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    I've hunted squirrels and groundhogs with a H&R Sportsman 999, Ruger Single Six, Ruger 22/45, Browning Buckmark, Ruger GP-100 .357 Mag. 6" barrel, Dan Wesson .357 Mag. 8" barrel (scoped), S&W model 29 .44 Mag. 8 3/8" barrel, Colt 45acp series 70 Govt. model and Desert Eagle .357 Mag.

    All of them were great, but I'm looking forward to purchasing a Ruger Bisley in 45 Colt and continuing to hunt.

    Good hunting, Bowhunter57

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    Hunting Handguns

    Taurus Raging Bull Blue 6.5 " 454 Casull--------Deer and hogs
    Ruger SRH SS 9.5" 44 Rem Mag---------------Deer and hogs
    Ruger SBH SS 10.5" 44 Rem Mag--------------Deer and hogs
    Ruger Vaquero SS 4.75" 45 Colt---------------Knock around revolver

    Would use either on coyote or bobcat if the situation ever presented itself.

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    Handgun Hunting

    I went to New Mexico buffalo hunting and brought one down with a 500 magnum Smith & Wesson revolver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    For the love of all that is holy, please do everyone in Kentucky a favor and get the shotgun.

    A .50AE for home defense...some people watch WAY too many movies.
    +10 Mike, I knows we don' agree on much, but we do on dis!

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    Whitetails I use a Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt loaded with ruger pressure level 300 grain XTP's. Out to about 35 yards its quite accurate for a gun with a four and five-eights inch barrel and fixed sights.

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    My Ruger SuperBlackhawk Stalker is the only gun I've used for the last 25 years. It gets much venison.

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    Used to hunt squirrels with a Ruger Single Six when much younger.

    I hunt wild boar with a Ruger Redhawk, 7.5" barrel using 270 gr. bonded soft point bullets.

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    BM .22 for tree rats and a GP100 for deer out to about 60 yds. (180 gr load)

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    Ruger MkII for small game. Dan Wesson 744VH8 for everything else. Topped with a 2-6X32 Buushnell Trophy it's taken deer out to 150yds. I admire you guys that shoot the truely giant single actions. But a 310gr .430 out the muzzle @ 1270fps is plenty stout for me. The DW is a dream to shoot and super accurate. I still love all my Rugers though.

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    i've used everything from a .22 2" kit gun to a 6" .44 mag, mostly, tho, ccw type autoloaders, .38 snubs. My hunting is rarely hunting per se, it is field testing of various loads and bullet weights, on flesh and blood. it is irrelevant to me what monster revolvers can do, since nobody uses such for self defense, and almost nobody knows what their ccw load will do on bodies. instead they believe the bs war stories and marketing hype.

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    I've taken much small game with 22 autoloaders and revolvers in 357 and 44 mag, but this is my current deer slayer. Encore with custom Bullberry 10" 44 mag barrel.


    I took this nice 130" buck two years ago with it.

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    wanna try hogs and maby deer up REAL close with hot buffalo bore +p loads out of my:
    HK45. go ahead, down play it, but at 25 yards and under i sure as heck wouldnt wanna be standin in front of it.

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    I guess I'm considered old when I say this But I use a Uberti 1847 Walker Black Powder 44 Cap and Ball revolver to hunt pigs where I live in Central Texas, The very first time I went hunting Was a bit over kill for I had loaded .454 Hornady round balls with ( 60 grains ) blackpowder
    Darn near took the head off of a 400+ lb hog so I had to back down the grainage of powder to 40 to 45 grains. but I will shoot very accuartely at 50 yrds But I have hit stationary full size targets at 100 yrds with it not In the X but I was in the 9 ring. I was very impressed with this revolver, so much that I bought a conversion cylinder for it to use 45LC in it. ofcourse the gun has a 9inch barrel and its hefty weight of 4 1/2 lbs empty. but it was designed to shoot the horse out from underneath the indian who was riding it. gotta love my holy black.

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    454 Taurus Raging Bull for hogs and soon to be deer......


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    Quote Originally Posted by swampcrawler View Post
    wanna try hogs and maby deer up REAL close with hot buffalo bore +p loads out of my:
    HK45. go ahead, down play it, but at 25 yards and under i sure as heck wouldnt wanna be standin in front of it.
    Many years ago, my brother took a whitetail with a Colt Commander and self-defense loads at about 30 yards, with no problems at all.
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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    Started with rabbits on the trapline with him and his I&J .22 and then armadillos with a S&W 22A while carring it on walks to rabbits and squirrels with it as well, now have a Dan Wesson 15-2 .357mag that I've taken a few amardillos with but plan on trying jack rabbits, coyotes and maybe a doe in late season if I have a tag left after archery season.

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    I mostly have used my Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt with 255 gr or 300 gr cast SWC at about 1250 fps. It'll penetrate a mule deer almost lengthwise. I've also used my 7tcu Contender for Montana Mule deer.

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    Mostly hunt deer.
    Ruger SRH 454 Casull
    Savage Sriker 308
    Freedom Arms 475 Linebaugh.

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    Been many years, but have hunted whitetails with my Ruger .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexherring View Post
    I mostly have used my Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt with 255 gr or 300 gr cast SWC at about 1250 fps. It'll penetrate a mule deer almost lengthwise. I've also used my 7tcu Contender for Montana Mule deer.
    Hopefully, you don't hunt airplanes. My first airplane came from Hebron, ND, not too far distant from you. LOL!

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    Ruger Single Six for squirrels and rabbits.
    Ruger Blackhawk .44 Special for deer and javelin.
    Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Mag for deer and up...all open sights.

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