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#172885 - 09/12/16 01:49 PM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: Dekker]
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Thanks for the info Dekker.
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#172887 - 09/12/16 02:47 PM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: ratgunner]
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My favorite is my Ruger SBH Lipsey's 454 Casull. Haven't poked a deer with it yet, but did use it to finish a hog.
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#172889 - 09/12/16 04:31 PM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: Buttermilk]
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My 6.5in 629 seems to be the go to gun these days for deer.
240gr A-Frames have done it well.
All my pics of this revolver seem to be on dead animals.
It's always nice to have a little lung blood added for contrast.



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#172890 - 09/12/16 07:00 PM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: WPrather]
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Well, since it's the only hunting revolver I have, I guess it's my favorite. One deer with it so far, but I think that will change.
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#172896 - 09/12/16 10:10 PM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: abner]
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Well I played with some more of the Ruger's this weekend. A couple Blackhawks, a couple Super RedHawks and a couple GP100's. Having the guns in the store to handle them first to see what you like makes a big difference especially with the price of them. I really don't think I care for the Blackhawks. It's not the gun or the single action it's the grip. I just don't like the way they feel and they remind me of one of my dad's old guns. That's not a bad thing it's just not for me. I really like the Super RedHawks and the GP 100's with the rubber grips.

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#172897 - 09/12/16 11:03 PM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: WPrather]
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I really don't think I care for the Blackhawks. It's not the gun or the single action it's the grip. I just don't like the way they feel and they remind me of one of my dad's old guns.


You should get your hands on a Ruger Bisley if possible. I don't care for the hogleg handle either, but the Bisley fits my hand like it was made for me. Same main frame as the Blackhawk, different handle.
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#172899 - 09/13/16 06:29 AM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: s4s4u]
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You can change the grips on a Blackhawk and make it feel like a totally different gun. I replaced the factory grips on my Blackhawk with a set of rubber Houge grips and now it fits my had like a glove.

Having large hands the factory grips did not give me enough to wrap my hands around.


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#172900 - 09/13/16 06:47 AM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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Now it will shoot groups like this when I do my part. I did have a local gunsmith do a trigger on it also.

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#172901 - 09/13/16 08:50 AM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: Buttermilk]
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 Originally Posted By: Buttermilk
My favorite is my Ruger SBH Lipsey's 454 Casull. Haven't poked a deer with it yet, but did use it to finish a hog.


Yup, one of my favorites too. Mine is becoming one of my go-to revolver for hunting everything. It has accounted for one big hog and a really big water buffalo.
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#172907 - 09/13/16 11:11 AM Re: What is your favorite deer hunting revolver? [Re: Whitworth]
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My favorite is my 5.5" Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt. Here it is with it's companion .45acp cylinder.





Edited by Russell (09/13/16 11:17 AM)
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