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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Slimpickens Ca.] #27491 03/28/2008 2:57 PM
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welcome dave glad to have you here and another 44 shooter

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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #27658 04/01/2008 2:41 PM
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Hi everyone,
I'm also new to handgun hunting, just started this past winter. I live in SE Iowa very nice deer roam these areas. I shoot a Ruger .44 love shooting it just need to get better at it. I am replacing to reddot with a good scope instead the reddot broke and just havent got around to replaceing it yet. Nice hearing from everyone great web site! Shrades

Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Iowa hunter] #27661 04/01/2008 3:24 PM
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Howdy,

New to handgun hunting, mainly a bowhunter. I live in south alabama. This year was first year hunting with T/C prohunter pistol in 25.06. Two bucks and a doe. I'm hooked!! Longest shot was 170 yards.

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Welcome to all you last 3 new guys. Glad to have you all aboard.

Slimpickens nice talking to you the other day.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #27713 04/03/2008 12:55 AM
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Hi my name is Don. I live in south Florida. I am new to handgun hunting. I have been a bow hunter and rifle hunter for 22 years. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can about hunting with my sixgun.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: drwalker70] #27715 04/03/2008 1:12 AM
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Welcome to the site Don. YOu will find that handgun hunting is very exciting and you will spend lots of money on them. LOL
What revolver do you have?


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO] #27776 04/04/2008 11:06 AM
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Hello all.My name is Rick.I am a former Recon/Arty Marine! I have been hunting since age 8.I am now 32.I was mainly a muzzleloader and bow hunter.I just within the last year decided it was time for a new challange in pistol hunting.I have an encore in 7mm08 and a contender in 30/30.I also have a Raging bull 454.I love it I am soon gonna be looking to get a 375JDJ and and a 45/70 barrle for my encore and contender.And a few others for that matter.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TChunter99] #27796 04/04/2008 7:21 PM
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Welcome to the site. This is a great site. Very friendly and helpful. Sounds like you already have the handgun bug, good! lol Again Welcome aboard. rupe


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe] #28363 04/19/2008 11:09 PM
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Hi I am Larry.I am a former sailor,and am employed as a forest fire equipment operator for the NC div/of Forestry.I have been an avid hunter for 32 years.Birds,coons,bear,deer,if it can be hunted and I have had access to it I have tried it.I have dabbled in handgun hunting but am making a commitment to it this year.I have a son,I get to see in the summers,and work a lot.I have two S&W's a 629-1,44 mag and a 64-3 in 38 special.I have shot lots of different handguns and have decided from my experiences and likes on the S&W's for my hunting and protection and outdoor fun.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: cottonstalk] #28375 04/20/2008 3:36 AM
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Welcome from Oregon and to the best site on the web. He will learn alot about handgun hunting here. Once you get something with a handgun there is nothing that can compare. Again Welcome to the site.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe] #28635 04/26/2008 11:12 AM
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Howdy Gents, My name is Kenneth, born and raised in Iowa but have been up in the great white north (AK) for 15yrs now. Was out in the western coastal "bush" most of it but just moved into the big city of Anchorage. Been packin smith and ruger wheel guns for about 30 yrs, but mostly for the two legged varmints I run into on the job. Favorite airplane gun and back up for my aught six is a 5.5 redhawk 44 with toasty 300 XTPs. In wintertime when ole brownie is sleepin, I mostly carry a 3 screw 357. Trying to get a line on a black bear this spring, if anyone has a favorite huntin load that shot well out of the redhwk 5.5 I'd appreciate the recipe...Looks like a good site, thanks. keb

Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: keb] #28645 04/26/2008 6:59 PM
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Welcome aboard Keb.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #28659 04/27/2008 3:00 AM
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Hello Welcome to the site.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe] #28682 04/27/2008 8:22 PM
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My name is Dave and i've been blessed to have been able to live and hunt in a few different states in my 54 years. Started out with bow and handguns in the 70's but got out of it and stayed with big bore rifles for a few years. Went back to bow and pistols 8 years ago. Hooked on Tenders
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I am a heavy equpment operator by trade which usually gives me time off for hunting and winters for chasing coyotes. I have 2 sons 23 and 17 years old that love to shoot and the youngest is my hunting partner till he gets tired of the old man. Glad to be here. Thanks, Dave


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Alaska Dave] #28746 04/29/2008 11:10 PM
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Hi Dave. Good to have you here.

