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wyote 09-26-2009 03:09 PM

Any pistol hunters?
I've been around awhile and haven't seen any other pistol hunters besides me?

Any one here hunt with a pistol? What do you shoot and what do you hunt?

Va Hunter 09-26-2009 03:59 PM

I'm hunting with a 7.5'' Ruger this year. 45LC 255gr WFN at around 1100fps. Hope to get a deer or 2 this year. I've got to leave the rifle at home though. I carried both last year and used the rifle both times.

wyote 09-26-2009 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by Va Hunter (Post 35558)
I've got to leave the rifle at home though. I carried both last year and used the rifle both times.

LOL I've heard that more than a few times:D

I've shot the 45 LC for many years, it don't get much better than that IMO. I get alot more of a rush shooting my revolvers but I also shoot several different single shots, especially when I know the ranges will be long.

oneshot 09-26-2009 08:24 PM

I have hunted with a pistol but, not in several years. I have a SSP91 chambered in 7mm BR and have taken several deer with it but, just haven't taken it out in a while.

YorkArcher 09-28-2009 07:12 AM

I have as well.

TC Contender (2nd gen) with 357 Maximum 14" barrel.

I should take that one out this year for gun season...

timba 09-29-2009 10:30 PM

If I get caught with my 45 other then the gun range I'll get thrown in jail :( I wish we could have that option to use it

White Falcon 10-31-2009 07:59 PM

2 Attachment(s)
9.5" Ruger, 44 Mag. 2x6 scope

ACPOSSETIM 10-31-2009 08:21 PM

I've got a few pistols just not any you can hunt with in IL. They've got some goofy regs on cases/calibers. I'm looking to get a TC pistol or maybe a Smith revolver in the near future.

Va Hunter 11-03-2009 04:15 PM

Have ya'll got one of those silly "straight walled case" rules?

ACPOSSETIM 11-03-2009 08:14 PM

yup:confused: Bottle neck cases have to be larger than .30 caliber and a case length of 1.4" or shorter. Any straight wall cartridge of .30 caliber or larger available as a factory load with a published muzzle energy of 500 ft. lbs. There is no length limit on straight walled cases. Centerfire revolvers or single shots only, no semi's, minimum barrel length of 4". Muzzle loaders have to have a barrel length of 16" so no muzzle loading revolvers either. I haven't searched that much, but I can't think of any bottle neck cases that are that short except maybe the .357 sig and I don't think that's available in anything but an auto loader.

So basically a 30-30 is not legal but a straight wall like a .600 nitro express is perfectly legal!!!:confused::confused::confused: Seems like someone who wrote the regs doesn't quite understand ballistics or energy.

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