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Trendkill
09-26-2009, 9:11 PM
I sighted it in today....and it is dead nu**.....ready to go. Im gettin good groups....used a sight tool to really get her on target. But.....is the SKS round....AKA...the (AK) round good enough for hogs...??

I like the idea of having 9 more in the magazine ready to go in case the little piggy wants to eat me for breakfast....


Thoughts..????

technique
09-26-2009, 9:13 PM
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this one is just nuts!!!

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Trendkill
09-26-2009, 9:34 PM
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this one is just nuts!!!

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Seems pretty effective to me. I dont have a C-more sight...(looked like one)....but Im pretty good with the irons.

technique
09-26-2009, 9:41 PM
Oh yeah....its effective. Shot placement is key with any round. Have fun, you'll do fine.

Trendkill
09-26-2009, 9:44 PM
Oh yeah....its effective. Shot placement is key with any round. Have fun, you'll do fine.

Thanks man....and happy bday.

technique
09-26-2009, 9:55 PM
Thank you!


I have seen guys take hogs with .223 before, they went straight down! 7.62x39 shouldn't be an issue.

Have you ever hunted a hog with anything else? If not...here is a little tip (take it or leave it) I say this just because I have hunted with some odd ball rounds not standard to hunters.

Know how good you are with the round (you did at the range).
When that adrenaline kicks in at the sight of the hog...slow it down. Its hard to keep it together and judge your distance...

I'm kinda sloppy with an AK so I would want to close the distance with that round as much as the situation allows. Once you feel you are in range enough to make a good shot....take em on or just behind the shoulder.
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv190/rdinky2/SideViewSkeleton.jpg

Trendkill
09-26-2009, 10:03 PM
Never hunted hog....period. Never hunted...but Im a decent shot. Decided its time to make some sausage. I have two AR's...but I am a little concerned with the energy of that round. Id rather punch them harder with the SKS.

I was gettin nice tight groups at 50 yards.....like 1-1/2 in......not too bad with just the irons. I am going to put some flourecent paint on the fron sight post....cuzz it seems to get lost in the wash a little. I am confident I can make a good calculated shot...Im not easily excited with this kind of stuff...so....I will be looking at shot placement first.

puggins
09-27-2009, 11:03 AM
Thank you!


I have seen guys take hogs with .223 before, they went straight down! 7.62x39 shouldn't be an issue.

Have you ever hunted a hog with anything else? If not...here is a little tip (take it or leave it) I say this just because I have hunted with some odd ball rounds not standard to hunters.

Know how good you are with the round (you did at the range).
When that adrenaline kicks in at the sight of the hog...slow it down. Its hard to keep it together and judge your distance...

I'm kinda sloppy with an AK so I would want to close the distance with that round as much as the situation allows. Once you feel you are in range enough to make a good shot....take em on or just behind the shoulder.
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv190/rdinky2/SideViewSkeleton.jpg

Looks like technique covered everything with some really great pointers!
I'll +1 on the 7.62x39. I will do the job as long as the bullet hits the vitals.
Placement placement placement is the key. IMHO I would recommend using decent ammo and stay away from the cheap stuff. I'm not saying the cheap stuff will not work, that's just me.

Since you mentioned that you already have two AR's. Have you thought about an 6.8SPC upper for :piggy:'s? I personally have not used this round but the ballistics look "interesting".

Whatever you choose, you will have a blast your first time out!!
Good Luck!

Harley Quinn
09-27-2009, 11:12 AM
I believe it is one fine unit, to have the bayonet at the ready, in brush is not all bad either...

Regards

Noobert
09-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Never hunted hog....period. Never hunted...but Im a decent shot. Decided its time to make some sausage. I have two AR's...but I am a little concerned with the energy of that round. Id rather punch them harder with the SKS.

I was gettin nice tight groups at 50 yards.....like 1-1/2 in......not too bad with just the irons. I am going to put some flourecent paint on the fron sight post....cuzz it seems to get lost in the wash a little. I am confident I can make a good calculated shot...Im not easily excited with this kind of stuff...so....I will be looking at shot placement first.

For that matter, get two helpers with your AR's. No way a hog can survive that!

G-Man WC
09-27-2009, 12:04 PM
I think there's a round limit to a clip or mag capicity when your hunting. Don't think you can go paramilitary on game. I want to say it five, but I hunt with a single shot or a bolt action rifle. -g

yoteassasin
09-27-2009, 12:12 PM
I think there's a round limit to a clip or mag capicity when your hunting. Don't think you can go paramilitary on game. I want to say it five, but I hunt with a single shot or a bolt action rifle. -g

:fud::90: there is no limit on magazine capacity in the CA big game regs the ONLY reg is while bird hunting and that is 2+1

wildog8812
09-27-2009, 12:30 PM
I just bought an sks a month back and was thinking of trying the same thing. I was thinking of getting a scope mount that goes over the bolt cover.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP250-31.html
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/22754-31.html

Also you can change the front sight color with these.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/49770-31.html

yoteassasin
09-27-2009, 12:31 PM
I just bought an sks a month back and was thinking of trying the same thing. I was thinking of getting a scope mount that goes over the bolt cover.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP250-31.html
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/22754-31.html

Also you can change the front sight color with these.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/49770-31.html

the scope wont hold its zero the cover moves try the scout style mount

sspen003
09-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Lever action 44 Mag.. Thats my top pick to drop a HOG.

