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Old 04-05-2006, 08:06 PM
razmuz razmuz is offline
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Red face Many Hogs Killed

I've never been on what you mght call a hog hunt, but I kill several hogs every year. I hunt on private land and as a favor to the owner kill every hog I see. He say's they kill baby deer and eat turkey eggs. Whatever I'm hunting deer with is what I use on the hogs. I hunt in S/W Arkansas and the hogs are so numerous they sometimes spook the deer. They seem to be easy to kill and and I used to use a 270 for everything. I've gotten older and have settled on one caliber for everything, the 6.5X55. I kick myself for buying all those other calibers over the years. When I see a deer hunter with a magnum I know right away he has little experience hunting in the real world. Those new calibers serve only one purpose and that is to get your money.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:14 AM
Riposte1 Riposte1 is offline
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I probably vascilate too much and want to experiment too much to have a real favorite, but I have a 5-screw 5" S&W 1955 target in .45 Auto Rim that could easily be my favorite.

My first hog was with a 5" .44 mag and the next with a .45 Win. Mag in an LAR Grizzly but the rest (and many of those shot by friends I go with) have been with the .45 Auto and Auto Rim...they worked as good as the mags but we get really close (last few years we hunt without dogs and get right in there amongst them).

My "favorite" for others to use is the .357 Magnum - it makes for a very interesting hunt, but a fella could get hurt that way.

The will to win is nothing, without the will to prepare.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:03 PM
gdaddybill gdaddybill is offline
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Shot a 400 lb boar a couple of years ago with my 35 Whelen (7600 Rem pump cut to 181/2 inches with a muzzle brake and 2x Leupold scout scope) and a 200 grain Remington round nose handload. It was a neck shot and he popped his jaws for a few minutes--I stayed in the stand. Stunk so bad I towed him out of the sendero and then decided overnight to cut the head off for a mount. By the time I cut through all that shield and got the head loose I got a bit "Scotch" and decided the loin should still be OK. Looked like a grocery store pork loin and ate good.

Got a 44 mag pump (Timberwolf) I plan to use someday but shot one this year with my Ruger 308 and 165 grain Sierra HPBT handload. Great bullet, needs to be used more.
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:21 PM
hunter1993 hunter1993 is offline
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:40 PM
handgun357 handgun357 is offline
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454 casull

454 casull does the job very nicely.......
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