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Old 10-28-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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hello so i'm lookin for a better sidearm while deer/elk hunting. prey would be grouse and rabbits, accuracy and weight is my issue .22 revolver gift from dad when i was younger. Time to upgrade, i've thought about gettin a cal. that can take a birdshot but i don't kno much about them, accurate at how far and would it damage rifling. Or do i just get a accurate gun and plink em in the head. any thoughts or opinions appreciated

nobody hunt big game and carry a pistol with them for small game?

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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hell, I'm lucky to hit birds and small game with a shotgun, let alone a handgun.

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hell, I'm lucky to hit birds and small game with a shotgun, let alone a handgun.
takes a dozen shots with my current pistol to finally nail one in the head or neck and not too many hang around that long
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Why would you want to shoot small game while big game hunting. Seems a little redundant.

Bang..............there goes every deer in earshot.

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Why would you want to shoot small game while big game hunting. Seems a little redundant.

Bang..............there goes every deer in earshot.
i assumed sumone would say that sooner or later i've shot at many birds and run into deer and elk within 100 yards. maybe i should have asked what would be a good pistol for shootin small game? lol
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I have a Taurus .22 revolver that is very accurate and handy to carry. I have a Ruger MkI target model with 5 1/2" bull barrel that is VERY accurate but weighs nearly as much as my Super Blackhawk. I mostly carry the Taurus in situations you describe. I also carry a folding wrist rocket to use for spruce chickens. The main reason I like to carry the .22 is in case someone gets disoriented and you need to fire some signal shots to bring them in. One time I had to use 5 or 6 rounds of my premium .338 rounds at about $2.25 per. After that I started toting the .22.

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i'm startin to lean towards just a better .22, cant seem to find much info on birdshot sounds more like you would use it for defense than shootin birds

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First, is it legal to carry more than one firearm when hunting in your area?

Second, is it legal to hunt small game during big game season?

Third, why in the hell would you want to use a pistol to hunt small game?

Fourth, are you serious that you will take several shots at any game to kill it?

Fifth, you ever hear of one shot one kill?

Sixth, as a hunter, I think your man card should be pulled for even hunting anything and not using the proper arm to humanly kill even the smallest game.

Seventh through tenth, WTF??

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Old 10-28-2010, 09:44 AM   #9
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skullcrusher Sir; fantastic; lololol All wonderful points;
although; I do carry a Ruger Single Six .22; for those close-up moments

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A suppressed Ruger 22/45 with a chopped barrel. Quiet as a church mouse.

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