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sanddragon2004
10-30-2008, 2:54 PM
curios what everybody is using to hunt pig with caliber wise?

jmzhwells
10-30-2008, 2:57 PM
270, 30-06, 30-30, 243, 308, 260, 7.62x39, all wsm's, any .30 caliber, lots of stuff works. Just make a good shot.

pieeater
10-30-2008, 3:20 PM
300 WBY mag mostly.

Gator Monroe
10-30-2008, 3:34 PM
7.62X39 (SKS = Hog gun):chris:

Gunaria
10-30-2008, 4:33 PM
.30-06, .308 & 12ga. sabot slugs

Moonclip
10-30-2008, 6:17 PM
Who wants to take me piggy hunting?:)

1lostinspace
10-30-2008, 6:22 PM
30-06 with 125 Nosler ballistic tip will work great!

Linus
10-30-2008, 6:50 PM
50BMG:eek:

Trapper
10-31-2008, 4:35 PM
.270, 30-06, 45-70, 12ga, 50cal black powder

psssniper
10-31-2008, 8:38 PM
50 Beowulf, 44 mag

EOD3
10-31-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm a fan of big and slow, or big and fast. :)

.44 Mag, .45 Colt (Ruger loads), and the real bacon buster 45/70 all with flat point bullets, not hollow points.

tankerman
10-31-2008, 10:30 PM
I'm a fan of big and slow, or big and fast. :)

.44 Mag, .45 Colt (Ruger loads), and the real bacon buster 45/70 all with flat point bullets, not hollow points.
Me too.

My favorites are 454, 45/70 both with flat nose hardcast, heavier the better 400+ grain.

Thefeeder
10-31-2008, 10:42 PM
Use the caliber you have in the closet.....enjoy getting out there and learning to hunt.....the more you go...the better you get and the chance of bagging a pig get better.

Now go hunting!

C.G.
10-31-2008, 11:06 PM
50 Beowulf

+1, except I haven't had a chance to develop any non-leaded rounds yet.:(

rino
11-01-2008, 9:03 AM
me 3! i love the .454 and .44

Hatchman
11-01-2008, 9:05 AM
7mm Rem Mag

Vigilante
11-01-2008, 9:16 AM
The only pig that I have ever killed was with a 30-06, but I would really like to shoot one with my .257 Wby.

glockster
11-01-2008, 9:16 AM
I'm not a hunter but, if you're into the AR platform, I understand that others have had great success with the 6.8 SPC.

EOD3
11-01-2008, 1:34 PM
I'm not a hunter but, if you're into the AR platform, I understand that others have had great success with the 6.8 SPC.

Should work with a small squealer but I wouldn't count on it with a boar or a larger sow. The 6.8 is a lot like a 30-30 with light pointy bullets. A thoroughly annoyed pig headed straight for you will require a lot more bullet.

jbolton
11-01-2008, 3:57 PM
You must not be a good shot.




Should work with a small squealer but I wouldn't count on it with a boar or a larger sow. The 6.8 is a lot like a 30-30 with light pointy bullets. A thoroughly annoyed pig headed straight for you will require a lot more bullet.

glockster
11-01-2008, 4:38 PM
A thoroughly annoyed pig headed straight for you will require a lot more bullet.

Tell me about it - but enough about my ex-wife. ;)

r08ert209cali
11-01-2008, 4:38 PM
30/06 270 wsm 7mm mag.44mag.12ga slugs

tankerman
11-01-2008, 6:26 PM
You must not be a good shot.
You must not be hunter.

xcrunner805
11-01-2008, 6:53 PM
Killed 3 the other night, 2 with a .308, 1 with a .223 AR-15 and another night we got one with a .280. The 2 killed with a .308 were about 200lb boar and a sow. The piglet (<100 lb with an Ar-15 in .223 and a 200+ lb boar with a .280. All shots were taken at over 125 yards. The boar taken with the .280 was well over 175 yards. They all went down pretty quick. The boar with the .280 got a spine shot as he ran away. It's all about shot placement. You could kill a pig with a .22 if you place it right.

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tankerman
11-01-2008, 7:15 PM
. It's all about shot placement. You could kill a pig with a .22 if you place it right.

Yes, shot placement. I noticed you had wide plenty of wide open space when you took those hogs. If you hunt public land, the hogs are most frequently only available for taking in heavy cover and the anilmals are generally moving as well.

Close quarters with a pissed off boar is not the best place for long barreled scoped rifles in small small calibers.

Heavy bullets break bone, guaranteed

Trakker
11-01-2008, 7:20 PM
What is the legality on private land?

Try hunting with a 10" combat knife and some hunt dogs...thats gotta be balls.

bruce_ventura
11-01-2008, 7:27 PM
xcrunner,

Nice (short) report and good shooting! Gives me more confidence in going after eatin' pigs (<100 lbs) with my .243 win.

