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Old 03-17-2019, 02:42 AM
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i used to use a hand cannon here in ohio when it was shotgun / muzzleloader only. mostly was the desert eagle in the 44 . also when they went to all straight wall cartridges in handgun brought a t/c encore & had multible barrels in 460 / 45-70/ 454 casull & the 500 smith & wesson. one handgun partically like was the t/c contender with the 45-70 with a muzzlebrake . took quite a few deer with the handcannons. took a nice buck @ 250 yrds with the 460 & dropped him in his tracks
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
I heard that you ain't much of a hunter RR since you have to shoot them from 800 yards away and can't get any closer

-Jake
Thats what they tell me, might be something to it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:24 AM
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I have an old T/C Contender in 7mmTCU that I use from time to time to tip over whitetail does. It shoots a 120 gr Nosler BT and is topped with a 2x Leupold pistol scope. From a rest I can hit things like apples and oranges (roughly the same size as a deer heart) at 100 yards. That being said it still isn't something I use on a regular basis. When I hunt deer, I am hunting seriously for meat to fill the freezer go I grab a rifle, a 9.3x62 Mauser, most of the time.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
I heard that you ain't much of a hunter RR since you have to shoot them from 800 yards away and can't get any closer

-Jake
Now that's a funny one. Stirring the pot a bit there Jake....LOL. In the old days that one would have generated pages upon pages of jealousy.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:02 AM
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I've taken a few with my Contender 7x30 Waters and one with my M-29 S&W .44. But lately I prefer using a bow, muzzleloader or my "little" .45-70
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
Now that's a funny one. Stirring the pot a bit there Jake....LOL. In the old days that one would have generated pages upon pages of jealousy.
I remember those days, 20+ pages of posts throwing a fit because I couldn't get closer, mainly out of jealousy from the fact that I didn't have to get closer! Miss the good ole days!
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
Now that's a funny one. Stirring the pot a bit there Jake....LOL. In the old days that one would have generated pages upon pages of jealousy.

Just trying to get some increased traffic for HNI during the slow off season

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Old 03-20-2019, 06:17 AM
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stirring the pot is almost a mental sport in a few peoples lives,
Ive been on more than enough forums to see that theres always a very few people who live to find fault in,
anything anyone else posts,
on almost any subject, you might imagine.
and most subconsciously and in error seem to believe ,
"if I can,t do it! ....theres no way in hell, ...you can do it!"
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by hardcastonly View Post
stirring the pot is almost a mental sport in a few peoples lives,
Ive been on more than enough forums to see that theres always a very few people who live to find fault in,
anything anyone else posts,
on almost any subject, you might imagine.
and most subconsciously and in error seem to believe ,
"if I can,t do it! ....theres no way in hell, ...you can do it!"
exactly, can't remember how many times I told the naysayers I worked with my abilities to do this, not theirs, but all of the folks I have trained in long range shooting say "they would have never believed it was that easy"
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
exactly, can't remember how many times I told the naysayers I worked with my abilities to do this, not theirs, but all of the folks I have trained in long range shooting say "they would have never believed it was that easy"
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Trained is the keyword there RR. $5k worth of gun doesn't mean squat if the shooter has no idea how to use it.
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