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Any boar hunters out there?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Tannersaurus, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Tannersaurus

    Tannersaurus Eugene, OR New Member

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    I am very interested in hunting wild boar in OR. I have a lightweight AR15 that is very accurate but its in 5.56 or a mossberg 930 SPX to pick from. I assume the 12 gauge would be the go to choice between the two and I'm pretty accurate and fast with either so it's pretty much a ballistics argument. I'm pretty sure I'll be hunting pretty forested areas (southwest OR). Thoughts or opinions on the AR vs shotgun? What ammunition? I'm thinking Brenneke slugs in the SPX... Maybe some heavier soft points in the AR? I'm at a loss... If I had the coin right now I'd build a new upper in a pig smacking caliber like 458 Socom or 50 Beowulf but I'm just a po white kid trying to scratch together a living...
     
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  2. dplev4

    dplev4 Oregon Member

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    Your AR 15 should be enough to take down a boar or wild pig. Even a small caliber shot through the lungs ought to be fatal. No question that a .12 gauge slug would work. I took a boar (albeit a small one) with my bow at 28 yards in Northern California, and I missed both lungs. Shot was just behind them, but the animal was dying when I tracked it 60 or 70 yards from my shot. My son took a bigger one the same way at 32 yards. He made a heart shot and it died less than 10 yards away, after only a minute or so.

    I have heard of feral pigs being seen crossing Hwy 101 on the Coast, and have heard there might be pigs in Douglas County, but I do not know anyone has seen any let alone taken one in Oregon. Good luck with your hunt.
     
  3. mosinguy

    mosinguy by the ocean Member

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    I need to take a vacation back home this hog hunting talk is makin me homesick for OK!!!
     
  4. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    I have an uncle down in S. Oergon keeping an eye out for pigs...
    Been plenty of reports on the coast but only that... Reports. Have not seen or heard about any that have been taken.
    Heard some were around the Bend area.. But no real reliable reports...

    Building a socom up.. want to make bacon with it!!
     
  5. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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  6. Tacticool22

    Tacticool22 Springfield, Or-a-gun Member

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    Put a 300 AAC upper on and don't look back
     
  7. elitejake

    elitejake Snohomish County New Member

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    I shot two hogs last April with my .300blk. They dropped like a rock. The first one tried running my son and hunting partner over after receiving a .50cal round ball from his smoke pole. At thirty yards and charging I put one between the eyes and she didn't twitch. The second was a did shot at about 140 yds. Same result. DRT!
     
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  8. Tacticool22

    Tacticool22 Springfield, Or-a-gun Member

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    Good job. Noce to hear the 300 does what they say it's supposed to.
    Where were you near? My 13 Yr. old wants a pig so bad.
     
  9. elitejake

    elitejake Snohomish County New Member

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    I was on a private hunt in ID north of twin falls.
     
  10. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    Were these actually the feral hogs that don't exist in Idaho?
     
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    coma North Umpqua New Member

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    I'm a recent douglas county resident that has been acheing for some feral action, have asked arround but none have confirmed sightings in the area
     
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  12. elitejake

    elitejake Snohomish County New Member

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    It was a high fence ranch. Not a wild thing.
     
  13. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Just wait for a clean shot and it will not matter which of your guns you are using. Either one is more than enough power. The upside to your AR is a quick double tap if you have concerns though. Besides that you will be wishing you had that when you are walking through the woods with a shotty and spot one in an open area 75 yards away. Going to be wishing you had your AR for that distance.