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Old 09-26-2012, 07:38 AM
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Custom pig rifle

Hello all,

Having sleepless nights on putting a custom together for pig hunting. I'll specify the requirements and give insight with regards to my current battery, hopefully you can assist with some ideas on which caliber I should consider.

The rifle will only be ordered once I relocate to OZ from South Africa. There is still some time to mull this over and make an informed decission with the help from all you experts out there! I have never had a custom made, and this is a first and most likely the last due to a sufficiency in my battery. I have a Win pre-64 in .270 (too heavy), AR15 (can't take it), Win 22 hornet (piglets only), Win mod. 88 in.308 (too heavy), Win in XTR BB 375win. (open sights, short range), Franchi 12g semi (can't take it)

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1) Broadly based on the feel/weight/handling of a Remington model 7. Had one in hand, and loved the weight, feel and speed of this rifle.
2) Left hand bolt in stainless.
3) Must be enough gun for big pig's through the shield at meduim/long range out to 250 yards.
4) Recoil manageable with a good limbsaver.
5) Commercial cartridge or lesser known ..within reason reloadable cost effectively.
6) Not considering anything under .270
7) Flat shooter out to 300 yards.
8) Also handy at short range with the scope power down.

I'm very mindfull of the fact that a handy custom will become the favourite and result in the rest of my rifles staying home. This I want to prevent, if possible. The set-up must be pig- specific to ensure I stick to my other 30 cal's for deer etc. I'm also not giving you any insight as to which calibers I have in mind, as to not influence your decision.

If I left out any requirements which could assist with your reply, let me know...

Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:28 AM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

308 winchester 18" barrel manners MCST stock with chassy system and detachable mags.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:25 AM
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thanks Shooter... hog hunter is right hand only, but was considering the Savage "weather warrior" LH in stainless...

ICANHIT feels same, which bullet weight for flat longer shots with enough punch?
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:31 PM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

Well since you are going to OZ, you could use the 35 Sambar which is popular down there. Its a 300 WSM necked up to take a .35 caliber bullet about 2700 fps with a 250 gr bullet. Or you can go with an old stand by the 9.3x62 been around for quite sometime and dooes a good job all around.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:29 PM
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thanks Shooter... hog hunter is right hand only, but was considering the Savage "weather warrior" LH in stainless...

ICANHIT feels same, which bullet weight for flat longer shots with enough punch?
Well you said 250 yards, what do you consider a long shot? You want to kill hogs so I would go with a Barnes bullet, I like the 200g ttsx.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:01 PM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

I love the medium bores and was thinking along the lines of 338 to 35 cal. Only concern is that the platform is a handy and lighter rifle, almost like a remmy model 7. What type of recoil can I expect with that set up in 35 Sambar? My challenge has been too find a medium kicking cartridge with flat trajectory out to 300 yards max (thats my long shot). I believe the .338 frontal area is perfect for good knock down, but finding a flat shooter with reasonable recoil is a challenge in meduim bore lite rifles. My thinking was to go for a 210-225g bullet weight at 2600 fps ... so possibly leaning for lite for caliber bullets with the benefit of bigger frontal area than a 30 cal, but reasonable on the shoulder.

Anyone downloaded the 338 win mag with 210g bullets? Whats the recoil and trajectory like? I'm sure a custom smith will be able to set up the rifle specifically for lite for cal. bullets in a 338 win mag. Like the idea of Barnes bullets.
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