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Any handgun hunters here?

Old 07-01-2016, 12:11 PM
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Default Any handgun hunters here?

Hey guys, new member here. I hope y'all tolerate me.

Anyway, I was just wondering, how many of you here have ever hunted whitetail with a handgun? Revolver, single shot, semi-auto, specialty pistol, it doesn't matter what kind.
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:29 PM
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Yep Taurus Raging Bull .454 with the 8 3/8 barrel will put a deer in the dirt with a quickness. NEVER, EVER, EVER shoot the dang thing without ear pro though. Shot a deer forgot to put pro on in the heat of the moment ears rang for 3 days. Lucky I didn't seriously hurt myself.
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Tufrthnails
NEVER, EVER, EVER shoot the dang thing without ear pro though.
I hear ya.

No matter what I'm shooting, I always have hearing protection, even in the woods. It's sometimes inconvenient, but I'll take my hearing over a lack of convenience any day.
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Old 07-01-2016, 02:14 PM
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Welcome to the HNI forum. Looking back through the decades I wish I had taken that advice. Too much shooting and running power equipment without any ear protection. Back then nobody thought much about it. I can still hear a deer coming even through the constant ringing.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:38 PM
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Welcome to HNI and a double X2 on CI's comments! I have used a Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 Mag. I have not had much luck with it, but I am still experimenting with different optics set-ups. I am at the point of going to just "open sights!"
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:34 PM
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I take out a T/C Contender in 7mmTCU once in awhile. It has "untracked" several deer.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:04 PM
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T/C Contender also, 30-30. Shot a 141 gross buck with it, once.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:32 PM
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Yep, I do occasionally. Haven't taken one with it yet though.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:35 PM
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yes i love handgun hunting iv'e been successful at taking quite a few whitetail with handguns. freedom arms .454,.45 win mag same gun,10mm and a .45 acp and i just bought a para usa ls elite hunter which i haven't even shot yet that will be my next gun of choice for deer and some hogs. welcome aboard by the way!!
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Old 07-08-2016, 04:27 AM
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Welcome.I have a Traditions Vortek 50 cal muzzleloader pistol that I smoked a doe with a couple years ago.It is a lot of fun and the pathched round ball put the smack down on her.
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