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Old 10-03-2008, 03:39 PM   #11
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:07 PM   #12
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Pistols are nice, and I love them all, but maybe you might have heard this famous quote before:

"A pistol is for fighting with until you can get a rifle"

There is a reason for that, and hunting is no exception. No matter how great the pistol, it still isn't as good, as accurate, as effective or as powerful as a rifle.

Hunting should always be about the ethical and swift killing of the animal. In my mind, having the best possible tool to insure that is the responsibility of the hunter.


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I completely agree. If I didn't live in Ohio I would use an M1 Grand, 7mm or 25 06. My rifle skills are fine but I have to think that a .44MAG or a 460 would be more accurate than a smooth bore shot gun.
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I completely agree. If I didn't live in Ohio I would use an M1 Grand, 7mm or 25 06. My rifle skills are fine but I have to think that a .44MAG or a 460 would be more accurate than a smooth bore shot gun.
Actually those smoothbores have been doing a pretty good job in states that restrict people to using them .

20+ years ago the ammo companies redesigned many slugs to be quite accurate from the smooth bore and a few gun makers came out with rifled shotgun barrels .

Not wanting to kill your interest in handguns here but if it is only for the once a year deer hunt you would be better served with a Mossberg 500 with two barrels , one for typical shot for whatever purpose and one designed for deer hunting with slugs and topped off with a scope . It would be a much more economical setup and close the deal on a whitetail to 100+ yards .

At ranges beyond that you get into the need for either a rifle or a specialty pistol chambered for a rifle round or a wildcat .

The T/C Encore would be the cheapest way to go and a 30-30 , 6.8mm Remington or 7-30 Waters barrel .

As a matter of fact if the gun is purely for hunting the T/C and a rifle round like the Waters or the 6.8mm Remington would be your best bet .
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Better yet have you even fired handguns enough to deal with the recoil and shoot them well .

If not I'm betting you'll touch off that 44 mag a few times case it up and want to trade/sell it off faster than you bought it and take a huge loss .

You can always send it off to Magna-Port, and have a dual port done on it. Makes a huge difference!
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Rick,

Just get what YOU like. If a PC 44 Mag tickles your fancy then get one or two. There is no law that says you can't have more than one gun... for damned sure. I have five 44 Magnums and shoot them all. And then there's the other 17 handguns I shoot occasionally. GO FOR IT BUDDY!

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