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#192710 - 06/01/18 12:23 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: Franchise]
Gregg Richter Administrator
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Or is it Xylene.


I have painted a few scopes in my time for coyote hunting.

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#192730 - 06/01/18 11:21 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: rougerocco]
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 Originally Posted By: rougerocco

While I drool over some of the guns posted here Freedom Arms,BFR. I am a basic guy. If my Ruger gets it done I can't see spending the extra money. I would love too, but raising two kids and being in public safety its just not an option.


I am finally in a position that I could afford any handgun I want. However, my Ruger SBHs in 45 Colt & 480 Ruger are extremely accurate. I have handled and fired FAs & other custom revolvers. But, until my Rugers go belly-up I just dont see what all the fuss is about.

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#192737 - 06/02/18 09:44 AM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: Reloder28]
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RELOADER28: YOU ARE (OR MAY NOT BE) A LUCKY GUY THAT YOU DO NOT SUFFER FROM "GUNITIS", A HORRIBLE DISEASE OF THE MIND WITH SEVERE CONSEQUENCES TO ONE'S WALLET. I THINK IT IS JAMES THAT SAYS: I GOT MORE GUNS THAN I NEED BUT NOT AS MANY AS I WANT. WE WILL SEE IF YOU ARE IMMUNE OR NOT. YOU GOT BIG BORE REVOLVERS, BUT DON'T YOU FEEL A NEED FOR A 22 REVOLVER, AND A SMALL GAME REVOLVER IN SOME 32 CALIBER, AND A MEDIUM CALIBER GUN IN 357?
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#192787 - 06/04/18 04:34 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: 45MAN]
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Of course he does. He is hopelessly trying to avoid the evil temptations that have besieged us all. Those efforts are futile. He will soon be in the same boat as the rest of us.
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#193117 - 06/18/18 08:47 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: Sawfish]
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In the summer of 1986 I was in middle school and I purchased my first Guns and Ammo magazine. Ross Seyfried had an article inside talking about the 500 Linebaugh. I remember a beautiful Bowen custom revolver pictured in the article. I was hooked, I immediately subscribed to Guns and Ammo, Shooting Times, and American Handgunner. I purchased Hunting for Handgunners by Larry Kelley and JD Jones and read everything else I could find on the subject.

I mowed lawns all summer to earn money to "buy" a big bore revolver. After much research I bought a 7.5" Ruger Redhawk. I followed that up by adding a 41 and finally a 357. I practiced shooting those revolvers every chance I got.

At the time I had never actually been on a deer hunt. In 1988 I got my first deer and wild hog at the family ranch. I had the revolvers with me but I used the rifle. Ironically for the next 13 years I used the rifle for my hunting, although I continued to love big bore revolvers. I bought a 6 inch Freedom Arms 454 field grade in 1999 while in Graduate School. I mounted a 2.5-8 Leoupold Scope and practiced all the time. I finally got my chance on a hog hunt in Shackleford County, Texas. I killed 3 hogs on that trip with the Freedom Arms and I have been lucky enough to take a number of deer and hogs with various revolvers ever since.

In 2009 I was able to take 4 water buffalo with a Ruger Redhawk in Australia and felt like a had come full circle from that middle school boy way back in 1986.


Edited by jamautry (06/21/18 02:40 PM)
Edit Reason: Wrong number of buffalo, changed to 4 after double checking

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#193118 - 06/18/18 09:01 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: jamautry]
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Wow, 5 water buffalo, that would be so cool.

By any chance, do you remember if the gun in that article by Ross was the one with scrimshal grips with a saber tooth tiger on one side and a woman on the other?

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#193119 - 06/18/18 09:08 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: ruger4570]
jamautry
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That was a later article if I remember correctly.

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#193121 - 06/18/18 09:15 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: ruger4570]
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 Originally Posted By: ruger4570
Wow, 5 water buffalo, that would be so cool.

By any chance, do you remember if the gun in that article by Ross was the one with scrimshal grips with a saber tooth tiger on one side and a woman on the other?


I found a link
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w...kd4V7vi9QJnGEbk

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#193123 - 06/18/18 10:16 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
YOU GOT BIG BORE REVOLVERS, BUT DON'T YOU FEEL A NEED FOR A 22 REVOLVER,?


Did not mean to misrepresent. I do pack an SP 101 .22 as a sidearm. Medium bore? No.

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#193124 - 06/18/18 10:32 PM Re: The Challenge Of Handgun Hunting [Re: jamautry]
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I found a link
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w...kd4V7vi9QJnGEbk
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Yep that's the one. I made contact with Mary Mueller up in Alaska. She was known for her almond eyed girls. Was going to have her do a knife with a mermaid, but it got stolen before I got to it. She gave me a couple of pictures she had done of mermaids. Unbelievable talent.

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