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    This being the semi-auto forum, what semi-auto have you carried as a primary hunting gun? What animal? What ammunition? Get any shots, or just take the gun for a hike? Results?

    I've shot two javelinas with 1911's, one with Hydra-Shok, one with DPX. Several other javelina trips with no shots taken. Went looking for deer with a 1911, but didn't see any deer that year.

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    i've taken 2 deer with my beretta 92fs. both with speer god dot ammo. the first one went down with a single spinal cord shot (some luck in that). the second one i took last season. this one took 3 shots to finish it. the first shot went through a lung and into the heart, the buck jumped and then just stood there for me to get off another shot to the same area. the second shot dropped him to the ground, but he tried to get up again as i got close so i gave him one in the noggin. hunting with a 9 is a challenge! both deer were taken within 25 yards.

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    Every state has different rules. I'm not into hunting myself, but I'd swear that 9mm wasn't allowed in Louisiana where I grew up. Surprised they let it there. But, like I said before, every state is different.

    I think ya had to go w/ 45 ACP or 357 and up there....

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    I've hunted Rabbits and Squirrels with my Ruger MKII, and Coyotes, Deer and Antelope with my 50 AE.

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    I generally take a semi-auto with me, but just as a finisher. Nothing compares to a flying ounce of lead for take down power. I'll stick to the 3" magnum.

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    I went Bear hunting up in Alaska with my trusty Kel-Tec P3-AT 380 with some ball ammo. I love a good challenge. I was surrounded by a gang of big Bears and climbed a tree. I shot the first Bear in the right front paw and he took off after seeing the blast come from my trusty Kel-Tec P3-AT 380. The others were stunned. As they just stood there stunned I shot each between the eyes with my trusty Kel-Tec P3-AT 380. News got around in Bear country what I was carrying and I was left alone the rest of my hike. I plan on taking my trusty Kel-Tec P3-AT 380 on an African Safari next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
    I went Bear hunting up in Alaska with my trusty Kel-Tec P3-TA 380 with some ball ammo. I love a good challenge. I was surrounded by a gang of big Bears and climbed a tree. I shot the first Bear in the right front paw and he took off after seeing the blast come from my trusty Kel-Tec P3-AT 380. The others were stunned. As they just stood there stunned I shot each between the eyes with my trusty Kel-Tec P3-TA 380. News got around in Bear country what I was carrying and I was left alone the rest of my hike. I plan on taking my trusty Kel-Tec P3-TA 380 on an African Safari next year.
    Riiiggght.....

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    Careful with that thing, it's a 3AT, not a 3-TA! You'll put you're eye out!

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    As his signature says: "Never argue with an idiot...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMSBH44 View Post
    As his signature says: "Never argue with an idiot...."
    That's why I won't debate you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLB View Post
    Careful with that thing, it's a 3AT, not a 3-TA! You'll put you're eye out!
    I fixed it, I wonder if that was causing it to jam all the time. lol And you all know I'm not serious I hope, if not then it's not only me with a problem upstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big dutchman View Post
    i've taken 2 deer with my beretta 92fs. both with speer god dot ammo. the first one went down with a single spinal cord shot (some luck in that). the second one i took last season. this one took 3 shots to finish it. the first shot went through a lung and into the heart, the buck jumped and then just stood there for me to get off another shot to the same area. the second shot dropped him to the ground, but he tried to get up again as i got close so i gave him one in the noggin. hunting with a 9 is a challenge! both deer were taken within 25 yards.
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    May I use a handgun to hunt deer in Michigan?

    It is lawful to hunt deer with a handgun in Michigan. If using a conventional (smokeless powder) handgun in the "shotgun only" area of the State, you are restricted to a .35 caliber or larger handgun loaded with straight-walled cartridges. The handgun may be single-shot or multiple-shot but must not be capable of holding more than nine (9) rounds in the barrel and magazine combined.

    If you are hunting north of the "shotgun only" area of the State, you may use any type of handgun to hunt deer except a .22 caliber rimfire or smaller caliber rimfire.

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    They just recently allowed rifles in my area of NYS. Used to be just shotgun. It now says "any centerfire ammunition." So I guess you could use that 3AT!

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    spacedoggy, you must use a straight walled case of 35 cal or greater south of a line from Muskegon to Saginaw. Considering the size of corn fed deer south of that line it makes sense to use a 10mm. Yes, the deer in southern Michigan are that big! Regards, Richard

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    After I let my wife shoot her P22 a couple times, I headed out for the end of squirrel season and got 3. 5 shots=3 squirrel. Not too bad for a plinking pistol. I need clarification on the rules here in Ohio. I was thinking about getting the EAA Witness Hunter in 10mm (if they still make them). the rules state a 5"barrel min., straight walled cartridge of at least .357 cal. I'm not real sure if they are talking about diameter, or ballistic equilvalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumbermill View Post
    After I let my wife shoot her P22 a couple times, I headed out for the end of squirrel season and got 3. 5 shots=3 squirrel. Not too bad for a plinking pistol. I need clarification on the rules here in Ohio. I was thinking about getting the EAA Witness Hunter in 10mm (if they still make them). the rules state a 5"barrel min., straight walled cartridge of at least .357 cal. I'm not real sure if they are talking about diameter, or ballistic equilvalent.
    - Good shooting!

    - Not sure what the problem is. 10mm is 40 caliber, which is bigger than .357, even in Ohio. Or is it the barrel length that's a problem? IIRC, the Witness' barrel may be a hair shorter than 5", no? It's hard to imagine any game warden being that much of a Cartman, but there are such horse's behinds out there, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
    Caught the sucker in mid-charge, did you? You goin' for the full mount, or just the cape?

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