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Manitoba Wild Boar

What is the best rifle and caliber, to hunt wild boar and has anyone have experience with the Winchester Model 1895 Grade I in 30-06?

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I don't know if you could

I don't know if you could pick just one. I've killed them with 7mmRUM 300SAUM. Both worked great and the premium bullets did their job.  The biggest thing to remember is shoot straight with quality bullets.

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I had no idea there were hogs

I had no idea there were hogs that far north. Are they a big problem up there like in the south? I would think that 30-06 would do the trick just fine.

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I'd say a 50 cal or a hand

I'd say a 50 cal or a hand granade?

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Wink There is wild boar in Manitoba, but do to the heavy forest, etc...It is difficult to find them; oh I'm using a 50 cal Flintlock rifle.

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Hunting

onei wrote:

Wink There is wild boar in Manitoba, but do to the heavy forest, etc...It is difficult to find them; oh I'm using a 50 cal Flintlock rifle.

If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.
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single shot flint lock

onei wrote:

Wink There is wild boar in Manitoba, but do to the heavy forest, etc...It is difficult to find them; oh I'm using a 50 cal Flintlock rifle.

 

From my experience with big boars, just make sure that one shot is a really good one! It probably wouldn't hurt to wear your track shoes too, just in case!  lol

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New Rifle

Big smile I have upgraded to a Winchester 1895 in .30 06, I think that will do the trick!Big smile

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That is a great rifle in a

That is a great rifle in a great caliber. I plan to pick up an original if I find one cheap enuogh sometime. Will probably be in 30-40 craig though as there are a lot more of them.

Plenty of medicine for big hogs where ever you find them.

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Any decent centerfire caliber

Any decent centerfire caliber with a stout bullet right below the ear will do the job.  I shot my last one in Texas last March with a .243.  If you are going to shoot them in the body you will want to go a little her than you think is necessary and stay tight to the front leg.  If you hit them on the tough shoulder plate they will take a lickin and keep on tickin if you don't have a rpeety good caliber and bullet to punch on into the vitals.

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