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Hog Guns: 15 Great Pig Hunting Rifles and Handguns

Hog Guns: 15 Great Pig Hunting Rifles and Handguns

From classic lever actions, to magnum handguns, to custom ARs, this gallery has it all.
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from vicpeters wrote 10 weeks 4 days ago

One more comment. I had a Ruger .44 mag and as an idot, I sold it. The best short range rifle I ever had. If some moron hadn't put solid points in his then sued Ruger when it blew up we could still buy it. For hogs or deer or any other game in North America, it will stop them cold. My 45-70 is more powerful but the 44 mag will get the job done at 50 to 100 yards.

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from vicpeters wrote 10 weeks 4 days ago

That should have been 50 yards

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from vicpeters wrote 10 weeks 4 days ago

I have used many rifles to hunt. I have hunted deer and bear and elk. For Hogs, I will always use the 45-70. I hunt hogs like I hunt deer and since I am in Michigan, I shoot at under 50 yards. The only place you find hogs is in cover. You don't get a 200 yard shot. If I did, I would use a 30-30 or 3-06. Since most hog shots are under 75 yards I will take the 45-70 every time. I am 64 years old and can't run. I need a rifle that will take them down if they are moving and I don't hit a perfect shot and the 45-70 will take them down. I am not taking a 150 yard shot. I can't see them beyond 5 yards. I love the 45-70 because it doesn't kick as much as a 30-06. I love my Marlin Classic

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from kmac wrote 31 weeks 2 days ago

Can't wait to go Hog Hunting with my Marlin 336 in 35 Remington I picked up recently. Cast lead 200 Gr Boolits should do just the trick. And it is a Brushbuster!
Short gun that is wasy to handle in the brush with a bullet size that will stop em quick. Nothing to do with twigs deflecting the bullet.

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from Seth Kaplan wrote 32 weeks 6 days ago

Boo. No 10mm? I see the Glock model 30 but not it's big brother the Glock model 20. That's a 10mm pistol akin to a .41 magnum in punch but with flatter trajectory greater muzzle velocity. It's also Ted Nugent's fav hog hunter. 'Nuff said :) Seriously, pair the G20 with a 6" Lone Wolf long slide and a 6" or 6.6" stainless Lone Wolf 10mm barrel you've got a small .40 cal rifle in pistol format. I like heavy 10mm rounds like Buffalo Bore or Double Tap that exceed 1300fps (again, this is from a pistol). And we have Don Johnson and the Bren Ten to thank for introducing us to this magical piece of hardware.

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from Donna Belcher M... wrote 48 weeks 1 day ago

Looking for help for the best shotgun or rifle that's legal in this nanny state of California that will handle bear, mountain lion, wild boar & deer. I will not be hunting. I live in the mountains and have chickens. If something goes after them I want to kill them on site. Advice?

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from 129cbrider wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Super Blackhawk!

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from Stanley Garland wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

What do you think is a better caliber .270 or .243
hogpredators.com

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from Frank Gryncewicz wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

S&W 460 XVR With AimPoint 9000SC sitting on top will get the job done nicely. Rapid acquisition and more then adequate “smack” them once power out to 100 yards. Hornady 200 gr and up will take most anything with hoofs or claws.

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from Keith Matthews wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

seems like you had the same style guns over and over. you left off my 2 favorite hog guns. either a Ruger carbine 44mag or a mini 14 both topped with a 1.5 x 4 or a red dot scope.In ga. palmetto swamps shots are close, usually extremely close, like kick em in the ribs to get them to run. i would replace at least one of your high dollar tactical guns with one of the more economically friendly hog killers, JMO

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from Gunluvr wrote 1 year 52 weeks ago

Rock River LAR-8/A4=308 Winchester/150 grain, just behind the ear.

Ruger #1 45-70 Government/300 grain JHP

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from Josh Giannino wrote 2 years 1 day ago

1895xlr 45-70, bushmaster ar-15 in 450 bushmaster, 870 slug gun, and parker wildfire xp

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from Josh Giannino wrote 2 years 1 day ago

450 bushmaster!!!

