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#199227 - 04/26/19 07:33 PM Longest handgun deer shot question.
Pa. Mike
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I posted inquiring about some of our member's longest handgun varmint kills and got quite a few interesting responses. Does anyone want to share their longest deer kill using a handgun? My longest is 295 yards using my H-S Precision 7 saum with a Burris 3X-12X Ballistic Plex.

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#199228 - 04/26/19 10:24 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: Pa. Mike]
Randy M
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196 yards with a TC Encore 7-08 on a 6 year old 10 pointer. Factory Remington ammunition. The gun was topped with a TC branded scope.
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#199229 - 04/26/19 11:23 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: Randy M]
45MAN
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I SHOT A PRONGHORN AT OVER 300 YARDS WITH A 6.5 JDJ CONTENDER, AND A SMALL HOG AT 276 YARDS WITH AN RPM XL IN 356 WINCHESTER, BUT MOST OF THE TIMES, WHEN DEER HUNTING, I CHOOSE STANDS/BLINDS WITH THE FEEDER AT AROUND 100 YARDS AWAY, AND I DO NOT RECALL ANY SIGNIFICANTLY FAR DEER KILLS.
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#199230 - 04/27/19 01:16 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: 45MAN]
karl
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180 yards on a small buck with a 14" 30-30 and the black tipped 110gn barns tac-tx. About the longest shot i could realistically take where i hunt. Combo worked well. Went about 30 yards.

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#199231 - 04/27/19 02:12 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: Pa. Mike]
KRal
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268 yards with TC Encore in 270 win. topped with a 4x12 burris shooting 130gr hornady sst.
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#199232 - 04/27/19 02:22 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: KRal]
Chance Weldon Administrator
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143 yards with my 300 Win Mag Encore topped with a Nikon Force XR 2.5-8x scope firing a Barnes TTSX handload.
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#199234 - 04/27/19 07:17 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: Chance Weldon]
racksmasher1
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Ohio 9 point, shot at 102 yards with a G-2 Contender frame and a MGM 14? 357 Maximum barrel.

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#199235 - 04/27/19 07:34 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: Pa. Mike]
cmnash
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I shot this doe at 218 yards with my Contender in 30/30 with factory Hornady Leverevolution 160 grain. The shooting house I was sitting in is visible over my shoulder down the gas pipeline.

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#199236 - 04/27/19 07:40 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: cmnash]
REDHAWK1954
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I shot a seven point buck last season at 81 yards shooting my CVS Optima V2 muzzle loader pistol shooting a 240 grain TC all lead Cheap Shot in front of 85 grains of Blackhorn 209 powder.
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#199237 - 04/27/19 08:29 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: REDHAWK1954]
wvhitman
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581 yards with 6.5/.284 Bullberry Encore, 143 gr. Horn. ELD-X off a Bog Pod and PSR with a Burris 3-12X BPlex HANDGUN scope. Shot off a slight elevation in a humongous, flat cornfield with the corn about 6" high.
My first kill with the ELD-X. Massive internal damage and huge exit. Knew right then the ELD-X wasn't for me with deer. That much damage at that distance was unreal.

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