If your using an AR just have a dependable side arm

wildog8812
09-27-2009, 12:43 PM
the scope wont hold its zero the cover moves try the scout style mount

Something like this.
http://www.m1surplus.com/sks%20gas%20tube%20mount%20cnmsks.htm

Do I need to buy anything else or will my gas piston work on this one.

Any recommendations on a scope, red dot or adjustable. Also what ammo to use.

mk3mitch
09-27-2009, 12:43 PM
I have killed three pigs with my SKS, it works fine. It's all about shot placement. You also have to consider the size of the hog. The ones I have taken are all around 150 pounds. I wouldn't go after a trophy 350+ pounder with an SKS. So if you want to do it, do it. It works better if you get closer to them, thats the fun part! I should be going out again next week but I sold my SKS. Now it's time for shotgun slugs!

!@#$
09-27-2009, 12:50 PM
make sure you use a good bullet. even a hog should have quick death. don't listen to the gunshop guy selling whatever he has in stock. these 2 rounds are consistent performers in FBI style testing.

winchester HP would be my first choice and wolf military classic 124 grain HP would be the budget round.

both will penetrate well. the win will expand and the MC HP will fragment. the other 7.62x39 rounds will be like FMJ even if they say HP or SP.

make sure you use the right bullet and 7.62x39 will be plenty.

yoteassasin
09-27-2009, 12:51 PM
id go with a red dot or holo sight and if you really want mag power a 1.5-5 pistol scope just make sure it has the long eye relief

StevieC
09-27-2009, 1:44 PM
I replaced the gas tube/handguard with a tapco with picatinny rail on mine
then put a red dot on it scout style.. works perfect
I also put the tapco stock on it, don't forget to go 922r if you do it

I was out shooting it this morning
it'll hit a plastic water bottle every time at thirty yards
any farther and the dot becomes too big for a bottle, but would still be ok for a hog

I'm really liking it

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n288/Bucky_G/sks.jpg

Barney Gumble
09-27-2009, 2:05 PM
There's another thread in the hunting section that talks about calibers and .223 in particular. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=217321


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Is this considered an appropriate way to hunt pigs? Maybe I'm missing something but it seems to me they're not even trying for clean kills.

yoteassasin
09-27-2009, 2:07 PM
There's another thread in the hunting section that talks about calibers and .223 in particular. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=217321



Is this considered an appropriate way to hunt pigs? Maybe I'm missing something but it seems to me they're not even trying for clean kills.

just wondering. do you pig hunt?or even hunt at all?

technique
09-27-2009, 2:13 PM
There's another thread in the hunting section that talks about calibers and .223 in particular. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=217321



Is this considered an appropriate way to hunt pigs? Maybe I'm missing something but it seems to me they're not even trying for clean kills.

No man...not really....but what you have to understand is that in other places around the US, Hogs are like Yotes, you shoot em and leave em. They are pests. Lots a guys in Texas for example, don't eat the hogs unless its winter. In summer they just leave em.

The video, is not how I hunt. Its just a video of an SKS killing hogs.

Barney Gumble
09-27-2009, 2:26 PM
just wondering. do you pig hunt?or even hunt at all?

I don't but I'd like to start so I'm trying to learn, that's why I'm asking questions. From what I've read here and elsewhere it seems that making clean kills is important. If you have something to add please do, I'd love to hear it.

The way they were shooting I also saw a lot of potential for them to sweep each other but it's hard to tell and I wasn't there so I'm reluctant to make a judgement on that.

yoteassasin
09-27-2009, 2:50 PM
I don't but I'd like to start so I'm trying to learn, that's why I'm asking questions. From what I've read here and elsewhere it seems that making clean kills is important. If you have something to add please do, I'd love to hear it.

The way they were shooting I also saw a lot of potential for them to sweep each other but it's hard to tell and I wasn't there so I'm reluctant to make a judgement on that.

i was just wondering. im not jumping on you but be very weary of what you read in books like the ca pig hunting manual. for example they recommend against ever using a 357 on any size hog. anyone who has hunted in ca knows that a 357 is more than capable taking down any ca big game with in its range. also with reference to the video and what may or not be safe. one of the guys specifically says he did not take a shot cause he was not sure where one of his buddies was.
the ability to hunt like this comes with experience yes it can be very dangerous but it can be done. you have to be able to think very fast and the fact that they were able to kill 3 of the pigs shows that they were very selective on acquiring their target and then firing

dont expect to run into this situation ever but if you do theirs is a good example.
if you want to learn to hunt you must hunt. so go get a rifle you feel comfortable with 223 all the way through 300wm are all good starters, become very proficient with it. get your hunters safety cert but don't buy in to all the propaganda most of the teachers will vomit in your face. get your hunting license and go hunting. pig hunting is very difficult on public land cause most people who hunt pigs on public land know nothing about hunting and just chase the pigs on to private land.l try deer hunting in D5 or even bear hunting the knowledge you will gain will be directly proportionate to the time you spend in the field and remember BE PATIENT

