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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #21
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when ever my old blind would get no action, id throw on my hip waders and walk the cedar swamp behind my blind with my 44 mag. its a s&w model 29, old 5 screw n frame. its a month older than i am
its a very early dirty harry. very few rounds through it. it is also magnaported so it kicks about like a
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i have not shot it in a few years now. i dont hunt as much as i used to.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #22
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It has marks where the rings clamped on it other than that it is like new.
I would like $150 for it that is like 50% off.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #23
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i carry my glock 38 .45 gap i dont use it as a primary but if i had a deer w/ in 20 yards i would try it.
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Well I just got back and all I can say is if I want to continue to hunt with a handgun I need to practice a lot more. Plus I think I need to get some sort of shooting sticks. I missed 4 deer this season. All doe and granted three of them were about 100 yards away through brush and I was shooting off hand. But I know the gun is very accurate at that distance, im just not. The fourth one was only about 30 yards and I could only see the upper half of its body because there was a lump of dirt in front of it. Somehow I managed to just barely hit the top of the dirt pile and she ran off. Still had a great time though, my dad missed a doe with his 44 mag so I didn't feel so bad.
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Well I just got back and all I can say is if I want to continue to hunt with a handgun I need to practice a lot more. Plus I think I need to get some sort of shooting sticks. I missed 4 deer this season. All doe and granted three of them were about 100 yards away through brush and I was shooting off hand. But I know the gun is very accurate at that distance, im just not. The fourth one was only about 30 yards and I could only see the upper half of its body because there was a lump of dirt in front of it. Somehow I managed to just barely hit the top of the dirt pile and she ran off. Still had a great time though, my dad missed a doe with his 44 mag so I didn't feel so bad.
Ouch, good thing you are hunting for sport and not trying to put food on the table
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Well if I wanted to do that I would definitly be hunting with a rifle.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #27
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I hunt down here with a Colt Anaconda 44 mag factory ported 8" barrel with a 2x leupold on it.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 12:44 PM   #28
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Well I just got back and all I can say is if I want to continue to hunt with a handgun I need to practice a lot more. Plus I think I need to get some sort of shooting sticks. I missed 4 deer this season. All doe and granted three of them were about 100 yards away through brush and I was shooting off hand. But I know the gun is very accurate at that distance, im just not. The fourth one was only about 30 yards and I could only see the upper half of its body because there was a lump of dirt in front of it. Somehow I managed to just barely hit the top of the dirt pile and she ran off. Still had a great time though, my dad missed a doe with his 44 mag so I didn't feel so bad.
With all due respect, if you are consistantly a bad shot with the revolver I don't think you should be hunting with it.

It's only a matter of time before a "miss" just hits the deer somewhere else, wounds it, you never find it, and it dies a slow painful death and the meat is wasted.

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With all due respect, if you are consistantly a bad shot with the revolver I don't think you should be hunting with it.

It's only a matter of time before a "miss" just hits the deer somewhere else, wounds it, you never find it, and it dies a slow painful death and the meat is wasted.

This was my first time ever shooting at a deer with a handgun. I am a beginner at it, I just need more practice and I learned alot. Plus I don't like venison anyways I just like to shoot at em.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #30
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Your a fucking idiot.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #31
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This was my first time ever shooting at a deer with a handgun. I am a beginner at it, I just need more practice and I learned alot. Plus I don't like venison anyways I just like to shoot at em.
Please tell me that you are kidding. Please.
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Yeah I was being sarcastic.
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Yeah I was being sarcastic.
Okay, that makes me feel better...

I really think it might help you to get to a measured range, with a life-sized paper deer target and try your offhand shots under those controlled and good conditions. That will help you understand what you are capable of and what your limitations should be.

I am sorry if I'm a little skeptical, but I know some really good handgunners and most of them would not even try an offhand shot at 100 yards.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #34
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Um thats a rifle right?

If not i would like to see more of this lever action revolver.
hey they make revolving rifles.... why not the other way around... lol

god i would love to have one
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 07:45 AM   #35
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Okay, that makes me feel better...

I really think it might help you to get to a measured range, with a life-sized paper deer target and try your offhand shots under those controlled and good conditions. That will help you understand what you are capable of and what your limitations should be.

I am sorry if I'm a little skeptical, but I know some really good handgunners and most of them would not even try an offhand shot at 100 yards.

Hell yeah it would, but I don't own any land or know anybody that owns any land to shoot on. Only thing I have is williams gun range, which sucks for real life shooting. I would love to practice in a wooded area with a life size deer target. Only place I could go is the state land I hunt on, which is 2 hours away and im not so sure that is legal.

