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Hog Hunting Rifles | Hog Guns

Hog hunting is not for regular hunters as it is considered to be one of the most difficult outdoor activities in the world. Plus, it is very dangerous as boar can prove to be a vicious fighter that never surrenders without putting up a fight. Despite its aggressive nature, this omnivore is tranquil if not threatened, and almost never deliberately attacks humans. Hogs or wild boars can be found in many areas of North America, especially Ohio, in Russia as well as other European countries.


Hog Hunting Guns

When choosing a rifle from the long list of hog hunting guns, the hunter must have one word in mind: accuracy. Why accuracy? Because the rifle must be able to hit the vital organs of the animal, otherwise, the animal will most likely evade. Regarding the caliber, it has to be big, for example a .30 caliber rifle like the .308 and the .300 Winchester Magnum should to the job just right. For distances between 75 up to 100 yards, avid wild boar hunters recommend using the .270, the .444 Marlin and the .30-06 among others. The list of boar hunting guns is neither small nor big, but only a few are worth purchasing which is why extra attention should be given to every detail when looking to buy such a gun.


Hog Hunting Rifles

The minimum caliber for a hog hunting rifle is the .270 Win, which delivers a muzzle energy of 2,700 ft/lb, but it is highly recommended that a caliber of no less than 7mm with a bullet of 160 grains-plus and muzzle energy of no less than 2,800 ft/lb should be used in all situations. It is recommended to take into consideration the fact that Chapeus rifles have quick shots. They are also compact, making them more efficient. However, they are sold at quite an expensive price range. Blot action is primarily used when long range. A shotgun is also worth a try as it is quite good and versatile. Pellet guns are only for close range shooting. They are in fact the best weapon to use when shooting boars at close range. Our visitors consider the following 5 firearms to be the ideal boar rifle in most situations: Marlin 1984, Remington Model 700 BDL, Savage 270 Winchester, Browning BLR WT81 Stainless Takedown and the Marlin 444XLR.


Hog Hunting Shotguns

Selecting a hog hunting shotgun should not be very hard as the most popular and versatile option is the 12 gauge, which has a .729 bore. The range of ammunition selection in 12 gauge is greater than for any other gauge, and 12-gauge shot shells can be purchased almost anywhere. Experienced hunters recommend a simple yet efficient manual pump-operated shotgun. Although the more modern semi-automatic models have their advantages (speed of repetitive fire and operation while injured), they are far more expensive, complexity and maintenance requirements make a semi-auto shotgun a better choice for a second or even a third weapon. Experienced hunters recommend these following 5 shotguns that are more than OK as a boar shotgun: Remington Model 870 Express Synthetic, Remington Model 870 Express Synthetic 18" barrel, Remington Model 870 Express Deer Gun, Mossberg 500 and the Benelli Supernova.


Hog Hunting Scopes

The available choices of hog hunting scopes are massive. Generally speaking, these scopes are elevated to put some distance between your head and the rifle. In addition to this, hog rifle scopes or any other big game rifle scopes often have crosshairs, or reticles, that are more useful in tracking larger animals by using specific grids. The best scopes are the ones that have plenty of eye relief. These are protective rubber cups, sunshades or spacers that are designed to prevent the scope from flying backward from the recoil of the shot, potentially hitting you in the eye. Here are the top five manufacturers of very good hog hunting scopes: Leupold, Nikon, Burris, Trijicon and Bushnell.


Nobody can affirm “this is the best hog hunting rifle in the world”, or if they do they think from their own perspective and experience. There are many firearms that could take the position of best gun for hog hunting. However, our visitors and reviewers have come up with an answer to this question, from their perspective of course: Marlin M-1895G in .45-70 Gov’t. It has a remarkable weight of less than 7 pounds with heavy 45-70 +P loads from Garrett, or Buffalo Bore. It can do very well with other big game, not only wild boars.


Deciding upon which firearm from the long list of hog hunting guns is the best for a hunter must be done by trying them out and finding out which feel right. Some prefer a Remington, while others enjoy using a Marlin; it is a matter of taste and style. All things considered, for such large animals, it is imperative to have a good solid gun and to know where to shoot the animal.

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