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#3048587 - 11/25/12 07:04 PM Handgun for white tails
4 Point

Registered: 10/13/05
Posts: 358
Loc: Tennessee

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
4 Point

Registered: 10/05/12
Posts: 122
Loc: Columbia/hardin co

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
#3048689 - 11/25/12 07:42 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: 30-06 type of guy]
6 Point

Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 830

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
#3048766 - 11/25/12 08:04 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: JSPAL270]
8 Point

Registered: 09/24/08
Posts: 2105
Loc: Shelby Co. Tn

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]

Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 95
Loc: TN, Monroe Co.

Thompson Center contender in 7-30 Waters 120gr. Nosler BTs works pretty good. One of my buddies has taken 2 this week with his.
#3048779 - 11/25/12 08:11 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: Almartin]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21393
Loc: lenoir city,tn

 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 ;\)

#3048784 - 11/25/12 08:12 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: stik]
Trapper John
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16 Point

Registered: 03/13/99
Posts: 11888
Loc: Murfreesboro,TN/Decaturville, ...

Personally, I always wanted a Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 with the 9.5 inch barrel.
#3048877 - 11/25/12 09:12 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: Trapper John]
8 Point

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1240
Loc: shelby co TN

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
#3048921 - 11/25/12 09:53 PM Re: Handgun for white tails [Re: backwoods7]
10 Point

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2701
Loc: Bartlett, TN

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]
4 Point

Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 183
Loc: Gallatin, TN

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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