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post Nov 27 2011, 03:34 AM
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What do you think is the best hog hunting gun out there. This is Texas, we have wild hogs everywhere I have been hunting or the past 10 years with a .308 Win. Is there any better o a gun out there for short or long distance shots that would be suitable or my 12 year old son to shoot?


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post Nov 27 2011, 04:44 AM
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post Nov 27 2011, 04:46 AM
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Where are you at in Texas?


My property backs up to the Red River extending east towards Hagerman Wildlife Refuge


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post Nov 27 2011, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE(bigdogjr4 @ Nov 26 2011, 10:34 PM) *

What do you think is the best hog hunting gun out there. This is Texas, we have wild hogs everywhere I have been hunting or the past 10 years with a .308 Win. Is there any better o a gun out there for short or long distance shots that would be suitable or my 12 year old son to shoot?



Maybe a 30-06, because you can get the low recoil ammo for it. which would be better for your son,
or even a 243, it would do the job on hogs or deer.

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post Dec 7 2011, 10:28 PM
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I use my 444 or 450 Marlin where I go in southeast Georgia, I know that's too much recoil for a 12 year old to mess with but something to think about when he gets older.
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post Dec 8 2011, 05:48 AM
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I thought of a 308 right after I read the topic before I read what you posted LOL

Can't go wrong with a 308
243 would be good for him as well. (though i might bee a little bias the 243 is prolly my favorite round LOL)


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post Dec 8 2011, 06:57 AM
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There used to be a guy that posted here a lot, don't know where he went. His screen name was Guess. He killed a bunch of hogs in the North Texas area, he almost always used a .243, said he shot them behind and just below the ear. Probably any gun food enough for deer would work for hogs.


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I agree, a .243 seems like the perfect choice for a kid to pop some pork for the table!


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I use a 243 here in East Texas and does a great job on hogs and yotes!


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post Jul 3 2012, 03:51 AM
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.308 would be fine..My 12yr old shoots a .30-06 and has taken 5 hogs with it.He shot his first deer with it when he was 8.But he has a large frame... .308 really doesnt have much kick to it,and my new favorite hog rifle was my 300 win mag.


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