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My first deer with a handgun! #78509 11/21/2010 10:49 PM
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My dad & I went camping this weekend here in Indiana at the national forest. I hadn't been in this wood for a couple of years & I had now clue where to go. So I was just still hunting around a thicket. This doe & three others came up trough the fog at about 20 yards. That hand loaded XTP dropped her in her tracks! The other three just milled around for a little while & I would have shot another one for the local food pantry if it hadn't been so far to drag them.


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78512 11/21/2010 11:05 PM
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Congrats on your first one of many to come.


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78514 11/21/2010 11:07 PM
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Good job!, and a nice looking gun,,,what caliber is that?


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: badkitty] #78517 11/21/2010 11:19 PM
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Congrats! Still seeking my first handgun deer.


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: guitarpicva] #78522 11/22/2010 12:01 AM
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Thanks Everyone.
Badkitty It's a 44mag.


Some people are like Slinkies ... Not really good for anything,
But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78523 11/22/2010 12:06 AM
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congrats cruiser great job


shoot it if its still coming shot it again!!!
Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78524 11/22/2010 12:08 AM
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Congrats on #1. Yep ya just gotta love a Redhawk.

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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Larry in SD] #78528 11/22/2010 12:40 AM
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great job!


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Handgun Hunting!!!
Interested in 2007
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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: tyler.woodard04] #78531 11/22/2010 12:58 AM
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Congrats on your first of the addiction! What kinda iron you shooting? (I can't view the photo)


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: KRal] #78535 11/22/2010 1:34 AM
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Congrats on the first kill.

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Rick] #78540 11/22/2010 2:10 AM
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CONGRATS!!!!


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Tigger] #78544 11/22/2010 2:52 AM
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Ahh, the addiction begins. Great job and good eating.


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: cfish2] #78545 11/22/2010 3:14 AM
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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: cottonstalk] #78546 11/22/2010 3:47 AM
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Nice Job. My "first" was also with a "Big Red" several years ago. And yes it is very addictive.

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Rick] #78547 11/22/2010 3:49 AM
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Good job!!! Welcome to the group. I took my first with handgun last season. It is addicting to say the least. Here's to your continued success.

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: 460man] #78549 11/22/2010 4:31 AM
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Congratulations and Welcome!


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: wapitirod] #78556 11/22/2010 9:54 AM
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Nice!
You'll never forget that hunt I assure you.

Now you'll think "why lug a rifle around the woods?"

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78558 11/22/2010 11:37 AM
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Congratulations are in-order.

It looks like you were using a 7 1/2" Redhawk, nice revolver.
Give us the details on the bullet performance, wound channel size and depth of penetration, etc. What is the load data that you are using?

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: 460man] #78564 11/22/2010 2:34 PM
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Perfect!!! and I love your Ruger!


Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb
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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Rick] #78570 11/22/2010 4:10 PM
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Congratulations I'm still waiting for my first one


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78575 11/22/2010 6:16 PM
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I love to hear and see stories about deer hunters using open sighted revolvers. That to me is real handgun hunting. Nice job and I hope you get many more.

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Warren] #78598 11/22/2010 11:14 PM
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Thanks again everyone & I too love my Ruger. I think it is the best gift I have ever received.


Some people are like Slinkies ... Not really good for anything,
But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78704 11/23/2010 10:37 PM
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Congrats on you first deer with a handgun. You shot your first deer with the same handgun I did.


44 MAG RUGER REDHAWK
Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Rick] #78772 11/25/2010 3:38 AM
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Congrats on the first.....you are "done for" now my friend......hopelessly hooked.

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: jwarren] #78777 11/25/2010 5:36 AM
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A hearty congratulations to you, Cruiser. Be careful though in listening to this group!

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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Rick] #78797 11/25/2010 3:51 PM
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Yep, congrats! Your hooked now and the sickness will escalate, don't look for a temperature or other signs, as the only cure are more handguns, more ammo, and MORE TAGS!! CONGRATS again!

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: wildcatter] #78809 11/25/2010 7:07 PM
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Good job.

You never forget your first time.....


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: 7STDUBBERU] #78814 11/26/2010 12:04 AM
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Kudos on your first!!!

Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: runngun] #78816 11/26/2010 12:12 AM
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great job keep on shooting straight.


shoot it if its still coming shot it again!!!
Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: dc74] #78819 11/26/2010 12:26 AM
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Congrats on your first! Now you need one with a single shot, and then a bolt and then,!!!!!!!!!!!! its a long down hill slide.


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Re: My first deer with a handgun! [Re: Cruiser] #78834 11/26/2010 2:45 AM
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Good shootin cruiser! Love those Rugers!


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