Originally Posted by Porker
horseman... i'm a bit clueless on stock design, but having fitted limbsavers to my 270 /308/375 has made all the difference... can shoot them all day from the bench. Think it will work as good for a 338fed.
Talking about the 358 win, my friend is a prof hunter and guide who re-located from Kenya to South Africa, we drove to Kroonstad this month to drop of parts for his 358win project... also a good option ... just want a bit flatter trajectory out longer... still think a 210-225g at aprox 2700fps is perfect for most African game and pig for a bit more KO than the 30 cal's out to 300 yards. St8shoot, I think there is room for 2 rifles here!
...since I dont have a true varmint caliber, I'l order a Sako left hand model 85 (brand new catalogue listing) in 6.5x55 with the shorter 20" barrel for varmint and meduim pig. I dont like 243 cal, and this will be a lovely lightweight set-up. The meduim bore is therefore going to be a long action custom order lefthand stainless which will be a 21/22" barreled 338fed/338hawk/35 whelen. This will be set up for a 210/225g Nosler PT for big boars and anything up to eland in Africa..but mainly a big porker stick!
You wont need a long action for the 338 fed because it is based on a 308 win case.
I don't know anything about your laws and what you have to deal with so all I can do is
share lots of pig experience.
As the saying goes,You can kill almost anything with a 22 LR but the problem comes with
how long it takes for it to die and how much damage can it do while it is dying.
I have had some tense moments with pigs and have come to the conclusion that a big
heavy bullet are the way to go if you are on the ground with them. If you can hunt them
elevated then they are not a problem unless you wound them and when this happens I
break out the 3 1/2'' 12 gauge buck shot when tracking a wounded hog.
Most people that have not had much experance with pigs don't know how dangerous and
determined to do bodily harm to the person that hurt them they can be.
It almost requires a ''special" rifle for pigs if you want the best results.
There are some good leaver rifles like the 444 marlin,45/70 and the 450 marlin but they
are right eject and you need a lefty.
Lots to think about but you will find the one that best suits your hunting if you are patient.
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