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Old 11-26-2018, 05:19 AM   #1
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Took the 11 pointer two weeks ago and the hog this past weekend. Both with my Smith 460.





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Old 11-26-2018, 06:02 AM   #2
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nice, congrats
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:07 AM   #3
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:08 AM   #4
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I love threads like this. Well done!
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:34 AM   #5
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:11 AM   #6
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That's wonderful to see a revolver used, congrats!
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:28 AM   #7
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:31 AM   #8
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Very cool.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:36 AM   #9
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That's cool. Congrats
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:42 AM   #10
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I have wanted to do this for years. I bought a Super Redhawk and after wounding a few hogs with the 10 mm. I finally got one. Going to try to upload photo.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:49 AM   #11
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Very cool years ago before a low life broke into the back of my truck and stole it I had a S&W 629 in 44 mag with a Leopold red dot . Used to love to hunt with it . power ported barrel was very nice very little muzzle flip . would like to find another some day

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Old 11-26-2018, 08:59 AM   #12
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Well it erased my last post. I finally did this with a dedicated hunting handgun.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:13 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone! I'm truly addicted to handgun hunting. It's all I do now. Such a rush!
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:26 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone! I'm truly addicted to handgun hunting. It's all I do now. Such a rush!
What optics are you running? I have a Super Redhawk in the 454 and struggled to keep a scope on it. I was told you have to use steel rings because aluminum rings canít handle the percussions. Iím going to send it to MagnaPort and hopefully Iíll be able to hold a scope of some sort on afterwards.

Great job on laying down the animals, hopefully Iíll be able to join your handgun club soon!!
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:49 AM   #15
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This is AWESOME!


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Old 11-26-2018, 10:03 AM   #16
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What optics are you running? I have a Super Redhawk in the 454 and struggled to keep a scope on it. I was told you have to use steel rings because aluminum rings canít handle the percussions. Iím going to send it to MagnaPort and hopefully Iíll be able to hold a scope of some sort on afterwards.

Great job on laying down the animals, hopefully Iíll be able to join your handgun club soon!!

Hey Homer, thanks for asking. In the pics I have a Vortex Venom 3MOA. However, just yesterday I switched it out to a Trijicon RMR Type 2 1MOA. The Vortex works great - no complaints at all. But, I really want to stretch the legs on the 460 and felt I needed a smaller dot in order to do that.


Shot the RMR in yesterday and it looks like it will be a winner as well. It's smaller in size (total footprint), and I really like that.


I think porting your .454 will definitely help. It most likely kicks harder than my .460 because of the muzzle brake and overall weight of this pistol. Good luck with it and let me know how it works out. PM me if you ever want to talk handgun hunting. I've been at it almost 20 years and might be able to help guide you if needed. No ego intended - just a genuine desire to help. I've had plenty of mentors along my journey...


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Old 11-26-2018, 12:00 PM   #17
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I had issue with a few optics and the one i posted about is rated to handle the abuse the hand guns seem to be much harder on optics than others .
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:06 PM   #18
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What yardage are you comfortable out to with a handgun? Just curious
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:25 PM   #19
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What yardage are you comfortable out to with a handgun? Just curious


With the Vortex, 100 yards. And for Texas I don't see any need for more than that. Both animals above were in the 60-65 yard range. Beyond 100 with a 3MOA red dot, things start to get tough visually.


However, this gun is absolutely capable of 200-250 yards. My goal with going to a 1MOA dot is to be able to shoot it at Elk-size animals out to 150 yards. I'm hoping to draw New Mexico next year and is exactly why I'm working on 'stretching its legs'.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:46 PM   #20
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I had issue with a few optics and the one i posted about is rated to handle the abuse the hand guns seem to be much harder on optics than others .


Yeah the Delta Point has a good reputation. I'm surprised you had issues with it. I've also owned a Burris FF3 that worked quite well but the biggest caliber I ever had it on was a 44.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:04 PM   #21
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Hey Homer, thanks for asking. In the pics I have a Vortex Venom 3MOA. However, just yesterday I switched it out to a Trijicon RMR Type 2 1MOA. The Vortex works great - no complaints at all. But, I really want to stretch the legs on the 460 and felt I needed a smaller dot in order to do that.


Shot the RMR in yesterday and it looks like it will be a winner as well. It's smaller in size (total footprint), and I really like that.


I think porting your .454 will definitely help. It most likely kicks harder than my .460 because of the muzzle brake and overall weight of this pistol. Good luck with it and let me know how it works out. PM me if you ever want to talk handgun hunting. I've been at it almost 20 years and might be able to help guide you if needed. No ego intended - just a genuine desire to help. I've had plenty of mentors along my journey...


