New to forum and looking into hog hunting

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  1. redmedic09

    redmedic09 New Member

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    Hi I am new to the idea of hog hunting but here in SC the hogs are beginning to get rampant. I am located in the upstate of SC. I have decided to get a six8 from LWRC as a combo deer/hog rifle. I was curious on what ammo works well for y'all. and if anyone reloads what their recipe for success is. Thank for your time.
     
  2. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Welcome to the board, and lots o' luck attacking the hogs!
     
  3. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  4. J BAR K

    J BAR K Just trying to make a day. SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Welcome! 6.8 offers several choices in my opinion. I have had good luck with the Hornady 120 gr. SST.
     
  5. redmedic09

    redmedic09 New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  6. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Welcome! ditto on the 120gr SST Hornady
     
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  7. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Welcome! I just moved to TX from SC!
     
  8. Bossiermd

    Bossiermd LSB Member

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    Welcome! Be aware, when you get started with this hobby, your wife won’t see much of you again! I also shoot the Hornady SST 120 gr., can’t go wrong for hogs with this round. Are you in the medical field?
     
  9. redmedic09

    redmedic09 New Member

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    Yessir i am in the medical field. And thanks for the heads up. she is quite use to me diving head first into projects like this and not seeing me for a while.
     
  10. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    welcome to LSB
     
  11. Bossiermd

    Bossiermd LSB Member

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    I’m also a retired caregiver, and I think I’m out more at night now than I was taking call!! Good luck!
     
  12. lonepunman

    lonepunman LSB Active Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Glad you found us...

    Can't help with the ammo question, as I shoot bolt action only.

    I'm one of a rare Texas breed that has a medical license, concealed carry permit and library card in the same wallet.

    (It sounds a little crowded, but with the library card, you never have to worry about having room for a condom)
     
  13. ZenArchery

    ZenArchery LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    don't have the 6.8.
    sold my .277 but when I did run with it my Barnes 95gr TAC-TX were phenomenal on coyotes and hogs.
    Welcome.
     

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