I am new to Texas and hog hunting, we just did not have them in central Indiana. I am interested in helping some landowners cull down their hog population, and I was curious what would be the best rifle platform for it. I plan on sharing the meat with friends and those who have been asking for some back straps at work, so I don't wanna blow a foot wide hole in them. My first question is this, is the AR still the best all around hunting platform for hog hunting day and night or will a bolt action rifle do just as fine. If you say AR, what caliber, barrel length do you recommend (unsure of shot distances so I can't provide). Is a suppressor a must or a nice to have? Does a normal scope and a red lens light suffice for night hunting or should I think about investing in NV gear so I can make the biggest impact on the culling efforts? What gear other than the rifle should I look at getting to hunt hogs? Thanks for all the advice!