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Question For Justin. 308 American
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Justin I remember you picked up a Ruger American in 308. Please tell us if you would recommend the rifle. The good the bad and the ugly of it if you will. Also what scope did you end up getting? I was reading an article that said the accuracy is great but only at 3 rounds at a time. It seems the fourth round for the writer was always the odd ball. Did you experience anything like that? Thanks.
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I did not experience any 4th round anomalies.

http://www.pa2a.org/thread-range-report-...se-as-well
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JustinHEMI;145858 Wrote:I did not experience any 4th round anomalies.

http://www.pa2a.org/thread-range-report-...se-as-well
Thank you for the link and the report. Do you think this would be an acceptable hog gun? I really want to go hog hunting.
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I think it could do any task that an average American gun owner or hunter would need it to do.

Justin
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das;145859 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;145858 Wrote:I did not experience any 4th round anomalies.

http://www.pa2a.org/thread-range-report-...se-as-well
Thank you for the link and the report. Do you think this would be an acceptable hog gun? I really want to go hog hunting.

.308 should take down deer and hogs easily. The Ruger American is a lightweight gun which should be good when carrying it in the woods or over a decent amount of land and brush. If you use a bolt action on hogs, just make sure you drop it with your one shot or load another round quickly. Outside of PA, a lot of hog hunters prefer semi-autos....or at least that is what I have seen and read online.
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When I head down to NC for our hunt I'm taking my BAR.
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P89;145876 Wrote:When I head down to NC for our hunt I'm taking my BAR.

I'd love to go hog hunting. If I did, I'd bring a .30-30 lever gun or a .308 AR (if legal).
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Philadelphia Patriot;145877 Wrote:
P89;145876 Wrote:When I head down to NC for our hunt I'm taking my BAR.

I'd love to go hog hunting. If I did, I'd bring a .30-30 lever gun or a .308 AR (if legal).

According to this article you have already made two great choices.
http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/galler...d-handguns
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Philadelphia Patriot;145867 Wrote:.308 should take down deer and hogs easily. The Ruger American is a lightweight gun which should be good when carrying it in the woods or over a decent amount of land and brush. If you use a bolt action on hogs, just make sure you drop it with your one shot or load another round quickly. Outside of PA, a lot of hog hunters prefer semi-autos....or at least that is what I have seen and read online.

Never been but talked to a few who have including a couple of guides in GA. The caliber is fine - light weight is good if you can handle the recoil, which most can. But the wild hogs are not like Miss Piggy and get down right nasty so I too would pause at using a bolt action.

That said, if you go it will most likely be with guide who will make sure you are safe and your quota is met.
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