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#180329 - 04/19/17 01:29 PM Re: Most memorable hand gun hunts [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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For me, it was the day I killed my first deer with a handgun. I'll never forget the light drizzle of rain, the doe that just would not present me a good shot, the first sight of those massive antlers moving behind some brush, or when the owner of those antlers stepped broadside out. I can and always will still feel the Pachmayr grips in my hand, and I very well remember the slow trigger squeeze, the explosion of the gun going off, and the whole pop-up blind lurching forward from the gases exiting the muzzlebrake. Most importantly, the sight of that buck lunging forward and collapsing even while the recoil was still forcing the Encore backwards and upwards in my hands will stick with me forever. That, and the satisfaction of finally accomplishing something I had wanted to do since I first started hunting.

Full story here: Got my first handgun buck this morning!
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#180333 - 04/19/17 05:35 PM Re: Most memorable hand gun hunts [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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My big 5 point I shot on my uncle's farm in 2014.

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#180339 - 04/19/17 06:48 PM Re: Most memorable hand gun hunts [Re: mikefrompa]
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My Argentina water buffalo hunt was pretty memorable in its totality.
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#180350 - 04/19/17 11:21 PM Re: Most memorable hand gun hunts [Re: Whitworth]
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My most memorable handgun hunt doesn't stand out for any game I killed but rather the looks of astonishment on the faces of my fellow longtime companions at deer camp when I showed up with only the shortgun for the first time. I heard it all, "why would you want to handicap yourself" and "where is your real deer gun", etc. I did manage to take a nice doe at about 110 yards with the 7-30 Waters Contender that season and silence the doubters, ha.
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