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When it comes to hunting wild bore and hog, what type of rifle would work best? So far I have been looking at either the Remington 700 sps or the Weatherby Vangaurd. I would like a .308. Now I've started looking into some semi auto high caliber rifles. Please let me know what you think works best and what scopes have worked well for you. Thanks

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I took my first boar with a 150-grain .30-06 bullet from a Savage Model 110 at a range of about 30 yards.
It went through and through taking out both lungs, and the hog traveled about 50 feet before piling up head first in a puddle of water.

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from redfishunter wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I'd go with an ar-15 in .308 with a quad rail. There's so many different accessories for the gun you could put a scope a light and a bipod for relatively cheap. Or a Springfield m-1a if you don't like 'black guns'. Both will still make a mean deer rifle.

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from bass bomber wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I also think an AR platform in .308/7.62 is the way to go because of accessories for it and quick follow up shots.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

unfortunately with the recent revival of gun control talks i highly doubt you will be able to find an AR, and even if you order one i suspect by the time the store gets it in they will already be banned. not to say these guys are not on the right track with an AR, i just dont think it will be feasible at this point for you to get your hands on one.

nothing wrong with a solid bolt action in whatever is a good hog caliber. i dont know what is, im not a hog hunter. learn to become proficient with a bolt action, and you can shoot it damn near as fast as a semi auto with proficient accuracy.

maybe look at a lever action?

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I agree with "scratchgolf72" that an AR is going to be tough to find right now and a tad bit pricey,I also like a lever gun on hogs, a Marlin 45-70 guide gun is what I have used, and they will drop asap with decent shot placement.

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Nick

Any AR type rifle will indeed be hard to come by. Look into a lever rifle like the Marlin or Winchester. Good calibers would be the .30-30, .35 Rem.
Personally, most "pig" hunting in this area occurs in heavy brush or thickets. A short, iron sight repeater works very well.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

If you can get a AR type in .450 bushmaster that would be ideal. Low power scope for quick shooting.
I have also shot them with a 12ga shotgun.

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from Safado wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I have found that a 30-06 with iron sights is deadly on hogs. I've never shot a hog any where near 100 yards away so iron sights work fine. .270 W or .308 W should work fine on hogs. I wouldn't think that you would need more than a 3 x 9 scope.

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from cody141 wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

the remington 700 sps in 300 win mag shooting a good 180 grain bullet is a deadly combination for anything

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

If your hunting brushy or thick country go with an open sight rifle for wild hogs. If your hunting ambush style go with a .243 or larger and a Leopold 3x9 VX you can't beat that combination

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Nick

Any AR type rifle will indeed be hard to come by. Look into a lever rifle like the Marlin or Winchester. Good calibers would be the .30-30, .35 Rem.
Personally, most "pig" hunting in this area occurs in heavy brush or thickets. A short, iron sight repeater works very well.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I took my first boar with a 150-grain .30-06 bullet from a Savage Model 110 at a range of about 30 yards.
It went through and through taking out both lungs, and the hog traveled about 50 feet before piling up head first in a puddle of water.

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from redfishunter wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I'd go with an ar-15 in .308 with a quad rail. There's so many different accessories for the gun you could put a scope a light and a bipod for relatively cheap. Or a Springfield m-1a if you don't like 'black guns'. Both will still make a mean deer rifle.

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from bass bomber wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

I also think an AR platform in .308/7.62 is the way to go because of accessories for it and quick follow up shots.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

unfortunately with the recent revival of gun control talks i highly doubt you will be able to find an AR, and even if you order one i suspect by the time the store gets it in they will already be banned. not to say these guys are not on the right track with an AR, i just dont think it will be feasible at this point for you to get your hands on one.

nothing wrong with a solid bolt action in whatever is a good hog caliber. i dont know what is, im not a hog hunter. learn to become proficient with a bolt action, and you can shoot it damn near as fast as a semi auto with proficient accuracy.

maybe look at a lever action?

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I agree with "scratchgolf72" that an AR is going to be tough to find right now and a tad bit pricey,I also like a lever gun on hogs, a Marlin 45-70 guide gun is what I have used, and they will drop asap with decent shot placement.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

If you can get a AR type in .450 bushmaster that would be ideal. Low power scope for quick shooting.
I have also shot them with a 12ga shotgun.

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from Safado wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I have found that a 30-06 with iron sights is deadly on hogs. I've never shot a hog any where near 100 yards away so iron sights work fine. .270 W or .308 W should work fine on hogs. I wouldn't think that you would need more than a 3 x 9 scope.

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from cody141 wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

the remington 700 sps in 300 win mag shooting a good 180 grain bullet is a deadly combination for anything

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

If your hunting brushy or thick country go with an open sight rifle for wild hogs. If your hunting ambush style go with a .243 or larger and a Leopold 3x9 VX you can't beat that combination

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