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Best rifle for hogs #4074843 02/22/13 04:30 PM
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So I have a .243 but I would like to know what would be better for hogs..

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Which ever one you have that you can shoot from a .22 up. Bullet placement is critical. elmer



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Lots of rifles would be better, but lots would be worse. A .243 is adequate for hog hunting. Some folks are very successful using .223 or even .17HMR although I personally think those are a bit light. Some hunters use .338 or .458, it kind of depends upon what you like. Since you already have a .243 I'd use that, unless of course you're really just looking for an excuse to purchase another rifle (nothing wrong with that!). If that's the case, consider an AR-10. That way you can get a new .30 Caliber hog rifle AND irritate a bunch of politicians at the same time.

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I love shooting a .243 for hogs. Sweet little round. Also use a .270. great thing about the .270 is even now theres no problem finding ammo

Re: Best rifle for hogs [Re: Navasot] #4075017 02/22/13 05:22 PM
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Re: Best rifle for hogs [Re: DavidK] #4075406 02/22/13 07:56 PM
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I love my REPR. I got it for hogs and it's been perfect.

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308 does a fine job on hogs.

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I really like my 308

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I've shot hogs with everything from a 17 hmr to a 30-06. The 243 is an awesome hog cartridge. Shot placement is key

Re: Best rifle for hogs [Re: mikefinchmp] #4075772 02/22/13 10:46 PM
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Thank you for this thread.
I have only been hunting hog with a crossbow.
Looking for something don't have to get that close to some of the big ones
Looking at the .270 and .300
Cost wise I think I will go with a 270

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Any standard deer caliber will work on hogs with proper bullet placement.

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I use a 45-70 when I'm strictly pig hunting, but just because I like it. A .243 in the earhole would certainly ruin a hog's day, no matter how big an ol' boy he is. Actually, anywhere from eye to brisket with a .243 would about do any of 'em in. (reasonable range assumed!)


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Nice thanks

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Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
I use a 45-70 when I'm strictly pig hunting, but just because I like it. A .243 in the earhole would certainly ruin a hog's day, no matter how big an ol' boy he is. Actually, anywhere from eye to brisket with a .243 would about do any of 'em in. (reasonable range assumed!)


good thinking, i still need to pick up a 45-70, I use my 458 Socom and 450 Bushmaster, which near the 45-70, i'm in to the AR platform for ease of use...


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Re: Best rifle for hogs [Re: DavidK] #4076239 02/23/13 01:55 AM
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have taken them with 17HMR, 243, 25-06, 270,7-08,308,300 WIN,300RUM and 45-70 they all fell to well placed shots

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Hogs are like anything else one hunts shot placement is the most important factor..If you miss or lose one, we'll not run out or short..I don't care to consume old stinky Boars or poor sickly animals, but some seem to think one must eat every varmit one kills...I guess that's why Buzzards don't eat Coyotes...DD

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I've killed them (or seen them killed) with 7.62x39, .243, .300 weatherby magnum, .223, .30-30, .270, .30-06, and .264. They all died the same, so I would use what you like and can afford to shoot.

Re: Best rifle for hogs [Re: Coach Floyd] #4081621 02/25/13 04:57 PM
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So what about a 9mm? would that work?

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I use my 45-70 Marlin and my shotguns. Also my .308, 6.5 creedmoor and 30-30. And have had to use my .40 taurus if that's all I got. 45-70 is my favorite. Hit one hog and the one right behind it a lot with one round haha


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Re: Best rifle for hogs [Re: TXDEERHUNTER10] #4081960 02/25/13 06:50 PM
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My next question is what about hog calls- do they work?

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I got plans to use my FNP .45 Tactical on pigs. It ought work fine if I can get in bow range right?


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