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#199238 - 04/27/19 09:13 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: wvhitman]
billa
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165 yards offhand with sling assistance on a Whitetail buck trotting across a power line with Contender 358JDJ and 2.5x scope.
Pronghorn doe at 400 yards (estimated) with a Contender 233 Rem -12x scope prone off of a backpack rest. Full penetration double lung with a 55 grain spire point.

I say estimated 400 as it was 1986 and we measured it after the kill with a Ranging 1000 rangefinder. +/- 25 yards or so.
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#199240 - 04/27/19 09:56 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: billa]
KYODE
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250yrd button buck with 15? factory 7mm-08. 120gr nosler bt. Sandbag rest from my picnic table lol. guessed it at 250ish and ranged it later date. I was surprised to verify my guess so close.
Several deer at 200 and 200+ a few yrds with my 35rem contender.

These were all out of the normal younger day woods hunting with a rifle etc. Most Ky shots would be 30-100 yrds. You gotta find a spot to extend that much. Then there are the old strip mines etc that may extend range a great deal. I never hunted those areas.
It dont really matter to me that much what the range is. Just do what you like to do.
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#199243 - 04/27/19 06:59 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: wvhitman]
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California Mule Deer killed in the Eastern Sierras at 325 yds. with a T/C Encore in 30/06 using a Burris 3x12 Ballistic Plex and a Nosler 150 gr. Ballistic Tip bullet.
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#199244 - 04/27/19 11:15 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: Sawfish]
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Wyoming Antelope at 444 yds with a 6.5/284. Muley buck a tick over 500 yds just a short distance from my house, maybe I'll be able to show the spot to Dr. Rogers & Mike in a few days & let them shoot it with the range finder because I can't remember for sure. The gun was a TC in 25 TCU with an 85 gr Nosler BT with one of sons watching.
With a revolver one buck at 180 with an 8 3/8" S&W, iron sights & another buck at (I think) 212 yds with a scoped Ruger 357 Maximum, can't remember for sure but I'm pretty sure that's correct. Missed low with the first shot, centered it with the second.

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#199249 - 04/28/19 02:15 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: wvhitman]
wheeler45
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Pronghorn Antelope 170 yards Remington XP-100 .308 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip handload in Wyoming.
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#199270 - 04/29/19 02:38 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: Pa. Mike]
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i don't own a hand rifle, but treat my revolvers much like one. Firm rest, time, and it usually ends well. Long notable shots below, all with my 44 mag and 240 grain XTP from 629's (6.5" and 7.5") at 1290-1320 fps. first three with scope, last 2 with red dot. scope is gone now, red dot on both.

140 yards on a red stag - too far as no expansion. followed up at 120 and dropped him.
125 yards red stag dropped.
106 yard boar dropped
111 yard spike whitetail - ran a little.
120 yards on a black crow. fell into lake, flopped, alligator ate it.

Love my 44 mags.
would really like a 329PD with a 6" barrel.... but still no luck on that one.

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#199271 - 04/29/19 02:55 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: SnookNTarpon]
Jeff460
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A 329PD with a 6 inch barrel? I have never heard of such. But a donor barrel from a another Smith and Wesson might be an idea. Hamilton Bowen might be a contact but he does not work on Smith and Wesson revolvers anymore. Cylinder and Slide is a company I have had great experiences with. You might try them out. It never hurts to work on things to see if it can work out.

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#199278 - 04/29/19 06:15 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: wvhitman]
wheelguns
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Wow, I guess I'm not the only one that likes to stretch the distance.
My longest shot on a deer with a revolver I made this year at 220 yards beating my old record of 216. Same gun same load 10" FA in 454 shooting a 260gr. partition.
My longest shot with a single shot was 410 yards on a deer and 503 yards on an Antelope. Those were both shot with MOA Max in 284 win shooting a 154gr SST.


Edited by wheelguns (04/29/19 06:18 PM)

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#199297 - 04/29/19 10:06 PM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: wheelguns]
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I've mentioned this cow elk before & shown many photo's but it was with an iron sighted 3 screw Ruger 45 at 186 yds with a Keith 260 cast bullet. My buddy sitting beside me was shooting her with the rangefinder as she walked down the ridge towards us. When she stopped broadside I double lunged her.

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#199310 - 04/30/19 11:25 AM Re: Longest handgun deer shot question. [Re: sixshot]
Ernie
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Longest big game revolver kill, over 200 yards.
Specialty pistols LR:
Elk - 666 yards
Mule Deer - 700ish yards
Whitetail - 548 yards
Antelope - 1037 yards
Springbok - 400+ yards
The only time I intentionally let the animal get further, was the buck antelope over a grand.
The muley and elk were in the mountains.
A number of animals killed in the 400ish to 600ish yards.
Cartridges used: 7mm-08, 284 Winchester, 7mm Dakota, 7 WSM, 7mm SAUM, 7.82 Patriot, 6.5-284, 6.5 WSM/Leopard, and 6 Creed.
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