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.44 Magnum Deer Hunting...Tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by VonFatman, Nov 12, 2004.

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  1. VonFatman

    VonFatman Member

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    I'm off to the woods tomorrow with my wifes Super Blackhawk. My hunting load:

    Primer: CCI 350 LP Mag
    Powder: H 110 Wt: 23.7
    Bullet: 240 Gr. XTP
    Speed clocked: 1,340 fps avg.
    (not a fun plinking load)

    The gun is stock with the exception:

    Hogue Grips -rubber
    Wolf Springs & a bit of stone work
    in the trigger area.

    I've got it "dialed in" at 50 yards but do not plan to shoot beyond
    35 yds. I will be hunting out of a solid platform stand (6" x 6" x 14' base legs)
    w/a full set of guard rails all the way around...I expect to be able to make a steady shot.

    It's supposd to be cool here in MO tomorrow morning (27 degrees) so just maybe an old buck will swing thru looking for friendship.

    Bob
     
  2. snubby

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    Enjoy your hunt! Don't forget to give us an after-action report when you return :)
     
  3. critter

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    Handgun hunting is a hoot! I love it! Your gun/load is certainly up to the challenge and your choice of a stable shooting position is a really good deal. Best wishes for a clean kill on a good 'un!
     
  4. VonFatman

    VonFatman Member

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    critter & snubby,

    Thanks guys....
    I've got a T/C Contender in 7-30 Waters that will paste dime groups all day long at 100 yrds...I've shot two deer with that gun. But I think this will be more fun. It's up-close and personal and less like a rifle.

    I consider this will be my first real handgun deer hunt.

    I have a pair of Pro-Ears electronic muffs I intend to use (bought them so I could safely shoot the T/C). As cool as it is, those muffs will do more than help me hear and protect my ears!

    I'll be sure to report in if I whack one.

    I plan to have my 25-06 for any long shots...if 'ol Mossy Horn walks into view out of range for the Ruger, I'll still be in the ballgame!

    Bob
     
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