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Old 10-09-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Is there anything that you can hunt with a revolver? Does anyone go deer hunting with one?

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Old 10-09-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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You can hunt pretty much anything with a revolver of the correct caliber.
Providing it is legal in your hunting area.
Small Game with a .22
Med Game with a .357 (Maybe good enough for small whitetail Deer with good shot placement)
Large game .44 and up. (Deer, Bear Etc.)
I have hunted with a .44 Mag with a 7.5" barrel before but it limits MY (not everyones) shots to under 50 yards.
I prefer a rifle or carbine. I am ok with a pistol. not great but just ok. I am pretty good with a long arm and as such prefer them.

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Old 10-09-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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I took a 400 pound hog with a .44 mag. 300 grain sierra sp 1250 fps out of a 7.5" Super Blackhawk. Entry just under chin, exit hip about 2" from AH. Dropped him like a sack of excrement. Don't try that out of a Smith. Won't stand up to the pounding of a load like that.

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I really forget how many deer I`ve taken with a .44 mag. revolver, but enough to fill several freezers. I`ve taken 4 deer in the last 3 years with an Encore handgun in .357 max.

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Old 10-17-2007, 05:00 AM   #5
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I don't get to do alot of pistol hunting as I prefer a rifle, hands down, but I have gone a couple dozen times in the last 5-6 years, I have all the latest and greatest big bore stuff, I am working on filling the gap in the small bore part of my pistole collection, To answer your question, can you hunt with a pistol, absolutly, My what I deam hunting pistols are all scoped and very accurate, I have killed more paper than anything but with out a doubt could take any kind of game with no problem, I have a Smith& Wesson .460 that they claim will reach out 200 yards, but I have only shot 100 yards with it and punched a 4 inch 5 shot group with it, so I know it will do it, and with a little practice tighten up that group

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A better question should be what CAN'T you hunt with a revolver-especially with .454 casull,.460 S&W,.500 S&W on market. I havn't seen anything yet that my .454 casull won't put down quickly.

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I have killed deer with a Black hawk in .44 mag. I use a 240 gr XTP at max loading. It will kill a deer as good as anything but....I consider it similar to bow hunting. I must be within 50 yards and place the bullet through the lungs broadside. With a scope I can hit a 3" group at 100 yards but thats from a bench not through the forest! I will take a front shoulder shot on a deer quartering towards me with a 12 gauge slug or a good rifle load but I do not trust the .44 mag to perform like that. A 300 grain hard cast bullet will probably make the quartering shot work. My 240 grain XTP did not and I will never try that again! A 454 casull or one of the newer boomers like .460 or 500 smith would be much better.

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Ohio requires a handgun of .357 magnum or larger for deer. I live in Georgia now but haven't hunted here yet.

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I like to carry a Ruger 7 1/2 inch Super Blackhawk .44 mag in a shoulder holster as a backup, but the eyes are not what they used to be, so beyond 50 yards or so, I am not comfortable anymore with open sights.

I have thought of scoping it, but don't want to ruin the handling qualities of the gun. Dan

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Dan,
I agree with you about putting a scope on the gun you have. BUT Ruger now has a Black Hawk Hunter with scope mounts on it, sounds like a good excuse to buy a new gun to me.

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