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#185099 - 10/17/17 12:08 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: s4s4u]
45MAN
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THERE ARE PROBABLY SOME GUYS THAT WOULD LOVE TO SHOOT A DEER WITH A HANDGUN, AND MAY EVEN CARRY A REVOLVER ON THEIR BELT, BUT THEY JUST CAN'T LEAVE THEIR RIFLE AT HOME, I USED TO BE THAT WAY UNTIL 1981 WHEN I STARTED USING ONLY HANDGUNS FOR HUNTING, BEST MOVE I EVER MADE! NO AC/DC FOR ME, HANDGUNS FIRST AND FOREMOST.
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#185109 - 10/17/17 02:32 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: 45MAN]
Newt
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Exactly what I'm trying to do this year.

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#185128 - 10/17/17 04:48 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: s4s4u]
MrMcPorkchop
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 Originally Posted By: s4s4u
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....haven't decided if I'm taking the 45LC Blackhawk or the 357 GP100....


Well you do have 2 tags so the answer is obvious.....BOTH ;-)


I know, I think that where I'm at because I can't make up my mind. It's not strictly a handgun only hunt for me personally, I'm leaving behind my '06 rifle and taking my open sighted '94 30-30. The handgun was going to be for my second deer tag, but I may just take both pistols and be done with it. Also wolf tags are $38 and they are plentiful in our area, but nerves may get the best of me there and he may get the rifle treatment. Either way I'm getting at least one handgun kill in on this trip, deer tags are either sex, so lessens the pressure some, allows me to pick my shots or pass my shots easier.
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#185132 - 10/17/17 05:24 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: WildShot]
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With a new job and trying to figure out what I'm doing I missed out on elk hunting this year. Our plan was for an 8-day wilderness muzzleloader hunt, but life happened and bills need to be paid.

That said, I believe someone on this forum said at one time "the best way to kill deer with a handgun is to leave the rifle at home". Last Saturday I got out for our deer opener in WA on my inlays place. They have about 120 acres of broken timber and high desert type terrain. I had only my Ruger Toklat with me. I had 5 muley does at 50 yards or less for about 1/2 an hour in the morning. Late in the day as I headed back to the ranch house I jumped a couple more does and had a little one at about 30 yards for probably 10 minutes. I did glass a 2-point bedded in a rock slide about 600 yards up the canyon, but alas this a 3-point or better unit as is much of eastern WA.

Regardless, a grand day in the mountains and fun to be up close with game. This weekend I head to the Walla Walla wheat country with my nephew. Youth can take 3-pt or better mule deer or whitetail bucks or doe whitetail, so we'll very likely at least get him an opportunity. He killed a dandy 2 years ago his first season out as an 8-year old with my old 300 Savage. I will be packing the Toklat again to see if I can ambush something in the creek bottom.

If I don't tag this weekend, it's off to NE WA in November for late whitetail. Thick mountain cover and short shots. The Ruger should be perfect on that trip.

I hopefully will have some pics for you all in the next couple of weeks, and hopefully the Ruger will help me open a new chapter in my hunting adventures.

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#185134 - 10/17/17 05:32 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: RandyB]
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TO THE RIFLE TOTERS: NO GUTS NO GLORY, JUST LEAVE THE RIFLE AT HOME, AND HUNT A LITTLE HARDER.
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#185146 - 10/17/17 09:01 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: 45MAN]
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Be VERY VERY careful with this forum!!!! I can assure you these guys love helping you spend money and a lot of it. Because of this forum I am the owner of several FA, XP's, knives, etc. But to be honest I have met some of the coolest guys because of this forum. I lurked for several years but a certain XP brought me out of hiding. A particular hunter from SC provided a wealth of knowledge on his gun and Im waiting on almost an exact replica to be completed. They have went above and beyond to help with any question(s) that I may have or provide any info that they may deem useful. Join in and get your checkbook ready!!!!!!!
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#185148 - 10/17/17 09:37 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: WiseGuy]
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Yeah, I'd be a much richer man if I hadn't found this site.
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#185152 - 10/17/17 10:06 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
TO THE RIFLE TOTERS: NO GUTS NO GLORY, JUST LEAVE THE RIFLE AT HOME, AND HUNT A LITTLE HARDER.


alas i have a pair of 94s that have to go out at least once. Win 32spl and Stevens 16g then the trapdoor carbine starts making racket.............. thankfully i have 3 days off one week and 4 the next all year long.
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#185153 - 10/17/17 10:09 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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You'll get to the point where you carry a long gun and wonder what the neck you were thinking.... Every time I carry anything other than a handgun I regret it lol.... I usually carry a contender in whatever caliber suits the game and my 1911 45 super and it still carries better than my ar-15 even with the super 14 223 barrel... As for other handgunners around here they are either on this site or my dad lmao and he doesnt handgun hunt anymore he prefers efficiency not challenge though back in the days of the smoothbore slug gun he always carried the contender that I have now since it was a better killer at longer ranges than the old foster slugs... And the guys at work seem surprised every time I kill something with one of my pistols though since they are all big bow hunters I don't know why... Cause I carry more heat

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#185178 - 10/18/17 01:35 PM Re: For newbies and lurkers [Re: BushytailBasher]
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I was already gun poor when I found it. Lol
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