Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
fxdwg03, Fishercf1, Taylor Guitarist, Gray_Ghost9, DustyWeb
61436 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80286
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44014
BOBO the Clown 41742
BMD 40584
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 36227
txshntr 34183
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31064
facebook
Forum Stats
61436 Members
46 Forums
421467 Topics
5819085 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6214672 - 03/08/16 02:49 PM What direction would you go????
TCB Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1635
Loc: Denton, TX
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?
_________________________

Top
#6214679 - 03/08/16 02:55 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
rickym Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 4801
Loc: texas
A semi-auto 22-250, or .17wsm if you decide to go with a .17 caliber. I'm sure many will vote suppressor though

Top
#6214888 - 03/08/16 05:13 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
syncerus Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2125
Loc: Dallas, TX
.300 BO supersonic seems like an easy choice.
_________________________
NRA Endowment & DSC Lifer

Top
#6214925 - 03/08/16 05:42 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
Slow Drifter Offline


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4305
Loc: Central Texas
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.
_________________________
"I have no idea what WW-III will be fought with, but WW-IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

A. Einstein


Top
#6215015 - 03/08/16 06:45 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
Dalee7892 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1409
Loc: Denton County
Something in a thirty caliber, 3030, 7.62x39, 3006

Top
#6215017 - 03/08/16 06:47 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
Dalee7892 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1409
Loc: Denton County
Sorry, thought you were talking about a rifle. Read post again, 45, 357, 45 lc, 10 mm, 44

Top
#6215193 - 03/08/16 08:15 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
bigjoe8565 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4136
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
.300 blackout or 6.8

Top
#6215365 - 03/08/16 10:06 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 1014
Loc: Deep East Texas
You can kick the .17HMR out of the line up. IMO it is not up to task for Coyotes or Hogs. Not ethically anyway.
_________________________
Spartans ask not...how many, but where!

Top
#6215405 - 03/08/16 10:43 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: flintknapper]
BushFamilyNine Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/26/13
Posts: 803
Loc: Iowa
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.

Top
#6215556 - 03/09/16 07:18 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
hdfireman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 721
Loc: Flower Mound
If staying in the AR platform then a 6.8. Works very well out of shorter barrels.
_________________________

eric@blackstonearms.com
214-945-5520
The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs in an AR15

Top
#6215560 - 03/09/16 07:20 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
rickym Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 4801
Loc: texas
How bout an ar upper in 243? Or 260

Top
#6215574 - 03/09/16 07:27 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: BushFamilyNine]
TCB Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1635
Loc: Denton, TX
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.
_________________________

Top
#6215749 - 03/09/16 09:20 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
hdfireman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 721
Loc: Flower Mound
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
_________________________

eric@blackstonearms.com
214-945-5520
The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs in an AR15

Top
#6216039 - 03/09/16 11:36 AM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: TCB]
Blue Tick Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 124
Loc: Tomball, Tx
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.
_________________________
Lone Star Skull Works
Texas European Mounts
(936)520-8841
lonestarskullworks@gmail.com

Top
#6216215 - 03/09/16 01:03 PM Re: What direction would you go???? [Re: Blue Tick]
hdfireman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 721
Loc: Flower Mound
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
_________________________

eric@blackstonearms.com
214-945-5520
The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs in an AR15

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide