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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2013, 10:03:33 AM »
I have a 6.8spc besides a couple 5.56. Various other calibers too but these would be the easiest to carry.

How well would the 6.8 SPC be for hogs ? It will most likely be 200 yard max.

For a handgun,I am a big fan of the .45acp but was thinking something a little bigger would be more better. :)
The only 2 I have that are a larger cal is a .44 mag and a .50GI..  Would one have a good advantage over the other ?
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2013, 10:23:17 AM »
The .45 SHOULD do okay - but if I was going to opt for more, I'd likely do the .44 mag, simply on a ammo availability basis (ie, out on a hunt and realize that you didn't bring enough spare ammo).
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2013, 10:36:14 AM »
Good point on the ammo. That .50GI isn't easy to get quickly. Pricey too.

What do you think of the 6.8 for hogs ?
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2013, 10:43:52 AM »
6.8 should do fine, from what I've heard.  Then again, lot depends on whether you're shooting them for meat, or as pest control.  If it's pest control, I'm going w/5.56 fmj.....cheaper.
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2013, 11:39:18 AM »
50 anything, 6.8, 44 mag, 5.56, even 22lr for population control.  If you are meat hunting, anything you can make headshots with will work.
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2013, 03:15:38 PM »
Thanks. Looks like I'm set then.

TRN - I'm closing on a small ranch in a couple of weeks in your neck of the hills.  2 miles west of Fischer on FM 32.
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2013, 04:12:03 PM »
Thanks. Looks like I'm set then.

TRN - I'm closing on a small ranch in a couple of weeks in your neck of the hills.  2 miles west of Fischer on FM 32.

Sweet - congrats!

Need a gun porter?<G> 

Enjoy it, bud - that's a nice area to be in!
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2013, 12:21:54 PM »
I expect to see you and Schoolmarm (unarmed unless she has a short memory) out there.
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2013, 02:54:44 PM »
I expect to see you and Schoolmarm (unarmed unless she has a short memory) out there.

Just told her - she whupped out her note pad an' wrote some stuff down.

If ah wuz you, I'd make sure ya have some roses next time ya see her....... O0
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2013, 08:14:37 PM »
I expect to see you and Schoolmarm (unarmed unless she has a short memory) out there.

Just told her - she whupped out her note pad an' wrote some stuff down.

If ah wuz you, I'd make sure ya have some roses next time ya see her....... O0

Any chance you might make that note pad disappear for me ?   :-\
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2013, 09:33:23 PM »
Any chance you might make that note pad disappear for me ?   :-\

It's possible......depends on the bribe...... O:tu
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2013, 09:15:05 AM »
Any chance you might make that note pad disappear for me ?   :-\

It's possible......depends on the bribe...... O:tu

I have never had a problem with bribing a guy to keep his wife from causing me great bodily harm. O:tu
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2013, 11:14:51 AM »
wow i gotta hear this story sometime guys.

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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »
wow i gotta hear this story sometime guys.

For you and anyone that has not met Schoolmarm....she is a genuinely nice and sweet lady. No question about it. O:tu

I just seem to word things in a way that can easily be taken differently than what I mean. (Often on purpose though O:wc)
When that happens she puts out a bounty on me until she can take care it (me) herself. :)
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Re: Hog Advice
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2013, 07:37:59 AM »
Hah! I haven't seen the notepad come out yet! But my Mama taught me manners ;)

TXR, you want to get me the details of the bounty offered?