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Want to start hog hunting and thinking about getting a winchester model 94 for it
Hey everyone this is my first post so srry for any protocol mistakes but anyways i am thinking to start hog hunting and i want to buy a winchester model 94 30-30 i am in lebanon (midle east) and we have under our house where we have an oak forest beside our village so to make things short in my region we build metal supports for our vines and there is a dead vine near a river where I can build a blind (it would be mounted on the support about 6 feets above the ground
Ps:there a a lot of hogs in the area as their population exploded with an outspurt of agriculture and our strain of wild hogs r huge (they can reach the size of large calves)
Thx Notoy and by the way the forest aint that large (relatively since our whole country is smaller than the yellow stone rez lol ) anyway it does contain wild and agricultural trees that hogs luv in addition to MANY springs and a large river close to open areas rich in worms and roots and i think i can set up my blind close enough but i still have a ques. : i saw some radically different prices for the 30 30 so can u please make things clear
The 30-30 will take care of business. I would not expect to make a long range gun, with it, though. I use 150 gr Remington Core Lokt or Winchester Silver Tip ammo. Sight it for 100 yards, then after sighting it in, shoot it at 200, so you know how much it drops. It has enough energy to kill further than that, but the trajectory is not very flat, so you have to know your drop and your limitations. I own a Model 94, but I prefer the Marlin Mod 336.
When you say calf size, I think 400 lbs. The average size of a big boar in East Texas is about 225lbs. I have seen one I know went about 400lbs (because he walked right by a hog I just shot that weighed 185lbs), but these are very few. The big ones over 200 lbs, do have a thick shield on their shoulders, that can stop small caliber bullets. We have routinely found 22 caliber bullets in the shields of big boars. They will also stop a broadhead. Normally, anything .243 or larger will penetrate the shield, no problem. But, I am not saying a 243 will exit a big hog, like that. A 30-30 with a 150 gr or larger bullet, will not have any problems with a hog. Remember that a 30-30 has the trajectory of a baseball, so long shots are pretty much out. If you are shooting iron sights, I would limit it to 50 yds, if you have a scope, 100 yards. I see the man that posted ahead of me said 75 yds, and that is reasonable.