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#192754 - 06/03/18 12:18 AM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Gsj]
Marcel Behler
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hunting hog in texas need to choose a fifle to use whats the best caliber,,,,

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#192757 - 06/03/18 07:06 AM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Marcel Behler]
Randy M
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 Originally Posted By: Marcel Behler
hunting hog in texas need to choose a fifle to use whats the best caliber,,,,


There are many good choices. It might be easier if tell us what you already own.
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#192758 - 06/03/18 07:07 AM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Randy M]
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Oh and how are you going to hunt them. In a blind over corn from 200 yards away? Spot and stalk? Tree stand? Etc.
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#192796 - 06/04/18 07:21 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: Randy M]
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Another question,,,, Bolt ? AR? or Lever ? I have used all and like Randy said there are many good choices.

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#192797 - 06/04/18 08:20 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: cherokeetracker]
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MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT YOU GET A GOOD HANDGUN AND FORGET THE RIFLE.
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#192798 - 06/04/18 09:04 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: 45MAN]
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Yea, what 45Man said.
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#192806 - 06/04/18 11:34 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: 45MAN]
KRal
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT YOU GET A GOOD HANDGUN AND FORGET THE RIFLE.


What's a rifle?
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#192826 - 06/05/18 12:10 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: KRal]
416ruger
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It all depends upon where you are hunting hogs. If you are along the Texas Oklahoma border near deleware bend you would need a big bore rifle and/or handgun. Two massive hogs have been taken from this area, 567 and 622 pounds respectively. I hunt alone and never go below 45-70 stoked with high pressure rounds. 375 would be fine but so would 416 or 458.

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#193075 - 06/16/18 11:31 PM Re: Hog hunting [Re: 416ruger]
jamautry
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I am late to this party but to answer your original question, the 240 gr bullet will work great. However, I would recommend going with a 300 plus gr cast bullet with a wide meplate loaded to 1000-1200 fps. It will go through any hog at any angle and to me recoil is less than the 240 gr.

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#193083 - 06/17/18 07:59 AM Re: Hog hunting [Re: jamautry]
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 Originally Posted By: jamautry
I am late to this party but to answer your original question, the 240 gr bullet will work great. However, I would recommend going with a 300 plus gr cast bullet with a wide meplate loaded to 1000-1200 fps. It will go through any hog at any angle and to me recoil is less than the 240 gr.


+1 on that! Shot placement will trump all else though. I would hate to tell you how many hogs I have killed with the Mighty .22 Mag off my mudboat or out the window of the truck, and fairly large ones too, 250+ lbs! A shot to the neck or under the ear and they were lights out. With a good heavy wide meplate hardcast you don't have to be a surgeon. As jamautry said. . .you can shoot them from any angle!

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