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WILD BOAR: 10 Best Guns for Hog Hunting
Clash Daily ^ | June 18, 2014

Posted on 06/22/2014 6:03:25 PM PDT by kingattax

I love wild boar hunting. LOVE. IT. It’s relatively cheap, it can be very dangerous and their backstraps are muy tasty. Here’s some good campfire fodder for boar hunters, namely, which are the best guns for dispatching wild swine. Enjoy.

1. Browning BAR ShorTrac Hog Stalker

In 1917 John Moses Browning designed the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), and since it’s killed more enemies of America than just about anything else.

It served our men in every major conflict from World War I to Vietnam, and so sporting versions of it should be all the pig gun American hunters need. But the new BAR—while similar in nature to its combative brother—has undergone major changes to make it ideal in the pig woods.

Browning’s BAR ShorTrac Hog Stalker is a 10-round semi-auto .308 rifle that feels more like your deer rifle than an AR-15.

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Winchester Model 94 .30-30 will work on a hog.

1 posted on 06/22/2014 6:03:25 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Don’t forget the $10K to $15K night vision scope!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EymHKsaOpRg


2 posted on 06/22/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: kingattax

Remington Model 760 in 30-06 with 18 1/2 in. bbl.

Louder than heck but it works when little piggie is coming at you wif’ all his toofies on parade.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 6:07:40 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: kingattax

Ditto on the 30-30.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 6:11:31 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: kingattax

I have that in .44. Might be my most favorite rifle.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT by fuente (Liberty resides in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box--Fredrick Douglas)
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To: kingattax

Always wanted a Model 94 or Marlin 336, but I settled for a cherry condition Western Field 30-30(Marlin 336) a buddy sold me for $200 last year.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 6:12:17 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Jack Hydrazine

E Lew’s Helicopter Pig Hunt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiHmYsyVniE


7 posted on 06/22/2014 6:12:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: kingattax

8 posted on 06/22/2014 6:14:02 PM PDT by fso301
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To: elcid1970
Rem 760, is that the pump action carbine? I took a boar with one of those once.

12 games pump with slugs works well to, depending on the ranges. I love that old discontinued Ruger 44, but had on jam up on me boar hunting. Only time in my life it gave me trouble, and I suspect it was ammo. 300 gr handloads - I think they might might have been government.

9 posted on 06/22/2014 6:14:19 PM PDT by NYFriend
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To: Jack Hydrazine

RPG-7 or a Minigun would work fine...

lol


10 posted on 06/22/2014 6:14:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kingattax

Will work but I know a guy who got treed by a hog and had a 30-30. All he could get was a shot at the top of its head, and the 30-30 didn’t penetrate the skull.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 6:16:14 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

AR-10 is good for volume discounts.


12 posted on 06/22/2014 6:17:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

Hog Hunting with .454 Casull Taurus Raging Bull
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYxVbTA6LEs


13 posted on 06/22/2014 6:20:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

scope ?

how long would it take buffalo bill to laugh you outta your boots and call you rosie if he heard you talking about puttin a scope on a winchester ?


14 posted on 06/22/2014 6:20:03 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Since I don’t have to really pay for it, a nice grade Holland and Holland in .375 H&H mag. Anything more powerful would kick too much.

I could get by with my Yugo Mauser in 8mm using fmj surplus ammo.

Basically any reliable repeater using powerful deep penetrating ammo.


15 posted on 06/22/2014 6:20:16 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: kingattax

Did Buffalo Bill hunt at night?


16 posted on 06/22/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

He used candles. /s


17 posted on 06/22/2014 6:28:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

I’m old school, I’d use my 1938 Savage 99 takedown in .300 Savage.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 6:28:32 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kingattax; SgtBob; Chode; B4Ranch; prisoner6

Primary

Backup

Same ammo

19 posted on 06/22/2014 6:28:40 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: kingattax

“... puttin a scope on a ...

I have a scope on raised mounts on my lever gun. It’s the perfect brush buster.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 6:29:05 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: driftdiver
"...had a 30-30. All he could get was a shot at the top of its head, and the 30-30 didn’t penetrate the skull."

I find that hard to believe.

21 posted on 06/22/2014 6:29:31 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I used a Marlin .375 lever action in East Tennessee for both hogs and bear...Of course the Plott Hounds did the huntin’...We just did the shootin’....


22 posted on 06/22/2014 6:31:10 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: fulltlt

thats too bad


23 posted on 06/22/2014 6:31:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax
Winchester Model 94 .30-30 will work on a hog.

I love the "crack" sound a 30-30 makes when it fires.

24 posted on 06/22/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: mabarker1
beautiful wood...
25 posted on 06/22/2014 6:35:22 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kingattax

Took my last with this .54 cal.

26 posted on 06/22/2014 6:35:31 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: kingattax

My choice. Winchester model 94 32 Special. Hornady rounds


27 posted on 06/22/2014 6:35:38 PM PDT by Broker (Any real cops left? Obama is cultural Sunni)
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To: kingattax

A hunting show on TV recently featured pass shooting European wild boar from stands in Hungary. These were huge critters and the hunters were using .375 H&H on the beasts and it looked like fun. The lodge looked like an old castle and they were into some traditional type ceremonies.


