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#186568 - 11/19/17 10:49 PM First handgun deer today
herrettman
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Shot my first deer with a handgun this morning. It was a very large and older doe and the shot was a little over 20 yards. I was sitting in a stand with a max seeing distance of 30 yards all around so my firearm of choice was my Springfield 1911 Range Officer. It is set up for 45 Super but I only shoot upper +P 45 ACP loads in it occasionally and practice with normal 45 ACP loads. I was shooting a home cast NOE 452-230 grain cup point and with my alloy of 50/50 WW w/2% tin and pure, it weighs in at 245 grains. Powder was 7.5 grains of Power Pistol which should be right around 950 fps muzzle velocity. It put a 1" whole in the lungs and kept on going.


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#186569 - 11/19/17 11:29 PM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: herrettman]
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Congrats!!!! Great job and i hope for many more for you

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#186570 - 11/19/17 11:48 PM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: herrettman]
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Good on ya!
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#186573 - 11/20/17 12:07 AM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: s4s4u]
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Congrats on your first!
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#186577 - 11/20/17 05:10 AM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: Ernie]
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Awesome. Congrats on the first.
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#186579 - 11/20/17 07:04 AM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: Randy M]
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Congratulations

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#186580 - 11/20/17 07:12 AM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: 358TC]
45MAN
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with a rifle it wud have been "ho hum" but with the pistol "oh yeah", way to go.
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#186582 - 11/20/17 07:19 AM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: 45MAN]
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CONGRATS!!!!!
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#186583 - 11/20/17 08:15 AM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: Spencer]
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Awesome job!!!!!
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#186587 - 11/20/17 08:45 AM Re: First handgun deer today [Re: reflex264]
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Great job. Pics?

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