Best Pig Rifles and Ammunition

Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by Cormac Siegfried, May 28, 2013.

  1. tarbe

    tarbe BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    No...I believe I was scaring them to the other side of the county by shooting all the pigs!

    My son did not shoot any pigs that day...but he did kill a whitetail. Correlation? ;)
     
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    Sounds like an excellent choice of calibers!
     
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    If you do this then caliber doesn't really matter...

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    This was a .257 Roberts (half a dozen). I've also shot them with 7mm Rem Mag. The RemMag was a very convincing kill. Chest shot had him instantly twitching his feet in place. The .257 behind the ear was instantaneous. But hit otherwise in the chest with the .257 I've had them run off.

    Regardless, I love this little rifle!

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    while not the most sporting, id say some of the most common cartridges used to kill pigs in the USA are the .223 Rem (5.56x45) and the 7.62x39. many thousands of pigs have met their end to these two cartridges fired from AR-15s, AK variants, and bolt guns.

    we don't have hogs where I live but if we did my choice guns out of my arsenal would be:

    1. CZ 550 in .375 H&H (any range)
    2. CZ 527 in 7.62x39 (under 150 yards)
    3. Saiga AKS-74 in 5.45x39 (under 100 yards)

    -matt
     

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