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Old 10-18-2008, 03:01 PM
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I was watching one of the hunting shows on VS the orher night and saw a guy take a nice buck with a pistol! Anyone here hunt deer with a pistol? If so what kind of rounds do you use?
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:04 PM
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TC contender .357, or .454
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:25 PM
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Last year I took my first buck with my dads Taurus .44 Mag. Now I have a Smith and Wesson 629 classic in .44. A Ruger Super Red Hawk in .44 and a Contender with a super 14 .44 barrel. I'm looking forward to putting 44 caliber holes in deer for many years to come. I can't wait until December 1st!
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:16 PM
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I shot one with my .44 a few years back. BIG difference than when you're on the range with muffs on. LOL, my ears were ringing for while...at least I got her[8D]
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:32 PM
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.38 special...and looking to use a .357 probably in the future...
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:20 AM
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I've taken 4 does with a 357 mag, but it wasn't quite enough gun to get a good exit wound everytime(2 of 4).Moved up to a 44 mag last year, much better, but only two deer with it. I dont think a 38 spl is enough to ethically take a deer. Try to get up near 1000 ft/lbs energy. Very hot 357 ammo only has about 800 ft/lbs energy. My uncle has a new 460 smith, WOW. Looks like they were hit with a 30-06! One of my cousins has a .500 mag, but ammo costs so much he doesn't shoot it enough to hit anything, and its a hand full. Anything 41 mag and up is good for whitetails. And I know some of the guys on tv try 100-200 yd shots with handguns, but try to think bow ranges. Its not easy as it looks!
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I was watching one of the hunting shows on VS the orher night and saw a guy take a nice buck with a pistol! Anyone here hunt deer with a pistol? If so what kind of rounds do you use?
Taurus 44Mag 6-3/8" barrel
250g bullet
And like WV Hunter said, some headphones!
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:04 PM
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I ve shot a few nice bucks with a Savage Striker bolt action in 7mm-08 .
Had a burris 2x7-32 mm scope .
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:17 PM
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i sure miss this pistol , it was a .308 with a burris scope on it ....

......mmmmmmmm deadly!

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Old 10-20-2008, 01:38 PM
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.44 mag Super Red Hawk 10" barrel, just block your ears like someone else mentioned.

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