Achilles-13 3 Posted September 6, 2022 Report Share Posted September 6, 2022 Hi all, I’m hoping to pass my hunting tests soon and since I have no hunters in the family or close friends I was wondering if anyone could chime in on a caliber choice for my first rifle… right now I’m looking at 308 and 6.5 creedmoor ( never shot 308 or 6.5 so no idea on the recoil, only ever shot the smaller calibers like 223 and 7.62x39 and most in semi-auto so no reference points there…) game will mostly be smaller european wild boar max 2yo for population control (I don’t have my own permission yet so the owners want the big boar to themselves or it will cost you a lot of money…), hunted from a high seat, will not be doing driven hunts. I like the 6.5 for reduced recoil and have done all the paper research I could (swedes hunting everything that walks with 6.5x55, paul childerley hunting driven boar with 6.5 creed, a couple of germans reviewing 6.5 creedmoor ammo and said it worked well on boar, articles about reduced blood trails inn whitetail deer with 6.5,…) So… would the 6.5 with nontox rounds be “enough gun” for smaller wild boar with a well placed shot? (I’m a decent shot, shooting airguns all my life out to 8o yards. Or should I be looking at a 308 with slightly lighter bullets (150 grain or something) for less recoil and still ethical killing? thank you for your time! kind regards A. Quote Link to post
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