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I have been filling my tags with this one for over 2 decades. It is Rugers Stainless Redhawk. This one is in my favorite revolver caliber, the .41mag. I have cleanly taken whitetails, mule deer and even a fallow deer here in Texas with this one. The 2X Leupold scope really helps on those longer shots.

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I'm debating whether to get a 12-gauge for home defense and deer hunting, or a .50AE Desert Eagle for the same purposes. Not really sure which way to go.
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.
 

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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. :smt023

Good hunting, Bowhunter57
 

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

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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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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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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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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.
 
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