Haven't hunted hogs, as yet. However, as they've moved to within a few counties of where I live, I plan on getting some hog busting in the near future.
I've been considering 3 weapons, with a GP-100 357 Mag 4" bbl as backup - in the following order preference:
1. A Rossi Pumain 357 Mag 20" bbl, using HARD cast bullets and/or LEVERevolution handloads.
2. A Mossberg 500 12 Gauge loaded with slugs out of a rifled barrel.
3. A Savage 340 in 30-30 Win, using LEVERevolution or Noslers handloads.
I had a friend in the Army who had an argument with a hog, and I've seen the scars... I want to be able to put them down. Of course, putting bacon on the table would be nice, also.