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Old 01-06-2013, 05:42 PM
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First Deer With A Pistol


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Well I've been hunting over 40 years and have killed over 200 deer in my lifetime, but never hunted with a pistol. I've been on a Ruger Blackhawk kick lately and finally decided to start carrying one with me hunting. This afternoon I shot my first deer with my Blackhawk in 45 Colt. 250 grain JHP Hornady pushed with HS-6. It was pretty impressive, huge doe and she went about 10 yards, you could really tell the impact was impressive when it hit her. 40 yard shot and I only hit her about 4 inches back from where I had her pointed. Now I'm hooked.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:52 PM
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Congrats, where's the pics?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:00 PM
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I'm not much on pics of does, but I could go and take a pic of a cooler full of meat for you
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:01 PM
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That is why I always carry a large caliber handgun with me deer hunting. A close shot is easier with a handgun than a large rifle.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:09 PM
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Better yet send me some Backstrap
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:31 PM
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Congratulations Mirage.

Been hunting whitetail with a SS pistol for many years. Now this year my son took his first deer with his 41 mag S&W...now he might be hooked also.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:58 PM
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We've all seen pictures of a big doe...how about showing us the gun?!

I've shot a few critters with my Contenders, but never with a big revolver. I bet that was pretty cool.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:11 AM
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When I get home tonight, I'll post pics of the Blackhawk kick I've been on lately
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:05 PM
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Can anyone help me with loading pics, I'm having a h*lluva time.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:45 PM
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Have killed 3 deer with a 45 Auto. Sadly all were ones hung up in fences - woven wire with a strand of barbed wire - basically mercy shots as they were too far gone to save. Was in time to free two that did recover - one that had a noticeable limp for at least the next two years, but bore fawns both years.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:53 AM
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I'll never forget the first deer I took with my Super Black Hawk .44 mag.
I'd practiced with that dang thing for months, mainly from a sitting position.
This deer got up from its bed at about 30 yards.
I tried to sit, but I couldn't see it from there.
So, I stood up, took a two handed grip, and squeezed the shot.
The thing dropped in its tracks.
I thought 'Holy Crap" this thing works!
Very satisfying.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:24 PM
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When it happens you don't have time to be surprised and that's for sure. I've killed a bunch of 'em with two different .357s, a SBH and an old .41 BH. Many hunters simply don't appreciate the killing power of these powerful revolvers. Congratulations and get pics next time.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:33 PM
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Congrates on your deer with a handgun. Like you I also harvested a doe with my S&W 329PD. Hornady 240gr HP did the job at 37yards. This comeing season I want to take one with my new Kimber Pro Carry II in 45ACP. Anyone out there ever shot one with this handgun caliber? I have not decided on 230gr HP @ 900 fps or 200gr HP @ 1000+ fps. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:01 PM
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I've taken quite a few after that first.
I limited myself to 40 yards with iron sights (That's a whole new discussion)
That .45 should be quite effective within its range.
Practice and shot placement are the key.
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