Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
think about it #207953 09/05/2020 4:44 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 9,712
jamesfromjersey Offline OP
Shootist
OP Offline
Shootist
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 9,712
I was talking to Greg the other day and his black powder handgun elk came up and I mentioned that of all his record book trophies this is one that will always be high in the record books... When you think about it, who will pay all that money for an elk hunt and use a black powder pistol?? ... Its tough enough using a BP rifle but a BP pistol with all its limitations is the last weapon you`ll see on an elk hunt today... after you digest what I`ve just written, then add the fact that the BP bull was a 7x7... If there ever was an exclusive club the "The 7x7 Elk Taken With a Black Powder Handgun" has to be one of the hardest to join.... Well done.....


Life member-NRA-SCI
Member-HHI #2900-HHASA #067
Colt-Ruger-Freedom Arms-and S&W Collector Assoc.s
"I have more guns then I need but not as many as I want" "Handgun hunters HAVE to be good"
Re: think about it [Re: jamesfromjersey] #207954 09/05/2020 4:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
Franchise Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
That is an accomplishment that many will never achieve. CONGRATULATIONS and fill us in on any details that come to mind.


The Eyes are Useless, When The Mind Is Blind
Re: think about it [Re: Franchise] #207955 09/05/2020 5:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 259
Shortgun Offline
enthusiast
Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 259
Outstanding, And it?s a HUGE accomplishment at that.

Re: think about it [Re: Shortgun] #207957 09/05/2020 8:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,209
REDHAWK1954 Offline
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,209
Well done!


Michael Joe Moore
Re: think about it [Re: REDHAWK1954] #207958 09/06/2020 12:59 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 543
ruger4570 Offline
addict
Offline
addict
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 543
Wow. Impressive elk regardless of weapon used. But with a BP handgun....incredible.

Re: think about it [Re: ruger4570] #207959 09/06/2020 3:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,155
Gregg Richter Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,155
Thanks all for the compliments, it was for sure a memorable hunt!







Re: think about it [Re: Gregg Richter] #207960 09/06/2020 4:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 818
sixshot Offline
old hand
Offline
old hand
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 818
Very well done Gregg, a great elk & glad to see you out hunting!

Dick

Re: think about it [Re: sixshot] #207964 09/07/2020 4:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 133
RH Custom Guns Offline
member
Offline
member
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 133
You forgot to put OPEN SIGHTED! That is such a wonderful and challenging accomplishment!

Can you tell us more about the gun and the load?

Re: think about it [Re: RH Custom Guns] #207966 09/07/2020 10:13 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,155
Gregg Richter Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,155
I have tried most of the black powder substitutes, including Jim Shockey Gold, but this time in my 209X50 Encore I used 100 grains of Blackhorn Powder, ignited by a Federal 209 shotgun primer, pushing a 295 grain Powerbelt bullet.

I have used the Powerbelt bullet on other bull elk from a bp rifle, and gotten mixed results, so the verdict is still out on this bullet for me.

I also killed a bull with this pistol using a 320 grain T/C Maxiball and 95 grains of Gold. Photo was featured in an earlier T/C catalogue.

I like the Powerbelt because it has a copper jacket but the Maxiball performed good also.

Thanks again for the compliments.

Gregg







Re: think about it [Re: Gregg Richter] #207967 09/07/2020 11:23 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 80
popo Offline
journeyman
Offline
journeyman
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 80
Congrats and very nice bull.

Re: think about it [Re: popo] #207969 09/08/2020 12:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 264
jcp161 Offline
enthusiast
Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 264
Wow. Very impressive and thanks for sharing the load data.

Did you happen to get it on video? I have your handgun hunting DVD and watch it at least once at the beginning of every hunting season.

Looking forward to the sequel...
\:\)


John

Re: think about it [Re: jcp161] #207974 09/08/2020 9:42 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,155
Gregg Richter Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,155
I tried but the camcorder got too wet from the rain and it died...

Don't know about that sequel, I don't have enough footage.







Re: think about it [Re: Gregg Richter] #207979 09/09/2020 3:24 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,280
Sawfish Offline
veteran
Offline
veteran
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,280
Excellent!


Good Shooting Makes Good Hunting
Patron Member NRA;
Life Member RMEF, SCI, NSRPA, CRPA: Member, FTRF, HHI #7108, CBA
Re: think about it [Re: Sawfish] #207992 09/10/2020 12:36 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,446
reflex264 Offline
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,446
Yep I remember that. That is an awesome trophy and the way he took it makes it twice as awesome. Handgun hunters in general are a funny sort. I don't think anyone can answer the question as to why we do what we do. And though it is hard to explain to the uninitiated we seem to understand each other perfectly.


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: think about it [Re: reflex264] #207994 09/10/2020 4:31 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 4,669
Chance Weldon Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 4,669
 Originally Posted By: reflex264
Yep I remember that. That is an awesome trophy and the way he took it makes it twice as awesome. Handgun hunters in general are a funny sort. I don't think anyone can answer the question as to why we do what we do. And though it is hard to explain to the uninitiated we seem to understand each other perfectly.


"For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible."


Formerly TN Lone Wolf

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." - J.K. Rowling
Re: think about it [Re: Chance Weldon] #207995 09/10/2020 5:21 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,446
reflex264 Offline
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,446
 Originally Posted By: Chance Weldon
 Originally Posted By: reflex264
Yep I remember that. That is an awesome trophy and the way he took it makes it twice as awesome. Handgun hunters in general are a funny sort. I don't think anyone can answer the question as to why we do what we do. And though it is hard to explain to the uninitiated we seem to understand each other perfectly.


?For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.?


True


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....

Moderated by  Chance Weldon, Gary, Gregg Richter 

Newest Members
Redhawk41, Striker243, Sxviper, RobbieD, IRONMAN
9668 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
H2OBUG 5
karl 5
COR 3
Ernie 3
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 13 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3