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freshdesigns@hotmail.com
01-27-2007, 8:36 AM
Anyone still use an old fashioned 30-30 Winchester lever action? What else do you use?

Fjold
01-27-2007, 6:27 PM
I'm supposed to hunt Vandenburg AFB next month and I'm thinking of bringing my 375 H&H magnum. It needs to kill something besiides ground squirrels.

pieeater
01-27-2007, 7:08 PM
300 WBY mag

http://www.fototime.com/5751C374496060A/standard.jpg

cnyankee
01-27-2007, 7:35 PM
1895 45-70 marlin

chris
01-28-2007, 1:51 PM
i'll use my 6.5x55 mauser on them. it works just fine.

moulton
01-28-2007, 5:03 PM
Plan on using either my hungarian m-44 or Savage 110:D

madjack956
01-28-2007, 5:27 PM
Gotta admit, I have never been pig hunting yet, but I do have an invite, and I think I am gonna use the Socom M1A I built.

tankerman
01-28-2007, 6:41 PM
i'll use my 6.5x55 mauser on them. it works just fine.


Obviously you have never gone in the bushes after hogs or hunted public land.

anotherone
01-28-2007, 6:42 PM
I think I am gonna use the Socom M1A I built.

M-14s are almost 9 pounds! You'll have some fun draging that out into the field :D!

My favorite gun to use for pig hunts is a tie between my Marlin .30-30 lever gun and my Beretta Xtrema2 loaded with Federal TruBall slugs. I like the Xtrema2 because the reciever is rigged for scopes (I use a red dot for pigs and turkey).

cornholio1
01-28-2007, 9:13 PM
I don't feel 100% comfortable hunting pig with 7.62x39 (similar to 30-30) ballistics. I would, but I'd rather take out the Beowulf.

azndmd
01-28-2007, 9:25 PM
went out just once...I was with a buddy who used a .44 Magnum in a Marlin lever action rifle. one shot...that's all that was needed.

Sgt Raven
01-28-2007, 10:33 PM
I'm supposed to hunt Vandenburg AFB next month and I'm thinking of bringing my 375 H&H magnum. It needs to kill something besiides ground squirrels.


That's what I use a 375 H&H on a falling block single shot.

ivanimal
01-28-2007, 11:04 PM
I used to use 30-06 and a 357 sidearm. I put most of 10 rounds in a pig that did not know it was shot and supposed to be dead. I now use a 300 win mag or a 45-70 and have a 44 magnum side arm. So far 2 piggies and no problems.

I just picked up the stainless model last week

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/4570003.jpg

These are fine rugers for the pigs


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/4570010.jpg

anotherone
01-29-2007, 12:14 AM
I don't feel 100% comfortable hunting pig with 7.62x39 (similar to 30-30) ballistics. I would, but I'd rather take out the Beowulf.

Over the years .30-30 has probably taken more pigs than all other rounds combined. It has also taken quite a few deer and bears as well although I don't use it to take them myself.

1SGMAT
01-29-2007, 7:17 AM
MDL 99 in .300 SAV. Whatever you use make sure you are shooting quality controlled expansion bullets.

HUTCH 7.62
01-29-2007, 1:09 PM
I use My 45-70Govt. Marlin 1895 and my .45 1911 A1 Springfield GI when I go pig hunting. I use to use a sporterized enfield chambered in .300 win mag but found it less effective then the Marlin.

Whitesmoke
01-30-2007, 1:15 AM
A guy I know just took a 300+ lbs pig with his Glock 45 acp last summer....but I don't know if thats really a good idea!:eek:
But the guy owns/instructs at a firearms training school too......

Steve-O
01-30-2007, 7:14 AM
300 WBY mag

http://www.fototime.com/5751C374496060A/standard.jpg

Good looking pig there.

ivanimal
01-30-2007, 9:19 AM
Good looking pig there.

Thats what his wife thinks.:D

Sorry I could not stop my hands from typing this!

joel1316
01-30-2007, 10:36 AM
We should plan a Calguns pig hunt one of these days... All guns used has to be a Lever Action, LOL. I'd be in..... :)

jeepcollector
01-30-2007, 10:50 AM
I like 270 Winchester. I had to bring it up as nobody had mentioned this caliber.

BigMac
01-30-2007, 12:42 PM
Thats what I bring, good ol .270.

gn3hz3ku1*
01-30-2007, 1:47 PM
would my saiga 7.62 be ok?

Q
01-30-2007, 5:05 PM
300 WBY mag

http://www.fototime.com/5751C374496060A/standard.jpg
that's a big hog. :eek: where is that at?

Draven
01-31-2007, 4:08 AM
i plan to use my 24/47 mauser- whether in 8mm or the rebarrel job i'm doing on the other.

hitnrun
01-31-2007, 4:20 AM
300 WinMag from a Savage.

I've only taken one with it so far, but no problems.

I used a 30.06 on Javelina without any problems either, but, they are way smaller.