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Pig rifle bought

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by rick979, May 16, 2011.

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  1. rick979

    rick979 Active Member

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    bought one today. thanks, Rick .... Texas
     
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    a .243 or a 30-06? what about the other 48 calibers in between the two?
     
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    How are you planning to hunt them pigs ?? If you are planning to eat them you should consider other calibers..the 243 is a bomb under 150yds and destroy much meat if they penetrate...the 30-06 is way over gunned but will do fine...a good 30-30 with 170's will penetrate and not tear them to shreds..the same with the 35 Remington with 200's and if you want a real challenge get a pistol caliber rifle..the 44mags are killer on them inside 150yds...you should be that close at the very least because the are so active and fidgetty that keeping the crosshairs in the right place is difficult...I've killed over 100 pigs easily since 2005 using everthing ffrom AR's to 45-70s so you can take my advise for what its worth...a 30-30 Marlin with the pointed Hornady 160's LeverEvolution with a 2x-7x is perfect...quick multiple shots, drops them where they stand 90% of the time..even big ones...just saying
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    100 pigs in 6 years? that looks more like a lipitor 30-30. good luck with it
     
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    This is it. I've got a Steyr System SBS 96 in 30-06 with a Bausch and Lomb Elite 3000 3-9 scope for $750. Looks unfired!!
     
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    I have a Ruger M-77 with a Leupold 3x9...PM if interested for pics..like new, has set in the safe for last 5 yrs....$850...LarryB
     
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    Rick,
    How big do the pigs get in your neck of woods? JM
     
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    I hunt them with a 223 caliber. More fun. Shot right behind the ear.
     
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    Yup..over 100 easily...75 or so just between early winter '05 and summer 07 alone..I lived in Texas and had open invitation to hunt 4 different ranches plus my own property that was unfortunantly far enough away to need at least 4 days to be to be able to hunt a couple days and a day going and coming....hunted hog every chance I could and left bambi to the others who wanted antlers more than meat...had lots of BBQs too..and once I'm healed from the last operation guess where I'm headed and whats on the hunting menu?? ; )

    If its a 243 you want make sure to use the solid metal type hunting bullets or Partitions if you plan to take any big boars with boiler room shots..I shot a fair sized hog with one using a 95gr Nosler Ballistic tip..it blew up after hitting the gristle plate and cracking the shoulder blade in 4pieces and the shrapnel peppered the one lung...we chased this guy 2hrs before catching him off-guard and ending his suffering with a 41 mag pistol

    Good luck getting a new rifle Rick..and getting them piggies...they are exploding down there
     
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    Whats a Lipitor 30-30??
     
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    How about a 22-250 bolt action custom built with Cherry wood. $ 695.00.
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    I have LOTS of pigs but don't eat them. I know which calibers I like as I shoot them out to 300 yards. In the last 2 years I have taken several over 450 pounds.
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    I am soooooo jealous. JM
     
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    JM---Me too. I know they are a nuisance but i sure wish we had some around here to hunt. Of course it wouldn't be good for farm ground. They can devistate a crop field and my family farms over 2500 acres. Don't let my family know that i wished we had them around here. LOL

    rick979---That is a dandy hog. I know you stated you do not eat them. Do they taste the same as farm raised? I know for instance wild turkey are not quite as good as the store bought. At least that was my personal observation. Had a different taste to it.
     
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    Texas pigs taste better than those from Florida that munch on Palmetto...but a good marinade takes care of that and bleeding them out and cooling them asap helps the flavor alot...nice pig Rick!!
     
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    AWWW C'mon Rick..don't keep us in suspense...what kind of new bacon getter did you pick up????
     
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