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Old May 1, 2012, 03:15 PM   #26
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Rick...why no shield?
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Old May 1, 2012, 03:26 PM   #27
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I have killed them with my mini-14 using 65gr. sierra gameking bullets in my reloads. Killed them with my single shot H&R Handi Rifle .243. A couple with 12ga. buckshot and slug although I wouldnt recommend slug if your planning on eating said hog. Last but not least, well really the least .22mag bolt action marlin. I havent tried a .22lr but I think with a good shot it would be fine. I just prefer a little more ummph.
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Old May 1, 2012, 03:27 PM   #28
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Each rifle and cartridge has its own set of parameters, but I think any center fire will do it if used properly. I don't encounter any with the shield but I am in western'ish Texas.
Shot a big swamp boar two seasons ago that went about 400-450lbs that had a hide/plate/sheild on his shoulders. The 30'06, 165grn Nosler BT went right through it and dropped him in his tracks.
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Old May 1, 2012, 04:33 PM   #29
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Keg,

I can guess that they aren't old enough where I live, none have tusks worth bragging about.
Anyways, they are gone with the lack of water, if nothing happens real soon, I dont expect to see any this year. The coons are pretty sparse also.
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Old May 1, 2012, 04:43 PM   #30
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I think a lot of people have erroneous thoughts about what constitutes wild boar and wild pig.

I know people who kill wild pig with 300 whisper and .223, and #2 shot even. Pigs aren't the same as a 500 pound wild boar. on a real boar, I'd like a 6mm to30-06 range rifle or shotgun slugs.

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Old May 1, 2012, 04:52 PM   #31
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Wild boar = athletic wild pig.

500 pounds is well fed and rare.
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Old May 1, 2012, 05:01 PM   #32
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Don't mess with your Garand, it's a piece of history. Pickup a 30-06 Bolt gun and you have your pig killer for life. Some may say it's too much, but if you don't hit one well bigger is better. And you can use the same reloading dies for your Garand.
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Old May 1, 2012, 05:23 PM   #33
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Would you say that he could actually use his garand loads in his bolt, as long as it wasn't habitual?

I don't think that doing the opposite would be good.
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Old May 1, 2012, 10:26 PM   #34
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Well, the classic method for boar is this. My choice is a 9.3x62, I'm chicken when the tusks exceed 3 inches.
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Old May 2, 2012, 10:26 AM   #35
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Rick..I would say this hog has a shield....Got this pic from my hay meadow few days ago....
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Old May 2, 2012, 11:40 AM   #36
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Rick..I would say this hog has a shield....Got this pic from my hay meadow few days ago....
.243 and 70 or 90grn to the ear hole will do the deed.
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Old May 2, 2012, 11:56 AM   #37
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Go get it, does look like it may have one......what's that green stuff everywhere?
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:05 PM   #38
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Yep..got my hay cut....
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:22 PM   #39
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Mosin M44 carbine, with bayonet extended of course. That way you can stick 'em if they charge!!

Seriously, though, I've seen an AR stoked with .223 bring a pig down just fine. I haven't bagged one on my friend's property yet, and I know it isn't a rifle... but I've got a 1979 Blackhawk in .41 magnum that I'm dying to unleash on a piggy in the near future. I'm betting the results will be more than satisfactory provided, of course, that I do my part.
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:40 PM   #40
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Looks like he likes to go by around 6
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Old May 2, 2012, 11:25 PM   #41
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Well, the classic method for boar is this [pumaknifecompanyusa.com]

Naw, “steel” is cheating, here is one I made from Obsidian and an agate bleeder/stop.

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Old May 2, 2012, 11:30 PM   #42
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It amazes me the number of folks that think these things are indestructable, snarling, predators that will hunt you down and eat your guts while you're still alive.
^^^^^^agreed.

They never eat your guts while you are still alive.
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Old May 3, 2012, 07:38 AM   #43
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It's a form of the classic "north american hunter envy"... we've got a great selection of big game in North America, but we look toward Africa, and feel envious... we don't have lions and cape buffalo, but by God we have gigantic wild pigs that will hunt you down and eat your guts (love that...) and you better have a 458 win mag or 375 H&H to put them down....
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Old May 3, 2012, 08:36 AM   #44
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I really like the .45-70 with Hornady Leverevolution ammo. .45-70 isn't too much for pigs. If I were to do it again and wanted semi-auto instead of lever, I would go with one of the 50 Beowulf, .458 Socom, etc. This offer very similar ballistics to the .45-70 and can be fired from AR15s.

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I think a lot of people have erroneous thoughts about what constitutes wild boar and wild pig.
Do tell. What is the difference?
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Old May 3, 2012, 08:48 AM   #45
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Looks to me that people mistake a trophy pig from a game farm as a BOAR
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Old May 3, 2012, 09:19 AM   #46
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I would use .30-06 if that's what I had available. Feral pigs/hogs aren't too hard to kill until you get to the boars that are 250+ pounds. I've had a couple of them get up and leave after getting hit in the shield with a 165gr soft point from a .308, the biggest one wanted to come after me but had a broken shoulder. I've started using 180gr Nosler partitions now just in case I hit the shield. ( not a good feeling when you are prone and realize that the first boar you shot is now back on his feet after 20-30 seconds and about 40ft away) A hit behind the shield on a boar or anywhere on a sow pretty much turns the far side of them inside out.
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Old May 3, 2012, 12:17 PM   #47
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The only thing that i know of that eats your guts while you're still alive are Zombies. As for hogs, i like to use a short barrelled rifle. 2 of my favorites right now are a .308 scout type rifle and a Ruger Mini-14. Most of the time i pack a handgun and its usually a Raging Bull in .454 Casull. Short barrelled rifles, or carbies are usually more handy in the thick stuff and a big bore revolver is even better. I always shoot them in the head so the caliber becomes a moot point.But that .454 Casull thru the brain pan.....
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Old May 4, 2012, 04:02 PM   #48
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use your forty four mag

If you can keep your ranges reasonable the 44 mag with 240g bullets will be very excellent. You still need to put the round into the front third of the body whenever you can though. Hit them in the guts and they will run a mile.

An advantage of a bigger calibre is that often your shot will be at a fast departing pig, you may have no choice but to shoot him in the rear. A heavy 44 cal bullet has a much better chance of stopping him for a second shot than does a 223 or even 270 cal bullet, I know this from experience even on the moderate sized (up to 100 odd kilos) hogs we get around here.

I often walk them up and have to shoot them on the run. In this situation I will take my 45-70 over my 270 or 308 any day.

Try to attach photo of a modest one I got last week.
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Old May 4, 2012, 04:21 PM   #49
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Polky dotted pig, my personal favorites.

Good job.
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Old May 6, 2012, 04:16 AM   #50
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I am thinking about going wild bore hunting next year......
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Hunting for wild bore could get boring so I'd suggest hunting for wild boar instead!
I think he meant Wild Buffalo Bore DB! To human is to....Texas.

30.06? 150g 2900 fps, 2800lbs?

44mag? 340g at 1400fps, at 1500lbs Buffalo "Bore"?

Go to the dog pound, and get three of the most feistiest dogs you can find, and all you need is a 22lr.

Then sent the other dog's to Texas after the kill.

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Sorry, I'm just trying to sound funny, that is as much or over power you will ever need, as if you wouldn't already know!

Other than that, TNT will work.
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