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Ok i'm going hog hunting in south georgia in february some time and I have never been hog hunting so i'm trying to decide which gun I should use. I'm thinking either a 30-30 lever action scoped or a .270 bolt action scoped. Any ideas?

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yall chasin dogs or still hunting? dirty 30 IMO. where i hunt at i cant see very far so i use a 12ga scatter gun with 00bk shot. that works REAL good.

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I lived in South GA for many years we mostly caught hogs with dogs but hunted some as well. Bow from a tree stand; keep in mind in most cases your in thick areas and will need knock down but as in all hunting shot placement is key. A good slug gun is a good choice or 00 buck but a 30-30 will work as well. If your hunting a power line or large opening the 270 would be fine. Where you hunting in south GA?

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We will be hunting a combination of stand hunting and dogs. My dad hunted there last year and said most of sight lines are 50 yds or less so i'm figuring my 30-30 with a low power scope or open sights.

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IMO, always use the heaviest caliber you have when it comes to hogs. I've seen them turn and charge a hunter before. If you're in a heavily wooded area, I'd go with 12ga slugs.

Just nailed a nice 150 pound boar this weekend with my VW GTI coming home from the cabin. Not sure it was worth it, and my bumper skirt is now fragged. If I had known the hogs were out and about, I would have been in the truck with my 308 in hand.

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If your using dogs are live catching or using a knife aftet the catch? 30-30 will be fine 180 grain or so and have at it.

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I don't know how they are doing the dogs. My dad only stand hunted last year. I'm still working out the details on the trip so I don't really know that much yet. I'm just trying to get a feel for what gun I should use from some people that have more experience than me. My dad used a 30-30 last year but he didn't see anything so I didn't have any feedback on how well the 30-30 put them down. But i'm leaning towards the 30-30 so what cartridge are you having good luck with?

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I hunt down in the Folkston area every year with friends I live in NC now. I use anything from a 44 mag with a 7 3/4" barrel to a 7 Mag. A 308 works good but the 30-30 should be fine just remenber a hog has a very thick chest plate good shot behind the shoulder and you are fine.

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The 30-30 is a great gun for hogs from what I have read. I haven't hunted them yet, but I wouldn't hesitate to use my 30-30. Unless the shots were going to be 100 yards or further (no scope). Are you going for the 100-200lb hogs, or the 800-900lb hogs? If I was hunting those big bass-turds, I'd use the biggest cartridge I could find . As stated, a well placed shot will make up for the small caliber


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Thanks for the info. What cartridge would you recommend for the 30-30?

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