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#11983118 - 04/19/17 anyone hunt with a revolver
colvin Offline
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I love my 9.5 super red hawk in 44. my hunting loads are 21 grains of 2400 under a 240 grain xtp. I routinely shoot it out to 100 yards..

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#11983159 - 04/19/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
The_Real_Hawkeye Offline
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Many years ago, I was known to take a cottontail with a Model 17 S&W revolver from time to time.
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#11983268 - 04/19/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
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I've killed 3 deer with a handgun. Two were with a .357 Magnum, which I found to be less than ideal on deer, and one was with a .45 Colt which puts them down with authority.

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#11983705 - 04/19/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
memtb Offline
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When I first moved to Wyo., I killed an antelope and a bear. Quit over 20 years ago,but, am trying to get back into it! memtb
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#11983765 - 04/19/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
byron Offline
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I do. I,ve taken a fair amount of small game, but also several head of big game. Pronghorn, deer, elk, and moose.
I like the 41 magnum with 250grn wfngc's on the lite end or the 475L on the top end with either 375grn lfngc's or the 410wfngc.
Going to give the 454 cassull and 480 ruger a go this year.

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#11983911 - 04/19/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
AKPENDUDE Offline
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Registered: 03/07/17
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Loc: Alaska Peninsula
Elk with a 454 casull and deer with a 45lc.

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#11983953 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
savage2400 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/13
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Loc: Ft.Myers FL
Love to hog hunt with my Dan Wesson 357max.I put the 6 inch barrel on for this---I'll also be carring my Savage 24V in 357 max over 20 ga.
With the DW I feel I can get down off the buggy in heavy cover and be sure I'm going to knock that hog down with one shot

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#11983979 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
dsink Offline
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Registered: 01/12/06
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Loc: North Carolina
I have killed a couple deer with my Ruger GP-100 357 with a Burris pistol scope and shooting some hot 158gr XTPs.

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#11984221 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: dsink]
Whitworth1 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/08
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Loc: Virginia
I pretty much hunt with revolvers exclusively unless forced to do otherwise.

I've killed everything from chipmunks up to water buffalo with revolvers.
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#11984237 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
cra1948 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/06
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Loc: South shore Lake Ontario
I have killed some deer with my .41 and .44 mag Smiths.

I run revolvers right through the "which gun today " rotation with my rifles, depending on where and how I'm hunting that day as well as the weather.
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#11984466 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
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6" S&W 657 .41 Mag with Hornady 210g XTP's over a max charge of AA#9. Very accurate and very lethal.
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#11984529 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
dale06 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/07
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Loc: Minnesota
One mule deer with a Smith 629 .44 mag. It was scoped with a 2-6X scope. The 240 Hornacy XTP went completely through the chest and the deer was down in 20 yards.
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#11984603 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
22250rem Offline
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Registered: 06/09/06
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Loc: Western NY State
In rifle zone I rotate through several different rifles. When not in a rifle zone this past fall I was alternating between my 870 slug gun and a 44 Mag. 7.5" stainless Redhawk with a 2x Leupold. Had a pop-up blind in a wooded area of a friends property. The Redhawk was set to go with a hard cast 260 gr. WFNGC fueled by 21 gr. of H-110 for an average 1210 fps with great accuracy. Had some nice bucks in those woods according to 2 trail cams. Only problem was they only come out at night. Oh well; maybe next year.....

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#11984694 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: Whitworth1]
Redneck Offline
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Originally Posted By Whitworth1
I pretty much hunt with revolvers exclusively unless forced to do otherwise.

I've killed everything from chipmunks up to water buffalo with revolvers.
Still trying to get my first deer with this.. Just haven't gotten the chance yet; every deer ended up beyond the range.. frown


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#11984752 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
dvnv Offline
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Registered: 02/07/01
Posts: 228
Loc: CA
Revolver only hunter here. I'd say you are good to go for deer or less, but would pick another bullet if going for anything larger.

It is a good challenge, and lots more fun walking about without a rifle.

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#11984759 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: Redneck]
jds44 Offline
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Loc: Middle TN
I'm a big fan of a 255 grain LSWC @ 1000fps out of a 5 1/2'' Ruger single action in .45 Colt for whitetails and smaller.









One of these days, I'd love to take an elk and a moose with a .45 Colt. I've got a batch of LBT 300 grain WFN hard cast slugs loaded to 1200fps sitting on a shelf just waiting for the opportunity.

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#11984768 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
Pappy348 Offline
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Killed a doe with a scoped early model 629. Also a couple squirrels with a Ruger Bearcat. I carried a 12" Encore .44 a bit, but found it awkward and kinda annoying. I missed the biggest buck I ever killed with a Super Blackhawk, then carefully followed the little herd down a hogback ridge and killed him with the iron-sighted rifle my son (who couldn't make him out) was carrying.

If I ever hunt deer with a handgun again, it'll be with a revolver or one of the new optics-ready autos with a reflex sight, like the Glock 10mm.


Edited by Pappy348 (04/20/17)
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#11985692 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
Robster Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
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Loc: Central NY
i use a revolver for most of my hunting as well

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#11985750 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
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Thought about it, then I realized that God made rifles for a reason.
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#11985755 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
viking Offline
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Registered: 04/20/08
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When I go back to ND, I use a Ruger MKII on gophers. I have used revolvers on deer and hogs. That was with 44 mags.
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#11985832 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
LJBass Offline
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Registered: 08/06/09
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Loc: Missouri
I've been using a GP-100 with small red-dot since Missouri changed muzzleloader season to "alternative methods". I plan to use a S&W model 69 this year. Someday I'll get to heave some lead in anger.
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#11985939 - 04/20/17 Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: Steelhead]
Whitworth1 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/08
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Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By Steelhead
Thought about it, then I realized that God made rifles for a reason.


Perhaps because not everyone can shoot handguns well? Maybe that was God's reasoning.... grin
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#11986678 - Yesterday at 05:52 AM Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
colvin Offline
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Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 35
^^ this^^
I am not going to say I am the end all be all shooter, but I do love it when I bring the the revolver to the rifle range and I am shooting just as good of groups as the rifle guys are.they really take notice when my wife breaks out the gp-100 and she's shooting her hot hunting loads at 75 yards and laying them right there.

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#11986725 - Yesterday at 06:16 AM Re: anyone hunt with a revolver [Re: colvin]
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 8260
Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
Shot about 15 head of big game w/ my 44's and .45..

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