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Posted: 2/15/2006 6:42:56 PM EDT
I’m going hunting for javelina next weekend and am still debating on what gun to use. As of now I'm debating between an AR (.223), revolver (.357mag), Rem 700 (.30-06), or Enfield (.303).

I was originally planning on using the AR, however a buddy of mine is telling me that the .223 would not be the best round to use and suggests my .30-06. The .30-06 has a 6-40x scope on it and might be a bit weird to use so close. I still sort of want ot use the AR or maybe the Enfield, but would have to fix the Enfield (shoots about 2in to the left at 50yrds)

I know this should be in hunting but figured I'd get a better response here.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:43:59 PM EDT
Boar Spear
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:47:34 PM EDT
it sounds like the 30-06 will keep you furthest away from those nasty bastards
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:12:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:12:27 PM EDT by Mojo_Jojo]
Javelina are not that big... any of the weapons you mentioned would work.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:13:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:14:12 PM EDT by Rakky]
Seen lots of pics of very large hogs taken with an AR. Many much larger than any javelina you'll ever see.

ETA:

I hear atl atl's are making a comeback.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:13:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:14:30 PM EDT by Cold]
223 all you need....there not that vicious by the way...when you shoot they scatter fast
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:14:49 PM EDT
I like my SKS (7.62x39) or my Ruger Super Redhawk .44 mag topped with a 4x scope.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:20:43 PM EDT
They arent that big or tough....

I personally use my Ruger .44 Mag carbine.

I would suggest open sights and anything from a .223 on up.
A 30.06 is quite over kill but will definatly kill them

I would even say that a 12 Ga. with oo buck or slugs would work if close enough. I dont know the enviroment you'll be hunting.

When I come onto them it is in EXTREMELY thick brush and you better have something you can bring up quick and get the shot. I think a scope is out unless you are going to take one at 500 yards
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:35:04 PM EDT
Lots of people use .223 for javelina. I'm using my AR myself. My biggest decision was what ammo to use. I was considering Winchester 45gr varmit.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:38:05 PM EDT
A Javelina of course!!

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:47:42 PM EDT
I'm debating between my AR and my Vanguard .257Wby. Either is more than enough for piggies.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:48:48 PM EDT
Glock 20 10mm
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:53:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:55:01 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]
Check here for ideas, they do it all Handguns, rifles, shotguns, swords, spears, knives, a women of boar hunting page, hatchets.

www.a-wild-boar-hog-hunting-florida-guide-service.com/
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:07:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mwood65:
They arent that big or tough....

I personally use my Ruger .44 Mag carbine.

I would suggest open sights and anything from a .223 on up.
A 30.06 is quite over kill but will definatly kill them

I would even say that a 12 Ga. with oo buck or slugs would work if close enough. I dont know the enviroment you'll be hunting.

When I come onto them it is in EXTREMELY thick brush and you better have something you can bring up quick and get the shot. I think a scope is out unless you are going to take one at 500 yards



I was thinking my 12ga too but I only have a 1300 defender....I'll be going down by Florence


Originally Posted By SaLted_peanUTs:
Lots of people use .223 for javelina. I'm using my AR myself. My biggest decision was what ammo to use. I was considering Winchester 45gr varmit.



I'll probalby use my AR as well. I see your in AZ too, what do you do about your mag capacity?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:08:41 PM EDT



hot sauce!!!!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:06:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrPink123:

I'll probalby use my AR as well. I see your in AZ too, what do you do about your mag capacity?



I picked up some 5 round bushmaster mags at SGC.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:15:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SaLted_peanUTs:

Originally Posted By MrPink123:

I'll probalby use my AR as well. I see your in AZ too, what do you do about your mag capacity?



I picked up some 5 round bushmaster mags at SGC.



I say bring out the 30 rounders...........HEY! they might gang up on you......
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:20:54 PM EDT
Spear if you really want to test yourself.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:22:15 PM EDT
I have killed them with a .22 magnum rifle, so your AR will be more than adequate.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:26:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Javelina are not that big... any of the weapons you mentioned would work.



True Dat!

A quick pointing AR loaded with NATO spec 55gn FMJ's, 64gn Remmy Power Points, 60gn Nosler Partitions, or Barnes X will do the job EVERY time.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:27:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:28:11 PM EDT by ICEAGE]
I hunted them with a .357 and would recommend the same.

A rifle or shotgun isnt challenging enough IMO.


It was much more fun with a pistol. Been hunting with rifles all my life so it gets a lil old esp. when you are in close.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:40:23 PM EDT
You didn't say what type of hunt you are doing - close up and personal or way back and use em for target practice.

I use and prefer my .44 Mag Ruger Super Blackhawk, handgunning pigs is a blast (bow and arrow is also fun) - using a rifles is just to easy.....

I think your .357 mag would work fine.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:42:59 PM EDT
Man up and use this from close range

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:43:47 PM EDT
257 Weatherby is WAY too much for javelina.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:33:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
257 Weatherby is WAY too much for javelina.



i don't have a 257 weatherby!!???!!??!lol


Originally Posted By SaLted_peanUTs:
I picked up some 5 round bushmaster mags at SGC.



cool thanks, how much were they?


Originally Posted By azhammer:
I say bring out the 30 rounders...........HEY! they might gang up on you......



I was going to...unfortunatly that is illegal, semiautos can't hold more than 5 rounds....ghey
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:42:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
257 Weatherby is WAY too much for javelina.



Without a doubt. However since it's a new rebarrel job and I haven't had the chance to use it yet....well, it's piggie time.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:48:08 AM EDT
when we hunt em, we just climb up in trees like a couger, wait till one comes by and drop on em and bite thru the back of their knecks with our teeth and sever their spinal cord. works great.

have a buddy that was watching a film about african lions and he wants to try clamping down on their throat like lions do but i dont think his mout his big enough.

i know a girl that is squeamish about the kneck thing so we let her use ninja claws..
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:05:52 PM EDT
the .303 would be better than the 30-06 only in that the iron sights would be much better in most javelina hunts. However both are way too much cartridge,
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