There seems to be more to the story, though. How were all those pigs dropped in nearly the same spot in one night with multiple rifles? :gunsmilie:

Bruce

Rob454
11-01-2008, 7:39 PM
I usually use my 30-06 rifle but if its really heavy brush I go with a shotgun loaded with slugs.

jbolton
11-01-2008, 9:37 PM
You must not be hunter.

lets hope your hunting skills are better than your grammer.

tankerman
11-01-2008, 10:08 PM
lets hope your hunting skills are better than your grammer.
Thanks, by the way "gammar" is spelled, with an 'A', not an 'e'.

Moonclip
11-02-2008, 1:55 AM
You both are acting like Ohsmily:) Still wishing someone would take me piggy hunting:(

Full Clip
11-02-2008, 7:15 AM
Thanks, by the way "gammar" is spelled, with an 'A', not an 'e'.


Snap!

jbolton
11-02-2008, 8:30 AM
Touché

Thanks, by the way "gammar" is spelled, with an 'A', not an 'e'.

EOD3
11-02-2008, 1:45 PM
You must not be a good shot.

Help yourself, just make sure your hunting buddy has the same blood type as you and he's big enough to carry you to the truck.

xcrunner805
11-02-2008, 7:05 PM
Depredation permit was the reason I killed these at night using a spotlight. The pigs were about 200 yards in and as they ran for the fence line I managed to drop the boar and sow with my .308 and then grabbed the AR-15 for the piglet. I had about 15 seconds to switch guns. Here's another boar we shot two nights later. This one was the one we got with the .280

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Timberwolf
11-02-2008, 7:12 PM
45-70 Guide Gun for brushy country and 308 Rem Mdl 7 for open country

xcrunner805
11-02-2008, 7:34 PM
Anyone have any experience with a 12 gauge copper slug on pig? Next time I go out I might jump some pigs around our resevoir and I want to try out some Federal Premium Barnes Expander.

popndrop
11-02-2008, 7:54 PM
how about a single shot with a 120 grain Muzzy Broadhead shot off a 60lb Diamond Bow - from 40 yards...400 plus pound boar in South Texas. We couldn't get a solid weight on it, it was too big to winch up in the tree, the Ranger started climbing the wire before the pig did - it was probably closer to 500 than 400.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/mikeaniff/KingRanchBowKilledBoar07.jpg

xcrunner805
11-02-2008, 8:18 PM
Wow, that's a big boar. He's even still got some grass in his mouth haha.

m98
11-03-2008, 12:43 AM
Wow, that's a big boar. He's even still got some grass in his mouth haha.

You can say that the piggy "Ate til it's Death"

tankerman
11-03-2008, 4:44 AM
Anyone have any experience with a 12 gauge copper slug on pig? Next time I go out I might jump some pigs around our resevoir and I want to try out some Federal Premium Barnes Expander.

I haven't used slugs in several years, but used to when we'd hunt Camp Roberts, specially in the heavy reeds and brush alongside that river/creek that runs through the base.

I've never tried any of the certified lead-free copper slugs that Brenneke or Remington or Federal sell, but dang they're expensive at about $3.00+ each, ouch.

m98
11-03-2008, 11:17 PM
I haven't used slugs in several years, but used to when we'd hunt Camp Roberts, specially in the heavy reeds and brush alongside that river/creek that runs through the base.

I've never tried any of the certified lead-free copper slugs that Brenneke or Remington or Federal sell, but dang they're expensive at about $3.00+ each, ouch.

At that price per round I'd go with a 50 beowulf AR. More power, More range, So much better Accuracy, 16" upper w/telestock= easier to handle in the thick stuff, And It's 100% reloadable.

popndrop
11-04-2008, 11:28 AM
Sorry, i was so caught up with braggin' I forgot to give you a real answer - I've used everything from a .223 to 30-06, .300WSM, .270, .357mag, .44mag, 5.7x28 (for javelinas, not pigs, but almost).
I'd say SHOT PLACEMENT is key. I've hit'em hard with 30-06, and had them run for hundreds of yards. I had a Texas Heart Shot (right in the pooper, for those unfamiliar with the term) on one a couple of years ago with a .308 that ran at least 800 yards - and I've killed 'em dead with .223 in the earhole. Shot Placement is crucial. I hunt with a rancher in Nor Cal that chases them on his Quad and shots them up close with a .22LR pistol...and he's killed WAY more pigs than anyone I know. A guide I hunted with several times up in the Central Coast area carried a .270 lever savage, and for his sidearm a beater old .22mag revolver. i have seen him crawl on his hands and knees into thick brush after a wounded pig with that little pea-shooter in his hand...and he's never been hurt...not hurt bad anyway ;)

good hunting to you.

xcrunner805
11-04-2008, 6:06 PM
My buddy shot 2 last night with a .270 WSM. I don't recommend a short magnum cartridge if you plan on saving some meat, the exit wound at 225 yards was horendous. We tried 12 gauge slugs also and they worked damn good at less than 40 yards. .45 acp and a .40 with hydra shok hollow points as a sidearm for close shots worked well too.

tankerman
11-04-2008, 6:58 PM
At that price per round I'd go with a 50 beowulf AR. More power, More range, So much better Accuracy, 16" upper w/telestock= easier to handle in the thick stuff, And It's 100% reloadable.
More power? More accuracy? Prove it.

