Favorite hog gun

Favorite Hog gun?

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Hatrick

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Capt, How do you like the new ATN compared to the old one? I still have the old. I followed you and bought the last of the Rebel alliances. They are waiting for me in Florida at the end of the month.
Tom
 

J E Custom

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I may have a new favorite hog gun for one of the places I hunt (Very thick and maybe a 100 yard shot max.

Just came back from the range and tried out the 460 pistol loaded with some 300 grain Hornady XTP Mag. velocity was 2021 ft/sec with 1 grain less than Max load and 100 yard accuracy was good with a 4X pistol scope 1. 75 MOA (I need to work on my shooting this beast, and/or get a bigger scope) and with 2721 ft/lbs of energy it should do the trick.

My 460 rifle will push this load to 2505 ft/sec and 4181 ft/lbs of energy. Can't wait to try it out on some hogs

J E CUSTOM
 

CaptnC

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I have a Grendel upper I had swapped out on my AR and am anxious to see how it works on the little piggies.
It's great little cartridge for deer and hogs at normal hunting yardage.

I've shot quite a few with mine and really like it.

My wife has too. But I have her hunt with something a bit stronger when it comes time to take her "buck". She gas always used one of our big 6.5's (264wm, 6.5-06 or 6.5 CM).

Dont want to pass on a possible longer shot if it's one of our better target bucks.
 

CaptnC

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Capt, How do you like the new ATN compared to the old one? I still have the old. I followed you and bought the last of the Rebel alliances. They are waiting for me in Florida at the end of the month.
Tom
I like it because the internal batter is very good. If the HD 2 had this style battery I would say it was better. The 4k crosshair is a little fine and the focus is hard to turn.

I have two of the Rebel Silencers but I have 4 Form 1 silencers. While the Rebel Silencer work great on most long barreled rifles, it suffers on short barrels.

My Form 1 suppressors are better than the Rebels.
 

GROB1

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My 2 cents. With a head count exceeding 3000 hogs [not typo], last 18 years interdicting hogs to and from cattle feed lots has allowed a tremendous amount of research in caliber effectiveness. Started with AR10 308 and 260. If heart or lung shot pigs would run 40'-next pasture, with shoot thru's which i have to be careful due the abundance of livestock. Switched to 7.62x39 with 123 sst with better DRT, but still not satisfied with Russian or any other surplus loads in that caliber. Started 6.8 15yrs ago with 110Vmax with 90% DRT out to 400yds, running D740 gen3 and ATN Thermal on 18" and 20" AR's. No shoot thru's unless small footballs, then not a whole lot left to identify. 110 penetrates 3-7" then explodes. Killed Excess 500 over 250 lbs with that load and probably same amount over 300lbs. Now remember these hogs have unlimited caloric source [feedlot], they get huge real fast. Multiple pigs over 600lbs too. 6.8spc has never let us down or hit any shoot thru's.
 

GROB1

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My 2 cents. With a head count exceeding 3000 hogs [not typo], last 18 years interdicting hogs to and from cattle feed lots has allowed a tremendous amount of research in caliber effectiveness. Started with AR10 308 and 260. If heart or lung shot pigs would run 40'-next pasture, with shoot thru's which i have to be careful due the abundance of livestock. Switched to 7.62x39 with 123 sst with better DRT, but still not satisfied with Russian or any other surplus loads in that caliber. Started 6.8 15yrs ago with 110Vmax with 90% DRT out to 400yds, running D740 gen3 and ATN Thermal on 18" and 20" AR's. No shoot thru's unless small footballs, then not a whole lot left to identify. 110 penetrates 3-7" then explodes. Killed Excess 500 over 250 lbs with that load and probably same amount over 300lbs. Now remember these hogs have unlimited caloric source [feedlot], they get huge real fast. Multiple pigs over 600lbs too. 6.8spc has never let us down or hit any shoot thru's.
Have you ever used the 350 legend..just wondering how it would do.
 

Hastings

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For shooting over a feeder Weatherby Vanguard 2 in .30-06 with a good 180 grain bullet, usually SST or Speer Hot-Cor RN. For times when multiple shots are expected at large groups, AR15 loaded with 62 grain Barnes or Hornady 62 grain BTHP. Believe it or not the Hornady bullet seems to kill as well as the Barnes at about 20% of the price.
 

snox801

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Have you ever used the 350 legend..just wondering how it would do.
Works very well. Since it’s new I only have a few hogs and deer down with it and the lighter bullets seem to be the ticket to faster kills. I recently just did the hammer 125gr over lil gun and it lays down deer very easy. Have not got that bullet into a hog yet but will.
 

Revolting Peasant

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I have used everything from shotguns, rimfires to .375 H&H , plus knife with dogs. Was shopping for a 458 Lott just for kicks but gave up due to high prices. Used to do feral hog damage control, hunting at least 120 nights a year minimum. Generally a lot more. Grain planting and later harvest hunted every night of the week. Short range, long range, night vision, thermal, dogs, traps, and snares. Roped, tackled from airboat, run over with truck, or hogtied and taken alive. Plan to helicopter soon. 50 BMG waiting for perfect opportunity.

