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Old 01-20-2011, 07:14 PM
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How many out there use a hand gun to hunt big game? and what caliber do you use? seen it on tv but i dont know anyone that uses 1 .
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:30 PM
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I use one to hunt bear and mountain lion, 44 mag.. I have a Ruger Super Blackhawk, Two Super RedHawks, and a Smith & Wesson model 329 PD Airlight, all 44 Mags.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:36 AM
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I have carried my S&W 686 .357 numerous times but have yet to shoot a deer with it. I have had several chances but just didn't think to use the pistol because I had a rifle in my hands. Once, I had a big bodied 5 ptr right under my stand. I shot him pointing straight down with my rifle. Didn't even occur to me to pull the .357 instead.

One day I hope to get one with the pistol but I guess to answer your question, I don't hunt exclusively with a pistol.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:18 AM
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im getting ready to get me a s&w 44magnum.do they have hand gun scopes ?
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:25 AM
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I use a Ruger Super blackhawk, .44 mag. Had it scoped for a while but pulled it off, there is something about a simple wheelgun and open sights I prefer. Have taken Whitetails, Hogs and Bears with it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by droptine8
im getting ready to get me a s&w 44magnum.do they have hand gun scopes ?
Yes they do. I have a Super Redhawk 44 mag with a 2x Luepold on it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:31 AM
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I carry a handgun year round in the woods my 3 deer guns are a s&w model 19 357 a s&w 629mtn gun in 44mag and a s&w 625 mtn gun in 45colt I've killed deer with the 357 but not the others.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:52 AM
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I've used a TC Contender to successfully hunt deer, elk and antelope if that counts as a handgun. Super 14 in 7-30 Waters.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:40 AM
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I have successfully killed a caribou with a Glock 10mm in Alaska. Stalked up to within 20 yards and then shot in the neck. Hit the ground instantly! I had my Browning A Bolt with me for back up if needed.
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:39 PM
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Hand gun hunting is addictive, especially if your no good with a bow, like me. There are many benefits, such as easy to carry, easy to maneuver in stand, easy to keep out of bad weather, etc. I started by accident, I forgot my rifle at home and drove to deer hunting spot, all I had was the Super Blackhawk, and I got a buck that day! Game on!
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