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Old 07-21-2016, 01:15 PM
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Looks like I will be getting access to 2000 acres, and the owners want the hogs hunted, among other things. Whats the best rifle for shooting some marsh hogs?
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On land you want to hunt other game on or just blasting away at hogs? If I am hunting land with hogs on it, I like my .308 in the stand. It will kill a hog just fine but not too much for a Carolina deer.
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I have brought them down with a .270, including a bull moose. Its bullet placement PERIOD, as with anything being hunted. I neck shoot hog trying to enter the front upper brisket angling in, they drop practically right there. Also bullet selection, for the tough stuff (not deer)--hogs and up-- I use hornady gmx, a monolithic solid copper. The moose took two steps backward, dropped right there. Hogs no different.
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AR-10 or AR-15 do the job nicely
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I use my AR-10, a Sig Patrol 716 (.308) for hogs but have laid them down with less.
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Well-placed bullets (not calibers) kill animals

What do you already own and which are you most accurate with?
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I think an AR-10 is a great hog gun. I really like the .308 round. But any semi-auto in .243 or bigger will kill ninety nine percent of the hogs you will see. I have mixed feelings on shooting bigger hogs with a .223 some of the new ammo has much more knockdown then the old stuff. But you better be on the money or you are just going to wound it.
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Marlin .444
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So many options in AR, 308, 300BO, 6.8 spc are three that come to mind.

Check these two links out for some hog hunting perusal.

Don't get caught outgunned, step up to the 6.8mm
The 6.8 SPC is the fastest growing and #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs with an AR15. If you have any questions about game killing ability of the 6.8 watch the 6.8 do the job on hogs below.


http://www.68forums.com/forums/forum.php

http://www.ar15performance.com/home

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Marsh hogs sounds like a probable close range shooting. I'd likely pack my .44 Marlin for my first choice. It's a joy to pack into the thickets and lightning fast to acquire the target with it's ghost ring sights.
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AR10 supressed.
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
Looks like I will be getting access to 2000 acres, and the owners want the hogs hunted, among other things. Whats the best rifle for shooting some marsh hogs?
How are you planning to hunt them? Dogs, feeders, helicopter, etc?
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My .30-06 was purchased as a deer gun but it works just fine for hogs.
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.50 Beowulf. hands down.

http://www.shopalexanderarms.com/Rif...ete_Rifle.html
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Originally Posted by round2it View Post
So many options in AR, 308, 300BO, 6.8 spc are three that come to mind.

Check these two links out for some hog hunting perusal.

Don't get caught outgunned, step up to the 6.8mm
The 6.8 SPC is the fastest growing and #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs with an AR15. If you have any questions about game killing ability of the 6.8 watch the 6.8 do the job on hogs below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=jfAWKfYsUUY


http://www.68forums.com/forums/forum.php

http://www.ar15performance.com/home
That looks like a lot of fun.
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This is easy. Buy one of the most accurate out of the box rifles made, a Savage.

Buy the "Savage Hog Hunter" in 308.


http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/11HOGHUNTER
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Nice SHARP KNIFE and pack of dogs works around here

No guns needed



But if hunting from stand, pretty much any centerfire rifle will work, just shoot em in the head
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... and some rope!

If you already have an AR I would just use some large soft tips in it. Go that route.

If your buying, I would think about buying a Marlin Youth/Compact model 336 in 30-30. Nice tight light and heavy hitting. You'd be surprised how neat those are for this kind of situation. Great truck gun too. I wish they made it in .35 Remington as well.
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.50 Beowulf!
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If it's to get rid of the destructive piney woods rooters... .300 win mag and bury the pieces. If your looking for Sholt's I like .270
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