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Old 11-15-2010, 07:12 AM
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I am thinking about taking my .44 revolver this coming weekend to try and harvest a doe. My question is, can i carry my muzzleloader as well or does the law not permit this?..Thanks
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:52 AM
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I'm not sure of the law, but why complicate things? I'd choose one or the other...
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:06 AM
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You can take both with you.

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
I'm not sure of the law, but why complicate things? I'd choose one or the other...
I'd like to harvest a deer with a pistol, however, I'm only confident with it out to about 40 yards and being the peak of the rut, I want to be able to shoot out to 150 just in case the big boy decides to step out a little farther than 40 yards..And Thanks Bob!!
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:53 AM
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I am thinking about taking my .44 revolver this coming weekend to try and harvest a doe. My question is, can i carry my muzzleloader as well or does the law not permit this?..Thanks
A 44 magnum can reach way out there.

The story of Elmer Keith's famous, or infamous, 600 yard shot with a short barreled revolver has been told and retold many times over the decades since it happened. Sometimes this tale is told by people using it as evidence that handguns can be used at long range, sometimes by people who think Keith was another old cowboy telling tall tales.

Many of you have heard of Bob Munden. He's famous for both lightning fast quick draws with a Colt Single Action Army (SAA), and just about any other handgun, and long range shooting. In one demonstration that's been shown on Shooting USA several times he used a stock 6" iron sighted Smith and Wesson 44 Magnum (629) and factory ammunition to pop a balloon at 600 yards using a truck hood for a rest. That doesn't prove that Keith made his shot, it does show that it is possible for someone to shoot that well.
Of all the times the incident comes up the real story is seldom told. It wasn't as if Keith drew his revolver and dropped the deer offhand at 600 yards. He had been shooting that gun and load at several hundred yards that week and knew the kind of hold over he would need. He also didn't do it in one shot, and was prone. None of those facts changes the truth of the story or diminishes Keith's accomplishment or shooting ability. In my opinion it does give more credence to the story.
While I don't make any claim that I can shoot as well as Elmer Keith I do know how well I can shoot at long range and I've seen other, better, shots do amazing things with handguns at long range. I believe Elmer Keith made that shot. Here is one of Keith's recounting of the infamous shot...

Go here to read more.
http://www.handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=34


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Old 11-17-2010, 07:20 AM
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Thank jrbsr..I do believe that they are effective at much longer range than what I can shoot personally, however, I am not as good with a handgun as with my bow or muzzleloader..We will just have to see what happens I suppose
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