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Hello, new here.

 

I have a Colt SOCOM II LE 5.56 and I was going to get a 16" 300 AAC upper swapped in for hog hunting. Is that the best route, just a swapped upper? Any brand preference?

 

Thanks

 

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Are you just shooting pigs?

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That would work.

 

Lots of quality brands out there right now. My suggestion is to go with a well known quality manufacturer with a long history of quality and customer service.

 

Aero, BHW, Wilson, BCM, Daniel defense, etc.

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Are you just shooting pigs?

Pretty much. Im from PA and hunting hogs in NC. In PA, we cant use semis for deer anyways.

 

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Then my question is do you already have a bolt gun? The 300 blk is a fine round for closer ranges but a 308 is so much more versatile.

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Then my question is do you already have a bolt gun? The 300 blk is a fine round for closer ranges but a 308 is so much more versatile.

You wouldn't want a semi for shooting pigs?

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You wouldn't want a semi for shooting pigs?

I'm thinking total package. Shooting pigs under a feeder from 50 yards, yeah the blk will be good. In fields to 150 it'll still be good with a good bullet like the Barnes. I don't know how many second and third shots you'll be able to take. That first bang and they scatter (all anecdotal from videos on pigs but every deer or elk ive shot that has been part of a group I had almost zero chance to follow up with another shot on any of them except the one that was hit first.

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Full kimono, I built a 300 blk 16" upper for hunting because I wanted one. My bolt guns are much more versatile at range etc. The BLK cool factor is there though and dammit I want to shoot a deer with it.

 

I've taken my 308 Sako with 2.3-7 scope that I bought around the same time more places though because I have no doubts about performance at 300 yards with it.

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I'm thinking total package. Shooting pigs under a feeder from 50 yards, yeah the blk will be good. In fields to 150 it'll still be good with a good bullet like the Barnes. I don't know how many second and third shots you'll be able to take. That first bang and they scatter (all anecdotal from videos on pigs but every deer or elk ive shot that has been part of a group I had almost zero chance to follow up with another shot on any of them except the one that was hit first.

I've seen many a video of people shooting pigs on the run with great success. That's probably where I'm getting my viewpoint from. Multiple shots while running.

 

Not to mention the helicopter hunts :segrin:

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I've seen many a video of people shooting pigs on the run with great success. That's probably where I'm getting my viewpoint from. Multiple shots while running.

 

Not to mention the helicopter hunts :segrin:

 

He'd really need to be much further away to get good multiple shots off. 50 yards is too close. He'd have to really be swinging that gun to keep on target.

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I understand the fast follow up shots but it really bothers me that it's not often a quick/humane kill shot. I want any animal I kill to pile up ASAP. Just blasting and making hits... yeah, that isn't good.

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No other bolt gun for large game. I was looking at a 7mm-08 for deer.

 

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7mm-08 is good but good lawd, I'd go with a 308. Great ammo availability and much better at range.

 

There is nothing wrong with BLK if you're going to have the discipline to shoot inside 150 yards or so and use a load like the Barnes TSX that is meant to have good expansion at lower velocities. The 308 will be much more versatile for longer ranges, bigger game, and ammo availability. For the same cost of a 300 blk upper you can get a Ruger American. To me, if I had to pick one it'd be the dedicated 308 bolt gun.

 

I have both and when I reach into the safe if I have any question when hunting I grab the 308 bolt gun. I plan on bringing BLK for hunting in thick Western WA forest but for the spots where there has been logging and it opens up to 300 yards I want the 308.

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For Hog Hunting just get a bolt gun in .30-06, .308 or 7mm-08 and put a 3x-9x scope on it. That way you can hunt hogs or deer at longer ranges. My .30-06 with a 180gr bullet drops them right where they stand.

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For Hog Hunting just get a bolt gun in .30-06, .308 or 7mm-08 and put a 3x-9x scope on it. That way you can hunt hogs or deer at longer ranges. My .30-06 with a 180gr bullet drops them right where they stand.

My thoughts exactly. Get the BLK when you have everything else.

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