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What have YOU used for hogs?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by aguyindallas, Sep 17, 2006.

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  1. retrieverman

    retrieverman Member

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    I have killed hogs with a 223, 243, 30-30, 270 Win, 308, 9.3x62, and 9.3x74r, and the size of the hogs have ranged from a 25# piglet to a 350# boar. Here are just a few.

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  2. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

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    Too many hogs to remember, damn near as many weapons as well but I'll give it a try.

    Largest hog, 436 pound beast with 4.6" cutters taken with a .30/30 loaded with 150gr FP Corelokts on top of 31gr H322 at 45 or so yards. Folded up with a grunt. Old man and I were grunting MUCH more loading it!

    Other firearms used has been: .270win, .30/06, .300wm, .444mar, 7mm.08, .220swift (was an opportunity with a behind the ear shot and only 130 pounder while yote hunting in Tx), .30/30 as already mentioned, a couple with .243, .44mag Rev, .357mag Rev, .500 S&W Rev, .50cal Muzzle Loader, .45cal Muzzle loader, 12ga slug gun.

    Other methods: Longbow, Long Recurve, Compound bow, Catch dogs with knife (only done that a few times but thats a YOUNG mans game there).
     
  3. Flintknapper

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    RM, in that third pic, your Lab looks like he is on drugs? :D

    Maybe just really "happy". Good photos.
     
  4. BIGBANG

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    I've used a .22, 9mm, .357, .45, 7.62x39, .410, and 12 gauge all effective mostly in pins, man I got post some pics those are some nice pigs retrieverman!
     
  5. shiftyer1

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    Mcgunner...thank you, everyone I talk to tells me .357 just ain't enough. Out of a revolver or carbine I prefer it and use it often. I also have used a 22, 30-30, 7.62x39 and 54r, and 12 ga. I think I used my 1911 once but can't remember.
     
  6. Robert

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    45-70
     
  7. Alleph

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    Many many Pigs all sizes from 60 LBS to 400 Lbs with my Marlin 336 30-30 and corelocks 170 grain ammo.
    Have taken many with my longbow as well , they are just an infestation here in Fla.
     
  8. critter

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    Win M70 in .300 mag.
    Ruger #1 in 45-70.
    Ruger Redhawk in .44 Mag.
    Never undergunned in any of the above cases.
     
  9. hoghunter95

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    i have also taken one 150-200 pounder with my bowie knife, and another that was a little bigger with my knife in my right hand, machete in my left. ive never used dogs though...
    how can i upload some pictures from my computer?
     
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  10. MCgunner

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    Yeah, I've been out hog stickin' with a guy that had dogs. We used a filet knife, cut the throat. I've only stuck a couple, usually stood back with my .45 ready. LOL
     
  11. MCgunner

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    My fave hunting revolver is a 6.5" blackhawk in .357. I shoot a 180 XTP loaded to 1400 fps in that revolver. It's PLENTY for hog to 75 yards or so. From a rest, it groups 4" at 100 yards with the iron sights with that load, is 5" high at 50 so I have to consider that at 50 yards, take a course beat on the front sight (6 oclock hold).

    I shot this little one with my carry gun one day out knockin' around, 3" Taurus M66....

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  12. retrieverman

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    She is always happy when we are hunting, and she really isn't that choosy about what we hunt. I guess hunting is her drug.
     
  13. allaroundhunter

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    .223, .270 WSM, compound bow....gonna add 9mm to that list over Christmas break
     
  14. dprice3844444

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    se fla i love claymores 01/sot
    usually i had to takem to dinner and a movie first
     
  15. 41

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    Remington 700 in .270 win.
    Ar-15 in .223

    hogs ranged from 125 to 300 pounds.
     
  16. ScrapMetalSlug

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  17. baylorattorney

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    adaf4ab1-e4e5-5426.jpg Traps and anything else we can throw at them like .243, .410 buckshot, NAPALM!, etc


    Mark, esquire
     
  18. bad375

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    I prefer my 300Wby or 375H&H
     
  19. Cob

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    I've killed a 400lb'er with 5 shots from a .270, and taken multiple smaller hogs with one shot from the same Winchester Model 70 .270.

    I got two small shoalts this evening with a Taurus Millenium 9mm pistol, got a bad shot on a third, but mr piglet caught a bullet as he was runngin for cover.
    picture of one is here:
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    and have killed the most hogs with Remington 1100, semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun with slugs, buck shot, and 4 shot at less than 40 yards.
     
  20. der Teufel

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    Mostly .30 caliber . . .

    I started out a few years ago using a British Enfield .303, and while I haven't shot all that many hogs, so far I've killed more with that Enfield than with anything else.

    About two years ago I switched to a .308 so that my buddy and I could reload together and share ammo if necessary -- but also wanted something a little more accurate than the Enfield. I tried a .223 once, but decided I really liked the larger, heavier .30 cal bullet. Nowadays I'm shooting a 180gr SP out of an AR-10. I don't know that it's really any more accurate than the .303, but it's certainly fun!
     
  21. bison

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    At first I just used what I had for deer hunting, a Win M70 in 30-06 and a Tikka T3 lite in 270, shooting hand loads for each (165 and 150 grain respectively). When I realized that all my hog shots were less than 100 yards and had an itching to get another toy, I recently got a 1940's vintage Win M94 with a Lyman peep sight in 30-30 and it's quickly become my favorite to take for hogs. I'm still getting used to the peep sight, it sure is a lot harder to use at dusk on a dark hog as the front sight basically disappears, but I like the challenge, love the way the gun carries and shoots, and it just feels good to rack rounds using the lever. Makes me feel more comfortable when tracking a wounded hog knowing I can quickly throw a lot of lead at it.

    I sometimes carry a 6" 357, but have yet to use it. Frankly it usually just gets in the way.
     
  22. bob4

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    50 cal muzzle loader and a 22. With a 22, 1 behind the ear is all it takes.
     
  23. Justin Holder

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    Has no one noticed how old this thread is? I'll play along anyway.

    .22 WMR - 1
    .223rem. - 1
    .22-250rem. - 11111-1
    .243win. - 11111-1
    .25-06rem. - 1111
    .270win. - 11111-11111
    .30-30win. - 11
    .30-06spring. - 1
    .357mag. - 11
    .40 S&W - 1
    10mm - 1
    .45colt - 1

    I shot this boar Saturday with a .357mag.

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  24. CollinLeon

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    The perfect caliber for when you really aren't sure how big of a hog you might encounter...
     
  25. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

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    45-70, the perfect cartridge for when you have no clue what the hell you might run in to!
     
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