Question About First Hog Hunt

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Munk, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Munk

    Munk Fawn

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    I plan on going hog hunting with some friends in Georgia in February. Having never been, I have a quick question about weapons choice. I have a bolt action 30-06 and an AR-15. Which would you guys choose for this hunt?
     
  2. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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  3. Smokin9mm

    Smokin9mm Spike

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    Is the AR .223? If so that'll do the trick just fine. What twist?
     
  4. Gooch

    Gooch 8 pointer

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    i think both will do the job,if u hit vitals
     
  5. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    What type of hunting? Stand, stalk, at night, over fields, in the swamp or with dogs?
     
  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    which ever one you shoot best.
     
  7. bah1286

    bah1286 6 pointer

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    I have been wanting to do a DIY hog hunt. Anyone have suggestions for that?
     
  8. Munk

    Munk Fawn

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    I'm not sure yet. I just got invited and said yes, but I haven't gotten all the details.
     
  9. Munk

    Munk Fawn

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    The AR-15 is a 1:9 twist .223 with iron sights.
     
  10. Smokin9mm

    Smokin9mm Spike

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    Im a big fan of the Barnes TSX for the hogs down here in Florida. Pick your flavor weight and use whatever your gun likes best. Im guessing with a 1:9 yours will like the 55 gr.

    Also used 62 gr Fusions and 64 gr Powerpoints with good success. I shoot a 1:7 but your 1:9 should work well with those weights. 2 inches behind ear and 2 inches down, never had one run more than 20 yards. You do your part and they are DRT.
     
  11. wademup

    wademup 12 pointer

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    I have only bow hunted for them but I would take the AR, they have lots of good hog rounds out now. Interestingly the only one I killed was with a knife, quite a rush !
     
  12. bluegrassbuck

    bluegrassbuck Fawn

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    So .223 is preferable for hogs? I have a Ruger Mini 14 that might be fun...
     
  13. kyoutdoors26

    kyoutdoors26 Fawn

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    Are you going to an outfitter? I'm trying to find a good place to go this winter but haven't found anything yet. Any suggestions?
     
  14. Munk

    Munk Fawn

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    We are going to an outfitter in south Georgia. Honestly that's all I know. I'm not organizing the trip, so I'm just trusting the other guys to pick a good place. I don't like doing it that way though...
     

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