Originally Posted by esshup
I'm flying to Dallas on may 8th to visit a friend, do some fly fishing for some trophy bass, and he also happens to have some hogs on his "farm" (1300 ac) that could use some thinning out. He really doesn't shoot a rifle, but he said that there is a 30-06 at the farm that the ranch hand uses. He said that a couple of hogs under 100# would cook up nice, but the next sentence was "I hope you know how to clean them because I don't." Well, THAT won't be a problem!
So, it's either use the 30--06 (he didn't know what type of rifle it was) or ship my .243 down to myself. I've got it throwing the 85g Barnes TSX bullets @ 3350 fps and they're grouping 3/4 moa.
So, you think it'll be enough or should I take my chances with the 30-06?
I live amongst the hogs on the Sabine River and I can tell you for sure,take the '06. and hopefully its an auto. Thats what I use, Rem. 750 with folding stock and 6- ten round magazines. Hogs run in packs, might make the corner and be in the middle of 15 or 20 hogs and pigs.
Hogs have an armor plate down their shoulders protecting the usual kill zone.
An ear shot is what your trying for, JFK that SOB.
Their taking over in Texas, kill all you want, and some you don't want, leave 'em for the birds. Don't beleive me, Google Wild Hogs in Texas.