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Old 07-08-2016, 04:32 AM
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Harvested a few several years ago with a TC contender in 35 rem. My dads cousin gave me a Taurus 500 S&W with the stipulation that I shoot a deer with it so it looks like I will be hunting with it next year
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:29 PM
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Cool, I have ever hunted by a handgun, will try this season.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:27 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

Originally Posted by Haroldhunter
Cool, I have ever hunted by a handgun, will try this season.
Great! Good luck this season.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:07 PM
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Went through a fairly long phase of hangun hunting to supplement my archery tactics (getting close) as back in the dark ages (when I was young) seeing 50 or so deer pretty much every outing was common so rifle hunting, while great for just getting meat, was a bit of a bore. Back when I started doing it, .44mag was still a fairly new cartridge and me and the old man decided to give the S&W model 29 a spin. Now the old man was a HUGE Colt fan as was I so this was a bit of a step for him. He also loved Rugers but he didn't know about the Ruger Blackhawk that Sturm had put out. I dropped many deer with that old 29 and quite a number of hogs over the years. After about 3 or 4 years I ran across the Blackhawk and fell absolutely in love with both the feel as well as the design so I bought 2!! One for the old man and one for me. Still have them both. Now with old man eyes I have to glass all my hunting rigs since irons are just too fuzzy to shoot accurately anymore. Kinda takes the intent of getting close out of the mix since with glass a 100 yard shot is pretty easy with my .44mags, .454cas, .500S&W's I just don't do it all that much anymore. Gettin old sucks!!
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:23 PM
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I usually take a doe or two with a revolver every year. I always carry one during the gun season in IL.
Im thinking about only carrying it this year and leaving the slug gun in the truck. I usually opt for the slug gun if big horns show up.
Ive taken a couple 2 year olds, but maybe this year I can improve on that. .44 mag, .454 Casull, .45LC and the .50 are the choices I have, all have taken deer.
Ruger and Smiths are my weapons of choice.

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:52 AM
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Yep. I use my Lone Eagle in 44 Mag and my Smith XVR in .460 Have yet to shoot any more than once or loose one!!!
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:52 PM
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"that works" nice deer !
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:04 PM
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I definitely have room for improvement.

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Old 07-28-2016, 06:17 PM
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Good shootin, guys. Nice bucks!
Here is one I shot with the 30-30 T/C.

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Old 07-28-2016, 06:30 PM
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Welcome to Huntingnet TN Lone Wolf. I have hunted with a T/C encore, Redhawk, and now a Super Redhawk. All chambered in 44 mag too.
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