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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?

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Yeah I agree every animal I have taken around 30 or so (White Tail, and a few foxes) have dropped right on the spot no more then 10 yards from where I shot them. Thanks for you info and I would definitely like to get a few pigs under my belt.

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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?
justjeff wrote:
Do any of you guys use 223 for hog's I would like to get in the hog/varmint hunting scene. I love any reason to shoot my AR's

Also any luck deer hunting with the 6.5 Grendel ? I planning on using using my AR for deer this next season.

Pigs are considered game animals a 24 caliber is the smallest allowed. Taking your life in your own hands if you use a 223 on a hog.

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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?

Yeah I figured that a 223 would be alittle small. I do have a 6.5 grendel I love to shoot. Other then that i would probably just use the trusty ol' 30.06.

Now when's the best time of day to get these beast's I found an area here in SD that has some good signs of pigs and a ton of rooting, thanks

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hey man  i know buddies that

hey man  i know buddies that have dropped 200 pound deer with  a 223 it does pack a good hit..you just gotta hit the pig in the right spot,,,give it some time and it will die of blood lose! Thumbs up

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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?

I havent shot one yet but I go out with my Benelli Super Black Eagle II, loaded with slugs. I figure it will do the trick :\:D/

As far as time of day, i've heard the most activity later in the evening. A friend of mine that has actually taken a few boar has taken them out at dusk and beyond. So i think going out at around sunset and staying a few hours pass that will yeild high return.

Best of luck, hope you take more out than I have.

-Dondo90

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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?

Benelli Super Eagle would be my shotgun if I could afford it. Way too much money though. It is lightweight and swings well, evenly balanced. I think its worth it for the money spent.

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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?

It definitely is pretty pricey, but I wanted to buy an all around shotgun for both spport and hunting and I figured whatever I ended up buying, I would have wished I just used that money to put towards the Super II. In the end I shot my friends Super II and was sold on how well it performed.

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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?

Pigs are considered game animals a 24 caliber is the smallest allowed. Taking your life in your own hands if you use a 223 on a hog.

In california it is legal to hunt big game with ANY centerfire cartridge regardless of caliber...

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Then I guess it just comes down to if you want a clean kill and to be a good sportsman. Use the right size round. Don't send a boy to do a man's job... My opinion.

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Re: Southern CA Hog Hunting Question?

I've taken many hogs with an arrow. How would that be considered?

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