Barney Gumble
09-27-2009, 3:24 PM
i was just wondering. im not jumping on you but be very weary of what you read in books like the ca pig hunting manual. for example they recommend against ever using a 357 on any size hog. anyone who has hunted in ca knows that a 357 is more than capable taking down any ca big game with in its range. also with reference to the video and what may or not be safe. one of the guys specifically says he did not take a shot cause he was not sure where one of his buddies was.
the ability to hunt like this comes with experience yes it can be very dangerous but it can be done. you have to be able to think very fast and the fact that they were able to kill 3 of the pigs shows that they were very selective on acquiring their target and then firing

dont expect to run into this situation ever but if you do theirs is a good example.
if you want to learn to hunt you must hunt. so go get a rifle you feel comfortable with 223 all the way through 300wm are all good starters, become very proficient with it. get your hunters safety cert but don't buy in to all the propaganda most of the teachers will vomit in your face. get your hunting license and go hunting. pig hunting is very difficult on public land cause most people who hunt pigs on public land know nothing about hunting and just chase the pigs on to private land.l try deer hunting in D5 or even bear hunting the knowledge you will gain will be directly proportionate to the time you spend in the field and remember BE PATIENT

Thanks! Good info.

I won't have a chance to go hunting until next year anyway. So for now I'm stuck with reading, asking questions and practicing at the range.

As far as propaganda...I hear ya. Actually the threads here are better than the DFG stuff because you get a lot more varied experiences. What I have seen consistently tho is people emphasizing clean kills to minimize the animal's suffering, and avoiding marginal shots whenever possible. Of course that's contextual based on your skills and the situation. So that's not a flame on the guys in the video. I'm just saying that I've seen that perspective a lot and it makes sense to me.

skylovia
09-27-2009, 4:26 PM
I think these videos are proof that an sks is an excellent defensive firearm. Not to hijack or anthing, :D

yoteassasin
09-27-2009, 5:25 PM
Thanks! Good info.

I won't have a chance to go hunting until next year anyway. So for now I'm stuck with reading, asking questions and practicing at the range.

As far as propaganda...I hear ya. Actually the threads here are better than the DFG stuff because you get a lot more varied experiences. What I have seen consistently tho is people emphasizing clean kills to minimize the animal's suffering, and avoiding marginal shots whenever possible. Of course that's contextual based on your skills and the situation. So that's not a flame on the guys in the video. I'm just saying that I've seen that perspective a lot and it makes sense to me.

cool where are you from? clean kills and caliber are not related but skill, familiarity with your rifle and the ability to focus are king when you are ready to go hunting let us know some one could always use company

wildog8812
09-27-2009, 5:39 PM
don't forget to go 922r if you do it

So tell me if I have this straight if I buy a new gas tube with a rail on it such as this one, (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SKS500-31.html) I would have to replace enough parts so I have 10 or less parts on my gun foreign made. Keep in mind I have a Russian built SKS that has all original parts so it would be more than I would want to replace just to put a scope on my gun.

StevieC
09-27-2009, 6:16 PM
So tell me if I have this straight if I buy a new gas tube with a rail on it such as this one, (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SKS500-31.html) I would have to replace enough parts so I have 10 or less parts on my gun foreign made. Keep in mind I have a Russian built SKS that has all original parts so it would be more than I would want to replace just to put a scope on my gun.

I'm not sure about that

I put the tapco stock on and was told I needed to make 922r compliant
don't know about just the gas tube/handguard
maybe somebody here more knowledgeable than me can direct you

I do know the handguard makes a more stable mount for optics than the receiver cover

Trendkill
09-28-2009, 6:08 PM
I think these videos are proof that an sks is an excellent defensive firearm. Not to hijack or anthing, :D


For real......they are no joke.

GuyW
09-28-2009, 6:15 PM
...leave the bayonet on for last-ditch pig medicine...
.

dieselpower
09-28-2009, 8:59 PM
I guess this clears the AK/SKS weapons dont jam either....:rolleyes:

It wasnt a C-More or Kobra.. can't tell what it is though. The best mount on an SKS is the Choate side mount. Takes like 2 hours to drill / tap the holes, but its solid and gives you access to the BUIS if needed. I should never have sold mine....

jben
09-28-2009, 9:07 PM
I didn't see anybody say it, so I'll throw it out there. The 7.62x39 is basically equivalent to a 30-30. I don't currently hunt pigs, but I know several people in my area that wouldn't hesitate to use their 30-30s to take a hog.