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What are you fellers taking opening day? #208999 11/12/2020 6:31 PM
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I have about decided to take the .260 Encore with 140gr Partitions for a scoped gun and Charter Target bulldog with 245gr Keith bullets for my open sight gun.



"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"

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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: reflex264] #209000 11/12/2020 7:06 PM
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The Indiana opener is this Saturday. Starting out, it will be the 475 family, stand is in dense hardwoods and rolling hills.
Encore in 470 Capstick 275 X at 2650fs
BFR 475 Linebaugh - 7.5 on the shoulder same bullet at 1700fs.

If I move to my 2nd stand where I can see +400 yards, fields and broken hardwoods
Encore in 358 STA 200 TTSX 2800fs
Same BFR if something moves in close.

Good & safe hunting.
D.

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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Buck_358] #209004 11/12/2020 10:42 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Buck_358
The Indiana opener is this Saturday. Starting out, it will be the 475 family, stand is in dense hardwoods and rolling hills.
Encore in 470 Capstick 275 X at 2650fs
BFR 475 Linebaugh - 7.5 on the shoulder same bullet at 1700fs.

If I move to my 2nd stand where I can see +400 yards, fields and broken hardwoods
Encore in 358 STA 200 TTSX 2800fs
Same BFR if something moves in close.

Good & safe hunting.
D.


Does not sound like enough gun.


If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: H2OBUG] #209005 11/12/2020 10:45 PM
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I have done most of my hunting already:
6mm-284 XP



26 Nosler XP-100


6.5-284 Borden Alpine Clone XP-100


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Ernie] #209006 11/12/2020 11:09 PM
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Opening day will have me with my BFR in 500 JRH topped with a Holosun MRDS sight with green reticle.

75 yards in the woods where I hunt would be a long shot. I expect any shots to be in the 10-40 yard range.

Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: 98Redline] #209007 11/12/2020 11:35 PM
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For starters my 12" Contender in 375 Win with a 2.5-7 scope. Sierra 200 gr FN bullets loaded with 35.8 grains of Reloader #7

Encore 44 mag 12" barrel with 2x Nikon. I will be using new Hornady Handgun Hunter load with 200 gr bullets.

Super Redhawk 44 mag with 5" barrel and same 200 gr Hornady factory load.

Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: ruger4570] #209020 11/13/2020 1:40 AM
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I'm ashamed to say that I haven't fired my 475L for months; same with the rest of my handguns. Got busy with work and lost all my shooting time. That said, I don't trust myself with a handgun. Like bow hunting, you need to practice.

Probably just take my 325 WSM and 243 rifles in the field. I'll wear my 44 special on my side though. I don't go anywhere without it.

Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Brenden] #209023 11/13/2020 1:54 AM
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My hunting is done. Took the .284 Winchester XP100. Tagged a cow elk at 272 yards. First big game taken with the XP100, and couldn't be more excited. If I wasn't completely hooked on the specialty pistols before, I certainly am now.

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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: reflex264] #209024 11/13/2020 2:17 AM
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Season started last weekend for me. I was planning on taking the new to me 25-06 encore out, but after finding that it wasn't even on paper again, I parked it for the winter and grabbed the trusty 14" 30-30 as a primary and the 45-70 as backup. I hunt in a place where 200 yards is a long shot and the 30-30 just gets the job done with reliability every time I pick it up.
It always maintains zero and deer typically run 20-30 yard.

Early on opening day, I connected with a young 3 pt buck at ~ 140yards. An hour or so later, I looked up from my HHM Forums to see a nice 10pt sneaking past the stand along the edge of the field. I connected at about 90 yards. Our party ended up with 4 deer on the ground by 10:30.

Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: karl] #209025 11/13/2020 2:24 AM
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Opening day is next weekend the 21st, and in my grandfathers honor I will be carrying one of his pre-64 Winchester rifles (M94 or M70).....but I will have a a Ruger 45colt across my chest also. His rifles have never drawn blood and he wants to see them in action....he will be 95 this coming january.
Sorry, I know this is a handgun site but it is what it is.....lol

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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Leftysixgun] #209027 11/13/2020 5:33 AM
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The .45 COLT FOR SURE BUT DON'T KNOW FOR THE OTHER,41 GNR ENCORE,.308 Striker OR .35 Rem. depends on what stand I go to.


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: junebug] #209028 11/13/2020 10:52 AM
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Our season opens the November 21, the first day I?ll be using the 308 Encore, and the 7.5? Freedom in 44 Mag, good luck to all.

Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: racksmasher1] #209029 11/13/2020 11:46 AM
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Yep 21st for me as well! I will have my 12" Encore in 44 mag with open sights and my trusty 7 mm Mag in my rifle just in case I need some reach!

My goal is to take one with my 44!


