Just for the sake of arguement let's say semi autos are banned in the future. No more hunting with Ar's , Mini 14s. AKs etc. No political statements please or a moderator would move or lock this thread I'm sure. One kind of gun set up would be your choice? And would the hog population grow even faster than current rates?
Right now I have three that I use regularly. 300 BLK in standard AR platform, Marlin 1895 guide gun 45/70, and a Rossi model 92 in 357 mag. If your scenario were to play out, I have two very capable hog guns already. Is the population going to grow? Well, yeah....it's growing now with everyone running around with ARs and 30 round mags.
Originally Posted by txhuntingguide
If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
I'd admit, I really can't shoot accurately faster than I can cycle a bolt gun, but barring any semi-autos, I have a Remington 760 in 35 Remington that I think I can get back on target slightly quicker than a lever gun, simply due to all the 870 shooting. Muscle memory, I guess.
"I have no idea what WW-III will be fought with, but WW-IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
I have a Ruger Model 77/44 and a Rossi M92, both in 44 Mag caliber. Hogs don't get up after getting smacked with a round from either of them, and normally the rest of the sounder has disappeared or is running around trying to figure out where to go! Follow up second shots with the Ruger or the Rossi are quite possible but rarely needed. If my AR arsenal should get suicided, I would be quite comfortable continuing my war on hogs without them.