7.62x54 round for hunting Feral Hogs

macsr01macsr01 New MemberPosts: 2 New Member
I want to use my M-44 Nagant Carbine to hunt feral hogs. I'm looking for a good reasonably priced round for that. I know all the surplus ammo is cheap but I'm thinking it's probably not the best choice the feral hog. Suggestions ?

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,945 Senior Member
    Winchester's got a 2600fps 180 grain soft point load for you: http://www.winchester.com/Products/rifle-ammunition/metric-calibers/soft-point/Pages/MC54RSP.aspx

    Should solve your problem.
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  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    There's plenty of soft point hunting rounds out there from 150-203gr.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?&sortby=1&itemsperpage=20&newcategorydimensionid=9826
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Won't such a gun shoot .308 win? Take your pick.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Won't such a gun shoot .308 win?

    Not unless he figures out how to put a rim on the case and change the taper.

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    7.62X54R

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  • macsr01macsr01 New Member Posts: 2 New Member
    Cool, that will work out nicely. Never thought about hunting with this one but it's a handy little rifle and ammo seems pretty cheap.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,836 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Won't such a gun shoot .308 win? Take your pick.

    Hence the R (Rimmed) on 7.62 X 54R...besides you know the rule about shooting ammo other than that for which your rifle is chambered...
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Well then it won't
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,652 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Won't such a gun shoot .308 win? Take your pick.

    No.
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  • rapier5316rapier5316 Member Posts: 312 Member
    If you miss, use the pointy, staby thing like the nobles of olde. Or, opt for the Freidrick IV Boar spear from Armor.com
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Hence the R (Rimmed) on 7.62 X 54R...besides you know the rule about shooting ammo other than that for which your rifle is chambered...

    It's not the same anyway. The .308 case is 51mm and the Nagant cartridge is 54mm long. Never put a round that you're not sure of in your rifle. It can have devistating effects. Just because the name is similar, that means nothing. It's like the difference in a 7-08 and a 7mm Mauser. Not much difference? Enough to blow a hole in your head or blind and mame you.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    Getting back to the original question, this would make a great hog gun. I would think the performance is about equal to a .308 Win. or at least a .300 Savage and either would be great for hogs. I wouldn't mount a scope because of the likely ranges. Also, there are problems to overcome to mount a scope. If you want a rifle to scope, get a Yugo Mauser. it is more receptive to such modifications.

    But if you want a scoped rifle my suggestion is just get a Steven's 200 in .308, because any mil surp will cost you at least the difference in price to modify. I build Mausers because I'm partial to the action, not for economics.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,666 Senior Member
    The Wolf Gold Line stuff works great in my 91/30 Mosin, and hits right at point of aim. I have taken it hunting a few times, but never had the chance to shoot with it.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/989895/wolf-gold-ammunition-762x54mm-rimmed-russian-180-grain-soft-point-box-of-20

    The only thing that will limit you is that a lot of hog hunting is in low light. Scope mounting is not as easy on a Mosin as it is on other bolt guns.
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  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,705 Senior Member
    I'm loading some 125 gr. Softpoints (311) bullets for my M/N.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    The Wolf Gold Line stuff works great in my 91/30 Mosin, and hits right at point of aim. I have taken it hunting a few times, but never had the chance to shoot with it.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/989895/wolf-gold-ammunition-762x54mm-rimmed-russian-180-grain-soft-point-box-of-20

    The only thing that will limit you is that a lot of hog hunting is in low light. Scope mounting is not as easy on a Mosin as it is on other bolt guns.

    I love Wolf Gold. I bought a bunch of it a couple years back for my Mausers. Although I haven't reloaded any of it yet, the brass seems to be good quality and the loaded factory rounds are pretty consistent shooting too. I can't complain.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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