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Old 01-13-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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Any recommendations for hunting hogs? I have a .223 and 7.62 but I was told these calibers wont put a 200 pound hog down and make the hunt inhumane.

I was looking at Winchester 300

Max budget is 1k, hopefully enough budget to also get an optic.

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Old 01-13-2017, 12:54 PM   #2
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A 7.62 will take down pretty much everything in North America. That being said there is some guy on keltec owners group that hog hunts successfully (and regularly) with a keltec sub2000 40 (40 SW)
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A 70 gr TSX .223 will drop a hog just fine. So will a 62gr or 64gr Bonded JSP. A 7.62/.308 can drop a 700lb bull elk, so a 200lb hog is child's play.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:22 PM   #4
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People frown upon hunters with AR's claiming its inhumane! I could show up with my AK but that sucker is heavy,
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The AR makes an excellent hunting rifle IMO. It can be lightweight, ergonomic, incredibly accurate, mount accessories, and has rapid cycling for followup shots on tough or dangerous game. Anyone who claims it's inhumane is part of the whole "guns are bad, mmkay" problem. The gun just "is". It has no feelings, it is an inanimate object. A .308win Barnes VOR-TX 168gr TTSX has no idea if it's being shot out of an SR25, SCAR 17 or Tikka T3 Lite.
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The .223 would do fine for hog hunting, lots of people would do it. The 7.62 is good enough to take down just about anything and people regularly use the .308 for deer hunting all the time.
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Its not the AR-15 im getting snugs about, its the .223 round. Being told by ranches not to show up with .223 because its inhumane and you're going to spend a lot of time tracking a wounded animal.

Any thoughts on the Smith & Wesson AR-10 chambered in .308?
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Its not the AR-15 im getting snugs about, its the .223 round. Being told by ranches not to show up with .223 because its inhumane and you're going to spend a lot of time tracking a wounded animal.

Any thoughts on the Smith & Wesson AR-10 chambered in .308?
AR10 will definitely do just fine. I shoot deer with a .270, a .308 will most definitely take down a pig.
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Its not the AR-15 im getting snugs about, its the .223 round. Being told by ranches not to show up with .223 because its inhumane and you're going to spend a lot of time tracking a wounded animal.

Any thoughts on the Smith & Wesson AR-10 chambered in .308?
Buy a .300 blk upper for your AR. Done. Same mags, different upper, sausage for dinner.

This is what i use for hog hunting. If i hunted more, i'd SBR it and get a suppressor for it.



AAC .300blk upper on a stripped lower i built up. Removed the fore grip as it creates a regulation issue.

Hogs drop right where they're standing. But a .223 will do the same, buddy used his .223 AR to hog hunt. Though, i think some states consider any caliber of .22 or under illegal to hunt large game with.
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Some states consider 243 cal as the minimum for hunting.

PS You could also get a 6.8 upper and mate it to your existing lower.

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Awesome! Any suggestions? I have a Colt 6920.

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Buy a .300 blk upper for your AR. Done. Same mags, different upper, sausage for dinner.

This is what i use for hog hunting. If i hunted more, i'd SBR it and get a suppressor for it.



AAC .300blk upper on a stripped lower i built up. Removed the fore grip as it creates a regulation issue.

Hogs drop right where they're standing. But a .223 will do the same, buddy used his .223 AR to hog hunt. Though, i think some states consider any caliber of .22 or under illegal to hunt large game with.
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Awesome! Any suggestions? I have a Colt 6920.

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Everyone loves BCM.... http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-1...16-kmr-a13.htm
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What about aero precision, PSA palmetto state armory, brownells.

I'm considering this one:

http://aeroprecisionusa.com/m4e1-300...ete-upper.html
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As reedo mentioned, a 70 grain .223 will do just fine.


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Ok I'm going to find out but, i wanted an excuse for another gun


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People use .223 around here for feral hogs......it's a bit light for deer, though.
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Aero precision is a solid manufacturer not on the same level as BCM. I'd slot PSA below Aero precision and if I had to choose I wouldn't say no to Aero but would want to go BCM if I could afford it.
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Aero precision is a solid manufacturer not on the same level as BCM. I'd slot PSA below Aero precision and if I had to choose I wouldn't say no to Aero but would want to go BCM if I could afford it.
Thanks for the feedback, I think im going to wait another month and buy BCM or maybe wait 2 more months and buy noveske.....
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Thanks for the feedback, I think im going to wait another month and buy BCM or maybe wait 2 more months and buy noveske.....
I wouldn't waste the money on the Noveske.

I'm using the AAC on an Aero precision stripped lower with a spikes lower parts kit. Runs flawlessly. But there isn't much to a stripped lower, so i can't comment on Aero's upper quality.

BCM upper seems to be a great value to me. My AAC upper was about $900 and they sell a complete .300blk rifle for about $1200. Parts, lower, furniture, seems like a reasonable price if there upper is worth $900, which i believe it is/was. Doing it over, i would have no qualms about buying the BCM in place of the AAC.
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How is 300blk for deer hunting?
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