Gun for Hogs

Discussion in 'Predators, Varmints, and Hogs' started by bayman1975, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    What's better to use for hogs, a rifle or shotgun?

    If you're going to stand hunt, I would think a rifle with a scope, but walking them up, like rabbit hunting, I would think a shotgun with slugs, and maybe a few buckshot.

    Someone enlighten me.

    I am thinking about taking my bow, and doing a little night hunting. We'll see.
     
  2. rifle........no buckshot or squirrel shot, all you will end up with is a crippled hog
     

  3. Ike Brown

    Ike Brown Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Winner

    That's a mad crippled hog.

    If I was going to a shotgun I would use a 12g slug

    But for night hunting in the thick stuff I would use a winchester levergun with open sites in 30-30, 45c, 44, etc
     
  4. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    Thanks guys.

    I've got a great little 12 ga. pump shotgun just made for thickets. It'll only shoot 2 3/4'' shells, but it has rifle sights on a 22'' barrell, and it'll put three slugs in a 3'' circle at 50 yards, no problem. I'm thinking it's my first choice.

    What about a sidearm?
     
  5. TheBattman

    TheBattman Select Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winn

    This begs a question about legalities for firearms outside of a modern gun deer season...
     
  6. flydown

    flydown Well-Known Member

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    I would think that slugs would be illegal outside of deer season. Rifles up to 30 caliber are legal anytime that coyote season is open.
     
  7. If your on private land with permission you can hunt them with whatever.....


    as far as a side arm, any pistol in the closet would probably be good.
     
  8. flydown

    flydown Well-Known Member

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    I would want the official word from the agfc. before I tested this.

    Okay, I just looked it up and you are correct.
     
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  9. Rifle is best if you're on a Stand or Stalking.. But I like my .357 when I'm up Close & Personal...................
     
  10. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    The agfc told me that on private property they don't care if you hunt them with dynamite, day or night, just kill them.
     
  11. .458 H&H Magnum with 500 gr. bullets. .454 Casull for backup oughta do the trick.:rip: :lol:
     
  12. i always carried either a 20g mossberg 500 clyinder bore 18.5" barrel with 2 3/4" remington slugs or a marlin .30/30. also carried a .38 spl and my sticking knife. a hog is tough, but shot placement is the most important thing. i know lots of guys who carry .22 magnums, but i wouldn't. a slug is probably the most devastating. we always hunted with dogs, that's why i always carried a short gun, pistol, and the knife. the knife has the most kills too....

    luke:thumb:

    by the way, under 20 yards buckshot would probably do just as good as slugs if you gun does not shoot slugs accurately.