Boar Hunting rifle question/suggestions?

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    In about a month I am going boar hunting in imperial county, california.

    I am an avid outdoorsman, and in the past ten years have taken a few deer, and an antelope, and a black bear. I keep missing out on the nevada bighorn, next year I will get that lottery! I know my 30-06 or 30-30 could take down a wild boar no problem, but I just got this mini-14 .223 that I tricked out and I really want to use it to take down a boar. I do not want to wound the animal and have it go through extra misery if I have to track it. Do you guys think a .223 round is too small with too little stopping power for wild boar? Should make for some great eatin.
     
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    They have incredibly tough hide, especially around their neck and shoulders. You don't want to deal with a pissed off boar with a .223 even on full auto. Use the ought six.
     
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    Based on where you are going to be hunting I would say stick with the .06. However if you are going to be in the western part of the county there is a ton of scrub brush so they can get quite close to you. In that case I would go with a 450 Marlin or an 1886 in 45-70 loaded with 500 grain bullets.

    If you are an exceptional shot you can get away with using a .223 loaded with 80 grain projectiles but as i said you have to put the bullet into a very small target area that is beyond the skill of most hunters.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses, I pretty much thought this was the way it would be. I will stick to the ought 6 and maybe ill post some pics after the hunt.
     

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