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Old 08-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #11
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Just asking. I have taken deer at 75-100 yards with my gun. I practice at this range and I'm comfortable shooting off handed this far. I might consider taking 125 yard shot off of a good rest, but this would be my personal maximum, and everything else would have to be perfect.

I've never hunted elk either, sounds like a blast though. I did shoot a bear in U.P. Michigan 2 years ago. same load did the job with full body cavity pass through. 65 yards quartering away and broke the off side shoulder blade on its way out. Amazing power from such a small package.

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Sweet stories guys. I'm so excited about my first season with a revolver. I would like to paint the front sight orange or some color any suggestions? And also I know one post was talking about Speer being used. What ammo do you guys think is the best used or what do you use and grain?

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Take a look at Williams fire sites. They beat paint hands down. If I had to use paint it would be temporary, and most probably white. Unless I was shooting over snow, then it would be black. Think best contrast to your background while hunting.

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Works magic from a 7.5 inch Blackhawk revolver. Very clean burning load and little smoke and flash. I settled on this load quite a few years ago and have never seen the reason to change it. I load to 28.0 grains and a chrono measured 1750 FPS from my gun. Velocity spread is appx +-20 fps for a 10 shot group. Works great down to about 10 deg temps, colder than that and I'll stay inside.

Bullet Weight (Gr.) 200 GR.
Manufacturer Speer Gold Dot JHP
Powder Hodgdon H110
Bullet Diam. .429"
C.O.L. 1.600"
StartGrs. 27.5
Vel. (ft/s) 1708
Pressure 29,000 CUP
MaxGrs. 28.5
Vel. (ft/s) 1806
Pressure 37,800 CUP

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Lucznik. Wyoming has out standing White Tail hunting in the Black Hills, as well as central Wyoming. The White Tail population has grown too much in many parts of the state.

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Works magic from a 7.5 inch Blackhawk revolver. Very clean burning load and little smoke and flash. I settled on this load quite a few years ago and have never seen the reason to change it. I load to 28.0 grains and a chrono measured 1750 FPS from my gun. Velocity spread is appx +-20 fps for a 10 shot group. Works great down to about 10 deg temps, colder than that and I'll stay inside.

Bullet Weight (Gr.) 200 GR.
Manufacturer Speer Gold Dot JHP
Powder Hodgdon H110
Bullet Diam. .429"
C.O.L. 1.600"
StartGrs. 27.5
Vel. (ft/s) 1708
Pressure 29,000 CUP
MaxGrs. 28.5
Vel. (ft/s) 1806
Pressure 37,800 CUP
I appreciate the help but I know nothing about reloading! Is this anything near the factory box of Speer? What factory load would you choose?
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No the standard Speer Gold Dot is only •Muzzle Velocity: 1075 fps for the factory load. The Load that I quoted is 1750 fps, huge difference in energy.

Sorry you don't reload. Any friends nearby at the local club who could help you out? It is a worthwhile thing to learn if you are going to shoot a lot of ammo. My cost per box of 50 on this load is about $12. Kind of makes you think....

For a factory hunting load the old black talon loads were hard to beat. Remington and Winchester both make a hardball load in 240 grains that many people swear by. Winchester makes a razorback hollowpoint that a non-reloading friend of mine swears by.

Fiocchi Extrema Ammunition 44 Remington Magnum 200 Grain Hornady XTP Jacketed Hollow Point comes as close to my load as anything I can find from the factory loads. •Muzzle Velocity: 1490 fps •Muzzle Energy: 1008 ft. lbs

Hornady LEVERevolution Ammunition 44 Remington Magnum 225 Grain Flex Tip eXpanding also looks pretty good. •Muzzle Velocity: 1410 fps •Muzzle Energy: 993 ft. lbs.

Both these are a little on the pricy side but offer high terminal performance, like stop a charging bear level of energy without an extreme pass through. Hope this helps.


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Speer Gold Dot Ammunition 44 Remington Magnum 210 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point, Muzzle Velocity: 1450 fps, Muzzle Energy: 980 ft. lbs. This is listed as handgun Hunting ammo on the box. Very close to my load.

All This info quoted from midways website...

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Nice pronghorn. I've always wanted to hunt one but have not had the chance yet. What kind of range were you shooting at?
Thanks. He's not huge but, I'm pretty satisfied nonetheless.

This one was taken at just shy of 50 yds.
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Lucznik. Wyoming has out standing White Tail hunting in the Black Hills, as well as central Wyoming. The White Tail population has grown too much in many parts of the state.
Yes, I know. I just don't get much of a chance to go up there to often. I'd love to go and get one but, in almost 3 decades of hunting I've never had a chance at a white tail.
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I have had good luck on Shirley Mtn. The White Tail first showed up there in the 1970s. I made the first recorded kill of a WT on Shirley Mtn.

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