This was my first year of hunting exclusively with a handgun. I tried my SW 629 44 mag first. I didn't get a deer so, figuring I had to change something, I bought a CVA Scout .243. Still no deer.
Obviously, something had to change so I bought and used a TC Contender in 45 Colt. Still no luck. So, I tried a Contender 30-30. Still nada.
Well, the season is over now and I have been thinking about my failure and trying to learn lessons from it. After much contemplation I have suddenly realized my mistake.
I just ordered a new Blackhawk 4 4/5 45 Colt from Buds. I just know next year will be better. (I mean it couldn't just be that I am a lousy hunter could it?) I think this is called turning lemons into lemonade.
Any recommended loads?
I have H110, 2400, Bullseye and HP 38 on hand at the moment.