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is a 30-30 adequate for wild boar?

Question by Brian Phipps. Uploaded on January 18, 2010

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

With proper bullet placement (wild boar cling tenaciously to life), the .30-30 should accomplish the task. Good hunting!

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from ableskeever wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

That should work. A lot of my friends go with .270 even.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I have taken several Florida hogs including boars with the 30-30 and 170 grain bullets with no problems. BTW Shotguns with buckshot do not work very well on hogs.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I've never shot a boar but my nephew has shot many and he used a vintage Savage model 99 in 30-30 with Remington 150 gr. core-lokt ammo. His shooting is at close range and he has had no issues with performance.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

yes

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from WhitetailHunter706 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

it will definetly do the job
Good Luck and Good Hunting

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from IanS wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I would think so.

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from 3030forlife wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

With 170 grain bullets you can definitely take a hog

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from PSEbowhunter wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

yup

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

The shoulders are armored with layers of grissel so don't use a hollowpoint that will expend all its energy in the tough hide and grissel of the shoulder. 150 or 170 soft point or silvertip under 200 yards should get the job done.

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from country road wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

It should do fine, but on a really big hog you may not get an exit wound. Big hogs can take a pretty hard hit and still run away and their fat can seal up even a good exit wound, making them hard to track. Good hunting to you.

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from brw7979 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

The 30-30 works fine. Just be sure of the bullet placement. I like to use 150gr Remington corelokt. They hit hard and expand well to make a great wound channel.

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from Brian Phipps wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

thanks guys

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from naten wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

yup should get the job done

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I agree with all of the above, esp. if a 30-30 is the only rifle available. I would feel comfortable with the 170 grain Silvertip. But if I also had access to a .35 Rem. or a .30-06, I would prefer to go with one of them.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I have taken several Florida hogs including boars with the 30-30 and 170 grain bullets with no problems. BTW Shotguns with buckshot do not work very well on hogs.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I've never shot a boar but my nephew has shot many and he used a vintage Savage model 99 in 30-30 with Remington 150 gr. core-lokt ammo. His shooting is at close range and he has had no issues with performance.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

The shoulders are armored with layers of grissel so don't use a hollowpoint that will expend all its energy in the tough hide and grissel of the shoulder. 150 or 170 soft point or silvertip under 200 yards should get the job done.

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I agree with all of the above, esp. if a 30-30 is the only rifle available. I would feel comfortable with the 170 grain Silvertip. But if I also had access to a .35 Rem. or a .30-06, I would prefer to go with one of them.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

With proper bullet placement (wild boar cling tenaciously to life), the .30-30 should accomplish the task. Good hunting!

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from ableskeever wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

That should work. A lot of my friends go with .270 even.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

yes

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from WhitetailHunter706 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

it will definetly do the job
Good Luck and Good Hunting

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from IanS wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I would think so.

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from 3030forlife wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

With 170 grain bullets you can definitely take a hog

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from PSEbowhunter wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

yup

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from country road wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

It should do fine, but on a really big hog you may not get an exit wound. Big hogs can take a pretty hard hit and still run away and their fat can seal up even a good exit wound, making them hard to track. Good hunting to you.

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from brw7979 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

The 30-30 works fine. Just be sure of the bullet placement. I like to use 150gr Remington corelokt. They hit hard and expand well to make a great wound channel.

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from Brian Phipps wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

thanks guys

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from naten wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

yup should get the job done

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