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#6185410 - 02/15/16 11:25 PM perfect hog/brush gun?
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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debating... go with a knock around ar15, or a 30/30? they both have pros and cons the way i see it... thoughts?

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#6185417 - 02/15/16 11:33 PM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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35 remington for the win! But between the two id go 30-30 with new bullet and powder technology. The 30-30 aint your papys gun anymore and its just classic
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#6185421 - 02/15/16 11:46 PM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Of the two mentioned I'd go 30-30. But if I could choose it would be a Browning BLR in .308


Edited by Hirogen (02/16/16 03:57 AM)
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#6185445 - 02/16/16 01:38 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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AR15 458 SOCOM. You can shoot through brush. You can probably shoot through trees.
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#6185447 - 02/16/16 01:44 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Winchester 94 in 30-30 with a peep sight.
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#6185458 - 02/16/16 03:44 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Marlin 308 SDT.


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#6185459 - 02/16/16 03:56 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Marlin 336 30-30 with Wild West Happy trigger, comb riser, poished internals and the barrel band has been loosened slightly to improve barrel harmonics. Leupold VX-3 1.75-6x32 with German #4 reticle installed by the Leupold custom shop. It does shoot MOA.

I want to eventually get an AR in .260 Remington.
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#6185471 - 02/16/16 05:41 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
dredd Offline
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In an AR Platform, 300BLK

30-30 is an all time winner.
Just can't go wrong with a 30-30

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#6185490 - 02/16/16 06:15 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
scottfromdallas Offline
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I like the FNAR. It's handy in brush but has enough power to go long too.

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#6185505 - 02/16/16 06:35 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Registered: 09/18/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
I just sling up my AR10 with 1-4 scope or red dot sight. That gives me 25 rounds to play with and nothing to hold while walking.
AR15 will be a little lighter and still a great option. While a 3030 is nice, it will be easier to get follow up shots on a sounder using dot sight on AR..


Edited by PiePuncher (02/16/16 06:40 AM)

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#6185566 - 02/16/16 07:25 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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I tend to like an AR or an 18" barrel 12ga for all purpose use - about the same weight. For closer range shooting, there isn't much you can't do with 00 buck, and even cheap slugs still carry a lot of energy at 50-75 yds.
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#6185585 - 02/16/16 07:37 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Whats your budget? $400 a marlin 30-30 with iron sights. Or a AR in 7.62-39. Soto arms upper $375-$400. PSA blem lower $159 optics(value priced) and A mag would put you at $650. Both would work to 150-200 yds. Just my 2cents

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#6185753 - 02/16/16 09:29 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
AR15 458 SOCOM. You can shoot through brush. You can probably shoot through trees.


Really intrigued by the .45 caliber ARs (.450 and .458), I just don't really have a use for one.
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#6185779 - 02/16/16 09:46 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
AR15 458 SOCOM. You can shoot through brush. You can probably shoot through trees.


This has my vote as well. up
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#6185783 - 02/16/16 09:47 AM Re: perfect hog/brush gun? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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30-30 lever action. I hear tell the red dots make them pretty tight shooters at 100 yards with the modern ammo.

16" AR-15 in 7.62 x 39, with a 1-4X or 1-6X I want to get some brass, and other components and see how well I can make a friend's rifle do with a hand load. It already impressed me with factory ammo.

16" LR 308 with a 1-6X or a 2.5-10X. I am carrying this set up now (bigger scope) and it isn't terribly heavy with a standard barrel, and free float tube.
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