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Gun for a Javalina hunt. #7368229 12/06/18 02:13 AM
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I posted this in the hog section but think I might get more opinions and help in the general section.
I won a Javalina Hunt to a ranch for two. My wife is going with me and shooting her 6.5 TC that she uses for deer also. My deer rifle is a WSM 270 and I'm thinking it is probably to big for Javalinas. I also have a 223 ranch ruger rifle that I've shot hogs around our farm with.
I have other rifles and wondering what would be the best for Javalina. I do bow hunt but this is a guided hunt and it was stated hunter furnish their own rifles.
Any suggestions are appreciated. I thank you in advance.

Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368310 12/06/18 03:45 AM
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More fun to hunt with a bow IMO. Or take a pistol. I killed one with a snub 32 long colt at 7 yards.


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368362 12/06/18 05:57 AM
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Yeah, I have gotten out of the blind and walked up on one at 5 yards. Maybe closer. 30.06 works fine... They aren't like pigs. 223 or 270 would be fine. Depends on setup. You aren't exactly maximizing meat typically. If so, use a rock or 223.

Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368392 12/06/18 11:57 AM
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I have pickled a couple wit compound and longbows but never shot one with a gun. I don't think the 223 would be undergunned at all.


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368475 12/06/18 02:00 PM
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.223 is plenty for the javileeeeeeeeen!

Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368490 12/06/18 02:07 PM
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I killed a few with my 39A in 22lr.


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368518 12/06/18 02:29 PM
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Javelina look bigger than they are. They are only about 18" thick. You could use a .22 if legal. Great bow targets. Depending where you go hunt they can be very spookie, 20 yard shots most of the time.
P.S. If you shoot one, don't handle it to much till it cools down. This will give the fleas time to leave. They also have a big sent gland on their back.

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I'd suggest bow or pistol. They're fairly easy to stalk within easy range as they have very poor eyesight. Just stay downwind and use whatever cover is available. Unlike hogs, if you put one down on a corn fed sendero, just stay put for a few minutes and the others will usually come back to the corn.

Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368578 12/06/18 03:26 PM
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The funnest I have done was spot and stalk with a bow. Have shot them with 22, 223, 243, 270.

They are small animals 20-30 lbs or so most of them, you don't need a big gun.


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7368936 12/06/18 08:36 PM
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Ok guys I'm thinking I'll go with my 223 in about a 55 grain bullet, I think they are gonna be over bait ( corn I'm thinking) the pictures I saw of the hunt looked around 40-50 yards out which is ( should be an easy shot ) I take it one would want a heart/ lung shot placement. I want to try and do a skull similar to what I do with our bigger feral hogs around here or I would take a head shot. Instead of the 6.5 TC my wife shoots I might set her up with the 22-250 I use for varmits as it has a better scope and she can have more shots without breaking the gun and reloading as with the Thompson Contender.
Thanks to you all for the help I do appreciate it. Ray

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Be careful the vital area isn't very big, it goes from shoulder to guts real fast!


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7369063 12/06/18 10:56 PM
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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: redchevy] #7369093 12/06/18 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by redchevy
Be careful the vital area isn't very big, it goes from shoulder to guts real fast!


This^^^^^^^^^^^^shootem at the white stripe right behind the shoulder. No heads shots you will want the skull for euro mount.


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7369246 12/07/18 01:50 AM
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What 7Mag said...shoot for that white stripe.


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Herbie Hancock] #7369264 12/07/18 02:21 AM
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.223 is plenty for the javileeeeeeeeen!


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: White Falcon] #7369998 12/07/18 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by White Falcon
You could use a .22 if legal.


Yep, 22 Rimfire is legal. Here are the appropriate quotes from the Outdoor Annual.

Game Animals...
white-tailed deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, gray or cat squirrel, red or fox squirrel, collared peccary or javelina, and alligators.

Firearms...
Game animals [snip]may be hunted with any legal firearm, EXCEPT:
Rimfire Ammunition (of any caliber) may NOT be used to hunt white-tailed deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, or pronghorn.

So, gray or cat squirrel, red or fox squirrel, collared peccary or javelina, and alligators can be taken with rimfire ammunition.


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.223 is more than enough for Javi's. Wear rubber gloves when handling them. That musk is difficult to get rid of.


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7372319 12/10/18 04:27 PM
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I shot mine one and only Javi with 30-30 and iron sights - great fun to hunt!


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Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7372780 12/11/18 12:24 AM
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.22 mag is a lot of fun and will kill them dead.

Re: Gun for a Javalina hunt. [Re: Buckskin] #7375616 12/13/18 02:17 PM
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