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What is everyone using this year for their handgun hunting? I am using my Super Blackhawk 44 Rem Mag with 240gr Nosler JHP's, H110, WW cases, and CCI350 primers. Shoots pretty well out of my 7.5" gun and should be good for these little Va deer. I do have some Beartooth 250gr WFNGC bullets on the bench and may work up a load for them if I have time. They look like some mean bullets and should be good for bigger game also. Scotty
 

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Well I'm gonna pack my Ruger Security Six in a hip holster. Its not my main hunting rig. Just a backup in case I get a deer close, say about 25 yards. I've killed a couple with it before using 158 gr. Rem. jhp and 15.5 gr. H110 and CCI 550 primers. Its a warm load but hasn't gave me any pressure signs and shoots good. My dream gun is a Blackhawk in .45 Colt.
 

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I'll definitely take my 6.5JDJ Contender out a time or two, although season will be far too short this year, since I'll be hunting out of state the first week of gun.
 

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Ive got a single six, that I just mounted a scope on. Gonna try it out on some squirrels when season opens Oct 9. This is my first time with a scoped handgun, kinda anxious to see how well I can shoot it.
 

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I'll be carrying my Blackhawk Convertible in .45LC.

For a long gun locally, it'll be either my 870 with slugs or my Henry in 45LC due to the heavy cover. If I go to my SiL's camp, I'll take the 700BDL in .308 for the longer shots.

I just hope I SEE something this year.
 

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I hunt deer with a handgun in close cover. 35 yards is a long shot. With a 260 gr. Keith-style bullet over 9.2 gr. of Unique, which results in right at 900 fps, my Uberti 1873 Flat Top Target gets the job done cleanly with minimal fuss.
 

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This year I will be using my BFR in .500 JRH with a 6.5-inch barrel and an Ultradot 30 strapped to the top. My load consists of a 440 grain cast bullet (truncated cone) at right about 1,300 fps.
 

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I'm shooting about 1.5in. at 25yrds. It's pretty thick where I hunt, So that makes me deer-good to 50, can'y hardly see past that anyway. Killed a deer at about 40yrds. with a 250WFNGC at about 950-1000 last year, basically the same load...just a hammer!!
 

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My 45colt with a 4 5/8bl will get all the duties this year.I will be using 360,350,300,275,and 255gr boolits.As one performs it's duties I'll move on to the next.All will be 1200fps and slower.
 
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