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from Al Shinners wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

u better do your homework on hogs well i'll tell you what i do it for u. they are nasty and will attack like a viper. so hers your homework #1big guns #2 44. mag or bigger handgun. #3 don't miss #4 just remember that you are the pray. if you get 15 seconds to shoot you luckey. good luck

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from zombiekiller wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Hey, if you are going to write criticism at least spell your words correctly so you don't sound stupid. You want to know what the best caliber for mountain lion is? .22 magnum. That's right, a 200 pound mountain lion in a tree is taken with a .22 magnum more effectively than a .357 magnum. Interestingly, I have seen a mule deer taken with a .223 caliber no problem. I have also seen a mule deer run off and not be found after taking a .30-06 round center mass. The blood trail went cold. The caliber is important, but not ALL-important. So, unless you can say one caliber is ABSOLUTELY incapable with 100% certainty of taking an animal please don't pipe in with absolutes like "nothing less than 6.5 mm for hogs." Thank you

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from metaothel wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

Hey, great weapon for hog hunting, I plan to shoot a Rino, Big Boy, Buff, a Lion and Lepard, with
my AR-15. Next up a Safari AR-15,these companys and
there advertisers will lie, cheat and steal for the
almighty dollar, nothing less than 6.5mm for hogs.

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from DaleM wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I thought that the myth of "brush busting" bullets had been put to rest years ago. A number of tests have shown that there is no such thing. Even big, tough bullets can be deflected by intervening brush.

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from Brandi wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

If this were my list I'd have these as my rifle and handguns (cause I own them):

Long guns:
Winchester 94 in 44 magnum
Colt AR15 in 5.56/223 1/7 twist
Loki 6.5 Grendel
Springfield Armory 'Trapdoor' carbine in 45-70 government

Handguns:
Ruger GP100 357 magnum
Glock 30 45 acp
Ruger Vaquero 45LC

All good hog medicine with the bonus of making you look good in the process!

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from peteyraymond wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I don't care how good a shot you are, in the midst of a highly charged situation with an angry pig, when you "are shooting at a foot or less, right into the head," a .22 caliber, magnum or not, is NOT the way to go. A 37-40 grain slug against the thick hide of a charging 200 pound hog is the stuff of a fictional superhero movie. I think somebody has more ego than common sense.

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from Kody wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I don't doubt that the night vision and sound suppression aspects of some of these firearms are appropriate for hog hunting. Unfortunately, firearms equipped in such a fashion will have the attention of some unsavoury characters looking to poach deer and other big game animals. Nothing like having the right tools for the job readily available!

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Love my Super Blackhawk!

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from sshryock wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I don't have to worry about hogs where I am in WI but I'd put my Rem 7400 30-06 with any others.

Have to give a shout to RedJacket firearms though for their Hog Gun... integrally suppressed AR chambered in .458 SOCOM. That should be in this list.

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from blue ridge wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

The 444 Marlin, What a hog wompper. A neck shot removes the head at 50 yards.

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from docwells2000 wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Like any other game. Any caliber will work, especially if you shoot them in the ear (headshot).

I've used 12 Ga. short barreled pumps, .30-06, 7mm Mag, 30-30, and 9mm. All work well in their application. In the brush, like it is on our property the 12 Ga. is the master. On the gas pipelines any deer rifle rules, especially over 150 yards. No where you're hunting, the terrain, then the one you shoot best in that environment. And stick with headshots...you get more meat!!

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from Augustheat wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

What about any pump shotgun in 12 or 20 gauge...what about a mosin nagant in the m44 version...great little brush gun with enough ooompn to put 'em down quick....and keep them there.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Scorge, this is one man's opinion. There are a lot of firearms that would be great for hogs. In fact, why didn't they include shotguns?

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I use my Marlin 1895 45-70 and my Ruger Ultralite 30-06. Both do a good job where I hunt hogs.

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from scorge30 wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I cannot believe that either the Encore or the Contender did not make the list. I have seen plenty of hogs shot with both T/C Encores and Contenders in several calibers.