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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #28806 05/03/2008 2:19 AM
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Hi, from Wyoming. Been handgun hunting for almost 30 years. Started with the 30 Herret and presently using the Savage Strikers in 300 WSM and 6.5 x 284. Also keep a S & W 29 on me for close range.

Hunt Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, and Bison. Off-season Prairie Dogs and Coyotes.

Also do flyfishing and wildlife photography.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: SS 308] #28970 05/09/2008 12:30 AM
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Keith here.from northern ny just getting into handguns this year already have ruger single six,Dan Wesson 357 and Contender 22 need more contender barrels love my contender should have baught that first


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pter1020k] #28972 05/09/2008 12:39 AM
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Welcome Keith, keep an eye on the classifieds here and you can find some fair deals on barrels.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod] #28985 05/09/2008 3:49 PM
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Welcome to the site Keith. You can learn alot from this site. Handgun hunting is more fun then any other type of hunting in my book. I've hunted with rifle, muzzle loader, archery and now I have settled on Handgun hunting to be my prefered method of taking animals.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO] #29017 05/11/2008 11:47 AM
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hey im the new kid on the block been huntin since iwas old enough to see over a palmetto its the same story got bored with the long gun so started bow huntin then caught the hand gun addiction originally from the ms delta married me one of them webfooted coona// gals so iswum the creek love to hunt any thang that strikes bites or ruts fellows i travel all over the world with my job and im here to tell yall we are blessed and weve got to fight for our right to enjoy the sport we love

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Welcome to the site. Tell us what you are shooting.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe] #29054 05/12/2008 10:43 PM
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Hey guys, my name is Larry and I am from Virginia. Originally I am from NJ and glad I left in 1966. Spent 26 yrs. in the AF and retired in the Hampton Roads section of the state. I am also retired from law enforcement (15 yrs) and love to hunt, fish, shoot and reload -- oh yeah and some golfing.

I am an active LEO firearms instructor and enjoy helping new recruits learn the art of pistol handling and shooting. Got back into hunting after military retirement and have been bit with the handgun bug. My primary hunting gun is a S&W 629 with a 2x Leupold scope. It has treated me well and have bagged numerous deer and one bobcat.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Raf] #29062 05/13/2008 1:34 AM
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welcome aboard larry.

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we shouldn't have to fight for our right to own a firearm. we are guaranteed this right with the 2 nd. amendment, so they say.

Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #29066 05/13/2008 1:51 AM
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Hey Gary! I remember you from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show in Harrisburg,Pa. I don't remember how many years ago it was, but that is where I picked up one of the application form for the magazine.I even still have the form with your business card on it(HandgunHunt.com) Call me a packrat!

Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #29235 05/18/2008 3:16 AM
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Hello everyone, my name is Jeff and I'm from Whitetail heaven, better known as Iowa. Been hunting for most of my 43 years, mostly with bow but also with muzzloader and handgun. I've always enjoyed challenges and killing a mature buck with a revolver has been a goal I've wanted attain. Over the last few years at different times I owned two Taurus 44 Mag Raging Bulls, both of which I regrettably traded. I really enjoyed shooting them and was confident I could put a buck down but the right opportunity never happened. Recently, I've recommited myself to this pursuit and brought home a S&W 460 XVR. I'm trying seriously to get very comforatable with this gun and I've got a whole summer to do it. Shooting iron sights right now but haven't ruled out optics. Haven't used anything other than the Hornaday 200gr SST yet. In my spare time I'm an official measurer for P&Y and B&C. Hoping to use this site to learn all I can about my new best friend! Looks good so far, I'm really impressed with the postings I've read so far. Thanks in advance for any help anyone lends me!


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Welcome aboard Jeff, Glad to see you here. Great site and there is alot of knowledge coming from this herd of handgunners. Congrates on the new S&W.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #29293 05/20/2008 2:33 AM
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Howdy, I'm Dave from Columbus, Nebraska. I enjoy my T/C Contenders and any gun chambered in 35 caliber. So far I haven't harvested any big game animals with my T/C pistols but I hope this fall will be the turning point. I hunted last fall with my 357 Maximum but didn't get an opportunity to shoot a deer with it. I wanted my kids to get theirs first. Ended up filling my two doe tags during black powder season.

This fall I will be hunting in the Sand Hills region of the state for Mule deer. I hope all my practicing with my new 357 Herrett pays off. I really like this cartridge. Recoil is a pussy cat compared to my 357 Maximum. If I'm lucky enough to get a shot under 200 yards I should be successful.

