Best rifle/scope combo for coyotes and hogs

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  1. 89lxcoupe351w

    89lxcoupe351w New Member

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    Like it says
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  2. safarigene

    safarigene New Member

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    Right now my hog rifle is a Winchester Super Express 375 H&H. Used it to get this hog a couple days ago.

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    I am working on loading some ammo up for my Remington 788 in 6mm and this will be me go to rifle unless I am shooting only hogs.
     
  3. jimmy-buffett

    jimmy-buffett New Member

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    For varminting purposes I've always been a fan of the Ruger Mini-14. It's not a tack driver by any means, but it's cheap, there's tons of accessories, the ammo isn't too bad but it still packs a punch (especially the 45-grain JHP stuff). Plus, if you drop it or knock it around a bit, it's no big deal.
     
  4. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    My wife uses a Ruger M77 Mark II in 25.06 with a Simmons 9x scope. It shoots straight and will take anything in Texas.

    I use a pistol for hogs, have never had a chance to fire at a coyote....so I can't add much more.
     
  5. Code3GT

    Code3GT Active Member

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    I'm planning on using my AR for varminting. I really really wish my dad would give up his Mini-14. He never uses it and it just screams "mod me!!"
     
  6. TAZ

    TAZ Active Member

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    For coyotes Youd be very well off with an AR in any caliber aside form 22lr. For Hogs though I am not sure 223 will be enough. Maybe a 6.8 upper and you can do both.
     
  7. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    I second his concern about .223 for hogs. I am sure somebody has tried, I just have not heard anything. We have had great results with a .243, but .223 only puts about 55-70% of the energy of a .243 downrange.

    Our foreman at the ranch stopped by this weekend with a new .223 AR, but he was just sighting it in at our range. I should know how it does by Christmas, but I'm sure somebody will chime in with more info before then.
     
  8. Texas1911

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    Nothing wrong with a simple .308

    I vote M1A
     
  9. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Another good one. The guy I have seen take the most hogs at our ranch uses a Chinese [gasp] SKS in .308, no scope. It's ugly, but nothing else has sliced up more bacon. He bought it for $100.
     
  10. TAZ

    TAZ Active Member

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    People use AR's for Hogs, heck I have a friend who has a kill with 22lr. Placement is everything. That said, you wont find me trying to kill a hog with a 22lr.

    SKS in .308??? Never heard of that one, you sure it wasnt a 7.62x39?? There would be another good choice for an AR upper. Pleanty of cheap ammo available.
     

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