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from gdcksn wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Great choice, I love mine

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from docwells2000 wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Like any other game. Any caliber will work, especially if you shoot them in the ear (headshot).

I've used 12 Ga. short barreled pumps, .30-06, 7mm Mag, 30-30, and 9mm. All work well in their application. In the brush, like it is on our property the 12 Ga. is the master. On the gas pipelines any deer rifle rules, especially over 150 yards. No where you're hunting, the terrain, then the one you shoot best in that environment. And stick with headshots...you get more meat!!

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from peteyraymond wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I don't care how good a shot you are, in the midst of a highly charged situation with an angry pig, when you "are shooting at a foot or less, right into the head," a .22 caliber, magnum or not, is NOT the way to go. A 37-40 grain slug against the thick hide of a charging 200 pound hog is the stuff of a fictional superhero movie. I think somebody has more ego than common sense.

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from zombiekiller wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Hey, if you are going to write criticism at least spell your words correctly so you don't sound stupid. You want to know what the best caliber for mountain lion is? .22 magnum. That's right, a 200 pound mountain lion in a tree is taken with a .22 magnum more effectively than a .357 magnum. Interestingly, I have seen a mule deer taken with a .223 caliber no problem. I have also seen a mule deer run off and not be found after taking a .30-06 round center mass. The blood trail went cold. The caliber is important, but not ALL-important. So, unless you can say one caliber is ABSOLUTELY incapable with 100% certainty of taking an animal please don't pipe in with absolutes like "nothing less than 6.5 mm for hogs." Thank you

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Scorge, this is one man's opinion. There are a lot of firearms that would be great for hogs. In fact, why didn't they include shotguns?

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from blue ridge wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

The 444 Marlin, What a hog wompper. A neck shot removes the head at 50 yards.

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from sshryock wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I don't have to worry about hogs where I am in WI but I'd put my Rem 7400 30-06 with any others.

Have to give a shout to RedJacket firearms though for their Hog Gun... integrally suppressed AR chambered in .458 SOCOM. That should be in this list.

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from DaleM wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I thought that the myth of "brush busting" bullets had been put to rest years ago. A number of tests have shown that there is no such thing. Even big, tough bullets can be deflected by intervening brush.

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from Stanley Garland wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

What do you think is a better caliber .270 or .243
hogpredators.com

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from Donna Belcher M... wrote 48 weeks 1 day ago

Looking for help for the best shotgun or rifle that's legal in this nanny state of California that will handle bear, mountain lion, wild boar & deer. I will not be hunting. I live in the mountains and have chickens. If something goes after them I want to kill them on site. Advice?

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from scorge30 wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I cannot believe that either the Encore or the Contender did not make the list. I have seen plenty of hogs shot with both T/C Encores and Contenders in several calibers.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I use my Marlin 1895 45-70 and my Ruger Ultralite 30-06. Both do a good job where I hunt hogs.

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Love my Super Blackhawk!

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from Brandi wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

If this were my list I'd have these as my rifle and handguns (cause I own them):

Long guns:
Winchester 94 in 44 magnum
Colt AR15 in 5.56/223 1/7 twist
Loki 6.5 Grendel
Springfield Armory 'Trapdoor' carbine in 45-70 government

Handguns:
Ruger GP100 357 magnum
Glock 30 45 acp
Ruger Vaquero 45LC

All good hog medicine with the bonus of making you look good in the process!

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from Al Shinners wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

u better do your homework on hogs well i'll tell you what i do it for u. they are nasty and will attack like a viper. so hers your homework #1big guns #2 44. mag or bigger handgun. #3 don't miss #4 just remember that you are the pray. if you get 15 seconds to shoot you luckey. good luck

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from Josh Giannino wrote 2 years 1 day ago

450 bushmaster!!!

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from Josh Giannino wrote 2 years 1 day ago

1895xlr 45-70, bushmaster ar-15 in 450 bushmaster, 870 slug gun, and parker wildfire xp

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from Gunluvr wrote 1 year 52 weeks ago

Rock River LAR-8/A4=308 Winchester/150 grain, just behind the ear.

