Big Hog gun for Nightscope

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Big Hog gun for Nightscope

Postby CrackerJackShot » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:56 pm

Ok guys, this requires yalls input so I can research all of your answers and figure out what I really want. I want to get a single shot rifle (cause I dont have the money for anything else). It is going to be used for hogs, and we have hogs anywhere in excess of 400 and sometimes 500 lbs. So I need something that will for sure pack enough punch. Also, I would like to try a new cartridge, Ive shot 30-06, .270, 30-30, .308 and such, I might go ahead and get .308. But I would maybe like to get a larger cartridge and Im afraid that the recoil from something like a 300 Mag will smash the scope into my eye, and it could hurt the scope (nightscopes are sensitive) or possibly my eye. So Im thinking of something really big and heavy but slow. The max shot that will be taken is about 120 yards. nothing further is possible. Thanks, I really appreciate any help!!!!
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Postby santeerangerman » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:40 pm

Here's some single shot rifles that are low in price.

Made by Remington, that's all I know about them...

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/default ... 3987_14114
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Postby Smackaduck » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:03 pm

RIGSBY :yes:
If they're dumb enough to be lured in by plastic you're really just doing them a favor.

Know your target before you pull the trigger.

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Postby DJH1 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:57 pm

Ruger #1 in .45-70.............. :thumbsup:
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Postby Ducksbeus » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:13 pm

What kinda shotgun ya got :thumbsup:

I gotta brand new .41 Magnum Blackhawk Id like ta take a hog with :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby DarkThirty Killer » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:19 pm

I just bought a New England Firearms single shot in 35 Whelen. This thing is a tack driver, to be shooting 200gr. factory loads. Recoil is no more in my opinion than a bolt 30-06. The 35 Whelen is a 30-06 casing necked up to a 35cal.
There is no such thing as a cripple being too close!!! If so, you might never see it again. I'm not going to take that chance!!!
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Postby CrackerJackShot » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:47 pm

Hey is it hard to find 35 Whelen ammunition?
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Postby CrackerJackShot » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:15 pm

Wow I was doing some research on the 35 Whelen cartridge and that is EXACTLY what Im looking for. I want AT LEAST 3000 ft. lbs. of energy at 100 yards. And I wanted a big bullet. I found a round that was 300 gr bullet that hit 3200 ft lbs at 100 yards. What ammunition are you going to use? I would probably end up putting a muzzel break on it as well. even a light hitting 30-06 hurt my eye pretty bad.
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Postby DarkThirty Killer » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:12 pm

So far the only bullets I have been able to find are the Remington Corelocts, in 200 gr. I have looked and looked for other factory ammo, but they are the only ones. Looking for a die also, and found some 200gr. Sierra gamekings, but I'm having no luck finding brass. You could take the 30-06 and resize the neck, but that is a he!! of a stretch and alot of stress on the neck. But after shooting the factory core locks, I think I'll just shoot them up and then reload the brass. I sighted mine in and was shooting into a 6x6 round bale of hay and on the first shot, it looked like a cannon loaded with confetti, went off behind the bale, from the bullet going thru the bale, I have never had a bullet go thru a round bale before(I did have a dirt pile behind the bale, they just make good places to set a target on). The recoil was not bad(or as bad as I expected). Just hold it tight, and you should not have any problems.
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