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    Ruger vs boar

    I am planning on buying a GP-100 with a 4" barrel for general plinking, and I was also interested in taking it hunting javelinas/wild boar with it. Does anyone think this would work. .357 is a pretty potent round and I've seen people take these hogs with 9mm luger before. What do ya'll think?

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    I have seen lucky shots too. I have hunt hogs with the .357 and it takes a steady hand and a keen eye to nail them with one shot kills. I perfer a six inch barrel but you could to it with the four. You wound one of these critters don't think he won't come after you as I have seen them do it. Then things get real exciting. Good luck.

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    I don't think you'd have any trouble at all killing a javelina with a .357. They're pretty small. A true wild boar is another matter entirely, and I would strongly prefer a .44 Magnum if I couldn't have a .308.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I have seen lucky shots too. I have hunt hogs with the .357 and it takes a steady hand and a keen eye to nail them with one shot kills. I perfer a six inch barrel but you could to it with the four. You wound one of these critters don't think he won't come after you as I have seen them do it. Then things get real exciting. Good luck.
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    I think you'd be safer, better off, happier using the GP 100 for plinking and self defense, and buying a second gun specifically for hunting.

    Some things can be a successful compromise, but I'd hate to be looking at an angry, charging boar with just a GP 100 between me and the fast running Boar.

    Unless your already safely up in a tree.

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    I think it would be really exciting, and I'll make sure there's a tree(climable) very close to me.

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    If you are going to use your .357mag for hog hunting....at least use the largest bullet out there that is a jacketed hollow point. I have taken several big feral hogs, here in Texas, with Federals 180gr. JHP out of the 8" Python I had back then. The bullet mushrooms quite nicely and rolls'em like they were hit with a truck. The biggest I took was about 375# on the hoof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukehayes View Post
    I think it would be really exciting, and I'll make sure there's a tree(climable) very close to me.
    I think it would be really exciting if you use a knife.

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