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#191000 - 03/25/18 10:40 AM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: Zee]
cmnash
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I used the Hornady factory loaded 35 Rem. When I chronographed it years ago, it clocked 1960 fps. I had to move the screens away from the muzzle blast, so the corrected muzzle velocity might be flirting with 2000 fps.

I have found the FTX to be a hard bullet; expandind less violently than the traditional 200 gr roundnoses I prefer. This was the first FTX I have recovered. I chose it for elk because of its superior downrange numbers. I don't use it for deer sized game.

However...Racksmasher Jim uses the 200 gr FTX to great success in his .357 Max at around 1650 fps. We witnessed him nail two hogs with two headshots that displayed violent expansion . Must be a better bullet than I thought.

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#191001 - 03/25/18 10:48 AM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: Zee]
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Not trying to be funny but after reading your hunt report and looking at the photos I have to say that you guys almost made this look easy..... Kinda like science without being scientific
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The Salt Creek formula............................
the correct bullet + placement + animal = a good time
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#191002 - 03/25/18 10:59 AM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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JD Jones always said KISS...keep it simple stupid....like with most things, I always try to make it harder than needed...I'm learning to lighten up...LOL..no magic, shot placement trumps everything, always has, always will, but like everything, there are parameters

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#191003 - 03/25/18 11:03 AM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Well done guys,Well done!!!!!
Good companions and a target rich environment,almost heaven for a dedicated handgunner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#191004 - 03/25/18 11:06 AM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: Franchise]
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This event was a display of some great handguning. Ten animals fell, and 8 of those to one shot each.

My turkey required more than one shot. Turkey hunting with a handgun continues to challenge me. Perfect shot placement on turkeys still eludes me.

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#191005 - 03/25/18 11:17 AM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: cmnash]
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I FIND THE 35 REM 200 FTX INFO VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE. THE 35 REM IN A RIFLE IS A HISTORICALLY GOOD KILLER, AND THE INFO PROVIDED IN THIS TOPIC SHOWS HOW IT USEFUL IT CAN BE WITH FACTORY AMMO IN HANDGUN APPLICATIONS. I AM TRYING TO SELL SOME STUFF AND ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE MY EYE ON ONCE I AM FLUSH IS A REAR GRIP XP-100 IN 35 REM THAT A BUDDY OF MINE WANTS TO MOVE.
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#191007 - 03/25/18 12:25 PM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: 45MAN]
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Congratulations to all involved. Another thread asks about what would be one's "dream" hunt. To get together with members on a hunt such as this would make my list for sure. But, not likely any time soon due to restrictions on my end. Thanks for sharing!
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#191010 - 03/25/18 01:54 PM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
We videoed all of the hunts/kill shots. They were videoed on my wife's phone...and if I had a censor/beep button, they'd probably be good enough for public display...LOL...All these years of talking to James on the phone have wore off on me..hahahahaha


Looks like it was a great time, congrats to all.

Franchise, I would be willing to attempt to edit you videos, then post them on the Big Bore Handgun Hunter youtube channel.

Just PM me if your interested, and I'll run an option by ya and see if that will work for ya.
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#191013 - 03/25/18 02:47 PM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: BRASF0311]
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The company on this hunt was the best, we all had a very memorable time together, hunting , and just shooting the Bull, LOL, David talked me into taking a body shot on the Highland with a larger bullet, the 300 XTP, In 44 Mag James helped me out with some John Taffin loads for the new Freedom, I was happy with the results, the one XTP That was recovered held together, and was up against the hide on the off side, Thanks to the staff at Salt Creek, thanks to my friends, who look forward to seeing me as much as I look forward to seeing them, I look forward to the next one, I was impressed with everyone?s shooting skills, as Matt said, I encourage folks to do this if you can!

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#191015 - 03/25/18 05:20 PM Re: 2018 Forum Handgun Hunt [Re: racksmasher1]
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Have any idea the weight of the two bulls you guys shot????
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