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My buddy bought the 460 and he said it's way easier than my 454 due to porting, he won't shoot my 454 now that he has the ported 460.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:52 PM   #22
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:53 PM   #23
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:41 PM   #24
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My buddy bought the 460 and he said it's way easier than my 454 due to porting, he won't shoot my 454 now that he has the ported 460.
I use to have a super RedHawk in .454 and experienced the exact same thing as your friend. The grip also has a lot to do with it in my opinion. The smith grip is unbelievably comfortable for me.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:44 PM   #25
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One other thing that NEVER gets old with this pistol. The looks I get at the gun range when I set up on the 100 yard range next to everyone else. Funny reactions and it always starts great conversations with others.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:23 PM   #26
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Nice shoot-n . Wheelie guns are a lot of fun!



I love pistol hunting, when I get the chance. Hope to get back out there some day. I sure miss it.



Super 14 in 35Rem with a 1.5-4x20 Burris. Got plenty of others too.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:38 PM   #27
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Nice shoot-n . Wheelie guns are a lot of fun!



I love pistol hunting, when I get the chance. Hope to get back out there some day. I sure miss it.



Super 14 in 35Rem with a 1.5-4x20 Burris. Got plenty of others too.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:39 PM   #28
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:35 PM   #29
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SW came up with a great round in the .460
It has been on my short list for awhile. I've almost pulled the trigger a couple times ordering one. One day.
Glad to see your success with it.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:01 AM   #30
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SW came up with a great round in the .460
It has been on my short list for awhile. I've almost pulled the trigger a couple times ordering one. One day.
Glad to see your success with it.
Thatís a very true statement. Before the 460 hit it stride I could sell my 454 all day for $1k, not so much now. Itís getting out the 460 is a very tamed hand cannon. The 460 shoots the 45 LC, 454 and the 460, all 3 are good hunting calibers.
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My buddy bought the 460 and he said it's way easier than my 454 due to porting, he won't shoot my 454 now that he has the ported 460.


I have the 500 and it is less punishing to shoot than my Bisley SBH 454. The 454 is much easier to carry though.


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Old 11-27-2018, 12:06 PM   #32
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Congratulations on the nice harvests, that is a good looking hand cannon!

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Yeah the Delta Point has a good reputation. I'm surprised you had issues with it. I've also owned a Burris FF3 that worked quite well but the biggest caliber I ever had it on was a 44.
I had scopes on it and they failed never had the delta sorry if you thought I did .

i plan to buy another hand cannon not sure which though .
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:01 PM   #34
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:30 PM   #35
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:08 PM   #36
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:20 AM   #37
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:04 AM   #38
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:45 AM   #39
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Nicely done!
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:52 PM   #41
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the comments.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:06 PM   #42
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Very nice. I've got a Super Redhawk in .454 Casull, topped with a Bushnell 2x6 scope on it. I've taken several deer with it.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:30 PM   #43
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I found the 10mm on a forum and jumped on it. Wish I would have gotten something a bit more substantial. I wounded two hogs prior to getting that one. And then there was the Coyote that is now know as tripod thanks to my poor shooting.
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One other thing that NEVER gets old with this pistol. The looks I get at the gun range when I set up on the 100 yard range next to everyone else. Funny reactions and it always starts great conversations with others.
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.
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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.

Ha! Great story!


Here's one that happened to me this summer. I went to our local gun range and the guy checking me in was new and apparently had no knowledge that people can shoot longer ranges with handguns. Here's our brief conversation...


Him - "Howdy. What you shooting today"?
Me - "Handgun".
Him - "Ok great, the handgun range is out the door to the left".
Me - "I'm actually going to the rifle range".
Him - "I thought you said you were shooting a handgun"?
Me - "Yes sir. Handgun on the rifle range".
Him - "Ah, so hanging out on the 25 yard range today"?
Me - "Nope. 100".
Him - "What the He77 are you shooting, exactly"?
Me - "Ah you'll get use to it. I'm here all the time".
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:15 AM   #47
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Another $20 bill I took from a guy involved 44 magnums on the pistol range. I was shooting my super black hawk, and he had a Desert Eagle. I bet him I could put 6 on the plate faster than he could. Beat him by almost a full second.
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:40 PM   #48
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Doe this morning.


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Old 12-02-2018, 10:00 AM   #49
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:28 AM   #50
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Really interesting thread. Thanks for sharing. My old boss had the same pistol and let me shoot it once with two each of .460, .454, and .45 LC. Pretty cool to feel the difference in the calibers.
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