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Old 03-22-2019, 10:18 AM
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I very often hunt with only a Ruger Redhawk
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:46 AM
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Lots of guys hunting with hand guns. How many killing with em?

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Old 03-23-2019, 07:54 AM
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Lots of guys hunting with hand guns. How many killing with em?
yes thats unfortunately a valid point, in that a great many people I've seen use handguns are rather pathetic ,
as far as consistent accuracy with a handgun past about 20 yards is concerned, from what I see at most ranges,
within reasonable range limitations handguns are certainly very lethal in skilled hands,but until hunters so equipped
start seriously taking the effort to research the equipment and take the time and effort to practice regularly.
the truth is that darn few people have developed the skills required to consistently hit a 3" diameter circle past 50 yards or so.
yeah, damn near everyone thinks they are an expert shot....
but if you put a 2" orange sticky dot on a 50-yard, or 3" orange sticky dot on a 75 yard target backer and suggest




you both put $5 , into a pot and both take a shot,flip a coin for who gets first shot,
each miss requires adding a dollar, first guy hitting collects the pot contents.
shots must be taken standing with iron sights
.OBVIOUSLY the rules can be changed ,
I frequently put three dots up about 6" apart,
and too win the pot its first guy to hit all three sticky dots.
use of three dots tends to eliminate the chance of a single lucky shot winning the contest.
a miss requires a $1 donation too the pot,
a hits a free pass to the next shot,but you take turns shooting,
three hits, one on each dot, wins the pot
you might be amazed at how many people will help pay your range fees with that game.
and how effective a 8" 357 mag, or 44 mag revolver is at the game in practiced hands.
Consistently producing this level of consistent accuracy from a handgun,
sounds far easier to do than it is in practice,this takes a great deal of practice,
good ammo and a more accurate pistol than most people are used to using.
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course the object is helping people realize theres value in learning to consistently hit a Target not to win a few dollars
the game helps you find potential hunting partners and forces many guys to accept the need for more practice in reality,
vs the imaginary world they may live in.

One key too gaining the required skills, is in
MAKING THE CHALLENGE FUN,
AND THE GOAL ,OBTAINABLE ,
RATHER THAN A BURDEN ,
AND ACTIVITY TO BE AVOIDED

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Old 03-24-2019, 08:22 PM
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Does this answer your question?









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Old 03-24-2019, 09:56 PM
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I was hoping you'd see this thread lone Wolf.

Ya, you've killed a few I suppose

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Old 03-25-2019, 10:46 PM
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I guess so. Do they really count, though? The thread title is asking about handgun kills, but I've been using handcannons.


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