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Old 01-19-2007, 01:20 PM
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I'm just curious, but what kind (make, model, caliber) would one use for deer hunting? I've seen it a few times, but i want to know more.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:55 PM
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There's a huge list to chose from: Encore, Contender, XP100, Striker, HS Precision, Ruger, Freedom, North American, many more. Handgun hunters use cartridges from 357 Mag to 500 S&W and many handguns are chambered in traditional & wildcatrifle cartridges.
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:01 PM
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cool, thanks man!
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:20 PM
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Dont do it. Handgun hunting is disrespectfull to the animal. Theres no margin for error.
Buwahahahahahah hahahahah !
Just kidding you know
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:41 AM
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I went with a T/C Encore in .454 Casull. Bushnell Scope in a 3 ring mount. JP Howitzer brake (done by EA Brown). Shot a Russian with it so far...amn fun set up! I also have a .450 marlin barrel for it, but havent set it up yet. And I did Boyds grip and fore end.

Anywho, I say Encore!

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:22 AM
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Depends on where you are.
Here in Ohio I cannot use my Lone Eagle in 308 but can use my Super Redhawk in 454.
The Lone Eagle is used for deer out of state
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:20 AM
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They have been around for long time now, I have been using the T/C Contenders for many years. Taken deer, hogs and turkey with my, 22 Hornet, 223 Rem, 7-30 Waters, 30 Herret, 44 Mag, 358 JDJ,and 375 JDJ barrels. There are many handguns to choose from today for hunting.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:38 AM
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This is a no brainer. S&W 44 magnum. Do they make anything else? Tom


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Old 01-21-2007, 04:04 PM
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Double,

Not to hijack and whatnot...but how do you like that .375JDJ? I have read up on it a bit, but have no actual first hand info...talk to me.

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Old 01-21-2007, 06:29 PM
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i like my 375JDJ . tho I've not had the chance to shoot it out to 300 yd yet . at 100 its right in there. the recoil is on the suaver side and after several shots it very hard to hold still. its very hard on scopes and mounts and you learn very quickly how not to hold on to it.
very few people that i have let shot it want another try.
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