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Could anybody suggest a good 308 for hog hunting?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Stupid, Feb 16, 2013.


  1. Stupid

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    I would like something light weight with good accuracy but not too expensive (<$1000)

    I prefer semi-auto but it seems the semi-autos are all in the 8-9 lbs range. :-(
     

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  2. MrGlock21

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    If you go for a semi auto for under $1000 a Saiga is your best bet...if you can put up with the trigger.

    I actually like mine which is a 16" with a 2x Aimpoint mounted. It is reasonably accurate with factory ammo and I get nice groups with Sierra reloads. With a little practice it is fun to shoot and the piggies don't like it.
     

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    Check out the Savage "Hog Hunter". My buddy just got one, really nice rifle and comes with a threaded barrel for hunting with a suppressor!
     
  4. Slayer

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    This is the .308 I use.


    Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle with Leupold FX-II Scout Scope 2.5x28mm

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    PTR-91 scoped out would be sweet.
     
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    Browning BAR 'Stalker' in 308, may be at the upper price range though.
     
  7. jeager

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    Find a Savage Model 99 lever action.
     
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    Tikka T3 Lite or for a semi-auto, look for a used Remington 7400, preferrably with a synthetic stock.
     
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    I Like it!

    If I was to buy a bolt action rifle, this would be the one!!!
     
  10. Ruggles

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    Get something that can mount a bayonet, just in case Mister Piggie charges you!

    In .308 a bunch of great choices already posted. The PTR91 would be a great choice :)

    Or you can go with a 6.8/6.5/.300/.50 in an AR.
     
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    very nice looking setup!
     
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    SCAR 17s -- But that's a bit above your budget.

    The Ruger Gunsite Scout is one of the coolest bolt action's out right now -- I just don't like the site placement. I prefer the tried and true Savage 10's, 11's, 111's, etc... in 308. You can pick them up used with a Nikon scope for less than $500 ... The accutrigger can't be beat stock for stock out of the box :)
     
  14. Cole125

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    Honeslty if you want to buy now or anytime soon, get a bolt gun. You will get raped buying a semi auto .308.

    I would suggest a Ruger M77 stainless model or scout rifle like posted above.

    Remington also makes a pump .308 that might be worth looking into, faster follow up shots.
     
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    Remington 7600 Synthetic Stock Carbine (18.5" barrel) in .30-06. For hogs I would want a 200 grain round nose. I assume long range shots aren't in the cards anyway?

    Black synthetic stock, matte black metal, pump action with detachable magazine. Sound like a hog gun to me. MSRP about 750.

    If you want the .308 you can get it with a 22" barrel. Around here that would be about $80-100 to cut, crown and relocate the sight.
     
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    My hunting partner uses the Ruger Gunsite Scout and he loves it. Very accurate and looks great.
     
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    Here's a couple of good 308's that could be used for hog hunting.

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    I would go with an FAL. You can pick up Century FALs for under $1K. Just check it out carefully before buying. Some Century FALs are definitely worse than others.

    I got lucky. My preban L1A1 is a great shooter and totally reliable. It is a Franken FAL (hybrid of inch pattern Canadian rifle with Imbell metric receiver).

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  20. countrygun

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    Here are some good choices on the used market.


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    The two bolts are Remingtons in .308 next is a Marlin 30-30 and bottom is a Savage 99, .308 with a "pivot mount" scope base.
     
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