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Old 09-17-2005, 03:00 PM
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Anyone here use long range handguns for hunting deer (ie: Contenders, Remington XP's, other)?

I have a Remington XP-100 in 7mm Bench Rest and have only killed a few does with it. I haven't hunted with in over 3 years so I got it out the other day and shot a few rounds through it. I can tell you this, I really need to practice. I could only get a 1 1/4" groups at 50 yards[:@]

One other question, for those of you that hunt more consistantly with a handgun. What is the longest range you have taken a deer with one?

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Old 09-17-2005, 05:39 PM
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i have an encore w/15" barrel and a fixed 4X leupold, i have killed deer out to around 100 yrds, i would be comfortable to 150 with a gooooood rest, getting used to a pistol scope with the long eye relief and all was the toughest part for me, oh yea mine is a 7mm-08 and i've killed 3 bucks, and 11 or 12 does, i don't carry mine as much as i used to, the novelty has kinda worn off, plus most people will give your a bunch of grief if you say you brought your pistol and then pull something like a xp100 or encore out[:@]
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:56 PM
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i've never hunted with a handgun but i was trying to talk my dad into getting an encore. it seems like it'ld be pretty cool but i'm not entirely sure.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:01 AM
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S&W .460, best hand gun on the market, Love it.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:46 AM
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I hunt deer with a 15" 7mm-08 Encore also! My longest shot was 80 yards on a buck I killed the first year I had my Encore...
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:54 PM
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Something about sawing off the barrel of a rifle, putting a scope on it and calling it a pistol seems a little strange to me. I guess I watched a few too many Gene Autry and Roy Rogers movies.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:17 PM
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I kill hawgs with a 454 casull, rubber gripswith Bushnell Holosight..
A good killer it is

killed a few deer,dogs,skunks, possoms, squirrels and....with it too

leather gloves help with grip and recoil
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:01 PM
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Since I started hunting with pistols I cant stand to lug a rifle, its just no fun anymore, I prefer the Mid grips like the Lone eagle in 7mm-08, the xp-100in 7br, 260, and 221 fireball, and the savage striker in 308. My best shot has been a coyote at 211 yards with the 7mm 08 this is a bit extreme for a pistol BUt I do use a fixed 7x burris and It was from a friends back porch with a sinclair rest up front and a bald eagle bag rear at a know range. in the field I dont usually go beyond 100 yds because I perfer head shots I dont take trophys and I hate to ghave to chase anything. Pistol hunting can be a good relif from your basic get in the blind shoot the deer go home hunt.

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:26 PM
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Something about sawing off the barrel of a rifle, putting a scope on it and calling it a pistol seems a little strange to me.


see what i mean cloudi've had people actually say "i thoght you were bringing your pistol" "thats just a real short rifle"
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:13 PM
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I've been using a 30-30 Contender.This deer was taken at 35 yards in the neck.




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