Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Frenchbritt, Kade, OOBuck, SmartShot4202, Live
61699 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81028
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44076
BOBO the Clown 41988
BMD 40612
bill oxner 37580
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34254
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31171
facebook
Forum Stats
61699 Members
46 Forums
425785 Topics
5875519 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#6268670 - 04/20/16 02:55 PM Night hunters and caliber of choice.
fonzo Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/02/12
Posts: 120
Loc: Killeen, TX
Just wanted to know what caliber is being used for your night time hunts. .223/5/56, 300 BO, 7.62x39, 7.62x51, etc.

I was planning to use either my 300 BO or 7.62x39, but now thinking about what other caliber for night hunts with thermal sights in particular, or even any of the latest night vision capable scopes.
_________________________

First one down, many many more to come!

Top
#6268692 - 04/20/16 03:18 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
Pig_Popper Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 883
Loc: Fort Worth
I sold all my guns and night vision - didn't have a use for them anymore.

There is a guy who goes by Double Naught Spy and he has killed all the pigs in the county , so whats the use in trying...

flehan
_________________________
I smell Bacon

Top
#6268738 - 04/20/16 03:55 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 20125
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
What are you trying to kill?

Coyotes, bobcats .22-250

Coyotes, hogs .308
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6268847 - 04/20/16 05:09 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
SapperTitan Online   content
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 19928
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I love my AR in 223 with strike eagle 1x6 and XLR 250 light for shooting coons, yotes, pigs at night but now that I have one in 6.8 that may become my primary hog AR for daytime using an Aimpoint PRO. Considering building another 6.8 upper with a 16 in barrel which will prob become my go to everything AR.
_________________________
US Army combat engineer retired

https://www.facebook.com/scottsrusticcreations/

Top
#6268944 - 04/20/16 06:18 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3976
Loc: Dallas, TX
I don't use a thermal scope, but use feeder light. I hunt with 308 or 300 BO

Top
#6268959 - 04/20/16 06:29 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
TexFlip Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9532
Loc: Chambers County
300blk or 308
_________________________

Top
#6268994 - 04/20/16 06:54 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
CharlieCTx Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1105
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I have a .308 but if I was starting again, I'd do 300blk.

Charlie
_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10 - AAC Cyclone
Pulsar XD-50A
ATN OTS 336-50mm 9hz Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top
#6269008 - 04/20/16 07:01 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
DrifterAT Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 520
Loc: Austin, Texas
I use 6.5 Grendels and a 308. I have NV and suppressors on them but the Grendels are at least 3 lbs lighter.

Top
#6269076 - 04/20/16 07:45 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
Texas buckeye Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3275
Loc: Keller
I use 5.56/.223 for anything from pigs down to coons. Have taken plenty of one shot kills with that weapon on hogs and coyotes. Shot placement is key on any caliber for hogs. A hog gut shot with a .308 will still run as if he was gut shot with a .223/22-250/.300 BO etc....all about shot placement.

I will say the 5.56 allows easy follow shots and shots on runners once the sounder starts going, don't know how easy those other calibers are for follow shots, but I think I have heard most handle pretty easily as well.

Top
#6269177 - 04/20/16 08:40 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
wtjim Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 564
6.5G

Top
#6269354 - 04/20/16 11:09 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
68A Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2420
Loc: North Texas
5.56 fits the bill nicely for hogs, yotes and any other varmint. Cheaper to shoot as well.

Top
#6269357 - 04/20/16 11:17 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 10512
Loc: Lewisville, TX
300 blk out for me. Love that round. Push a 125 grain bullet, Nosler BT, SST, or SP, and it will do anything you need from pigs on down. If pigs were not in the equation, I'd go 223. But since I'm not a huge fan of 223 and pigs, 300 blk out fits that role perfect.
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6269458 - 04/21/16 06:52 AM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
Double Naught Spy Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4730
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
fonzo, you just need to be sure the NV or thermal gear you are using will hold up to the caliber in question. Most thermal gear will handle up to .308, but some will handle .50 bmg. At lot of NV gear is going to be .308 limited and most PVS14 and some other NV gear will be .223 limited. Most centerfire rifles that are .308 and under will do whatever you need for night hunting at typical night hunting distances, though you may need to be a lot more choosy with your shots with smaller calibers like .223.
_________________________
Kill a Hog and Save the Planet
My Videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6la_HDvAobPBTDtj5B-lQ

Top
#6272126 - 04/22/16 09:44 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
Cattleman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/09/13
Posts: 754
Loc: Palo Pinto county
243 DPMS LR Lite model with either 87 grain v max for varmint hunting or 85 grain Sierra Game Kings for pigs.

Top
#6272620 - 04/23/16 03:11 PM Re: Night hunters and caliber of choice. [Re: fonzo]
nak Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 905
Loc: DFW
I have rifles in lots of different calibers, but since i built my first 6.8 SPC, 90%+ of my hunting is with that round...day and night.
_________________________
NRA Lifer / Member TSRA

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



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