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#6214672 - 03/08/16 02:49 PM What direction would you go????
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Our new hog/deer lease looks like it will have some close up action. I've got a 6.5 CM, .243 and AR .223 to cover any longer shots on the edge of a wheat field but I'm thinking about a new toy to have with me in case a sounder comes in. I've kicked around a Glock 20, .22 Mag or .17 HMR rifle or file a Form 1 for a SBR in .300 BO. I've already got a YHM Phantom to run suppressed on a .300 BO.

This will be primarily a hog/coyote shorter range weapon. What direction would you personally go?
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#6214679 - 03/08/16 02:55 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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A semi-auto 22-250, or .17wsm if you decide to go with a .17 caliber. I'm sure many will vote suppressor though
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#6214888 - 03/08/16 05:13 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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.300 BO supersonic seems like an easy choice.
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#6214925 - 03/08/16 05:42 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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Rem 760 in .35 Remington, Ruger Blackhawk in .44 Mag of course. Not on your list, but that is a seriously deadly hog gun combination.
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#6215015 - 03/08/16 06:45 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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Something in a thirty caliber, 3030, 7.62x39, 3006

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#6215017 - 03/08/16 06:47 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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Sorry, thought you were talking about a rifle. Read post again, 45, 357, 45 lc, 10 mm, 44

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#6215193 - 03/08/16 08:15 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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.300 blackout or 6.8

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#6215365 - 03/08/16 10:06 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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You can kick the .17HMR out of the line up. IMO it is not up to task for Coyotes or Hogs. Not ethically anyway.
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#6215405 - 03/08/16 10:43 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: flintknapper]
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Define close shooting...you talking shooting under 100 yards? Lots of repeat shots? Fancy optics or night/thermal options?
So...you are looking at a 4" kill zone, and if shooting under 100 yards, you won't necessarily need the most accurate firearm made. Fancy optics and night conditions will work best on an AR platform or something else with a lot of rail.

Choose from:
Ruger Mini 30 in 7.62x39, or a 300BO model
Ruger 44mag Carbine
AK47
AR in 7.62x39 or 300BO
AR in 7mm-08 (shoots way longer than a 100 yards though)

or...try out one of the Saiga or AR 12 gauge shotguns. Loaded with a drum mag with 20 to 30+ rounds of buckshot.

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#6215556 - 03/09/16 07:18 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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If staying in the AR platform then a 6.8. Works very well out of shorter barrels.
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#6215560 - 03/09/16 07:20 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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How bout an ar upper in 243? Or 260
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#6215574 - 03/09/16 07:27 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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Originally Posted By: BushFamilyNine
Define close shooting...you talking shooting under 100 yards? Lots of repeat shots? Fancy optics or night/thermal options?


From what we've seen so far, shots would be in the 50 yard range inside the woods. Thinking about a reflex sight or red dot if I go the .300 BO route.

There would be longer shots on the wheat field but that's covered with the Creedmoor. I know a 12ga with 00 will work but looking for something that could be hanging next to me during bow season.
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#6215749 - 03/09/16 09:20 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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If you are shooting full power loads which I recommend if hunting hogs the 6.8 would be a better choice. Just giving my experience and opinion
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#6216039 - 03/09/16 11:36 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
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I have a 6.8 currently that I am running. Jury is still out on it as I don't have enough trigger time in with it yet. I'm a 30cal fan and really am considering jumping into the ar 308 or back to a 300bo with supersonics. The subs for hunting on the 300bo leave lots to be desired.
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#6216215 - 03/09/16 01:03 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: Blue Tick]
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Originally Posted By: Blue Tick
I have a 6.8 currently that I am running. Jury is still out on it as I don't have enough trigger time in with it yet. I'm a 30cal fan and really am considering jumping into the ar 308 or back to a 300bo with supersonics. The subs for hunting on the 300bo leave lots to be desired.


What round are you using with the 6.8? The factory Hornady 120gr SST is a hammer on pigs
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