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Rifle for Boar

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by valkyrie182, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. valkyrie182

    valkyrie182

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    A friend and I are planning a boar hunt soon. He is taking his Russian M-44, and I am planning on taking either an M-44 or a Mauser. Are these good choices for taking boar?
     
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    sounds good to me.

    People have taken boars in Florida with 22lr , 9mm carbines & upto remington 7mm rilfe and with most handguns. So your 2 picks should do fine.

    The most important thing is to be accuracte and comfortable with you rifle and load.

    Also the vital areas are more tight in when compared to a deer. Neck and head shots will bring immediate death and waste less meat to bullet damage.

    good luck and post your results.
     

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    Might even get to use the bayonet if things go bad. ;f

    J/K
     
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    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    So true, guy around here has a nasty scar from his ankle to his groin from a tough boar's tusks.

    Also stand near a climbable tree.

    The bigger the caliber, the better.
     
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    Russian's maybe. Fast action critter. Recommend 7 mm or 300 with good scopes and a backup for large farel, espcially in the west.
     
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    I'de want something that will smack them hard! I think 7.62x54R would be super fun to shoot them with. I'de also reccomend a back up gun. They are some seriously tough, and mean critters.
     
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    Well, I shot the one pictured below with a .30-06. Blew his lungs and heart right out the other side and he kept going. I then shot at him again and shattered his right shoulder. He gave up then.

    The guy that took me hunting uses large caliber handguns (.500 Alaskan, .44 Magnum and such) but he really likes using .45-70 levr guns.
     
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    Sixgun_Symphony NRA4EVR

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    They don't need a BUG, they got the bayonets.

    These Russian milsurp rifles were made to be more accurate with the bayonets in the fixed position. So its best that they are used anyway.
     
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    we pop them with whatever we have on us at the time.
    .22 all the way up to 30-06 class..

    if we use the dogs..we live catch or stick them.
     
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    I've thought about the bayonet option. If he kept going after that, I'd imagine the next person to see the pig running aound with a rifle sticking out of its side would get quite a laugh(or just be really confused).
     
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    now that's funny!;i
     
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    I've got my hog gun allpicked out (well I already own it!). A M96 Swede in 6.5x55 with bayo! I'll load up some 160 gr RNs and get it zeroed in. That ought to stop 'em!
     
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    Vic,

    The 6.5x55 Sweede will work just fine on hogs.

    I went on a Ferral Hog hunting trip when I lived in Australia. I brought along my .223 Sako and my sportorised sweede. First morning out I shot a big boar and a sow with the .223 (My Australian mates swore it was the ticket for the hogs loaded with PMC 62 gr soft points) The bore ran off and the sow took a second shot to put her down. While the sow was squealing another boar came charging at us, he took 2 hits from my .223 and 3 from my buddies .243. After that I switched to the 6.5x55 and the other 7 were all one shot kills.