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hunting autos #211577 05/03/2022 2:05 PM
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From .357 Sig to 460 Rowland
Yes they all hunt. Even have more autos not shown that hunt.
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"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: hunting autos [Re: reflex264] #211579 05/04/2022 12:46 AM
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Nice setups, Ive been hunting with my G35 some but havent got the chance in a while.

Re: hunting autos [Re: 45BBH] #211580 05/05/2022 1:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 45BBH
Nice setups, Ive been hunting with my G35 some but havent got the chance in a while.



G35 especially with a fully supported barrel like a KKM would be a legit killer.


"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: hunting autos [Re: reflex264] #211610 06/01/2022 5:59 PM
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Greetings from a little bit south of you, your lineup has inspired me plus the enjoyment I got from hunting with the G40, I am working up a G21-like Lonewolf frame with 9 inch barrel, hoping for that little bit extra in plusP 45ACP to take a deer at bow range. Gun functions well but getting the Burris FF3 adapted is a challenge but I expect clean living to prevail.


First Handgun Deer: ~1982 8" S&W .38Spl
SW 7.5" 686-7 with Matchdot II
SBHH .45LC 7.5"
Contender G2 .35-30/30 (Bellm), .22LR, .22 Hornet, 25-35
Glock 40 10mm; G21 Poly80 w/ 9 inch barrel (in work)
Re: hunting autos [Re: reflex264] #211612 06/02/2022 6:29 PM
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I have found that cartridges such as +P level 45 ACP respond well to more barrel length. That should be a legit killer.


"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: hunting autos [Re: reflex264] #211615 06/05/2022 11:58 PM
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Not saying that this is not an option. But I shot a deer this year with a 44 mag Model 69 S&W and a pretty hot 180 XTP.
Square shoulder shot at 20 yds. That deer ran over 400 yds.

After that I went back to my 45 Colt and the old 250 XTP and the 44 mag 240.

Sticking with the bigger stuff for hunting.

Save the others for wild dogs and devil worshipers.


If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: hunting autos [Re: H2OBUG] #211616 06/06/2022 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by H2OBUG
Not saying that this is not an option. But I shot a deer this year with a 44 mag Model 69 S&W and a pretty hot 180 XTP.
Square shoulder shot at 20 yds. That deer ran over 400 yds.

After that I went back to my 45 Colt and the old 250 XTP and the 44 mag 240.

Sticking with the bigger stuff for hunting.

Save the others for wild dogs and devil worshipers.


I had terrible luck with the Hornady 44 180XTP. I called Hornady and was told that bullet was never intended as a hunting bullet. It was designed as a defensive bullet. I had them completely turn inside out out of .44 Specials at lower velocity than the .44 mag. The design and construction of a bullet is as important as the weight. The 125gr bonded bullets in the .357 Sig generally go right through a deer and wreck everything they touch. The 180gr XTP 10mm is much tougher than the 180gr 44. I have recovered one and no tracking was involved on the deer. I don't shoot shoulders and they generally drop in their tracks. Here is a 180gr XTP recovered from a deer at 41 yards.
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img]https://i.imgur.com/TVYlrnm.jpg[/img]
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"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: hunting autos [Re: reflex264] #211617 06/06/2022 12:54 PM
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"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: hunting autos [Re: reflex264] #211618 06/06/2022 12:55 PM
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"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.....

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