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    Pig medicine

    What calibre do you guys tend to use for pigs and the tougher NZ game?

    Sorry I know this is probably going to open a whole can of worms, but we come over once a year to visit familly ( I'll be over for Xmas )and Id quite like to get a rifle to bring with me on our visits and for when we are finally living there.

    Thanks in advance for your replies

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    223 can take pigs and deer, with correct shot placement. But to be safe anything 6.5mm or larger will easily do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    223 can take pigs and deer, with correct shot placement. But to be safe anything 6.5mm or larger will easily do the job.
    Christ, I use a 243 for Foxes! I was thinking 300WM

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    300wsm is to big but that's my opinion. comftably shooting with a 223 on the pigs. I don't chase deer

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    Depends on tho type of country your going to hunt i spos?
    223 would not be ideal if you might be shooting longer distance.
    Ya 243 should be plenty with the right projectile and placement.
    300 wouldn't be out of place tho.
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    Oh well, I thought it might be a good excuse to get one...

    270 is a popular calibre for Reds over here, I quite like the 6.5x55 though.

    So what do you guys tend to use on the pigs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfish View Post
    Oh well, I thought it might be a good excuse to get one...

    270 is a popular calibre for Reds over here, I quite like the 6.5x55 though.

    So what do you guys tend to use on the pigs?
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    Hehe, yup hawkish most pig hunting over here is done with dogs and a "pig sticker"
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    As the guy from mitre ten mega would say "Big is good"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    As the guy from mitre ten mega would say "Big is good"
    This guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I think so. If it is he looks a little different there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    I think so. If it is he looks a little different there.
    You crack me up dude!!! I dont know if you are fucking with me or actually are that gullible?
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    I'm that gullible haha. I didn't think it was him but looked close enough

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    Just about every farmer here in Queensland that has a pig problem owns a 308.
    As a working , hard use , economical farm tool ,with great availability of ammo then a 308 is the obvious choice .
    After the 308 would come the .223 for all the same reasons as the 308 , but it doesn't give you the same margin of error .
    In my personal view .243 is about perfect and gets the job done without any fuss or bother

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    Ive got a swiss army knife, is that any good?

    At least after you have stuck one you can open a nice bottle of wine and pull the splinters out of your fingers

 

 

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