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Location: McDonough
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perfect hog rifles?

When I hunt heavy cover down in the swamp bottoms I shoot a 450 marlin guide gun because it's easy to maneuver in a tight spot ,if you hunt where I do then you will understand what I mean. In the open bottoms I prefer the 300 mag for sheer knockdown power ,up close i use my 44 mag. Taurus pistol with a 8- 5/8ths inch barrel .

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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perfect hog rifles?

30-30 Win or 30-06 Rem700 here in SLO county.Iv'e dropped a 300lb with Win.

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Location: Central Illinois
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perfect hog rifles?

I like a 30-06 for just about everything. We just got back from a TN hog hunt. Hubby got a 280# russian sow shooting the Remington 700 30-06 with 180 gr silvertips @ 60 yds, I took a 900# buffalo heiffer shooting a Browning BLR Lightning with 180 gr Nosler Partitions @ 110 yds.
Ammo makes quite a difference too i've found.

Mark V......man they are nice! I want one in either 270 or another 30-06.

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Pig hunting isn't brain surgery, and the almost any rifle can do the trick. 25 caliber on up, and 338 is overkill, but whatever blows up your skirt. I usually use 165-grains in my 308, which gives me plenty of punch, more than really needed. I figure if it's a good round for black bears (it is), then it'll do the job.

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DaGooster wrote:
Pig hunting isn't brain surgery, and the almost any rifle can do the trick. 25 caliber on up, and 338 is overkill, but whatever blows up your skirt. I usually use 165-grains in my 308, which gives me plenty of punch, more than really needed. I figure if it's a good round for black bears (it is), then it'll do the job.

I'd for the most part agree, but everything is relative, as they say. A 250 lb sow and 250 lb bear should be easily dispatched by a .257 or 25/06. But, I'd not be one bit surprised if a 100gr SP from either was stopped cold by the shield of a 450 lb boar or shoulder bone of a 450 lb black bear.

If really large bear or boar were on the menu, I might want to call a premium 140gr 6.5 or .270 a proper minimum. A .308 as mentioned would, of course, be just fine and maybe about perfect for either.

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