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Old 12-08-2018, 03:07 PM   #51
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A whopping 15 minute hunt last night. 60 lb. sow at about 50 yards. Perfect for the pit.



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Old 12-08-2018, 03:48 PM   #52
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Love this thread!! Way back when, I used to shoot various Contenders... Got completely out of hunting deer with a gun back in 1995... Killed my first deer with a gun this year since then... This thread makes me want to break out my Contenders again!! My favorite that I still have is a long barreled 7-30 Waters with a 2.5-7 Leupold LER... It is a very good 200+ yard gun that I have taken many deer n hogs with... Worst gun thing I ever did was sold a 5 screw Model 29 that I had... I loved that gun and let my nephew talk me out of it... He's now gone home to be with the Lord and his dad (My BIL) won't let me buy it back! It was a sweet shooter too.

Y'all keep the great pics comin'!!
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:53 PM   #53
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You are surgical with that wheel gun Randy. Keep up the good work and updates to this thread.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:14 PM   #54
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I started hunting and shooting in general with a TC Contender in 7mm TCU. Usually shot it iron sights in IHMSA competitions. One year I decided to mount a scope to hunt with. Went to the public range near the office (Clear Creek) and started setting up the gun, bags, etc. waiting on a cease fire. Guy shooting next to me had a big magnum loudenboomer. I had already looked through the scope and noticed his target looked like a buckshot patterning board. He snarkily asks "What are you going to do with that little thing?". My response was "Outshoot you!". 20 minutes later I had an extra $20 bill in my pocket. That 10" pistol loved 140 grain ballistic tips. Cloverleafs at 100 yards were the norm when I did my part.
What bullet do you use for hunting? I recently picked up a 357 max that came with a 7mm international barrel. I know the 120 BT didn't expand in the 7mmBR I had.
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:27 PM   #55
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What bullet do you use for hunting? I recently picked up a 357 max that came with a 7mm international barrel. I know the 120 BT didn't expand in the 7mmBR I had.
I was using the 140 BT. That was 20+ years ago.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:50 PM   #56
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Thanks everyone. Slick-appreciate the compliment.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:54 PM   #57
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Nice, congrats
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:43 AM   #58
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A nice doe last night. 54 yards with the 460.


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Old 01-05-2019, 08:01 AM   #59
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Thatís some great shooting.


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Old 01-05-2019, 08:10 AM   #60
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A nice doe last night. 54 yards with the 460.


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Out of curiosity what model 460 smith are you shooing ?


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Old 01-05-2019, 08:19 AM   #61
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Smith 460 XVR with 8 3/8” barrel. Outstanding firearm and caliber.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:55 PM   #62
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that's some impressive shooting, sir. Just now seeing this thread and love it, good to see someone out there who actually hunts with a HG, not just as sidearm.
Have you ever used a smaller caliber, such as a .357 Mag or similar, and been successful?
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:19 AM   #63
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that's some impressive shooting, sir. Just now seeing this thread and love it, good to see someone out there who actually hunts with a HG, not just as sidearm.
Have you ever used a smaller caliber, such as a .357 Mag or similar, and been successful?
Thank you sir! The smallest Iíve used is 10mm on whitetail and hogs. Works great. I think .357 would work too. Maybe out to 50 yards and hogs 100# give or take.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:46 AM   #64
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Doe this morning.


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Congratulations what size groups can you shoot with your pistol?
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:59 AM   #65
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Congratulations what size groups can you shoot with your pistol?
I havenít actually measured them but Iíll say this. Without question Iíd be comfortable out to 100 on deer/hogs and 150 on larger game like mule deer and elk. Maybe farther on both in a perfect scenario.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:04 PM   #66
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Nice.

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Old 01-07-2019, 04:23 PM   #67
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Buddy had 1 just like it with a little Zeiss reflex sight on it. I had the pleasure of killing a few hogs with it and man it's an absolute hammer! Handgun hunting is a blast and congrats on the fine critters!
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:31 PM   #68
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Nice!
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:59 PM   #69
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Good shooting Randy! Glad I found you on TBH!

Keep up the good work and tell Monica hello!

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Old 01-09-2019, 06:26 AM   #70
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Good shooting Randy! Glad I found you on TBH!

Keep up the good work and tell Monica hello!

Trey
Hey Trey great to hear from you! Hope all is well with your bunch.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:32 PM   #71
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I just picked up a 7-08 Lone Eagle from BillyBA on here. Y'all stay tuned...I'm going to add a pic and story as soon as I get it out on some pigs.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:36 AM   #72
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I just picked up a 7-08 Lone Eagle from BillyBA on here. Y'all stay tuned...I'm going to add a pic and story as soon as I get it out on some pigs.
Awesome. I looked hard at that handgun. Those lone eagles with the bull-pup grip are super shooters. Good luck with it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:56 PM   #73
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Nicely done.

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