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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2013, 01:22:17 PM »
That video is one I have watched a few times. It is a good video to show the ones who don't believe it can be done. I wish I could understand all the conversation along with it.
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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2013, 11:24:42 PM »
I hear ya there. I've found videos of guys killing hogs, deer, etc. The .44 with the right load and within its maximum effective range (on game) which I feel is about 30 yards, should effectively kill anything in the lower 48.

That being said, am I going to hunt moose, elk, or bear with it? Absolutely NOT.
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« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2013, 09:38:46 AM »
Awe come on. Where is your sense of adventure,living on the edge ? {:(
 I agree on the moose and bear . I do feel that within that 30 yds. with a proper load it could take an elk with authority.
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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2013, 10:06:56 AM »
I think you're right. With my '58 I was able to load 30gr T7 with Hornady .454 ball and shoot a 4"x3" group at 25 yards this weekend! That is simply resting my elbows/upper forearms on a table which would simulate shooting from my stand/blind. That beats my maximum group size requirement of 4" for hunting.  _l

I WILL carry this with me when I head to the woods in November. I plan to take a buck with my bow, a 2nd buck (management) with either bow or pistol, and will definitely shoot a doe with the '58. I can't wait!  :-*
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« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2013, 12:36:33 PM »
Last deer season, I carried my Pietta brass frame Remington Buffalo for both muzzleloading and modern rifle seasons. I will carry it this year too.  ])M
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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2013, 01:58:57 PM »
Last deer season, I carried my Pietta brass frame Remington Buffalo for both muzzleloading and modern rifle seasons. I will carry it this year too.  ])M

Sooo, you JUST carried it, or you smoked that sucka with a hawg leg?  &j(  ->i
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« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2013, 02:17:00 PM »
Yeah, I just carried it, along with a long gun. For all the good they did me, I could of just left them at home. ^y%  I didn't get a chance to get a shot off.   :'(

Hopefully, this season will be different.  _l
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« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2013, 05:04:07 PM »
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I sat on that stand for about 45 dang minutes last year. And, 30 of that was giving the ol' grand-daddy some time which turned out to be not needed.  {?| He dropped at the shot, got up and stumbled behind a cedar tree but appeared to have some strength. I couldn't see after he went behind the tree. Well, I went over to where he dropped@shot and looked toward where he ran. There he laid about 10 yards away.  {L*
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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2013, 08:47:30 PM »
 :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2016, 07:35:54 PM »
I always took my 1860 Army Repro out hunting but used the conversion cylinder filled with 230 grain 45 Schofields cowboy action loads.  Nothing yet but while out groundhog hunting with my Colt repro I saw some mighty good spots to post up.  While groundhog hunting during the summer I always mark off 25 paces noting the geography within that range. My max range for deer hunting.  I'm hoping for some good luck this year.

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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2018, 06:30:04 AM »
I got a nice doe this season using my Optima v2 pistol with 80gr black horn and a 300gr Bloodline segmented hp. I had an ROA along in a shoulder rig, but the deer walked out into my view only 15yds away and I was holding the cva and attempting to draw and cock the .44 would of spooked her. She was DRT, the impact flipped her upside down and she landed on her back. I hit the front leg and it went thru both legs and caused extreme trauma to the lungs and snapped three ribs on the exit side about a foot away from the exit hole. I am thinking some kind of hydraulic effect snapped those ribs. Never seen a deer that went down so hard. I recovered four of the segments, out of six. The projectile base kept right on going and made a huge exit, like a 2" hole and ragged where it busted thru bone. The Ruger was loaded max with Ojama 220gr and 30gr T7, but didn't have a chance to try it out due to how close the deer was. She dressed out at about 100lb. The Bloodline is a devastating projectile and bruised the meat pretty bad all around the entry-exit area. The neck roast was damaged, as the pill went thru at an angle, she must of put that right leg forward when I fired, as both legs and base of neck were heavily damaged. She was cutting away to the left when I put one thru her right leg half way up her body. Seen a big buck the next weekend, but he was 140yds away and I was using the V2 again with 14" barrel. Watched him graze for quite a while.

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« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2018, 01:12:12 PM »
Scraps I am cooking for the dogs, they love deer season.

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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2019, 04:51:59 PM »
The Remington Army is more than capable of taking a good sized deer, so long as you work within its limitations.  Shots will have be fairly close, and well-placed.  Ballistics will be in the 40 S&W and 45 ACP range when loaded with full charges and conical bullets, and sometimes a bit better.  Just make sure you've practiced with the same load you're using in the hunt.

Many of you have seen this already, but I took a nice White tail buck in the 2016 season using the Uberti Colt Walker.  A Remington would make him just as dead, but WA State regs require a barrel length of 8", a minimum caliber of 45 (both OK for a Remington) and the capability of taking at least 45 grains (not OK for a Remington).  So the Walker it had to be.

The shot was from a tree at 16 yards.  The buck stumbled, lunged, stumbled, and dropped dead as a hammer 16 yards from where he was when hit.  The blood on the off side leg is from the knee joint, and it's from the shock to the leg.  The bullet passed through the "boiler room", stripping the valves off the heart, and then hit the off-side leg's elbow joint, shapping the humerus in the middle.

There was no apparent exit wound because the bullet stayed inside the hide and flattened out on the elbow joint; a freak occurence, but it sure put down the deer (that lack of exit wound stumpped me until I got him skinned).  He'd have died quick even without the broken leg of course, the difference being that he might have made it a few more yards before dropping.

That load was, IIRC, 50 Grains of Olde Enysford 3F, a lube cookie, and the Accurate Molds 45-200S bullet.  Remington #10 cap on Tresso nipple.  Temperature was approxinately freezing, so the lube in the bullet groove was carried all the way through the target, and was still in there, in the flattened bullet.

WA State regs are silent on revolvers per se, so I went with the multi shot muzzleloading rifle reg, which says that only one barrel may be fully loaded ("fully loaded" meaning charged AND primed).  So I charged two chambers and capped only one.  In the event a second shot should become necessary, I'd only need to cap, rotate the cylinder, cock and fire.
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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2019, 10:29:16 AM »
A picture perfect mushroom on that bullet. Pure lead?
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Re: Handgun Hunting
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2019, 12:11:26 PM »
You can't legally use handguns of any kind here. Some do it anyway tho.
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