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Old 10-05-2012, 06:47 AM
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I know Tikka lists a lot of cartridges on their web site but they are not all currently available in the U.S. I want a 338 win in left hand but it is discontinued here, don't know about over seas.
Gee that stinks I have a tikka 300 wsm and man its a great rifle my favorite action by far.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:40 AM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

Managed to get hold of a Ruger M77 Hawkeye Alaskan in 375R, left hand. only 100 or so of them where built apparently.... will have the barrel pulled and a stainless 338WM conversion done with a recoil reducer in the stock together with limbsaver.

also have a nice "brushed" finish done on the stainless action and barrel by Wayne from AHR. Looking at 22 or 21" barrel. Has a nice grey laminated stock, so not much else needs to be done.. would call it semi-custom.

The reducer and limbsaver should tame the recoil. I want to use 210g Partitions exclusively in this rifle and I think thats as close as one can get to the perfect pig rifle!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:25 PM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

small light can get it in lefthand stainless custom and good value for the price
ULTRA LIGHT ARMS i have 2 and both shoot great for semi custom guns.
1 that would work great for you would be 1 i have in 35-30 [ 30 rem necked up to 35 ] it likes 200 north forks and the new TTSX 180 gr. going 2430 fps zeroed at 200 it is 9" low at 300 yrds plenty flat enough for anybody at those ranges. its now been to africa twice and never had to pull the trigger twice. recoil is not bad at all and it is only 5 lbs. 1 1/2 oz. ready to shoot with leupold 1.75x6 on top
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:32 AM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

that is a great lightweight package to carry in the bush all day, good alround set up, you will hardly need another rifle .... what is the barrel lenght of the rifle you posted?
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:22 AM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

What about the ruger scout rifle in 308win. If you don't mind a forward mounted scope. Would be nice with an eotech or aim point with a 3x magnifier mounted to a flip over also.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:04 AM
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Hi 1Ton.... I have a few 30 cal's, lever actions and smaller cal's, of which has developed into an African game battery over the years, excluding the big an dangerous stuff. I have only hunted in Africa, not having the funds to spoil myself with a trip abroad. However, due to relocation to OZ soon, I have thought long and hard over an allround pig and other vermin rifle.

Can't seem to get past the reality that it has to be a meduim bore .... don't want another 308, as my win. mod. 88 should be as close to a good 30 cal pig rifle as you can get for a lefty.... and the fact of the matter is, judging from numerous forum's that I have read... PIGS ARE GETTIN BIGGER AND BIGGER!! and if you don't have the stopping power, you will be (1) spending time head first in a bush a lot of the time looking for wouned hog's ... or (2) endanger youself if on the ground facing a wounded pig.

I have read a lot of articles on guys with years of experience on pig's, and the one common thread I picked up was that they all recommend larger than 30 cal rifles, sure you can take pig's with almost anything given the circumstances.. but a meduim bore has it all, and I have yet to find someone who strongly disagrees with that..

Now ...if you think fast and flat/ knock down/ factory ammo, in meduim bore ... there is really only one option ... 338 win mag! I have hunted warthog and bush pig in Africa ... and without exception the action has always been fast and plenty ..unlike a trophy hunt where you might use a few rounds going after a prize buck ... I have seldom returned with more than a handfull of rounds, and a quick pop into a gunshop can keep you going if they have your cal on the shelf...
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:33 AM
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Re: Custom pig rifle

well porker you found that guy that will tell he does not like big medium bore guns on pigs.
there is a storie why. i have hunted well over a 100 hogs over the years and all fell to shotguns but a few. most were 20g slug at night with dogs on a ranch that we may or may not of had permission to be on lol. of those 1 or 2 with a 45 colt 1911. these are all at 10-20 ft. i have never even shot a wild boar with a rifle in any size .

the rifle in the pic you ask about is 22" barrel

now that being said you will find many rifles that will fill that need . it will come down to what you like not what i like. this thing about flat shooting is all hog wash
learn your gun and where to hold over and there all the same. none repeat none
of them are lazers you will need to hold over at 300 yrds if it is a 338 win mag or a 358 win. 1 will just have a little different hold over . so who really cares if they need to hold over 8 1/2" @ 300 yrds or 9" with the rifle sighted in @ 200
if you like to reload and get the enjoyment out of shooting a gun you had custom made and using your custom loaded rounds like i do then a gun like i wrote about is ideal. but if you do not like to load then this is the wrong rifle

so you it will come down to what you like and need in the end.
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