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Best caliber for Deer and Hog #7756377 02/25/20 10:06 PM
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If you could use the same caliber for deer and hogs which would it be? I own a 270 and a 30-30 but would like to purchase a semi-auto rifle for both. Thanks in advance for any help.


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Re: Best caliber for Deer and Hog [Re: noxqses] #7756388 02/25/20 10:23 PM
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'Assuming 30-30 is a lever, I'd just stay with that. I was surprised at myself at how quick I could work the old lever on Dad's 336 shooting pigs; it's like second nature. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


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Re: Best caliber for Deer and Hog [Re: noxqses] #7756392 02/25/20 10:27 PM
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Depends on your budget, but for me I'd find a lightweight AR-10 .308 and go to work.


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Re: Best caliber for Deer and Hog [Re: noxqses] #7756397 02/25/20 10:31 PM
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6.8 spc if going to a semi-auto Ar style will do both very well.


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Re: Best caliber for Deer and Hog [Re: noxqses] #7756429 02/25/20 10:58 PM
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If it had to be a simi auto I would probably pick a 308 Winchester in a Remington 742,7400, Model 4 or a Browning BAR.

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Of those two, I’d pick the 30-30. Greater mag capacity and a little quicker follow up shots. As far as a semi-auto, the 6.8 spc or the 6.5 Grendel would be fine choices and would allow you to stay with the AR-15 platform vs the AR-10. If looking at a more “traditional” rifle, check out the Browning BAR or the Remington Woodsmaster.

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AR10 in 308


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It’s hard to argue with a 6.8 spc for your intended use.

Depends on whether or not you want a traditional style rifle or an ar platform.


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Re: Best caliber for Deer and Hog [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7756519 02/26/20 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
AR10 in 308

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6.5 Creedmoor - it kills everything better.


















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Originally Posted by Grizz
6.5 Creedmoor - it kills everything better.

Someone had to do it. roflmao


That's only true if it's a Tikka.

Otherwise, just about any bolt-action .270 should do.

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Originally Posted by DocHorton
Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
AR10 in 308


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Originally Posted by Grizz
6.5 Creedmoor - it kills everything better.


















Someone had to do it. roflmao


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Re: Best caliber for Deer and Hog [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7756612 02/26/20 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
AR10 in 7mm-08


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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
6.8 spc if going to a semi-auto Ar style will do both very well.


Yep

3030 sucks

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30-30 doesn't have the distance capability.


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Man, you had to ask didn't you. Go to Cabelas or Academy. Stand in front of the centerfire ammo section, blindfold yourself, and throw a dart. Almost anything that you hit will suffice.


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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
AR10 in 308

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AR-10 in .308.

If you really want to keep this thread going, tell us your budget and maximum range you want to kill at.


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BAR in 338 win mag, hogs are tough, haha. Really though, AR 10 or M1A in 308 is what i would do

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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Man, you had to ask didn't you. Go to Cabelas or Academy. Stand in front of the centerfire ammo section, blindfold yourself, and throw a dart. Almost anything that you hit will suffice.


Did you read the book “A Random Walk Down the Ammo Isle”?


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If it's a semi auto you looking for you must be intending to take multiple shots in rapid succession so caliber really shouldn't matter. Just keep shooting.


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Originally Posted by HornSlayer
Originally Posted by unclebubba
Man, you had to ask didn't you. Go to Cabelas or Academy. Stand in front of the centerfire ammo section, blindfold yourself, and throw a dart. Almost anything that you hit will suffice.


Did you read the book “A Random Walk Down the Ammo Isle”?

I did not. Truth be told, I may have had a few cervesas last night, and that may have been the last thing I posted last night. confused2 LOL. A more appropriate response would have been "For short range work, any of the common ar15 calibers in 6.5,6.8, or 30 will work. For Longer range, you might want to step up to an AR10 in just about any caliber that is chambered in it."


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