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#3048587 - 11/25/12 07:04 PM Handgun for white tails
FallRutSpringStrut
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I am thinking about buying a handgun for whitetail hunting. I have always thought that it would be fun to try. Anyone with experience in handgun hunting? What caliber, barrel length, and no scope or scoped. I don't want a cannon but enough to get the job done. Maybe a 41 mag. I can reload so the sky is the limit.
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#3048633 - 11/25/12 07:21 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: FallRutSpringStrut]
30-06 type of guy
Spike


Registered: 10/05/12
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Get on youtube an type in "glock hunting" they are using a glock 40 forgot which generation but thats all they hunt with. They also put an elk down with it too kinda nice
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#3048689 - 11/25/12 07:42 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: 30-06 type of guy]
JSPAL270
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Registered: 11/13/08
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I carry my S&W 40 cal with me and if I get the chance I am going to give it a try but I have my 270 as well and I have not let one get into pistol range
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#3048766 - 11/25/12 08:04 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: JSPAL270]
oakclimber
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Registered: 09/24/08
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Glock 20 sf. 10mm will do the trick
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#3048773 - 11/25/12 08:07 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: FallRutSpringStrut]
Almartin
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Registered: 11/27/07
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Thompson Center contender in 7-30 Waters 120gr. Nosler BTs works pretty good. One of my buddies has taken 2 this week with his.
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#3048779 - 11/25/12 08:11 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: Almartin]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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 Originally Posted By: Almartin
Thompson Center contender in 7-30 Waters 120gr. Nosler BTs works pretty good. One of my buddies has taken 2 this week with his.


"handguns" in rifle calibers don't count ;\)
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#3048784 - 11/25/12 08:12 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: stik]
Trapper John
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Registered: 03/13/99
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Personally, I always wanted a Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 with the 9.5 inch barrel.
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#3048877 - 11/25/12 09:12 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: Trapper John]
backwoods7
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Registered: 01/22/12
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I carry a 4in super blackhawk 44mag everytime im in the woods deerhunting. Its hard to beat a 44mag for close range deer. I dont much care for a scope on a handgun i like the irons
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#3048921 - 11/25/12 09:53 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: backwoods7]
Crosshairy
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Look on gunbroker or on your local listings for a 41 magnum super Blackhawk Hunter. The hunter is no longer made very much, but it comes with a 7.5" barrel and has a built in optics rail with scope rings included. Also has good looking iron sights.

I was going to buy a 41 mag very recently, but changed my mind to a 44 mag since I don't reload (yet).

Everyone I talk to says to avoid pistol scopes and use either a red dot or iron sights. I am also buying a Primos trigger release monopod to use with it to extend my effective range while on still hunts.
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#3048922 - 11/25/12 09:55 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: backwoods7]
JGreg
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Registered: 08/17/12
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Love my ruger in 454 casual. I have a red dot 2 power on it shot several deer with it out to 75 yards, it is a fun gun to hunt with, and stick 45 colts in it to have some fun trigger time.
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