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Old 04-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #11
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Started with a #41 Smith on Squirrels,rabbits.Shot that for a few years.Then began reloading and found it easier,more efficient going with cast 140 g,SWC's out of a Python.Which is still the preferred setup.No sxpansion,just a clean hole.The advantage with the Python is to have some JHP's on hand for varmints...G-hogs,yotes.

Although I've got other 44's....some maybe even better suited to Deer hunting,an old # 4" 629 is the go-to venison getter.Closest shot was from a ground blind @ 10 or so feet....yes,feet.Nice 8 point,got complete penetration,end to end with a classic Keith/Lyman 429421.

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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well even when rifle hunting most of my shots are under 50 yards. so i figure what the hey, let me try a pistol.

did this with my gp100 at 50 yards the other day.. with just a little more practice and playing with the sights i think i'll be just fine.

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Old 04-13-2013, 01:07 AM   #13
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I started hunting with a thompson center contender in .44mag a couple years ago. 3pt buck taken with it. Last year I got a CVA optima .50 cal. black powder pistol and shot a 4pt buck. Both deer shot at 50 and 30 yards out of treestand. I'm hooked on pistol hunting!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:33 AM   #14
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I carry a handgun as a backup weapon when hunting. I have taken deer with a handgun but it was because my rifle or shotgun was out of reach.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #15
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I used a DW revolver with a 8" barrel to kill close to 200 hogs over 20 years. Some trapped. most stalked up close enought to take the shoulders out. Ammo was 170gr speer sp or 180gr hard cast at 1150fp. Easy to control and did the job well. Loaded some way hotter loads but recovery was not very quick and they were not enjoyable to shoot one handed. Also used a red dot for all those years. Took a couple deer with some old 158gr rem ammo .
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #16
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I cannot comment on the deer back east but here in north Idaho factory ammo 158 grain hollow points make short work of white tails with in hand gun range.They work real well on elk and black bear as well.

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