Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by twoblink, Apr 3, 2017.
My 357Mag pump probably is enough; but it's my birthday and I am going to get a gun... because I'm an American and I can!!!
I can't think of a better reason than that.
I don't live in hog country, it's too tough for them here, so I have no recommendations on what to get but get something and go out and enjoy it.
Agreed, no reason for an 18" barrel .308. I vote for the .44 mag. over the .357 mag. My hog rig is a Sako Finnlight 6.5x55. Here's three hogs taken last weekend in Texas with it.
The 6.5x55 passed completely through both 200+ pounders on the right, using factory ammo. The 6.5x55 hits like a .308 but without the blast and recoil.
If I were to get a 6.5; it'd be a 6.5 Creedmoor; Since a Ruger Precision in 6.5Creedmoor is on my short list for next year's birthday.
As far as blast.. I think the most blast I've ever seen in my life was actually a dude in the next booth at the range shooting a .44Mag out of a 2.25" snubby..
My vote is slowly favoring Remington 7600 in 308; and having a Smith not chop it; but go ahead and put a thread on it so I can either put a can or at least a hybrid muzzle break or flash suppressor.
Hope you didn't pay to hunt those
Want and need. My 6.5x55 works great on hogs and is my favorite rifle. The 30-30 I use on hogs was my son's first deer rifle that he wanted to sell when he got his 30-06 but I don't like to sell firearms as a rule. So I told him he couldn't and commandeered it.
If someone has a deer rifle that is all they need for hogs IMO. I don't like to admit it but I'd probably do just fine with my AR shooting the 64 grain PP's it prefers. I could get by with all of my non Rimfire hunting needs with only one rifle and have a number of them that will fill the bill.
What is the fun in that? I don't need AR's in 6.5 Creedmoor and .338 Federal, a 6.5 SAUM, a Rigby Highland Stalker in .275 Rigby, two Henry Long Rangers rebarreled to .257 Roberts and 7mm-08, a .404 Jefferey, a Savage 99 .250-3000, a 6mm-06, 1:7 twist 22-250 and a .300 H&H. But I'm always working on a way to get them all.
or my Henry 44 magnum lever action.
Henry by Torian posted Mar 12, 2017 at 8:27 AM
Did come across some 16" 308 pumps though.
If I lived in Luling instead of New Mexico I wouldn't have to.
It's an ARMS mount. Since my receiver is an LRB (mil-spec), I had a pretty stable platform for mounting the scope. I used ARMS #22 extra low rings as well.
WRONG!! They are all NEEDS... NEED NEED NEED NEED NEED..
The extra cost and hassle of a sub 18" barrel probably isn't going to be worth it to me.. And now that I think about it; having a longer barrel is not too bad as I'll probably get it turned so I can put on a can and/or a flash suppressor..
I think that the 165 Game Kings that I have used were soft points, but 'tis been a while. Did they change them?
No, Sierra offers both 165 grain soft points and 165 grain HPs.
The 165 SBT https://www.sierrabullets.com/store/product.cfm/sn/2145/308-dia-165-gr-SBT
The 165 HPBT https://www.sierrabullets.com/store/product.cfm/sn/2140/308-dia-165-gr-HPBT
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