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Old 02-02-2019, 05:37 AM   #1
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Default Night time hog hunting(Thermals and SBR's)

I have been putting off buying an SBR for far to long. I am looking for a SBR and Thermal for pigs. I am leaning toward 300blk. for the caliber. I dont want to build the gun so I am looking for a factory gun. I am not opposed to doing an AR pistol but I have never handled any that felt right.

As far as optics go, I don't want ATN. I was considering Pulsar Apex but I have absolutely no familiarity with any thermal optic so I am open for REAL experience.

What are yall using? Not sure if it makes any difference but the gun/optic will be shot suppressed.

I would prefer to be around $4k for gun and optic. I could stretch it but the wife will start getting on to me.
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:57 AM   #2
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I sold this gun to a co-workers husband a couple years ago. Only been to the range a couple times. He recently passed away and I have been asked to help sell it with the ammo. I know it isn't a SBR but if you are interested please send me a PM and I will get more info on it and the ammo.

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Old 02-02-2019, 06:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for the offer but I really want to stick with something short. Good luck with the sale.
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:37 PM   #4
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I shoot a ruger ranch rifle 300 bo paired with a Nikon digisight n750 scope. For the price I’m very happy with it. I have about $2k invested. I did by an external battery pack because the night vision eats up the batteries. I also have a H&R 300 bo single shot. It’s the youth model with 12 lop. Very light and easy to tote around.
With the digisight I can identify targets pretty well out to 200 yards. My friend has a thermal scope and he can see heat signatures 500 yards out. Once we get closer to the target I can identify if it’s a deer or hog

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Old 02-03-2019, 06:43 PM   #5
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I think my Ruger Ranch is probably the funnest gun to shoot for the money.

I keep telling myself I need a semi auto. I may just do a pistol build....anyone got a 300blk upper?
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:02 PM   #6
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if you ever want company, I have a hog killer from hell.....
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:21 PM   #7
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Personally, with all the pistol build kits I see zero reason to ever SBR a gun...

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Old 02-03-2019, 11:08 PM   #8
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What John B said, no restrictions on travel either like an SBR, I have one in 6.8 and 7.62x39 and love them with 10.5" barrels
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:03 AM   #9
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i have a Rock River 6.8spc with a Pulsar Trail xq38 that I use to kill pigs. Been using the gun now for 5 years and the thermal was purchased about a year ago.... The rock river has worked flawlessly and the 6.8 is a perfect round to kill deer, pigs, etc.... You are smart to steer clear of ATN.

In my opinion Pulsar has provided the best bang for your buck when it comes to thermals for the weeekend warriors. Feel free to PM me and I can give you more details on my setup.
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