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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. :-(
     
  2. MrGlock21

    MrGlock21 NRA Instructor

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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.
     


  3. 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

    Slayer A Simple Man

    This is the .308 I use.


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

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  5. sourdough44

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    Browning BAR 'Stalker' in 308, may be at the upper price range though.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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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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  7. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

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    I Like it!

    If I was to buy a bolt action rifle, this would be the one!!!
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. cangler

    cangler Republican!!

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    very nice looking setup!
     
  10. xRUSTYx

    xRUSTYx 9mm Fanboy

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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 :)
     
  11. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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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.
     
  12. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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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.
     
  13. Ruggles

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  14. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    My hunting partner uses the Ruger Gunsite Scout and he loves it. Very accurate and looks great.
     
  15. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

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    Remington model 7

    Here's a couple of good 308's that could be used for hog hunting.

    ooc
     
  16. Haldor

    Haldor Retired EE

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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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  17. 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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