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Stupid
02-16-2013, 20:43
I would like something light weight with good accuracy but not too expensive (<$1000)

I prefer semi-auto but it seems the semi-autos are all in the 8-9 lbs range. :-(

MrGlock21
02-16-2013, 21:44
If you go for a semi auto for under $1000 a Saiga is your best bet...if you can put up with the trigger.

I actually like mine which is a 16" with a 2x Aimpoint mounted. It is reasonably accurate with factory ammo and I get nice groups with Sierra reloads. With a little practice it is fun to shoot and the piggies don't like it.

bigdough666
02-16-2013, 22:01
Check out the Savage "Hog Hunter". My buddy just got one, really nice rifle and comes with a threaded barrel for hunting with a suppressor!

Slayer
02-16-2013, 22:17
This is the .308 I use.


Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle with Leupold FX-II Scout Scope 2.5x28mm

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Steel85/IMAG0215_zps3308cd25.jpg

pat701
02-16-2013, 23:58
PTR-91 scoped out would be sweet.

sourdough44
02-17-2013, 05:27
Browning BAR 'Stalker' in 308, may be at the upper price range though.

jeager
02-17-2013, 05:31
Find a Savage Model 99 lever action.

glock2740
02-17-2013, 06:18
Tikka T3 Lite or for a semi-auto, look for a used Remington 7400, preferrably with a synthetic stock.

oily_oink
02-17-2013, 09:53
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Steel85/IMAG0215_zps3308cd25.jpg

I Like it!

If I was to buy a bolt action rifle, this would be the one!!!

Ruggles
02-17-2013, 11:35
Get something that can mount a bayonet, just in case Mister Piggie charges you!

In .308 a bunch of great choices already posted. The PTR91 would be a great choice :)

Or you can go with a 6.8/6.5/.300/.50 in an AR.

cangler
02-17-2013, 12:27
This is the .308 I use.


Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle with Leupold FX-II Scout Scope 2.5x28mm

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Steel85/IMAG0215_zps3308cd25.jpg

very nice looking setup!

hoghunter82
02-17-2013, 13:15
This is all you need for a true hog hunting experience. Trust me...

http://www.randallknives.com/knives/model-13-arkansas-toothpick/

xRUSTYx
02-17-2013, 13:18
SCAR 17s -- But that's a bit above your budget.

The Ruger Gunsite Scout is one of the coolest bolt action's out right now -- I just don't like the site placement. I prefer the tried and true Savage 10's, 11's, 111's, etc... in 308. You can pick them up used with a Nikon scope for less than $500 ... The accutrigger can't be beat stock for stock out of the box :)

Cole125
02-17-2013, 13:59
Honeslty if you want to buy now or anytime soon, get a bolt gun. You will get raped buying a semi auto .308.

I would suggest a Ruger M77 stainless model or scout rifle like posted above.

Remington also makes a pump .308 that might be worth looking into, faster follow up shots.

RonS
02-17-2013, 16:05
Remington 7600 Synthetic Stock Carbine (18.5" barrel) in .30-06. For hogs I would want a 200 grain round nose. I assume long range shots aren't in the cards anyway?

Black synthetic stock, matte black metal, pump action with detachable magazine. Sound like a hog gun to me. MSRP about 750.

If you want the .308 you can get it with a 22" barrel. Around here that would be about $80-100 to cut, crown and relocate the sight.

Ruggles
02-17-2013, 16:51
This is all you need for a true hog hunting experience. Trust me...

http://www.randallknives.com/knives/model-13-arkansas-toothpick/

Why do I think you play the banjo? :tongueout:

IGotIt
02-17-2013, 17:01
This is the .308 I use.


Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle with Leupold FX-II Scout Scope 2.5x28mm

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Steel85/IMAG0215_zps3308cd25.jpg


My hunting partner uses the Ruger Gunsite Scout and he loves it. Very accurate and looks great.

hogship
02-17-2013, 17:56
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/36653024.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/127076611.jpg

Savage 516
Remington model 7

Here's a couple of good 308's that could be used for hog hunting.

ooc

Haldor
02-17-2013, 18:12
I would go with an FAL. You can pick up Century FALs for under $1K. Just check it out carefully before buying. Some Century FALs are definitely worse than others.

