Hunting with Pistols

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by flannelman, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    does anyone here hunt with pistols? and if so what kinds.
     
  2. Tinboat

    Tinboat New Member

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    I hunted deer with a Ruger Blackhawk in .41 mag, also carried a Ruger Redhawk in .44 mag but never got to use it. I carried a Highstandard double nine in .22 for years and then went to an AMT Lightening in .22 for squirrels.
     

  3. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    haven't in years. Last time I hunted was with a 454 casull.
    I loved that psitol! Took 2 nice bucks with it that year.
    If I remeber right I had a redfield scope on it.
     
  4. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    I used to coon hunt with a pistol. It was a Stoeger Lugar 22 cal. Made just like the German lugars except it was a 22. I was pretty good with it too.
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I use strictly handguns for deer.

    Mainly: Ruger Super Redhawk .454
    Saometimes: T/C Conteder .45-70
     
  6. triggerhappy

    triggerhappy New Member

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    S&W 57 or 58 (can't remember) in 41mag. for deer (My handloads surpass 44.mag energy levels:D) a .22 ruger single six for plinking and squirrels.
     
  7. okiecop

    okiecop New Member

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    Have thought about useing my carry pistol which is a s&w sigma in .40. it more of a duty pistol but think of the challenge.
     
  8. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    i knew a guy who shot a doe with a dessert eagle. he spooked the deer up and started shooting at it. he emptied the clip and wound up taking out two of her knee caps with one of the shots. she didn't go far and he finished her off.
     
  9. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    1. Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag
    2. Smith & Wesson 22 Jet
    3. Lone Eagle 308 Win
    You better have your muffs on with all of them:)
     
  10. Boogan1

    Boogan1 New Member

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    Ruger super blackhawk 10" .44 mag
     
  11. bowtech29

    bowtech29 New Member

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    I solely hunt with a pistol during modern rifle season. I use a 357 mag with a 6 inch barrel, the recoil is nice and you can still place a nice 38 round in it for simple target allowing you to get a good steady/cheap practice hand. I would however suggest to carry your rifle along with you for the first year at least just in case Mr. Big comes by and you test your own nerve more than he does.
     
  12. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Colt .22 mag/long rifle revolver (yes both on the same gun) for grouse/rabbit/etc.

    .41 cal Ruger (that was used during an archery bear hunt by force Bear tried to come up and join my dad and I in our tree stand, used the .41 to talk him out of it)