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I've taken one with a S&W 629 and another with a 35 Remington contender. Both worked very good. I have another hog hunt planned for September. This time it will be with my 45 colt. 馃榾
 
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I have used a 30-06 for one and a 270 W for another. What you need is something you are accurate with.
 
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Savage 110 .30-06 with my 165gr Speer Hot Core hand loads. I load them over Varget to an avg velocity of 2833fps . The Savage will put three shots into 1.5 inches at 200yds. If I have to chase them into thick stuff I carry my 7.5" stainless Redhawk .44 magnum. I load the Magtech 240gr JSP over Blue Dot for great accuracy and an average velocity of 1411fps. Both guns/loads are pig killers!
 

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Savage 110 .30-06 with my 165gr Speer Hot Core hand loads. I load them over Varget to an avg velocity of 2833fps . The Savage will put three shots into 1.5 inches at 200yds. If I have to chase them into thick stuff I carry my 7.5" stainless Redhawk .44 magnum. I load the Magtech 240gr JSP over Blue Dot for great accuracy and an average velocity of 1411fps. Both guns/loads are pig killers!
with that kind of speed you won't have to clean them it's already done
 

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I have a guy wanting me to clear them off his property
Lucky you. Those creatures are great to hunt and mighty good eatin' too. When I got home with the second one I shot, I stuffed one of the hams in the smoker. Needless to say, only a few bones were left. Not much else
 

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Lucky you. Those creatures are great to hunt and mighty good eatin' too. When I got home with the second one I shot, I stuffed one of the hams in the smoker. Needless to say, only a few bones were left. Not much else
I have two that my family is working on right now
 

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Do it like Jerry Dorminy (passed in 2006) did when he hunted hogs. Jump out of a tree on top of the hog with a Bowie knife. A hunting magazine wrote an article about this years ago but I can't remember the name of it.
 
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For rifle I like using the 3006. It鈥檚 always enough gun. On smaller pigs it goes right through and is big enough for the 360-400+ pounder you run across every once in awhile. 308 is fine too, but I have come back to the 3006 after years of trying other things in my decades of hunting.

I have used 45 Colt+p, 45 ACP, 44 Magnum, 10 MM and 454 Casul. If it is close enough I go for a headshot. I like my Glock 20 if it is backing up the rifle, my first field gun was a 70+ year old 1911, it works. If I am just carrying a handgun to hunt pigs I have a 6鈥 Smith 29 or a 7.5鈥 454 loaded down a bit to 250 grains moving at 1500ish.

I would just stick with the 44 mag if I could only chose one Hunting pistol. Pigs brains are pretty tiny and I like the 1000+ ft lbs I can deliver with the 29. It have the advantage of double action if you get in a pinch and can deliver precise accuracy with the single action pull.
 

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.30-06 and compound bow.
 
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it's great to know I'm not the only weirdo out there that thinks hunting hog is as good as hunting anything. here in Florida their trashing farm land everywhere.
 

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I just picked up a Rossi lever in 357 I'm going to try it out on my next weekend off should be pretty sweet
 

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I'm not the guy who would go out with his AR-15/MSR expecting to take down a pig and emptying the magazine to do it. Nor am I the guy to use a handgun on a pig.

I would prefer any rifle from a 243 Win upwards. I do know of a 200+ lb. hog taken with a single well placed shot from a .223 Rem, 40 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip (lead free) bullet, but I wouldn't recommend it. Personally, I use a 7 mm-08 Rem and my hunting partner uses a 308 Win. When I put them down I expect them to stay down...
 

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I like a heavier bullet some of the pigs I run into are pretty heavy and have thick shields.
 

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My 25-45 sharps with the 117 grain interlock reload does well. The 450 bushmaster with a 250 deep curl bonded reload does well too. Both are on AR platforms. I plan to try my 338 federal which has more kinetic energy than my 7mm rem mag out to 400 yards.

30/30,"308, 30.06 270win all good on feral hogs.

Im actually gearing up for some coyote fun in the near future.
 

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My 25-45 sharps with the 117 grain interlock reload does well. The 450 bushmaster with a 250 deep curl bonded reload does well too. Both are on AR platforms. I plan to try my 338 federal which has more kinetic energy than my 7mm rem mag out to 400 yards.

30/30,"308, 30.06 270win all good on feral hogs.

Im actually gearing up for some coyote fun in the near future.
nice rounds let us know how it works out
 
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