Most unusual is OTHER,
Axe handle. Catch them across the snout at or just below the eyes when they charge and , if you get a good enough swing, night night. Not enough nerve to try it with a big boar. Don’t like the odds.
 

S.Giles

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Suppressed 8" Ar-15 pistol in 300blk is my preferred hog setup right now. Use max load 110gr varmageddon over H110. Most of my shots are under 50yds.
 

JamieFoxx

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I may have a new favorite hog gun for one of the places I hunt (Very thick and maybe a 100 yard shot max.

Just came back from the range and tried out the 460 pistol loaded with some 300 grain Hornady XTP Mag. velocity was 2021 ft/sec with 1 grain less than Max load and 100 yard accuracy was good with a 4X pistol scope 1. 75 MOA (I need to work on my shooting this beast, and/or get a bigger scope) and with 2721 ft/lbs of energy it should do the trick.

My 460 rifle will push this load to 2505 ft/sec and 4181 ft/lbs of energy. Can't wait to try it out on some hogs

J E CUSTOM
What rifle do you have a .460 chambered in. I always thought that would be a great hog round.
 

J E Custom

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What rifle do you have a .460 chambered in. I always thought that would be a great hog round.


Years ago I built my brother in law a bolt action 460 S&W on a short action Remington 700 to go with his 460 XVR S&W. He quit hunting and ask If I wanted ether one (He would give the Brother in law Discount on either one), so I said yes to the pistol. a few years later I told him I was thinking about building my self a rifle for the heavy bullets and he said he would make me another deal on the rifle. I could not refuse this deal ether. So I tried it and found the accuracy to be excellent and began hunting hogs armed with both pistol and rifle. I limited my self to 100 yards with the pistol (Not because it wasn't accurate beyond 100 yards but because I also had a rifle with me). the rifle has a 22 inch barrel, and in hind site I had always though it should have a 24 to 26 " but he wanted it short.

Several years ago I decided to build a TC Encore with a 4" longer barrel to see how much more the 460 had in it. So I decided on a 26" barrel.

What I have found is that a hog cant withstand a 460 in any of the configuration and bullet. They look like they were hit with a Kenworth and if shot placement is good very little meat damage is common as long as tough bullets made for these velocities are used.

I have found that the 300 grain XTP' MAG's and the Swift A frame hold up really good and give good velocities and energies I tried the 390 hardcast but they gave up to much velocity, trajectory and energy.

It is an amazing round and I would hunt anything in North America with it.

J E CUSTOM

Using the 22" barrel as a bench mark, it produced 2900 ft/sec with factory 200 grain bullets. the 26" barrel pushed the 200 grain load to 2900 ft/sec.

The 22 " barrel could almost make 2350 with the 300 grain XTP Mag and the 26'' barrel averaged 2505 for a whopping 4181 ft/lbs muzzle energy. It appears that 4 inches of barrel only added 150 ft/sec so I glad I stopped at 26.
 

JamieFoxx

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Years ago I built my brother in law a bolt action 460 S&W on a short action Remington 700 to go with his 460 XVR S&W. He quit hunting and ask If I wanted ether one (He would give the Brother in law Discount on either one), so I said yes to the pistol. a few years later I told him I was thinking about building my self a rifle for the heavy bullets and he said he would make me another deal on the rifle. I could not refuse this deal ether. So I tried it and found the accuracy to be excellent and began hunting hogs armed with both pistol and rifle. I limited my self to 100 yards with the pistol (Not because it wasn't accurate beyond 100 yards but because I also had a rifle with me). the rifle has a 22 inch barrel, and in hind site I had always though it should have a 24 to 26 " but he wanted it short.

Several years ago I decided to build a TC Encore with a 4" longer barrel to see how much more the 460 had in it. So I decided on a 26" barrel.

What I have found is that a hog cant withstand a 460 in any of the configuration and bullet. They look like they were hit with a Kenworth and if shot placement is good very little meat damage is common as long as tough bullets made for these velocities are used.

I have found that the 300 grain XTP' MAG's and the Swift A frame hold up really good and give good velocities and energies I tried the 390 hardcast but they gave up to much velocity, trajectory and energy.

It is an amazing round and I would hunt anything in North America with it.

J E CUSTOM

Using the 22" barrel as a bench mark, it produced 2900 ft/sec with factory 200 grain bullets. the 26" barrel pushed the 200 grain load to 2900 ft/sec.

The 22 " barrel could almost make 2350 with the 300 grain XTP Mag and the 26'' barrel averaged 2505 for a whopping 4181 ft/lbs muzzle energy. It appears that 4 inches of barrel only added 150 ft/sec so I glad I stopped at 26.
That sounds like an amazing hog rifle! Did you have to significantly modify the bolt face to extract the pistol cartridge?
 

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