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Old February 24, 2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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Considering buying a new hog gun?

I'm considering buying a new Armalite AR10 to build my new hog gun and was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about the rifle in general. How has it worked for you? Any problems?
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Old February 25, 2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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I have an Armalite AR10 with a 20 inch bull barrel that I use. It is absolutely devastating on a large group of hogs. It is pretty heavy when loaded and gets old lugging around if you are walking long distances, but other than that it is the best hog gun I have.

Right now, it may be very difficult to find an AR10 at a reasonable price. If you can't find one may I suggest my second favorite hog gun. It is a newer model 7400 in 30-06. I picked it up on clearance at Wally World about 5 years ago. It fills the bill on a group of hogs pretty well with a ten round mag. It is lighter and cheaper but no where near as accurate as the AR10.
However, the 7400 is significantly more accurate than most would have you believe.
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Old February 25, 2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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I second the 7400 recommendation. I have had one for a few years and it is my go to all around varmit rifle. It is chambered in 30-06 and more accurate than I expected. Granted it is more gun that you generally need for pigs but it feels good in your hands when a huge boar charges at you. Yes, it has happened to me multiple times and that 7400 just fills the bill.

Edit: I also took a great buck with it 2 yrs ago. Nailed him thru the heart @ 180 yds. I'd say that is accurate enough.
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Old March 1, 2013, 02:51 AM   #4
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A friend here in TN killed a 200 lb. feral pig over a month ago.
He sent me the photo.
His rifle was the 30-30 from less than 100 feet, and the pig walked a very short distance after being hit in the side by a single soft point bullet.
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Old March 1, 2013, 02:55 AM   #5
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Benelli argo, I borrow one from time to time. 9,3x62 but kicks less then my .308

you can get 10 round magazines aswell.
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