Tagged: Its all about the HUNT!!!!
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September 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm #4432
So lets see what type and caliber everyone uses to hunt deer,elk and let’s say bear?
JimSeptember 24, 2013 at 3:52 am #4437
I’m planning to use my G20 (10mm) with either 175gr. Win. Silvertips, or Handloads with 200gr. Nosler Sporting Handgun bullets.September 24, 2013 at 7:44 am #4451
My hunting revolver is a Gary Reeder custom .44 magnum called the Kodiak Magnum and can be found on his site at http://reedercustomguns.com and I use Hornady 300 grain XTP bullets for everything but dangerous game such as bear. For hunting anything that can attack and kill me I use Garret ammo which can be found at http://www.garrettcartridges.com and this is the best of the best in .44 magnum and 45/70 +P+ hunting ammo.September 24, 2013 at 8:42 am #4457
I use a G2 Contender in 35 Rem mainly using either 200g Hornady Interlocks or Hard casts.I also have 180g Interlocks and 200g FTX loads worked up that I plan on trying in the future.
NAHC life member,NRA and Indiana Rifle/Pistol Assoc. memberSeptember 26, 2013 at 7:15 am #4797
I went to the archives and pulled this from “Handguns for deer?”
Posted By GLW on 24 Sep 2012 08:17 PM
I’m surprised nobody has split the difference and went with the .45 acp? Nothing like a 1911 for sure placement and quick follow up if need be.
Here you go. I shot her at 20 paces from a tree stand using 45ACP LRN. It was a pass through shot entering at the neck and passing out the right shoulder.
-MDSeptember 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm #4855
Well, never tried any handgun hunting but if I did, my .44 mag for bigger stuff and my H&R 999 for small game.September 27, 2013 at 7:46 am #4951
Here in Wis. to hunt deer or big game your handgun has to have a barrel 5.5in long from the firing pin to the end of the barrel so that leaves out most semi autos. I use a contender with either a 30-30 or a 7-30 waters barrel.October 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm #5922
Great I use G2 35 Rem in 200gr hornady the great GMX round. The tc really loves the round.October 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm #7194
I use a S & W 44 and a Lone Eagle in .308October 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm #7203
In Ohio It has to be at least .357 or bigger with a straight case of 1 inch or longer .October 22, 2013 at 11:35 am #7378
Ive considered the .45 acp, but what bullet type on deer? Own a .44 mag, T/C, realy like that one.October 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm #7399
When I was looking for bullets last year, the general recommendation was a pass through shot for a better blood trail. I used a lead round nose in 45ACP. The semi-wad cutter was also recommended. This late summer, before the site redesign I had asked if anyone had actually used a 45 hollow point on deer. A few members had in 44 or 45 caliber. Not a lot of guys use the 1911 in 45ACP to hunt with. This partly has to do with state regulations. For example in WI you need a 5.5 inch barrel. A standard 1911 has a 5 inch barrel. In MN it has to be center fired and 25 caliber or larger. Shot placement is the most important factor.
Where you are hunting has more of an influence on your gun choice. I hunt in northern woods. In the last 19 years all the deer I have shot have been 40 paces or less. If you hunt fields or clear cuts you will need the scoped gun to reach out a hundred yards or better. Know your habitat, know your guns limitations and most importantly know your own ability.
-MDOctober 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm #7598
I’ve used a S&W model 19 in .357 to hunt Javalina here in Arizona. I reload 158 grain Remington semi-jacketed hollow points to around 1150 fps. I’ve recovered a few that didn’t penetrate all the way through. They expand to almost twice the original size and have about 130 grains retained weight. Once hit, no little Peccary has ever gotten away from my model 19. I have also killed jack rabbits out to 100 yards with this set up.
I wouldn’t hesitate to shoot a deer within 50 yards with this gun, but everything has to be just right before I’ll even try.
Retired Heavy Mechanic currently in gunsmithing school.rnrnThe road to success is always under constructionOctober 25, 2013 at 10:43 am #7663
I have used a 44 mag revolver with open sights here in Nevada a few times out to about 20 meters and the deer just dropped.November 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm #9709
I hunted with a 357 security six, and had a bad deal with the DNR and will never use it again to hunt with. I had all the permit’s and every thing I needed to hunt with and steal got a fine for it all it .
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