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Old 12-01-2022, 09:51 PM   #101
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You’re a killer Randy !
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Old 12-02-2022, 10:47 AM   #102
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Doe down! 55ish yards/high shoulder - dropped in her tracks! FA 97/41 and XTP hand load.



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Old 12-02-2022, 12:55 PM   #103
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I may have to get me a pistol for hunting. Looks pretty fun
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Old 12-03-2022, 12:21 AM   #104
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Looking good everybody, I may have to drag out the .44 special and join in soon…


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Old 12-03-2022, 12:35 AM   #105
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Great shootin', congrats!
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Heck yeah! Congratulations
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:46 PM   #107
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Congrats Randy!
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Old 12-09-2022, 07:10 PM   #108
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This stanky boar was introduced to my 41 tonight. 60ish yards to the noggin and lights out.




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Old 12-09-2022, 07:57 PM   #109
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A biggun congrats!’


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Old 12-09-2022, 08:04 PM   #110
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Good shooting Randy !

Now, a question. I’ve been testing some loads in my .44 mag SBH Hunter. Looking for a fairly mildly recoiling load with Unique (because I have some) and a 240 grain Keith bullet (Hi-Tek coated by Chey-Cast). I loaded up ten with 11 grains of Unique and got acceptable groups at 50 yards. Probably gonna use them more on hogs than anything else. I don’t have a chronagraph but from looking at published velocities I’m thinking they are running in the 1200 fps neighborhood and near max for Unique but not too hot. Am I right ?
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Old 12-09-2022, 09:34 PM   #111
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I guessed on your bullet length and seating depth, but QL shows your 0.4 grs shy of max and close to 1300 fps. Knock off a few for the cylinder gap and you should be in the mid 1200's.
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Old 12-09-2022, 09:47 PM   #112
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Thanks Whiplash, that’s what I was trying to achieve. I shot some R-P factory 240 softpoints and they were noticeably hotter than my handloads. At 75, I don’t feel the need to beat up my arthritic thumbs any more than I have to !
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Old 12-15-2022, 04:02 PM   #113
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Finally on the board this year with a 60 yard shot from my 243 pistol.


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Old 12-15-2022, 08:07 PM   #114
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Old 12-15-2022, 08:09 PM   #115
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Heckuva handgun kill. Congrats!
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Old 12-17-2022, 08:34 PM   #116
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This was a little further than I feel comfortable shooting, even off a sandbag, But I shot this cull buck this morning at a google earth measured 161 yards. The CVA 243 pistol shoots like a rifle, if I do my part. The shot was on the money, and the meat is in the freezer.
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Old 12-17-2022, 08:58 PM   #117
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This was a little further than I feel comfortable shooting, even off a sandbag, But I shot this cull buck this morning at a google earth measured 161 yards. The CVA 243 pistol shoots like a rifle, if I do my part. The shot was on the money, and the meat is in the freezer.
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Excellent ! I had an Encore pistol in .260 Rem that I wasn’t afraid to shoot at 150 yards if I had a good rest. I don’t know why I sold it, guess I just like my revolvers better.
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Old 12-18-2022, 10:11 AM   #118
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Old 12-18-2022, 09:49 PM   #119
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This was a little further than I feel comfortable shooting, even off a sandbag, But I shot this cull buck this morning at a google earth measured 161 yards. The CVA 243 pistol shoots like a rifle, if I do my part. The shot was on the money, and the meat is in the freezer.
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Heck yeah! Great deer. Great shot! Congrats!
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Old 12-19-2022, 08:11 PM   #120
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Heck yeah! Great deer. Great shot! Congrats!
Thanks Randy! Looks like you are passing on the torch. Your 2019 Handgun hunting thread inspired me to become a handgun hunter. Last season I bought a legitimate hunting handgun and shot 4 hogs. So far this year a coyote and this whitetail. It has been much more challenging and rewarding way of hunting. The handgun hunting threads have been really cool, I look forward to see everyone’s success pictures.

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Old 12-19-2022, 08:36 PM   #121
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Bought this hand cannon a few weeks ago from a good friend who can no longer shoot it. Hope to add an LDP to this thread soon!
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Old 12-19-2022, 08:47 PM   #122
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Sweet!
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Old 12-19-2022, 09:48 PM   #123
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Old 12-19-2022, 09:51 PM   #124
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Yessir. 44