As far as the 100 yard shot, I should have waited for it to come closer. I just got impatient. Thinking back im not even sure I put the crosshairs on the deer's vitals. I think as soon as the front of the deer was in my scope I pulled the trigger. Not a good practice by anymeans. But you have to understand, we only hunt three to four days a year in woods we are only in those three to four days a year. We don't have a place of our own to stay at while we are up there. So we can't afford to go up every so often and scout for deer. It is complete luck hunting, therfore we rarely see any deer. So when one of us finally gets the chance to shoot at a deer, even a doe, its like shooting at a once in a lifetime buck. We freak out, and have a high number of misses. But we are not up there just for the hunting. Its more of a family re-union. If somone gets to see a deer thats great, if somone shoots and misses thats awesome( at least they got a shot at one), and if somone actually hits one thats just amazing.
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Not a revolver ... but a T/C Contender Super 14 chambered in 444 Marlin ... does that count?
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As far as the 100 yard shot, I should have waited for it to come closer. I just got impatient. Thinking back im not even sure I put the crosshairs on the deer's vitals. I think as soon as the front of the deer was in my scope I pulled the trigger. Not a good practice by anymeans. But you have to understand, we only hunt three to four days a year in woods we are only in those three to four days a year. We don't have a place of our own to stay at while we are up there. So we can't afford to go up every so often and scout for deer. It is complete luck hunting, therfore we rarely see any deer. So when one of us finally gets the chance to shoot at a deer, even a doe, its like shooting at a once in a lifetime buck. We freak out, and have a high number of misses. But we are not up there just for the hunting. Its more of a family re-union. If somone gets to see a deer thats great, if somone shoots and misses thats awesome( at least they got a shot at one), and if somone actually hits one thats just amazing.
Just my opinion but you guys are not "hunters" at all. You have an ethical responsibility to be able to cleanly harvest your prey and it seems you are not even attempting that in the least.

There is plenty of land to sight in and practice you should be doing that. There is a shooting pit in lapeer that is a no rules type place with distances out to about 130 yards. It is free and you can legally shoot there as long as it's light out.

If you just want to get in the woods with family take a camera, not a gun.
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I have never hunted with a handgun, but I have shot a few deer with handguns.

One was a deer that an old lady hit with a car it was laying on the side of the road and I didnt have a knife. I just happened to have a .357.

2nd was a deer in my mothers front yard during early doe season a couple years ago, was cruising up the drive way and it was about 15 yards away from my truck and it wouldnt move. I happened to have a loaded 9mm on the seat w/ hollowpoints in the chamber. Head shot from 15 yards = insta-drop.

3rd was one that I hit with my old s-10. Also, for some reason happened to have a .357 in the truck with me.

The other ones I won't talk about.
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Just my opinion but you guys are not "hunters" at all. You have an ethical responsibility to be able to cleanly harvest your prey and it seems you are not even attempting that in the least.

There is plenty of land to sight in and practice you should be doing that. There is a shooting pit in lapeer that is a no rules type place with distances out to about 130 yards. It is free and you can legally shoot there as long as it's light out.

If you just want to get in the woods with family take a camera, not a gun.
typical answer from somone who probably thinks of themselves as a "real" hunter. The type of person that has his own land or a buddy that owns land. Scouts for deer all year and baits them. Knows every buck on the land, how big their racks are, how old they are, and what there name is. Opening day they sit in front of their feed pile and wait for bob the 10 point to walk by, which they know will be at 7:15 AM. buck walks out broadside at 30 yards and they pull up their bolt action rifle on a rest and drop it. That is not hunting to me. That is no more than going into a farm field and shooting a cow when it comes to its feed.

We hunt by luck and luck only. If you see a doe at 100 yards in our land you better take a shot because most likely it will be the only one you will see. That is real hunting, you are in the deer's unaltered habitat and trying to harvest one. Its much more difficult and yeilds less deer by far. Yes we do need to practice more, I agree with you there. But it is extremely rare that we wound a deer and it gets away. Its only happened a couple of times in the past 20 years. That happens to everyone. We always try to take a clean shot, do you think we like to miss? Not at all it completely sucks to miss a deer. Its just the situation, we have to take fairly long shots through thick woods and its tough.
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typical answer from somone who probably thinks of themselves as a "real" hunter. The type of person that has his own land or a buddy that owns land. Scouts for deer all year and baits them. Knows every buck on the land, how big their racks are, how old they are, and what there name is. Opening day they sit in front of their feed pile and wait for bob the 10 point to walk by, which they know will be at 7:15 AM. buck walks out broadside at 30 yards and they pull up their bolt action rifle on a rest and drop it. That is not hunting to me. That is no more than going into a farm field and shooting a cow when it comes to its feed.
You are so off base it isn't funny. Quit making assumptions trying to pass the buck to somebody else. From the posts you made you guys have no business in the woods.

Sorry if I'm harsh, but I'm pretty passionate about not being a shithead when it comes to killing animals.
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