Texas Hog purposed gun decision

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  1. Deaf Smith

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    AK-47 should do the trick. One hog, ten hogs, a whole army of hogs.

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  2. twoblink

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    My NM-M1A is like lugging a brick.. from the bench it's great! On a hunt; probably not the ideal tool..
    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!!!
     
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  3. doubleh

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    "I'm 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.
     
  4. Paul7

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    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.
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    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.
     
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  5. twoblink

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    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.

    Nice Bacon!
     
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  6. T.R.

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    I'm a big fan of the mighty 44 MAG for hogs and deer sized animals. But I advise against shooting hollow tip bullets for wild hogs.

    TR
     
  7. popper

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    300AAAC pistol. Wild to super slow & heavy. ~ 5# to carry.
     
  8. TexasPatriot.308

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    Hope you didn't pay to hunt those
     
  9. cdb1

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    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.
     
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  10. Torian

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    There are many caliber choices and platforms that work....I would pick something you are happy with it. Depending on how hard I want to work at it, I'll either use my LRB M14 action(7.62 NATO)

    or my Henry 44 magnum lever action.

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    Torian, what kind of mount on your M1A? I am thinking of finally scoping mine after 10 years and looking at a Bassett mount.
     
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  13. Paul7

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    If I lived in Luling instead of New Mexico I wouldn't have to.
     
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  14. Torian

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    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.
     
  15. twoblink

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    WRONG!! They are all NEEDS... NEED NEED NEED NEED NEED.. :evil:
     
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    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..
     
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  17. jmorris

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    I use a 20 inch barrel on my suppressed 308 and a 8" on my suppressed 300. The suppressed 300 is as long as a normal 16" barrel with the suppressor attached. You put a can on a 26" barrel and it's like your carrying around a pool cue.
     
  18. BrocLuno

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    Where you're at, a pump gun would work for me :)
     
  19. Stevenvalleyky

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    If it were me, I would just buy an AR 10 like an SR762. But that's a shorter barrel than you are looking for. Be even better to have it in 6.5 creed or 260 remington.
     
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    I think that the 165 Game Kings that I have used were soft points, but 'tis been a while. Did they change them?
     
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