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Old 03-13-2007, 12:01 PM
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Default Backup weapon when Hog hunting?

I hunt hogs primarily with my bow and always have my pistol with me just in case I walk up on a sow that doesn't want me around. Does anyone else carrya back up weaponwhile hog hunting?
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:12 PM
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I carry a side arm when ever I hunt on private land. . . ..357 185gr. hogs don't care much for them either. . . .
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:28 PM
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.357 mag in General Season & .44 mag BPin Muzzle Loader Season.


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Old 03-13-2007, 01:32 PM
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Yep I carry a ruger 40 cal with either 180gr hollow points or 155gr hollow points.

Actually have had to use it a few times on them grumpy old women hogsI have nicked named Reb
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:41 PM
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FL regs do not allow firearms during archery season, so no backup during archery season....


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Old 03-13-2007, 04:44 PM
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http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols/eclipse/eclipsetarget.php

no but i wish. i love that pistol.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:06 PM
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Hey Ryan

I just bought a Springfield Armory XD 40. Can we carry backups during deer archery season. last year I hunted the Quarts Mtn. area and there are some big ole cats down there. Not that I would ever know I was being hunted till it was too late, but I would feel better with my pistol.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:11 PM
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I'm new to hog hunting but have a hunt scheduled soon at what appears to be a good location in my area.....maybe I'll have a pic to post and some wild story to go with it. I'll be hunting with my trusty old Switchback XT but I'll have my newly acquired play purdy hanging on my side. It's a Ruger Blackhawk .357 magnum and I've been shooting Winchester 110 grain JHP's. I've noticed others are shooting a heavier grain bullet in their handguns....particularly this caliber. I'm open for suggestions......
The belt and holster I cobbled up recently....just kinda showing off on that.Ray




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Old 03-13-2007, 05:29 PM
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I can't hit them with my primary weapon so why would I need a back up?
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:19 PM
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i carry a 9mm as back up, where premitted. some area's won't let you carry a pistol even in general gun season in Florida
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