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Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Are you hunting (big game)with a Revolver or semiautomatic hand cannon? What are you useing and why?
Im useing my old standby Desert eagle 44 mag with 10" barrel and Leupold M8 2X scope.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Either my Ruger redhawk in 44 mag or my new S&W 1006 in 10mm.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Ruger Redhawk 5 1/2 inch. Got a wolf with it couple of weeks ago. Taking it along to PA for deer season in a couple weeks. My open sighted 12 inch encore in .454 Casull doesn't count?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Ruger Super Redhawk, .44 Magnum, 7.5" barrel, Hogue grip, Millett red dot. Carrying 270 gr Speer bullets in handloads. Now if I can just get a shot while carrying it...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

I have used and do use several different handguns for hunting deer, bear and wild boar. Depending on what I hunt from:
Shooting house or stand I like an XP-100 rear grip in 7x08 but will use a BF or XL on occasion.
Ground blind I prefer the 30-30 XL with iron sights.
Stalking on the ground I use a OM Blackhawk 44mag, a SW 66 357 mag or an XL in 30-30 or 30 Merill.

On occasion I have hunted with a 445 DW but the gun is very heavy and is not comfortable to haul around all day. I no longer hunt with the Contender.

The autos stay in the safe when it comes to my hunting. The only autos I hunt with are shotguns and that is not a frequent occourance.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

A lot of fancy handguns here. I guess I'm out gunned or maybe I'm just too cheap to go that fancy...But here's the handgun that has taken most of my handgun shot deer. I've shown this one before. Colt SAA 4 3/4" barrel .357 magnum. 140 grain Hornady XTP over 18.5 grains of W-296 and a WSPM primer.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

I bought the Colt in 1966 and semi-retired it in 1990. I now use a Ruger Blackhawk .357 magnum 6 1/2" barrel. 140 grain Remington SJHP over 19.0 grains of W-296 and a WSPM primer.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Bushmaster? Is the grip frame aluminum? did you take the finish off or did it come that way?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

The Blackhawk guns all have aluminum grip frames, except a few OM guns that were sent out with fitted brass frames.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Yup...I removed the Paint(?) from the aluminum parts...Gives the revolver some distinction. Don't you think? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Gave it a nice look! Very Happy
My new Super black Haawk has a steel frame. Is this just because its a Super BH? All my BH's have aluminum except my old model 357.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

Super Blackhawks and the Bisley models have steel grip frames. Unfortunately they all have aluminum ejector rod housings.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

My SBH has an after Mkt ejector rod housing made of steel. Purchased gun used so it was not me that installed it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

I don't know, roklok...If my 6 1/2" barreded Blackhawk had a steel ejector rod housing it would be even more muzzle heavy then it is now. This Ruger has seen a lot of use, both shooting and being carried on horse back. It's been bounced from saddle high to the rocky ground and neglected at times and it still shoots 5 rounds inside of 2" at 25 yards...It may have some aluminum parts, but it is a tough handgun...This one is nicked, scratched and holster worn (has charactor)... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Hunting with a REAL hand gun? What you useing? Reply with quote

A used gun is better than one that sets in the safe all the time. I have plenty of both! Embarassed

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