M1 or sks for deer and hogs???

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by Frnc4891, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Frnc4891

    Frnc4891 Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    I have a m1 and an sks and I want to deer and hog hunt with one of them. Opinions? I'm in central Florida where the deer are small and most shots are under 50 yards.
  2. Frnc4891

    Frnc4891 Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    The sks is 7.62 x 39
    The m1 is .30 carbine

  3. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    All across rural Alaska, locals use old military guns for subsistence hunting. Reason is they are cheap. Many a moose, caribou, and bear have brought fresh meat back to the cache; killed with old military guns. The latest gun to hit Ak is the MOsin Nageant, they sell for $107 and people leave them in cabins; not worried about theft at that price.
  4. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    50 to 100 yds on Florida size deer would be ok for the M1 IMO, I wouldn't use it on the hogs though they have a tougher hide and bone structure.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
  5. DixieLandMan

    DixieLandMan Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    I'd say the 7.62x39 loaded with JSP bullets. Range should be no problem.
  6. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    The 7.62x39 is much more powerful than the pistol size M-1 carbine cartridge. I would not hesitate to use the SKS. In fact I do use SKS for hogs
  7. Frnc4891

    Frnc4891 Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Central Florida
  8. the m1 carbine is not the ticket.762x39 has almost the same ballistics as the 30-30 winchester and that has taken more deer and hogs than any thing up to date. old semperfi
  9. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Sks gets my vote too for hogs. Either for the deer.
  10. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    the sks is a better choice for hunting.Ive hog hunted my whole life and have mixed opinions.I have killed em with a single .22 shot and couldnt put em down with 5 buckshot rounds.I have killed more with a knife than gun.We use to hunt with dogs and once a catch dog grabs you can grab the hind legs and throw em on the ground.best shot for a hog is right below the ear.This is the softest spot besides quartering shot behind the front shoulder.
  11. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    7.62x39mm is my vote. Never cared for the .30 carbine ballistically speaking.
  12. srt 10 jimbo

    srt 10 jimbo New Member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Lauderdale
    Ive taken a couple of hogs this year with my M1 Garand. bowls them over pretty good.
  13. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    oh yeah, the garand will certainly do the job on just about anything on this continent!

    gotta love the '06. In states where you have a 3 round limit or whatever, you'd have to get a 2-round clip to legally hunt with it. Here in WA, 8 rounds is legal though, don't know about other places.

    M1 carbine is a fun gun but as far as power is concerned, not so much... SKS has a huge advantage in the caliber department.
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