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Jon707 04-28-2003 01:15 AM

Favorite Hog gun?
I just bought a ruger super blackhawk hunter in 44 mag. it will be the first handgun i use for pig iam excited to use it i was wondering what you you guys like to use when hunting hog .

Dom 04-28-2003 01:22 AM

Jon, you should be ok with a 44mag as long as you keep the shot distances reasonable, tho I wouldn't go any lighter. Of course, with pigs, a lot depends on the size as they can vary from piglets to bruisers. I personally don't use a handgun on them, sticking to a 180 gr Speer GS in an '06. Waidmannsheil, Dom.

snakeriverrufus 04-29-2003 06:55 AM

Well, my favorite hog gun changes with my mood but I am a firm believer in using a 'good' bullet. Or at the very least a heavy for caliber bullet.

trex 04-29-2003 08:06 AM

If a .44 will take an elk, I would think it would be plenty for a pig. Especially with a hard cast bullet.

GoodOlBoy 05-05-2003 10:18 AM

45 long colt lever action loaded with a 300 grain trueshot/lasercast fp bullet booking at about 1500-1600 fps.

Make sure your gun can hanle this before using it though.

Also a mossy pump 12 gauge with rifled lead slugs.


USMCDEVILDOG 05-05-2003 08:45 PM

I guess my favorite would also go with my mood. Mostly the 1894 and the ruger sbh in 44, or the 7x30 contender, but you cant beat that 180gr partition in 06. Whats funny is two of the biggest hogs that ive ever killed were with a remmy mohawk 222! It was just what I happened to have at the time.

jojo 05-05-2003 08:50 PM

30-40 Krag
180 grain core-lokts.

TreeDoc 05-14-2003 12:33 PM

For the Brush....
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it's my Marlin 1895M in 450 Marlin.....

TreeDoc 05-14-2003 12:38 PM

For the Longer Shot...
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in the valley or foothill areas it's my Colt-Sauer in .300 Win Mag with 180 Nosler Partitions.

this one is in the process of getting re-scoped with a Vari-X III 4.5-14x40AO.

TreeDoc 05-14-2003 12:41 PM

For the Handgun occasion....
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The Ruger Redhawk in .44 Rem Mag with the 250 gr Nosler Partition-HG....

rattus58 05-20-2003 03:08 AM

Well so far my most favorite hog guns are my 58's with a 530 minie ball.... :) So far they have been 100% though I do pass up a lot of shots. I am convinced the guns would drop a boar of any size straight on, but just to be safe I wait till I can get a broadside or almost completey broadside shot.

Aloha... :cool:

.243hunter 12-07-2004 09:39 PM

Hog gun
My 243 model 70 and 22mag. I've reached out and got em at a hundred yards already with my 22mag.

gumpokc 12-08-2004 01:28 AM

Re: Hog gun

Originally posted by .243hunter
My 243 model 70 and 22mag. I've reached out and got em at a hundred yards already with my 22mag.
.243 i can see, i'd be very leary of it though, but You've got to be totally and completely nuts hunting boarhogs with a .22 mag.

groundhogs sure, but boars????? hope you've got your life insurance paidup.

Personally I've used .303 brit core locts, or 12 guage slugs.

smacarac 12-09-2004 04:41 AM

hog gun
My gun is ruger number1 in 375 h&h with 270gr or 300 solid put,s the smac!! down on them.:D :D

.243hunter 12-20-2004 09:39 PM

I wouldn't reccomend taking the 22mag on a pig hunt but i have taken decent sized ones with the 22mag. However you can't kill them as consistently for very far. I would limit my shots on a hundred twenty pound pig to about 40 yards. It goes without saying that you need to shoot them in the head preferably the ear or eye. The pigs that I hunt are russians that got loose about ten years ago. I know that these are easier to kill than some trul;y wild pigs. I also hunt from a tree most of the time. I am a fan of head shots and believe that if its at or under a hundred yards you should try for a head shot.Maybe I am a little crazy:rolleyes:

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