I've shot 2" at a 100 yards with slugs. I can get a Brenneke slug that weighs 1-3/8 oz which is about a 1/2 oz more than a 400 grain beowolf. I can buy slugs at pretty much any store that sells ammo. Where can you find 50 beowolf in pinch?

One other thing, shotgun shells are reloadable.

m98
11-05-2008, 1:56 AM
More power? More accuracy? Prove it.

I've shot 2" at a 100 yards with slugs. I can get a Brenneke slug that weighs 1-3/8 oz which is about a 1/2 oz more than a 400 grain beowolf. I can buy slugs at pretty much any store that sells ammo. Where can you find 50 beowolf in pinch?

One other thing, shotgun shells are reloadable.

I don't know how to post links but one can look it up. 12ga 2-3/4" brenneke slugs go from 2000-2500 fpe. Other shells of the same 2-3/4" by other ammo makers have similar fpe also. Beowulf goes also from 2000-28-2900. There's also quite a price difference as well especially if 3"+ shells are considered. I'm only talking of comparison between the beowulf and 2 3/4" shells as MOST common scatter guns will only accept 2-3/4". Another thing is that the wulf trajectory is much flatter than slug guns. If you're saying that a slug gun can out shoot an AR in beowulf in the paper department....Well guys who owns beowulf AR's please chime in. Post 100-200yd targets if you've got em'. Most reloaders load only centerfire rifle/pistol. Only a small percentage of shooters load their own hulls. Why go out and dump a huge amount of $$$ on shot shell loading equipment just for loading slugs when you've got a 45-70 that can be used for the same duty as the slug. Most guys just buy their shells for whatever purposes.

1SGMAT
11-05-2008, 2:24 AM
Did not read all post but you are good with and .30 cal and could do fine even down to .270. Main thing besides good shot placement is get a top quality bullet that will stay together. Not the ones you used for deer season!

WhoDat
11-05-2008, 7:18 AM
Wow! Outstanding!!!

Can't wait to nail one with my new AR-10...

Killed 3 the other night, 2 with a .308, 1 with a .223 AR-15 and another night we got one with a .280. The 2 killed with a .308 were about 200lb boar and a sow. The piglet (<100 lb with an Ar-15 in .223 and a 200+ lb boar with a .280. All shots were taken at over 125 yards. The boar taken with the .280 was well over 175 yards. They all went down pretty quick. The boar with the .280 got a spine shot as he ran away. It's all about shot placement. You could kill a pig with a .22 if you place it right.

skateboarder74
11-05-2008, 3:23 PM
10 mm and dogs make for a great hunt!

Salty
11-17-2008, 7:01 PM
Well, I haven't gone pig hunting yet, but hope to use either my 30-30 or 12g with slugs (depending on where I go). I had a 3-9x40 Nikon scope on the 30-30 but took it off cuz it really messed with the balance (makes the gun feel like it wants to turn upside down in your hands). I'll either put it back on for hunting or just accept the handicap and try to get in closer (leaning towards the later).

I was going to buy a .308 Saiga for this purpose, but the 30-30 was on sale at about half the price so I went with that (knowing I'd want a lever gun someday anyway). Now that the price of Saiga's has just about doubled I'm kicking myself for not buying one when they were cheap.

4 Brigada
11-17-2008, 7:12 PM
A Gun? Six Dogos and a knife with a 9 inch blade

Added Later,

I think the dogos and the knife are not CA legal.:no: So you would have to use a gun

m98
11-17-2008, 11:47 PM
A Gun? Six Dogos and a knife with a 9 inch blade

Added Later,

I think the dogos and the knife are not CA legal.:no: So you would have to use a gun

Yes, that combination is considered a DEADLY ASSAULT WEAPON:)

fusionstar
11-18-2008, 12:30 AM
.223 Put one in the head. Game Over. Never failed me yet, 12/13 dropped in there tracks. Missed the other by a 1/2". Found it later that evening, didnt miss that time.

Snapping Twig
11-18-2008, 9:02 AM
7.62x39 and .44 mag for me. I like the pistol if possible and the rifle when it's not.

150g 7.62x39 and 265g cast in the .44

redcliff
11-18-2008, 10:42 AM
I've used a .308 on all three I've killed, and they were DRT. The biggest one was a 300lb boar.