Ruger #1 45-70 Government/300 grain JHP

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from Keith Matthews wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

seems like you had the same style guns over and over. you left off my 2 favorite hog guns. either a Ruger carbine 44mag or a mini 14 both topped with a 1.5 x 4 or a red dot scope.In ga. palmetto swamps shots are close, usually extremely close, like kick em in the ribs to get them to run. i would replace at least one of your high dollar tactical guns with one of the more economically friendly hog killers, JMO

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from Frank Gryncewicz wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

S&W 460 XVR With AimPoint 9000SC sitting on top will get the job done nicely. Rapid acquisition and more then adequate “smack” them once power out to 100 yards. Hornady 200 gr and up will take most anything with hoofs or claws.

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from 129cbrider wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Super Blackhawk!

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from Seth Kaplan wrote 32 weeks 6 days ago

Boo. No 10mm? I see the Glock model 30 but not it's big brother the Glock model 20. That's a 10mm pistol akin to a .41 magnum in punch but with flatter trajectory greater muzzle velocity. It's also Ted Nugent's fav hog hunter. 'Nuff said :) Seriously, pair the G20 with a 6" Lone Wolf long slide and a 6" or 6.6" stainless Lone Wolf 10mm barrel you've got a small .40 cal rifle in pistol format. I like heavy 10mm rounds like Buffalo Bore or Double Tap that exceed 1300fps (again, this is from a pistol). And we have Don Johnson and the Bren Ten to thank for introducing us to this magical piece of hardware.

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from kmac wrote 31 weeks 2 days ago

Can't wait to go Hog Hunting with my Marlin 336 in 35 Remington I picked up recently. Cast lead 200 Gr Boolits should do just the trick. And it is a Brushbuster!
Short gun that is wasy to handle in the brush with a bullet size that will stop em quick. Nothing to do with twigs deflecting the bullet.

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from vicpeters wrote 10 weeks 4 days ago

I have used many rifles to hunt. I have hunted deer and bear and elk. For Hogs, I will always use the 45-70. I hunt hogs like I hunt deer and since I am in Michigan, I shoot at under 50 yards. The only place you find hogs is in cover. You don't get a 200 yard shot. If I did, I would use a 30-30 or 3-06. Since most hog shots are under 75 yards I will take the 45-70 every time. I am 64 years old and can't run. I need a rifle that will take them down if they are moving and I don't hit a perfect shot and the 45-70 will take them down. I am not taking a 150 yard shot. I can't see them beyond 5 yards. I love the 45-70 because it doesn't kick as much as a 30-06. I love my Marlin Classic

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from vicpeters wrote 10 weeks 4 days ago

That should have been 50 yards

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from vicpeters wrote 10 weeks 4 days ago

One more comment. I had a Ruger .44 mag and as an idot, I sold it. The best short range rifle I ever had. If some moron hadn't put solid points in his then sued Ruger when it blew up we could still buy it. For hogs or deer or any other game in North America, it will stop them cold. My 45-70 is more powerful but the 44 mag will get the job done at 50 to 100 yards.

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from gdcksn wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Great choice, I love mine

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from Augustheat wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

What about any pump shotgun in 12 or 20 gauge...what about a mosin nagant in the m44 version...great little brush gun with enough ooompn to put 'em down quick....and keep them there.

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from Kody wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I don't doubt that the night vision and sound suppression aspects of some of these firearms are appropriate for hog hunting. Unfortunately, firearms equipped in such a fashion will have the attention of some unsavoury characters looking to poach deer and other big game animals. Nothing like having the right tools for the job readily available!

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from metaothel wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

Hey, great weapon for hog hunting, I plan to shoot a Rino, Big Boy, Buff, a Lion and Lepard, with
my AR-15. Next up a Safari AR-15,these companys and
there advertisers will lie, cheat and steal for the
almighty dollar, nothing less than 6.5mm for hogs.

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