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Old Today, 01:29 AM   #9751
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"Wormy Chestnut"

I read that a squirrel could climb a chestnut in GA and jump from chestnut to chestnut and get off in Main.

Probably an exaggeration. I doubt it could have made it past New Hampshire.
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I would never shoot boar with a .223.
I believe the correct weapon for boar is a drilling.

Having said that, I once had a client who went boar hunting in Germany with a friend. The friend (equipped with a drilling) saw a boar and fired the rifle round at the boar and missed. The boar charged him and he fired the shotgun round and mostly missed again. The boar, on its way by him, used his tusk to remove the man's calf muscle.

You really need to make sure your shot counts with a boar, they are one of the game animals that can fight back.
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Wild boars are mighty grumpy hogs.
There are a few places in UK that have them.
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I learned about boar in CA in the 60s. Pickering were nasty wild boar. Hunters carried 45ACP as backup.

Like I said, 300 Blackout is a reasonable round in the AR platform. You at least have a second recovery shot with an AR. Bolt rifles, I'll stick to at least a 6.5 Swedish Mauser, up to 30-06 or 8mm Mauser. Anything over that does too much meat damage.
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