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Old 06-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #21
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Do you know if the sights are adjustable on the 3in model?
GP 100 sights are not adjustable.....

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For hunting with a handgun get a blackhawk, if you have to have a double action get a redhawk. The gp is more of a defense/ plinker imo.
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I have a Dan Wesson .357 super magnum but it is not comfortable to carry for long periods of time , especially while sitting. My only other option is a Browning buck mark but I'm not sure if it would be legal here in VA
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Biggest question, why is it necessary to "finish off" a deer with a pistol? Been hunting for a lot of years and hunt with a group who has taken several hundred dear through the years. NEVER had the need to "finish off" a deer with a handgun during normal season. Focus on what's important and that's your first shot.
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The local game officer came to my neighbors house to put down an injured doe, he used a 10-22
Your game warden doesn't have to comply with the same rules you do as a hunter. It bears repeating; know the local game laws and comply with them.
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...most people that deer hunt with a pistol prefer at least an 8" barrel... some and also many mount scopes on their pistols.
That would make for a HUGE gun.

Personally, I prefer a 4" .357 and have taken three pronghorn with mine very cleanly at ranges as far as 74 yds - all with iron sights.
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Your game warden doesn't have to comply with the same rules you do as a hunter. It bears repeating; know the local game laws and comply with them.
I realize that, he wasn't hunting. I was affirming the ability of a well placed .22 to put down a deer.
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why is it necessary to "finish off" a deer with a pistol? Been hunting for a lot of years and hunt with a group who has taken several hundred dear through the years. NEVER had the need to "finish off" a deer....
You must be shooting very small deer. ;-)
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That would make for a HUGE gun.

Personally, I prefer a 4" .357 and have taken three pronghorn with mine very cleanly at ranges as far as 74 yds - all with iron sights.
Speaking of complying with laws, in Ohio a pistol has a minimum barrel length of 6 inches, I hope your states law makes your 4 inch hunting pistol legal.
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That would make for a HUGE gun.

Personally, I prefer a 4" .357 and have taken three pronghorn with mine very cleanly at ranges as far as 74 yds - all with iron sights.
yes it does, and my father has a 357 with an 8" barrel that is used for target practice that could be used for hunting if he wanted to.

that's perfectly fine as long as it's legal, but some states have restrictions on caliber and barrel length when hunting with a pistol. that is why i said what i said and also a longe barrel gives just a little more velocity plus a better sight radius for shooting with open sights. as i said before, best check the game regulations of the state you hunt in to be able to comply and be legal. most game wardens have even less a sense of humor than other LEO's!
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