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Old 09-19-2007, 10:16 AM
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I am looking for some info on what caliber pistol and pistol. I should buy for hunting whitetail? Most shots would be 75 yards and under.Any help would be great.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:02 PM
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I suggest you check your DNR regs. There may be limitations on what is legal in your state. Here in MD the minimum is a .44 Mag with at least a six inch bbl. I use my S&W Mdl 29 which works just fine. If I was going to use a handgun as my primary deer weapon I would probably look at a TC Contender or Encore. They come in many suitable calibers and are easily scoped. Good luck with your shopping.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:40 PM
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I would go with a 41 Mag or larger. A 357 will kill a deer, but IMHO is a little small. I use a 41 Mag Ruger Redhawk. The Ruger Redhawk or Blackhawk are both good pistols, as well as the S&Ws.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:08 PM
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Gonna go with a 44 Mag in a T/C Contender with a 14" barrell..
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:22 PM
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Asked this same question a few months back. Was set on buying a 357 since many said the 44 mag had a bit too much recoil. Well, I shot one, Ruger 44 with 7 3/4 barrel and it was a peice of cake to handle.

However, end up buying a 9 mm at a GREAT price. Not to deer hunt with though, just trespassers. LOL.
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:52 PM
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100 mm cannon lol no realy i would think a 357 or similer cal
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:50 PM
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I use a T/C Contender 30-30 with a red dot scope.Love it!
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:20 AM
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I've got a Ruger Superblackhawk .44mag, with a 2x Swift scope ... it's a death-ray inside 100 yds.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:02 PM
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i have a smith and wesson 500 magnum,its a beast
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:45 PM
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I just bought a .41 mag Ruger SA. Maybe I'll give it a try.
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