Skip to comments.WILD BOAR: 10 Best Guns for Hog Hunting
Posted on 06/22/2014 6:03:25 PM PDT by kingattax
I love wild boar hunting. LOVE. IT. Its relatively cheap, it can be very dangerous and their backstraps are muy tasty. Heres 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 its 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 BARwhile similar in nature to its combative brotherhas undergone major changes to make it ideal in the pig woods.
Brownings 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.
Don’t forget the $10K to $15K night vision scope!
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.
Ditto on the 30-30.
I have that in .44. Might be my most favorite rifle.
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.
E Lew’s Helicopter Pig Hunt
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.
RPG-7 or a Minigun would work fine...
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.
AR-10 is good for volume discounts.
Hog Hunting with .454 Casull Taurus Raging Bull
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 ?
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.
Did Buffalo Bill hunt at night?
He used candles. /s
I’m old school, I’d use my 1938 Savage 99 takedown in .300 Savage.
“... puttin a scope on a ...
I have a scope on raised mounts on my lever gun. It’s the perfect brush buster.
I find that hard to believe.
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’....
thats too bad
I love the "crack" sound a 30-30 makes when it fires.
Took my last with this .54 cal.
My choice. Winchester model 94 32 Special. Hornady rounds
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.
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]
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 anotherdog-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!"
I think a Winchester model 1886 in 45-70 would make just about the perfect wild boar gun.
lol..i was just funnin with ya.
Bill probably had the best natural night vision of anyone if he did hunt at night.
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.
You like nice wood on a gun?
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....
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.
That’s what She said;)
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.
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.
If you need a reference to close the deal, use my name. /evil grin
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.
The Remington pump in 35 Whelen is excellent for hog hunting.
Marlin .35 will work fine on anything up to a black bear.
Jett Webb of North Carolina and this 500-pound hog. He shot him with a .308
Any select fire rifle Ted Nugent uses from a helicopter to hunt them will do.