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Single action revolver

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Bezoar, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. Bezoar

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    When I read about people hunting iwtha single action revolver, its always one with massive target sights isntalled or a high powered scope.

    Is a single action revolver with only the fixed sights usefull for deer hunting?

    And is it better to get a nice longer barrel for it?
     
  2. tkendrick

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    I hunted javalina, coyote and deer for years with a .41 Ruger Blackhawk.

    The only mod I ever made to it was to put a set of Pachmeyer grips on it.

    Took most of the game at less than 100 yards, never needed any more range where I hunted, didn't have the visibility in most cases.
    It worked fine.
     
  3. First Shirt

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    My backup gun for hog hunting is a Ruger Bisley Vaquero, 5.5", .45 Colt, with handloads. Worked up a good load using 300 gr WFNGC cast bullet over H-110, and "adjusted" the sights to that load. Doesn't have a lot of versatility, but it's awfully darned accurate out to 100 yards, and I don't have any business shooting iron sights past that distance anyway.

    This is opinion, and worth very little more than you paid for it.

    1/Sgt
     
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