One thing that is interesting about this one is that it has a threaded barrel and a barrel extender for shot shell. Can’t find anything about the barrel extender online?
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Old 12-20-2022, 05:23 AM   #125
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Thanks Randy! Looks like you are passing on the torch. Your 2019 Handgun hunting thread inspired me to become a handgun hunter. Last season I bought a legitimate hunting handgun and shot 4 hogs. So far this year a coyote and this whitetail. It has been much more challenging and rewarding way of hunting. The handgun hunting threads have been really cool, I look forward to see everyone’s success pictures.
Man that is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-20-2022, 05:24 AM   #126
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Bought this hand cannon a few weeks ago from a good friend who can no longer shoot it. Hope to add an LDP to this thread soon!
Excellent choice! Good luck and post pics when you draw blood!
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Old 12-20-2022, 09:35 AM   #127
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One thing that is interesting about this one is that it has a threaded barrel and a barrel extender for shot shell. Can’t find anything about the barrel extender online?
TC called it a choke IIRC. It was more to strip the plastic capsules off of a pellet charge in the “Hot Shot” rounds and counter the effects of the rifled bore on pellets. Originally it came with a wrench to unscrew the choke. The .45 Colt could also shoot .410 shells, again it I remember correctly. I never saw one in the flesh, but I remember seeing the ads.
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Old 12-20-2022, 11:08 AM   #128
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Added a second FA M97 to my small arsenal today. Ordered this about a year ago. This one is 45 Colt and will be a nice addition to my other M97 in 41 magnum. Ordered without the front sight, and added the factory action/trigger job, and Trijicon mount. At my lease now and will start working with it tomorrow morning. Goal is to break it in on a deer or hog this week.



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Old 12-20-2022, 11:30 AM   #129
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The FA guns are top notch. I have one in .44 mag that I bought used, at a bargain I might add. Probably wouldn’t ever have paid what a new one costs but once they are in your hand the difference between them and others is readily apparent ! Bank vault tolerances !

Good luck getting something in front of you to break it in on !
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Old 12-20-2022, 04:33 PM   #130
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Added a second FA M97 to my small arsenal today. Ordered this about a year ago. This one is 45 Colt and will be a nice addition to my other M97 in 41 magnum. Ordered without the front sight, and added the factory action/trigger job, and Trijicon mount. At my lease now and will start working with it tomorrow morning. Goal is to break it in on a deer or hog this week.



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That is a sweet looking cannon. I’m curious how the 45 colt will perform compared to the 41 and 44 mags.
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Old 12-21-2022, 05:15 PM   #131
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Well this has been a great week. Took ownership of a new FA M97 in 45 Colt on Monday. Headed to my lease that night. Tested 3 different loads Tuesday morning and decided to start with a 250 xtp over H110. Clocked that load at an average of 1407 fps over three shots.

This morning was 28 degrees here in central Texas with a light wind. Near perfect hunting conditions. This doe stepped out at 65ish yards perfectly broadside. My shot was a little lower than where I was looking but still good enough to clip the heart. The doe ran about 30 yards before going down.





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Old 12-21-2022, 05:50 PM   #132
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Dead is always dead ! Good shooting !
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:42 PM   #133
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Nice shooting Randy. I had no idea a 45 colt was capable of 1400fps, pretty amazing!
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:52 PM   #134
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Old 12-22-2022, 09:25 PM   #135
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Outstanding! Congrats!!
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Old 12-22-2022, 10:10 PM   #136
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TC called it a choke IIRC. It was more to strip the plastic capsules off of a pellet charge in the “Hot Shot” rounds and counter the effects of the rifled bore on pellets. Originally it came with a wrench to unscrew the choke. The .45 Colt could also shoot .410 shells, again it I remember correctly. I never saw one in the flesh, but I remember seeing the ads.
Thanks for the info!

I’ve got the wrench as well to unscrew the chokes as well
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Good shooting gents!!!
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Old 12-30-2022, 09:33 AM   #138
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Got 2 more does this morning, with 65 yard shots from my CVA 243.
Congratulations to everyone on there handgun kills this year, looks like we had a good year.



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Old 12-30-2022, 11:45 AM   #139
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Got 2 more does this morning, with 65 yard shots from my CVA 243.
Congratulations to everyone on there handgun kills this year, looks like we had a good year.



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Way to go Bobby! Very well done!!
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Old 01-04-2023, 04:30 PM   #141
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You went to town on ‘em ! Congrats !

I haven’t even had a decent, legal deer in front of me, nor hog either the whole season. First time in many, many years that my tags are all untouched. Congrats to everyone on this thread that scored doing it the hard way !
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Old 01-05-2023, 06:58 AM   #142
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Good shooting, very nice animals. That is a true cannon. What length bipod are you using on you handgun?
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Good shooting, very nice animals. That is a true cannon. What length bipod are you using on you handgun?
Thank you! 6-9"

Most of my shots are from a W-GEAR Claw Bag though..... Bipod is there for "just in case" situations.
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