I just want to thank everyone on this forum for there experiences and knowledge. I learn something new every time I log on.

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Nice to have you here! I now you have bee around a while, glad you are still here!!


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Hey all; May name is Dave and I hail from Rose Hill, Kansas. I have been married 31 years have 2 kids and 2 grand kids. I am a farm kid from way back and come originally from Nortwest Kansas. Years ago I did machine shop work and electrical work to put me and my wife thru school. Graduating with an Engineering degree I ended up at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas. Been doin' that for the past 24 years.

I've enjoyed hunting, shooting and reloading ever since I could remember. My first big game handgun kill was a Mule deer feeding on a very tall very long heystack that I conviently pearched upon. It was an old 3 screw .44 Mag 5 1/2' if I recall correctly(some jerk liberated it from me) That began my deep interest in handgun hunting, and I watched the progressions of Bob Milek for many years, which really set the hook - so to speak.

I've got a bad habit lately of buying Mausers and Ruger Single actions that have had some hard mileage on them and reworking them. I've got 3 '96 Swed's in 6.5x55 a Turk in .35 Whelen and another Turk currently waiting on what is is going to become.

My favorite Contenders are the old frame with a 10" .357 Herret, a 12" Hunter in .375 Win and a custom 15 1/2" in 7x30 Wat. Single action revolvers are all Ruger Single actions (3 of which were bascket cases when I bought them) and 1 BFR in .22 Hornet converted to Bisley. 2 of the Rugers are .22 Mag, 1 is a .22 Lr, 1 is a 30 Carbine, a .41 Mag, a .356 GNR and a .429 GNR.

I just like messin' arond with guns, cartridges and going hunting.

Dave

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Welcome aboard Dave. Looks like you will be bringing alot of knowledge to the site. That's Great! You have come to a great site and I'm sure you will like it. Again welcome to the site and how about some pictures of your firearms and any trophy's you've taken.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary] #29525 05/26/2008 1:15 AM
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I am Dave from Winter Springs, Florida. Have hunted all my life and have carried various handguns for years while on foot, on boat, on airboat, etc. I got interested in deer hunting with a handgun in 2002, bought a new 14" TC Contender 7x30, and have really enjoyed it.

Dave1

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Welcome to the sight Dave. Nice to have you back!


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.] #29546 05/26/2008 3:24 PM
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Curt from Illinois. Got the Contender bug about 30 years ago, when I was a teenager and shot a 10" octagon barrel 30-30 (ouch!)...but didn't buy one until about 15 years ago. That first 223 has taken a few fox and other vermin; added a 7-30 Waters barrel a couple of years later; then in 2006 I had a custom 18", 405 Win barrel made for it (for Illinois deer hunting), and took 2 deer at 150-some yards last fall. This winter I added a SS G2 frame to carry the "big medicine" barrel.
Over the last two years or so, I got my daughter started with 22, then 410, and (she's now 12) last week a Savage 243...we're looking forward to a jackrabbit hunt next month, to be followed by deer and antelope later.

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What a nice collection! How do you like your 405 (Win)?


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Just hang on tight with both hands...and use a very good scope. The muzzle brake is essential, at least for me. Hard a hard time early on with my bipod, pulled the sling screw right through the rynite stock (now I moved to a barrel-clamped mount for my bipod, but haven't tested that much yet for accuracy impact).
I don't reload, but had some 235 gr Hawk bullets loaded up, and feel very confident out to 200+ yards without much drop...and of course the energy is phenomenal way beyond that range, so long as you can place the bullet.
Someday I hope to take that barrel to Africa and shoot something REALLY big. My whole purpose with the 405 was to have a straight-walled cartridge that would work in the Contender and reach deer as far as possible across the cornfield (Illinois restrictions on cartridge style).

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Hi my name is lars. I just got my first animal handgun hunting in Utah. it was a 350 lb ferrel hog. been hangun hunting for 12 years but not really trying because i always filled my first tags with a rifle. I also live hunt and fish in colorado. I'm really glad i found this web site to meet other addicts like myself.

When in doubt get a bigger gun!!!!

Lars


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welcome Lars, I think you'll like it here, good bunch of guys and lots of information.


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Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod] #29875 06/06/2008 4:41 AM
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Welcome aboard Lars, always glad to have another addict join the club.


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