Calibre for West African Bushpig

philip in china

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Does anybody have any thoughts on a calibre for Bushpig?

My heaviest mid range rifle is a .300 Winchester Magnum by Parker Hale. It certainly does any job I have ever asked of it but I was wondering if my .270 Sako would be equally useful. I think it handles a fraction of a second faster than the heavier calibre.

Any thoughts on which would be better would be appreciated.
 

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I wouldn't see why your Sako wouldn't be a excellent bushpig gun....especially with premium bullets.
 

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Shoot, a 30-30 would do for bushpig. They aren't all that big or all that tough. Anything you'd shoot a feral hog or a European boar with is plenty for bushpig.
 

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The 270 is a magnificent cartridge for medium game. It is more than adequate for any pig. I prefer the 130gr for pig. The 130gr TSX is very good on mud
encrusted shoulder pads. Sako is good stuff.
 

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Hi Guys, will agree with the .270, will do the job. I have a .270 Win, with good bullets, no problem. My uncle has a 30-06 Sako, what a nice rifle, have shot acouple of buck with it aswell, therefore a .270 in Sako has to be a good rifle, use it and enjoy your hunt!
 

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I have shot a few european boars with a .270 Sako, should do well for a bushpig.
 

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