I got lucky. My preban L1A1 is a great shooter and totally reliable. It is a Franken FAL (hybrid of inch pattern Canadian rifle with Imbell metric receiver).

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh168/HaldorPhil/P1010333_zps781ad3ce.jpg

countrygun
02-17-2013, 18:21
Here are some good choices on the used market.


http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu208/countrygun/IM002621.jpg


The two bolts are Remingtons in .308 next is a Marlin 30-30 and bottom is a Savage 99, .308 with a "pivot mount" scope base.

69HEMI-R/T
02-17-2013, 18:31
A few posts ago, someone suggested a Browning BAR Stalker. That would also be my choice.

Glock21Owner
02-17-2013, 18:39
I would try and find a Remington 742 Woodsmaster. They pop up in gun shops for around $300 or so

390ish
02-18-2013, 08:49
Spanish FR-7
Savage 99
FAL with 5 round mags is pretty handy

Stupid
02-18-2013, 18:45
Thanks guys. I decided on the BAR but where can I find out?

BamaTrooper
02-18-2013, 20:48
PTR-91 scoped out would be sweet.

Mine is a JLD metal receiver version and with a scope, it would be fairly heavy.

BenjiEDF
02-18-2013, 21:02
My hunting partner uses the Ruger Gunsite Scout and he loves it. Very accurate and looks great.

What kind of magazine is that? I have a Ruger Gunsite Scout, and it's been a sweet shooter for me (I also have the Leupold Scout on mine). I consider this to be a very good option for the original poster.

SiberianErik
02-18-2013, 21:25
For hogs I use my bolt action Rem .22Mag

My new fav bolt gun is the Mossberg MVP in .223

The Ruger 308 is wayyy over kill, at least for FL hogs

Haldor
02-19-2013, 06:04
Spanish FR-7
Savage 99
FAL with 5 round mags is pretty handy

As long as it is not during deer hunting season Ohio doesn't put any restrictions on pig hunting (the powers that be just want them gone). If it is deer hunting season then you have to follow normal deer regulations (mag capacity, no rifle etc).

I wouldn't be out in the woods around here during deer hunting season anyways.

Haldor
02-19-2013, 06:17
For hogs I use my bolt action Rem .22Mag

My new fav bolt gun is the Mossberg MVP in .223

The Ruger 308 is wayyy over kill, at least for FL hogs

If Florida hogs are anything like Mississippi razorbacks then I wouldn't go that far. A .22 mag is fine for a broadside shot, but I would hate to depend on it dropping a charging boar. They are very solidly constructed animals and a .22 might not penetrate far enough from the front. Heck we used 20 gauge slugs for razorbacks when I was a kid. Probably overkill, but the first time you look at those tusks up close, will convince you that overkill is just fine.

http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/5092/7692989_1.jpg?v=8CA1F502AE3E880

This one is a monster, but there are monsters out there.

http://huntingtop10.com/gal/157Hunt1324538512-98207.jpg

I Shooter
02-19-2013, 19:01
I thought the snakes ate all the pigs in Florida. If it was me hunting hogs any place I would use a 358 Winchester in a bolt rifle with a low power scope. I want stopping power with something that could eat me.

01coltcolt
02-20-2013, 15:22
I use a DSArms FAL, but I think the FNAR is the perfect hog gun. Light weight, accurate, semi auto, 20 round mags, light recoil, Rails from factory for Lights and optics. It is perfect for hogs.
http://www.fnhusa.com/l/products/law-enforcement/autoloading-rifles/fnar-standard/

JohnnyReb
02-20-2013, 17:23
Savage Hog hunter would be worth considering.


https://s3.amazonaws.com/savagefiles/firearms/models/610/k9n4A478j_8P0556tI1.png
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