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Has any body put together what they consider the ultimate weapon system for wild hogs? I have some definite ideas about the perfect rooter shooter and would like to hear other folks thoughts on the subject. I don't care about trophy's and I have never been fortunate enough to hunt where the hogs feel comfortable about showing themselves in the daylight.
these are the parameters I work with. Anybody use anything more specialized than the ol deer rifle.
 

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:D :D well i got a carbine built up a tc encore wereing a katidian in 45-70 with a red dot affixed, thingis fast handleing and stubby with that 18" barrel, seems to like 405 grain load used in a springfield trappdoor.
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katidian ?

I don't know what a katidian is.

Here is my opinion on the perfect pork plunker, and why.

My hunting method for hogs is to try to identify all the main trails, bedding areas and and feeding areas at any new spot, without hiking through or near bedding areas. I usually have two other friends along, so we find 6 areas to bait up. One main site for each hunter, and a backup site to use if the first one doesn't pan out, or if you need to rest the main site after shooting a couple of hogs there. Then we bait the sites and check them every day until they start showing activity. Once the hogs start cleaning up the corn every night, then we go hunt those sites every night until we get a hog or two.

Thats our basic routine, but the majority of our hogs are encountered when we get out of our stands in middle of the night and start hiking back to the truck. Imagine walking along an old logging road about 2 in the morning, wondering to yourself where all the dang pigs are that made that sign around your stand. Then, over the sound of your footfalls on the road, you start to notice a different sound in the meadow on each side of you, so you stop and listen. . . . . .nothing but the faint swishing of grass and nightime insects. Wait a minute there's no wind why would the grass be swishing? Better flip on the spotlight and check it out. Point your scope mounted light towards the sound and hit switch, Oh my god I'm surounded by hogs. They're all frozen just standing there assesing the danger. You give em a quick scan and choose your target, bam , down goes one hog. This is where the stampede begins, hogs running everywhere and your not sure how much you might need a tree right now, so youre listening and scanning with the light trying to make sure none of the thundering hoof beats are coming right at you. Well in this situation it is darn near impossible to track a running hog through your scope. But if you can find some way to get your head up so all you have to do is follow them with the spot light, and not have to fumble with working the bolt on your rifle then you could probably roll two or three more pigs before they make it to the cover of the trees.
This is why I choose the following set up:

A light, handy, semi-auto rifle with enough power to kill a piggy out to 200yds.

A scope mounted spotlight

And a laser, like pistol shooters use.

When you stumble into a herd of rooters while hiking around in the dark, all you have to do is follow the fleeing pigs with your spotlight and when you see the red dot on the front of his shoulder slap the trigger and find the next hog. Boom, Boom, Boom. Freezer Full. You don't even have to put the stock on your shoulder.

what do you think





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:D :D The barrel is made by t/c for the encore it 18" long and has the front 2" sporting a muzzle break and fiber optic sites this thing is bad and fast handleing, i believe as you do on finding them and popingthem but i like being real close and making it personal, the night hunting thing is fun but untill i my left leg heals up better i'll be doing all my hunting during day light .
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