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Old 11-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #41
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I shoot my HK USP (.40 S&W) at the 100 meter range hitting center mass. Just need to know your gun and where to place the sights in relation to the target. My friend uses his Taurus 1911 at 100 meters. I place the sights of his .45 about four inches to the right of the head to hit center mass.

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I would recommend the Thompson Contender Pistol in 10" barrel.
I use to shoot silhouette big bore competition with one in 30-30 Cal. One might scoff at 30-30 for long range but there are things you can do to make it one phenominal hunting or long range, accurate weapon. I loaded mine with the 168gr. Sierra Boat Tail, HP Bullets and close to 308 specification. I will be glad to provide you with the loading data if you would like. But it would shoot 4" groups at 200 yards from the Creedmore shooting position which we used during the competition. If you scoped it, it would probably do better! We were only allowed to use iron sights in the competition. It smoked the steel Rams at 200 yards!

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100 yard kills with a pistol are difficult. I would take a 100 yard shot on a nuisance animal such as a hog or coyote but not a game animal. According to who you talk to 800 to 1000 ft lb of energy is required for a firearm to be adequate for big game hunting. Not many pistols meet that standard at the muzzle.

Given that statement you are pretty much locked into a contender or an S&W X frame.

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Tgt shooting at LR is both fun and challenging but LR pistol hunting should be limited to specialty pistols in calibers suited for the task.

Even coyotes & hogs deserve a clean, one shot kill.

If you want to be the next Elmer Keith, get yourself a .44 wheelgun and start your reloading career. Please do not take a shot on game until you can put a full cylinder in the kill zone - every time from a variety of field shooting positions.

Personally, I have a .44 SuperBlackhawk in 5.5" - for SASS competition and occasional LR shots - on Tgts.

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Tgt shooting at LR is both fun and challenging but LR pistol hunting should be limited to specialty pistols in calibers suited for the task.

Even coyotes & hogs deserve a clean, one shot kill.

If you want to be the next Elmer Keith, get yourself a .44 wheelgun and start your reloading career. Please do not take a shot on game until you can put a full cylinder in the kill zone - every time from a variety of field shooting positions.

Personally, I have a .44 SuperBlackhawk in 5.5" - for SASS competition and occasional LR shots - on Tgts.
Actually a 44 mag is a marginal hunting round. From your SBH there isn't any factory ammo that will go 1,300 fps with a 220 gr bullet. I am talking about a real world test, not a shot from a test barrel.

http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/44mag.html
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That's awesome! .243 would make an excellent choice for a rechamber. The .221 is a varmint round, but with the .243 you could use that on deer. Very cool.
Not so in Tennessee! Minimun caliber for handgun hunting for deer is .30 caliber.

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Actually a 44 mag is a marginal hunting round. From your SBH there isn't any factory ammo that will go 1,300 fps with a 220 gr bullet. I am talking about a real world test, not a shot from a test barrel.
I have clocked some Federal and Winchester 240 gr JHPs from my 7 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk at 1390 fps. And some of my handloads with 245 gr. SWC clock 1530 fps. Not done much with 220 grs but have pushed 180 gr. JHP to over 1700 fps.

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As to long range shooting, I've never participated in any silhouette matches, but have shot over the course. My Super Blackhawk 7 1/2" .44 Magnum works just fine out to 200 meters on the rams.

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My home range has a man size steel at 100 yards. We ring the steel regularly with any caliber handgun.
My favorite is a 22lr Ruger 22/45, but all handguns are fun at this range. even the .45 ACP 1911

Perhaps you need (at least) two guns. One for targets and another for game.

I always like it when the solution is two guns.

There are many choices from .44 Magnum and up for game. A good single action might be the most affordable, A great S&W might be unaffordable.
I would love to have one of the new S&W 460's.

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My home range has a man size steel at 100 yards. We ring the steel regularly with any caliber handgun.
My favorite is a 22lr Ruger 22/45, but all handguns are fun at this range. even the .45 ACP 1911

Perhaps you need (at least) two guns. One for targets and another for game.

I always like it when the solution is two guns.

There are many choices from .44 Magnum and up for game. A good single action might be the most affordable, A great S&W might be unaffordable.
I would love to have one of the new S&W 460's.
I like the idea of two guns .
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