255gr BC.

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    Big holes mean more leaks out,
    drop the blood pressure, drop the target.

    "Miss small..." especially when you have small targets!

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  19. Fuzzyinline

    Fuzzyinline New Member

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    oh, id love to have something like that.. but i dont know nothing but putting all that crap back together, and what to order and all that..
     
  20. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Isn't that why you're here??