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: karl] #209030 11/13/2020 12:26 PM
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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: 45MAN] #209031 11/13/2020 12:47 PM
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Good question.

As it stands now, Contender .44 magnum with 12" Hunter barrel or 629 PC for hunting Ohio. If I use a handgun in PA, I'll try the 10" 30 Herrett barrel.

Rolled my own 180 grain loads for the Contender with the help of the WV Hitman. Very interested to see how they will do on game. Very accurate from the 12" barrel.

Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: jcp161] #209032 11/13/2020 1:08 PM
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I will start out with my 7.62x54R Encore. Scope is a Weaver 2.5-10 Classic Extreme. I have a load worked up with Hornady 160 FTX bullets for this season.
I have been wanting to try out my 357 Maximum Contender barrel. I have not used it hunting so far.

The wife will be out with a new one for this year. A Contender Carbine in 30-30AI. I just got it back from the Gunsmith. I had a Four Gill muzzle brake installed. It also has the same Weaver 2.5-10 Classic Extreme rifle scope, and is also loaded with the same Hornady 160 FTX bullets as my 7.62x54R Encore handgun.

My brother will be using his G2 in 30-30AI with Hornady 130 grain soft points. Same as last year except this year he will be hunting from a really nice Tower Stand, instead of the modified ladder stand.

No time to get cameras up this season. I have seen a few nice bucks in the area. Loads of slick heads in the pasture all Fall until the last couple weeks.

Good Luck Everyone

Bob Roach


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Bob Roach] #209034 11/13/2020 2:33 PM
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Very interesting diversity of guns. Good luck to all and huge congrats on those that have scored already.

I have been planning out day two. Probably back with the .260 Encore and 1961 Flat top .44 magnum.


"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: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: reflex264] #209037 11/13/2020 2:59 PM
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Opening weekend was last weekend. I took my stainless Ruger Bisley NM Blackhawk in .357 Mag.

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If I go, I'll be toting my Ruger Bisley 44 mag and possibly my Contender in 6.5 Raptor.


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: magman] #209040 11/13/2020 3:27 PM
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12? MGM Encore in 357 Maximum
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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Randominator] #209051 11/13/2020 7:24 PM
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My main season (moose), & the only hunting I got to do this year ended Sept 25. I got out with a friend for 4 hunting days. We saw a couple of legal bulls but there were all close to a mile away & chasing cows the wrong direction so no shots fired. I took a rifle on that hunt since I hadn't shot any hunting handguns in WAY TOO LONG!
So to answer the question, my next season will be spring bear & I intend to be packing the my 7.5" Ruger Super Redhawk in 480 (with Ultra Dot). Big question right now is bullet choice. Hunting will be a black bear & coastal brown bear here in Alaska. Recomendations???


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This beast:


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 Originally Posted By: Chance Weldon
This beast:



Chambering?


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 Originally Posted By: Ernie
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This beast:



Chambering?


460 S&W Magnum.


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This beast:



Chambering?


460 S&W Magnum.


For a straight-wall case, that should be a flat shooter in that platform


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Ernie] #209074 11/15/2020 12:27 AM
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For first day in W.V. my HSP 7 saum with it's newly mounted Burris 2x-10x Verocity rifle scope for the long shots and my 629 Classic with a 2X Leupold loaded with the new Hornady HANDGUN Hunter ammo for the closer shots. For first day in Pa. the 629 Classic but not sure if I will bother to load it? I have a better chance of seeing a "Unicorn" before a deer here!

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So far the 445 Super Mags are working


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445 Super Mag


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nice Franchise! super tall 6 pt.


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Thank you
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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: Franchise] #209092 11/16/2020 8:04 PM
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Well the 35 Rem got to play Sat.morning.Could not see the dot on the .45 Colt so laid it down and picked up the TC .35. 180 gr Speer FP at 60 yds,7 pt.DRT.Quartering away second rib from the back exit thru center of off shoulder. Lungs were a mess.


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35 rem is a thumper


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My CVA Scout 6.5 Creedmoor with brake and Weaver 2.5 x 8 scope and my CVA Scout 357 mag with Bushnell 2 x 6 scope.


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: gunslingerdad] #209112 11/17/2020 8:39 PM
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Congrats David & Junebug

Dave - what bullet are you using in that 445?


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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: reflex264] #209179 11/21/2020 2:15 AM
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I suspect it'll be this ... .357 Mag with UltraDot II.



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Re: What are you fellers taking opening day? [Re: reflex264] #209224 11/24/2020 2:40 AM
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This is what I took opening day...



It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
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 Originally Posted By: KRal
This is what I took opening day...



Heck yeah!


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Took my 500JRH BFR coulda as soon carried a sling shot for all I saw.


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Nice Shooter and it seems to be deadly- how about the story and did you get it on video?


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