Texas Hog Hunting Weapons
Selecting the type of weapon for hog hunting in Texas is straight forward. Any center fired weapon allowed by Texas for hunting can be used at the ranch. Essentially, rimfire weapons, fully auto weapons, Bazookas, or cannons are NOT allowed at the 4J Ranch. Weapon selection comes down to the type of hog hunt: Is it a blind hunt, stalking hunt or wild hog shoot?
Weapon for Hog Hunting in Blinds
For our blind hunt, most any rifle will work. Hog hunting blinds are configured for night hunting. The rile may or may not have a scope. Any rifle action is ok. Typically wild hogs are within 50 yards from the blind. If you use a scope, have a scope with good light gathering capabilities. A good scope is a 4x scope with a 30 mm tube diameter and a 50 mm objective lens. Go to Hog Hunt in Blind for more details on our blind hunting.
Stalking Hog Hunt or Hog Shoot Weapon
During a Stalk Hunt or Wild Hog Shoot the hogs are 10-100 yards away. In most scenarios the hog is running. The best weapon for these two hunts is a rapid fire weapon like the AR15, AR10 or AK47 without a scope. Weapons configured with a red dot is best.
Texas Hog Hunting Ammo
Once a weapon is selected, you need the correct ammo. For the blind hunt or stalk hunt, we ask hunters to use a ballistic tip or soft point bullet. During the Texas Wild Hog Shoot the FMJ bullet will work.
Texas Hog Hunting Basics offers details on Texas wild hog hunting.
County Rd 113., Centerville, Texas