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Old 01-12-2005, 08:19 PM
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I have two favorites. Marlin 1894 .44 Mag, using my handloads of a 270 grain Speer Gold Dot SP, and for longer ranges, a Mannlicher-Schoenauer 1908 Carbine in 8X57 Mauser, and 220 grain Sierra Game King bullets.

I am off on another Georgia ferral hog hunt the first of Feb, and this time, I am taking my new Marlin 336Y shorty 30/30 using factoryRemington 150 grain CoreLokts, and different Mannlicher-Schoenauer, this on a 1952 rifle in .270 Win., with the Federal 150 grain High Shock.
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:09 AM
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i like dogs, and mule tape.

put them in the pen after we get home and feed them out a little. hahahahaha

i like a .22 for personal protection. the ss taurus 9 shot revolver, in a 5 inch barrel.

we carry a level action 30-30 on the 4 wheeler

but i own 30.378's mini 14's .270 30.06's, .308's the list is long, but the .22 is what i like to carry when dog hunting.

i hunt with my .270 from a stand.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:02 PM
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Hoggin Hank uses a 22 mag, as well. He always shoots them just behind the ear.

I would use my 325 grain, 26" arrow, fired from a Hoyt Havotec, 58 pounds draw, 26 inch draw using a Scotts release.

Or, my 243 or my 22LR

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Old 01-23-2005, 08:29 PM
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I have gotten another new rifle, and will take it on the hog hunt next week.
Springfield Armory SOCOM, with an EOTech holo sight mounted forward of the action.
So far I have tried it with Fedeal Classic 150 grain SP, and it feeds well, and shoots accurately. The short 16.5 inch barrel, .308 cartridge, and the EOTech sight seem to make an almost perfect pig rifle.
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:48 PM
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I have gotten another new rifle, and will take it on the hog hunt next week.
Springfield Armory SOCOM, with an EOTech holo sight mounted forward of the action.
So far I have tried it with Fedeal Classic 150 grain SP, and it feeds well, and shoots accurately. The short 16.5 inch barrel, .308 cartridge, and the EOTech sight seem to make an almost perfect pig rifle.
those look pretty nice.
Please let us know how it works out, one of the guys i work with is interested in one, and having a nice first person account on one woul dbe soemthing he'd like to read.
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:11 AM
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The new 336Y Marlin and the SOCOM 16 both turned out to be good hog rifles. I shot a small hog with the 336Y Marlin, about 50 pounds at a range of less than 40 yards, just at sunset.
The 30/30 with 150 grain Remington Core-Lokt bullet remains a great hog round. We had several hogs taken with 30/30 rifles this trip, at ranges up to 110 yards, and all were one shot stops.

The SOCOM, at 9 pounds, is heavy, and there is no getting around that. I found that hunting from a stand, either a climber or a ladder or tower, the SOCOM excels. I was very happy with the new EOTech holo sight. It meets it's rave reviews with ease.
One smallish hog went down to the SOCOM, and the 150 grain Federal SP ammo did just what it should.
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:59 AM
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My favorite big hog rifle is a model 70 .458 mag! Now I been in the fields & woods with other calibers too mind ya. Why I even went hog hunting once with a traditional smoke pole and that will never happen again........long story.

I must say that I enjoy hunting with my Marlin lever guns very much. The "Triple Four" or the tried and true 45/70 caliber will not let you down, when using the proper bullets as I use. My 444 Marlin was turned into a tack driving wonder after working up a load for those 325 grain Beartooth hard cast bullets. It now gets close to 1 MOA at the bench. All 3 are serious hog hunting tools and hit hogs like the hammer of Thor!
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:51 PM
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7400 rem 30-06 180 grain bullet
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:37 AM
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Hog gun???

Howdy fellas! I am up in Alberta so this hog stuff is new on me. I have seen pictures here of hogs and it looks like you don't need a gun. You could just grab-em by the ears and give-em a twist. 06's? 458's? Forgive my ignorance but they don't seem to impressive. Come on up here and I'll show you some boars!
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:45 AM
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my hog gun is a K-bar. although if i had a place for them i'd go w/ hobbles & such also. honestly if my dogs are on it, i ain't letting you shoot a BB gun.

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everyone i know who has been hoging for any length of time has scars (mostly below the waist) from the tusks. make no mistake genuinely wild or feral boars can be some of the most dangerous critters out there.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:01 PM
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best hog gun?

i prefer knife or tie, but i do carry my 45 long colt for when it gets ugly
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:09 PM
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Well, my favorite gun for hogs just happens to be the one I'm carrying. Killed 15 in the past 12 months, using everything from a .22 LR to a 7mm Rem Mag. Killed most of them with my Mod 70 FW in .22-250, and a few with my .25-06. One thing I've learned over and over--shoot them between the eye and ear hole and it is Bang!! Flop!! (and maybe a few kicks). Hogs are not hard to kill--but you do have to shoot them in the right places. Since everything on our ranch has thorns and stickers (or a rattle on the end of its tail), I prefer to drop them in the road where I don't have to go looking for them.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:14 PM
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hogs are very hard to kill, there vitals are a little defferent than deer. the ear hole is still the best shot. when hunting with dogs you don;t get any ear hole shots. flip and stick is the best way
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:00 PM
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I carry a Colt Peace Keeper 357 mag but i stick with a knife or hobble them if anyway possible.
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:20 PM
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Marlin 1895 Cowboy, 45/70 8rnds in the mag and one in the tube !! 24" bbl. It gets the job done !!!!
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