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#181758 - 07/01/17 01:55 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: PsTaN]
junebug
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I honestly believe I'm the only dedicated Handgun Hunter in this county. In fact, I've had more than one situation where I was asked point blank "are you really killing those good deer with a pistol?" A guy told my Step-Dad he'd let me shoot at him at 100 yards with just a pistol ... to which my Step-Dad responded "you really don't want to do that!" LOL [/quote]

People are always skeptical about things they know nothing about. Offer to take him shooting ,then show him what pistols are capable of doing.Have a good friend who had a warped stock on his rifle and could not get it sighted in. He swore up and down it was not the problem. I stuck a paper match between barrel and stock and in three shots with him shooting convinced him. He believed you couldn't hit at extended range with a handgun either. Three or four shots at 150 yds. and he just said damn! I didn't believe you. Now he doesn't question why I always hunt with a pistol. Some people you just have to show to get the point across.
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#181882 - 07/07/17 10:57 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: PsTaN]
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 Originally Posted By: PsTaN
I honestly believe I'm the only dedicated Handgun Hunter in this county.


Same here. I love the looks I get when I bring a deer to the check in station and mention I got it with a handgun.
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#181906 - 07/08/17 12:05 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: Chance Weldon]
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It is plumb foolish that some "uneducated" people think that we are "stuntmen." Yet they don't think twice about folks that hunt with a "stick and string."

Yet, what is kinda funny is that some of those outrageous "hollywood" handgun shots they see made on the bad guys seem to be believable!
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#196208 - 11/28/18 12:25 AM Re: To all lurkers [Re: s4s4u]
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#196215 - 11/28/18 12:00 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: Guncritic]
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In the right hands you have all the practical range of a rifle in a package that weighs half as much and is more fun to shoot and carry what's not to love? Lol

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#196216 - 11/28/18 12:02 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: BushytailBasher]
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Where I hunt here in Ohio I have to intentionally set myself up to shoot over 150 yards anyway unless we got a decent snow on

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#196218 - 11/28/18 12:18 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: BushytailBasher]
Stush
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 Originally Posted By: BushytailBasher
Where I hunt here in Ohio I have to intentionally set myself up to shoot over 150 yards anyway unless we got a decent snow on


That's true in a lot of locations here in Pennsylvania as well. Most of the places I hunt rarely offer a shot much past 100 yards - ideal places for handgun hunting in my opinion.
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#196252 - 11/29/18 08:36 AM Re: To all lurkers [Re: Stush]
Bob Roach
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I have discovered the same thing about my shooting distances here in the Missouri Ozarks.
My stand behind the house on the lease has a maximum shot of about 115 yards.
My stand on the South West side of the property has a maximum range of again around 115 yards.
The stand on the South East side of the property my brother hunts has a maximum range of 135 yards.
The wife's Platform Stand on the North East side of the property has a maximum range of probably 250 yards, but you would be shooting back towards the house, and the small lot we put the horses in during deer season. That puts us back to around 150 yards as the maximum in a direction safe to shoot.

I stay amazed how limited most people you encounter think you are with a handgun. I shot a couple rounds at the 200 yard steel in front of a couple rifle shooters the other day. I asked if they could see where I hit. One of them said he saw dust fly below the target, and thought I hit the bottom of the steel with the other shot. I did not think so. I took a couple paint cans down range and repainted the target. When I looked at the target two new splash marks were in the center. After repainting I made one more shot in front of the rifle shooters on the 200 yard target. At the shot the RED Dot went BLACK. I then moved to the 300 yard steel and dinged it twice in the center.

I handgun hunter off and on for years. I have several nice rifles that I liked to hunt with also. That was the reason for the off and on. I started with Contenders in the early 1990's. My first deer barrel was a 7x30 Waters. Then Mark Hampton ordered me a 6.5X30 JDJ, and a 375 JDJ from his friend JD Jones at SSK. Then I picked up my 35 Bullberry barrel from Bullberry Barrel Works. I am now on my second 480 Ruger Super RedHawk. Then we have the CVA Optima Muzzle Loader and a Scout 357 Maximum, and another 357 Maximum Contender barrel.

Then I decided to go bigger and got an Encore Action, then a 260 Remington BullBerry barrel and a 7.62x54R MGM barrel.

Now my problem is deciding which handgun and barrel to hunt with. I have not taken a rifle out in years. I had to decide that I was a handgun hunter, and hunt only with handguns. Thinking back over all the years of deer hunting. Very few deer were taken with a rifle that I could not NOW have made that shot with a handgun.

I really like spending a couple months before season giving the handguns a real work out. Working up loads, casting bullets, etc. You can get way more enjoyment from your hunting handguns than just hunting with them a few days. Then we have hunting site preparations, work on stands, etc. that is also part of the hunting experience.

We like to hear about your hunting preparation. Food Plots, Stands, Rests, Reloading, Wildcats. You name it we enjoy reading about it if it involves handgun hunting.

The better written the story, and the more details given the better. Your hunting story's are even better when we can visualize the hunt from the story you write. We are not all natural writers like Mark Hampton, but give it a try you will keep getting better with your stories.

Bob R




Edited by Bob Roach (11/29/18 08:48 AM)
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#196507 - 12/09/18 12:25 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: reflex264]
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I am new to this site but not to handgun hunting. I'm 67 years old and been handgun shooting and hunting for years. I've hunted deer, groundhogs, crows, fox, coyotes, etc. Never joined a site before but this one seems different. Nobody seems to think they are an expert on every aspect of hunting and reloading like I've seen in others. People seem to want to help and encourage others. Howdy to y'all !

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#196509 - 12/09/18 01:06 PM Re: To all lurkers [Re: RSW]
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Welcome RAW. I think you described this group very well.
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