28 posted on 06/22/2014 6:36:06 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( 165 grain nosler partition)
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To: kingattax
Winchester Model 94 .30-30 will work on a hog.

I love my Marlin 336. Wish the ammo was cheaper.

Seems like my AK with a 154 grain round would also work. It has similar ballistic profile to the 30-30, IIRC. Might not be the best round, but as cheap as it is, you could use as many as needed.....if you have the time. [grin]

29 posted on 06/22/2014 6:36:30 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Did Buffalo Bill hunt at night?

He did when he was a kid....

We obeyed orders quickly. The Platte, a wide, shallow, muddy stream, flows under banks which vary from five to thirty feet in height. Behind them we were in much the position of European soldiers in a trench. We had our guns, and if the Indians showed over the bank could have made it hot for them.

McCarthy told us to keep together and to make our way down the river to Fort Kearney, the nearest refuge. It was a long and wearying journey, but our lives depended on keeping along the river bed. Often we would have to wade the stream which, while knee-deep to the men, was well-nigh waist-deep to me. Gradually I fell behind, and when night came I was dragging one weary step after another—dog-tired but still clinging to my old Mississippi Yaeger rifle, a short muzzle-loader which carried a ball and two buckshot.

Darkness came, and I still toiled along. The men ahead were almost out of hearing. Presently the moon rose, dead ahead of me. And painted boldly across its face was the black figure of an Indian. There could be no mistaking him for a white man. He wore the war-bonnet of the Sioux, and at his shoulder was a rifle, pointed at someone in the bottom below him. I knew well enough that in another second he would drop one of my friends. So I raised my Yaeger and fired. I saw the figure collapse, and heard it come tumbling thirty feet down the bank, landing with a splash in the water.

McCarthy and the rest of the party, hearing the shot, came back in a hurry.

"What is it?" asked McCarthy, when he came up to me.

"I don't know," I said. "Whatever it is, it is down there in the water."

McCarthy ran over to the brave. "Hi!" he cried. "Little Billy's killed an Indian all by himself!"

30 posted on 06/22/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: kingattax

I think a Winchester model 1886 in 45-70 would make just about the perfect wild boar gun.


31 posted on 06/22/2014 6:37:14 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

lol..i was just funnin with ya.

Bill probably had the best natural night vision of anyone if he did hunt at night.


32 posted on 06/22/2014 6:37:16 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: dainbramaged

Most wild hogs in Florida are 100-300 lbs, so they don’t take too much gun as long as you can get a decent angle. There are stories of big ones ( 400-500lbs) but I’ve never met anyone who actually saw one.


33 posted on 06/22/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Chode

You like nice wood on a gun?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2947889/posts

;)


34 posted on 06/22/2014 6:40:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: mabarker1

.44-40?


35 posted on 06/22/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: driftdiver

The Russian hogs in E TN get to be that size...There are a lot fewer now than when I was hunting them in the 70’s....


36 posted on 06/22/2014 6:43:41 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: driftdiver

Someone ran into and killed a really big un about a mile from me. This is the Florida Panhandle and you are generally right but the one I saw probably went at least 600 pounds.

It might have been a farm raised one which escaped and got larger.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 6:45:50 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Chode

That’s what She said;)


38 posted on 06/22/2014 6:46:32 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: SgtBob

44 Mag


39 posted on 06/22/2014 6:47:03 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: yarddog

Had a bunch living across the street from me, but they were small. I need a place to hunt though, the public land in my area (Tampa) is way past capacity.


40 posted on 06/22/2014 6:48:10 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

Raven .25 auto, chrome plated (the chrome helps with the ballistics). Walther PPK in .380 auto. Guaranteed hog stoppers. I recommend strongly that Democrats try using those guns to hunt Texas boars.


41 posted on 06/22/2014 6:49:06 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: Hardastarboard

If you need a reference to close the deal, use my name. /evil grin


42 posted on 06/22/2014 6:55:01 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: mabarker1

I had a Super Blackhawk just like that except mine was blued.

It probably would have been a good choice for steel chickens etc. but it was really too long for hunting.

A six inch barrel would have been just about right. A 7 1/2 inch barrel would also have been OK.


43 posted on 06/22/2014 6:58:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
oh HELL yeah... is that burl???
44 posted on 06/22/2014 7:09:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
p.s. that was made ~25 miles from my house
45 posted on 06/22/2014 7:11:04 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: NYFriend

The Remington pump in 35 Whelen is excellent for hog hunting.


46 posted on 06/22/2014 7:11:49 PM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: kingattax

Marlin .35 will work fine on anything up to a black bear.


47 posted on 06/22/2014 7:12:53 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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Jett Webb of North Carolina and this 500-pound hog. He shot him with a .308

48 posted on 06/22/2014 7:14:28 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Any select fire rifle Ted Nugent uses from a helicopter to hunt them will do.


49 posted on 06/22/2014 7:20:12 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: mabarker1


50 posted on 06/22/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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