Aussie Boar Hunters?

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Any of you Aussie hunters out there smacking any boars this year? I haven't been on this forum all that much the last few months as I have been spending nearly every spare second I have out hunting.

I have been using my Kimber Caprivi in 458 Lott quite a bit this year, I know this is way over the top for pig hunting but I hunt a lot of really thick stuff where I often have to shoot through brush, grass etc so I have basically been using it as a "brush gun", it works a treat!

Out on the open headlands I have been using my Steyr Scout Ranger in 308 with a Leupold VX1 2-7 on top. The set trigger on the Steyr is unbelievable and makes those longer more precise shots a lot easier. I have been running Woodleigh 165 grain Protected Points through the Steyr, leaving the 20" barrel at 2690fps.

Id love to hear about the rifles the rest of you Aussie boar hunters are using, please feel free to comment below and would also love to see some pics of the boars you have been getting this year.

I've attached a few pics of just some of the boars I have hunted so far this year, hopefully a few more big boys to come yet before the wet season starts.

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I use a Sako stainless steel barrel in synthetic stock. I’m using a 130 grain bullet.
I haven’t been out since November - covid is the reason and I’m way too busy in my practice.
Next year after the wet season in the Northern Territory I’ll be going on st least one buffalo hunt and perhaps two using my 426 Remington magnum.
Woodleigh wants me to try their 450 protected points Bullets in this caliber.
 

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Heres some pics, various calibre and rifles. Few from late last year.
Yesterday Riby highland stalker 275 Rigby 140PPSN

Rigby 9.3x62 232 PPSN


Bomb up 9.3x62



rem 700 338-06 180 PPSN

Charles lancaster Lee Speed 150r PPU

Fierce CT edge 300WSM 178 eldx

winchester 264WM 140gr accubond

merkel 450-400 400r DGX

404 jeffery Brno 602 350gr PPSN
 

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264, I'm not too sure which I like the most, the fine array of hogs you took, or the rifles you took them with. Well on second thought It would have to be the rifles. One of the beauties of hunting hogs is that they are susceptible to a wide range of calibers. I see that your preferred shot placement is the same as mine with little to no loss of meat.
 
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Any of you Aussie hunters out there smacking any boars this year? I haven't been on this forum all that much the last few months as I have been spending nearly every spare second I have out hunting.

I have been using my Kimber Caprivi in 458 Lott quite a bit this year, I know this is way over the top for pig hunting but I hunt a lot of really thick stuff where I often have to shoot through brush, grass etc so I have basically been using it as a "brush gun", it works a treat!

Out on the open headlands I have been using my Steyr Scout Ranger in 308 with a Leupold VX1 2-7 on top. The set trigger on the Steyr is unbelievable and makes those longer more precise shots a lot easier. I have been running Woodleigh 165 grain Protected Points through the Steyr, leaving the 20" barrel at 2690fps.

Id love to hear about the rifles the rest of you Aussie boar hunters are using, please feel free to comment below and would also love to see some pics of the boars you have been getting this year.

I've attached a few pics of just some of the boars I have hunted so far this year, hopefully a few more big boys to come yet before the wet season starts.

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@Aussie Hunter.
Big is good. Since they took our semi autos away my philosophy has been If'n I can't put more holes in them I'll put bigger holes in them. Due to a shoulder injury I sold my SMLE NO4 444 Marlin, great pig stopper but the had to be put back together for photos. The Whelen works a treat and my 25 is great for longer ranges. My son loves his 08 for pigs or the shotgun with slugs and 000SGs.
Unfortunately we had good rain down our way and pigs are hard to find in shoulder high grass.
Bob
 
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Heres some pics, various calibre and rifles. Few from late last year.
Yesterday Riby highland stalker 275 Rigby 140PPSN

Rigby 9.3x62 232 PPSN


Bomb up 9.3x62



rem 700 338-06 180 PPSN

Charles lancaster Lee Speed 150r PPU

Fierce CT edge 300WSM 178 eldx

winchester 264WM 140gr accubond

merkel 450-400 400r DGX

404 jeffery Brno 602 350gr PPSN
@264
Good pigs mate love the Lee Speed.
 

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