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#186749 - 11/22/17 08:32 PM New hunter
scottbird40
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Hello I am new here and new to handgun hunting. I have an old taurus 65 357 magnum I had drilled and taped and mounted a red Dot sight. I have been practicing with it. I an no where near a crack shot with it. I put 6 rounds in a 8 inch circle at 50 yards. This will. Be my first time hunting deer with it, just want to know if there are any secrets you could share to help me.
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#186752 - 11/22/17 09:11 PM Re: New hunter [Re: scottbird40]
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Are you hunting from the ground, or a tree, or a box blind, or?
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#186754 - 11/22/17 09:58 PM Re: New hunter [Re: s4s4u]
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Great place to come for advice and knowledge.
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#186755 - 11/22/17 10:01 PM Re: New hunter [Re: Handgun400]
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I am hunting from the ground. Or the truck, I am disabled and don't walk so we'll.
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#186762 - 11/23/17 12:51 AM Re: New hunter [Re: scottbird40]
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Welcome!
158 XTP HP work good on deer.
Plan to have some kind of field rest, so when that time of truth comes, you put it where you want it.
Good luck!
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#186767 - 11/23/17 08:15 AM Re: New hunter [Re: Ernie]
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Yes I have a shooting stick I have been practicing with. This is the first handgun I have had a scope/sight on. I started with the red Dot as I was told it was easier to start with.
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#186768 - 11/23/17 08:17 AM Re: New hunter [Re: scottbird40]
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Been shooting Winchester 110gr jhp
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#186769 - 11/23/17 08:40 AM Re: New hunter [Re: scottbird40]
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Your last sentence or question was there any secrets to be shared? The one thing that was a game changer for me was to get "good " Trigger job, on all my pistols. NOT the "poor mans" B.S. but real legitimate trigger jobs that break clean and crisp. The Tarus can be helped some with a change of springs, and a little polishing. Wolff Springs has them for certain models. Good Hunting,,,

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#186771 - 11/23/17 09:29 AM Re: New hunter [Re: cherokeetracker]
scottbird40
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Had the trigger done before I got the gun. Nice and crisp with very little travel. I have never bunted with a handgun, nor have I ever used a scope on one. I have rifle bunted and Target shot for years. I qualified with a handgun in the service, but that is the end of it. Ilike I said earlier I have been practicing with it, just seem to have some trouble getting used to the sight.
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#186772 - 11/23/17 10:03 AM Re: New hunter [Re: scottbird40]
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As Ernie said, the 158 XTP HP seem to work well on deer for most people. I shot a buck with them last week at about 20-30 yards, I got this one back out of the deer after 18" of penetration. It held together well for impacting at over 1400 fps.

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