G-Man WC
11-18-2008, 8:18 PM
Nothing say's hate like the 308! -g

chris
11-19-2008, 5:25 AM
6.5x55 mauser and my .44 mag is what i use.

professionalcoyotehunter
11-19-2008, 7:27 AM
7MM Mag works great.I will try to post pics later.

x-ring
11-19-2008, 10:46 AM
.416 Remington/300 gr. TSX

Fast and flat. Overkill? Nope. Practice. I use the .416 for buffalo and there is nothing like carrying IN THE FIELD to prepare you for your next hunt.

Only difference is the buff gets a 400 gr. They (300 gr.) fire to "minute of pig" inside of 150 yards--felt recoil is about the same (due to powder volume and load compression).

Bottom line: Hunt with what you know. If you think your rifle is accurate--believe in it. Hold and squeeze...

m98
11-19-2008, 11:37 PM
[QUOTE=x-ring;1709865
Bottom line: Hunt with what you know. If you think your rifle is accurate--believe in it. Hold and squeeze...[/QUOTE]

THAt's my MOTO too...That's what I've always told my newby hunters to go by. If they doubt the rifle, 90% of the time it's going to be a missed.

vandal
11-20-2008, 9:31 AM
Do you think 7.62x39 Wolf MC JHP out of a 16" Saiga would be enough? x 20/30?

popndrop
11-20-2008, 11:17 AM
I just got back from Texas this weekend, and had another one drop to the Bowtech - I'm telling you, I'd rather hunt pigs up close than deer most the time. One of the other guys hunting with us shot one in the ear hole with a .308, nice shot and what a great pig - tusks over 4.5 inches. Tops and bottoms too, he'll look great on the wall - if his wife lets him put it in the house. I've got myself a couple of .375win Lever guns and I think that will be my new "dedicated" pig gun from now on, even though I have yet to get one with it - that round is just about perfect for those suckers, it's fat, heavy, and won't over-penetrate...a .375H&H would be a little much (i read the thread above about the .416 and I agree, if you're practicing for buff then carry that, but i'm just practicing for pigs...so too much is too much).
Go get'em...before they get you.

WhoDat
11-20-2008, 3:13 PM
Just use a pellet gun...

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/air-rifle-hog-hunt-with-a-gamo-hunter-extreme/3380369762

;)

OK, here's a more serious air rifle... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXY0KcHnOd0

And here's someone shooting a Buffalo with and air rifle... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmds-xNmE1k&feature=related

jbolton
11-20-2008, 3:26 PM
:eek:



Just use a pellet gun...

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/air-rifle-hog-hunt-with-a-gamo-hunter-extreme/3380369762

;)

OK, here's a more serious air rifle... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXY0KcHnOd0

And here's someone shooting a Buffalo with and air rifle... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmds-xNmE1k&feature=related

captn-tin
12-16-2008, 3:05 PM
30 herrett, 357 herrett, 35 rem, 44 mag--all 10" contenders, 454, 06, .22 (used the 22 on a bet) I won.

skateboarder74
12-16-2008, 4:06 PM
10mm+
Any rifle bigger than a .22 mag

Vacaville
12-16-2008, 5:01 PM
.270 for me, thanks.

DDT
12-16-2008, 7:58 PM
that round is just about perfect for those suckers, it's fat, heavy, and won't over-penetrate...

Sounds like me.

Dark&Good
12-16-2008, 9:15 PM
My first pig hunt is coming up, I plan to use Dixie Tusker slugs.

Wink
12-16-2008, 9:44 PM
Depending on where I am at .300 weatherby or .338 federal.

nick
12-16-2008, 10:17 PM
curios what everybody is using to hunt pig with caliber wise?

Ask these guys:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122937877627908421.html?mod=yhoofront

Kid Stanislaus
12-17-2008, 11:54 AM
Tell me about it - but enough about my ex-wife. ;)


Ya beat me to it!!

Kid Stanislaus
12-17-2008, 11:56 AM
Try hunting with a 10" combat knife and some hunt dogs...thats gotta be balls.


Maybe my ex is right, I'm a bit nuts. But man, THAT is just flat out KRAZY!!

Kid Stanislaus
12-17-2008, 11:58 AM
lets hope your hunting skills are better than your grammer.

I see a piss'n contest abrew'n!

Kid Stanislaus
12-17-2008, 12:07 PM
.416 Remington/300 gr.

That'll stop'm alright. It'd also be right handy should you stumble across a wayward tyronosourus rex!!

yellowfin
12-19-2008, 12:39 AM
Many reliable sources tell me sending dogs after pigs is a very brutal one way trip to die for the dogs and little else. Just give the pig a nice placed shot from .30-06 and it's done. If it doesn't get stone dead from an 06, it isn't going to at all.