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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by tahunua001, Oct 13, 2013.

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  1. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Member

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    ... and conquered.
    I got my deer with the 9mm. at 50 yards one shot to drop it, a second to the head to make sure it stayed down.
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    I was using 147gr speer deep curls in front of 5.1gr of power pistol. the shot to the head was a through and through but the drop shot lodged just under the hide of the opposite side after passing through the spine.
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  2. horsemen61

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    While hunting with a 9mm is not on my short list. I congratulate you on a job well done looks like good shot placement and your distance was right so way to go.
     
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    my whole goal was to force myself to get close enough to use it. it was a bit of a challenge to myself. it's too easy to take a 200 yard shot when I have a 243 in my hands to try to get closer. with the 9mm I had to get close.
     
  4. Storm27m

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    Next challenge...bowhunting! :what:

    Congrats on the deer. When I read the 9mm in the title, I cringed a little bit but in a rifle, I don't imagine the velocity would be too far off from a 357mag in a handgun. How are you liking them Deep Curls? I'm looking for a new bullet for my 44mag. It looks like it held up well for blasting through the spine.
     
  5. wgaynor

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    Awesome! Too many people underestimate the ability of the 9mm in the hands of a good shooter. Around where I hunt, 50 yards is about the longest shot you'll get. Sounds like it'd be the right tool for the job, but I can't resist the calling of my .30-.30.
     
  6. tahunua001

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    I would heavily recommend deep curls. the accuracy was not bad and weight retention is excellent. would you believe it if I said 98% weight retention? I don't know if I'll ever take up bowhunting, that would require bowhunters ed, a bow(of course) and much upper body conditioning and I'm kindof a lazy fellow.

    I agree that the 9mm is underestimated in the right hands but Iam not that great of shot. the reason that this hit the spine was because it hit high, I just lucked out and it dropped the animal anyway.
     
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    Good goin'!

    That wooden AR furniture is dead sexy - can't say I've ever seen that before.
     
  8. tahunua001

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    it's actually starting to become quite common but it seems like everytime a new maker pops up another discontinues it. this was a RRA kit that is now discontinued. probably because it's not very durable, the stock is starting to split and the forend is cracked and I don't even abuse it that much.
     
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    You definitely used the right bullet. Textbook expansion, nice. :)
     
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