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June 11, 2009, 12:30 PM
Comming to Texas N. Dallas June 18th thru the 27th for my nieces wedding and would like to do some hog hunting. I'll be bringing a S&W 460 revolver and a Browning BLR .308 lever gun. Would love to meet up with some Texans to show me the ropes and do some shootin. 50 years old, non-drinker and resposible.
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June 11, 2009, 07:43 PM
Dang, too bad you wanna bring a gun... Doggin is a blast. Plus most of my buddies wouldn't mind you driving...:D
I will pass this on to a texas board I know of.

June 11, 2009, 08:41 PM
You should have ample opportunity if you can find a consenting landowner. They went nocturnal during deer season last fall, but with a bait pile you shouldn't have any lack of pigs any time now. Please follow good etiquette. Most folks would be thrilled to get sum of dem damned pigs off their land, but don't take kindly to hunter slobs. Can't say I blame 'em.

June 11, 2009, 09:04 PM
Much appreciated. I am very responsible and am willing to pay $$$$ for a good time.
Not sure what doggin is. please explain. I'm a newbe hunter with lots of big guns that I enjoy shooting. Just joined the firing line. Looks like a lot of nice folks on the forums.
Question, as to what would be the best gun.
Marlin 44 mag (lever)
Browning 308 (lever)
Hartford .357 (lever)
Smith .460 (revolver) (very loud)
Smith 44 mag (dirty hairy revolver)
I need to decide and get em shipped soon

June 11, 2009, 09:11 PM
308 (if yer not hunting over dogs - doggin)

22lr or a knife if yer doggin.

June 11, 2009, 09:22 PM
Some of the guys I read of in texas use lever guns of centerfire calibers and 12 gauge over their dogs. I have your first post forwarded and will post this latest one as well PM me any contact info you want passed on. I will only pass it to individuals who let me know they want to contact you so not public posted (small board of hog hunters so public post wouldn't much matter but still)...

June 11, 2009, 09:29 PM
Jetty, I posted a link to this thread so the texas guys can see this'n...

June 11, 2009, 09:59 PM
Thank you for your help.

June 11, 2009, 10:05 PM
No prob...

June 12, 2009, 11:19 AM
Welcome to TFL jettydog.

June 12, 2009, 08:05 PM
Welcome aboard. The .308 or any of the guns you listed would be fine for hogs. Here is one i dropped a couple of weekeds back. I was using my home made scout rifle(in .308win).It fell to a 40-45 yd running head shot.

June 12, 2009, 08:11 PM
And yet here is another one my buddy and i tag teamed on. He drilled this bruiser clean thru both heart and lungs and it kept on a going. I made a big running circle to get a head of it and finished it of with a 15-20 yd shot in the head with my CCW glock -29. Hogs can be pretty tough.

June 12, 2009, 08:13 PM
here is the pic .

June 16, 2009, 12:01 PM
I figured somebody would step right up on this. Must not be any hogs in Texas? Hehehe

June 17, 2009, 06:21 PM
Well there are two less now, and will be a few less this weekend.

June 18, 2009, 03:47 AM
Nice work. I'll be on the plane in a few hours. I'm bringing a S&W 460 revolver, scoped with 4X leupold. Should kill any thing it hits. If I can find some hunting, I'll post the results. Wish me luck. Thanks all for your suggestions.