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#207848 - 08/30/20 08:51 PM Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska
jamesfromjersey
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Mark Hampton`s two Alaskan goats taken with his Freedom Arms 44 mag and 240gr XTP.... Sincere congratulations Mark
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#207849 - 08/30/20 08:57 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Impressive trophies by a legendary handgun hunter...Great shooting and by the looks of it, XTP'S still work GREAT.. CONGRATULATIONS
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#207851 - 08/30/20 09:04 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Franchise]
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Thanks for posting James! Just returned from hunting mountain goats on Kodiak Island. Not sure why a guy my age wanted to go on another goat hunt after taking two on previous hunts with single-shot handguns. Mental instability perhaps. I was hunting a two goat area with only one billy permitted. Getting in revolver range of mountain goats in the high alpine is challenging, not to mention the climbing involved. The billy was taken from 61 yards, the nanny at 58 yards. The FA Model 83 in .44 Mag. with Hornady's 240 gr. XTP performed well.

If you're looking for adventure -- and a real challenge, hunting mountain goats with a revolver will do the trick.

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#207852 - 08/30/20 09:13 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Mark Hampton]
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getting that close to two goats has to be an adventure in itself.... very few have done what you did... Amazing...
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#207853 - 08/30/20 09:19 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Congratulations Sir! Great accomplishment there.

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#207854 - 08/30/20 09:42 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Shortgun]
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Congratulations, Mark! Well done!
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#207855 - 08/30/20 09:43 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Shortgun]
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Congrats Mark. The wife and I are headed back to Glacier National Park next week. Hope to see some again.
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#207858 - 08/31/20 06:19 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Okie Hunter]
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Great shots, photos and goats!
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#207859 - 08/31/20 08:15 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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Wow, beautiful trophy's. That terrain must have been really tough to move through let alone sneak up on something.

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#207860 - 08/31/20 08:40 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Teep]
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Awesome job!
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#207865 - 08/31/20 10:37 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: reflex264]
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Congratulations!!

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#207880 - 08/31/20 08:56 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: reflex264]
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Congratulations Mark! Awesome trophies and great photos.

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#207882 - 09/01/20 12:36 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Pa. Mike]
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Awesome job.

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#207884 - 09/01/20 01:31 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: ruger4570]
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Great shooting!Great hunt! Congratulations! Are those your new Dall grips on that.44?

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#207885 - 09/01/20 06:07 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: reflex264]
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Well done, looks like a great trip

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#207888 - 09/01/20 08:39 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: BIZZMO]
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BIZZMO, Yes, those are the dall sheep grips. Rob Rowen does incredible work with grips.

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#207891 - 09/01/20 03:16 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Congratulations Sir ! Just to get in position for the shots is an accomplishment.

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#207895 - 09/01/20 09:29 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Drycreek3189]
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Awesome! You are living the dream, Mr. Hampton!
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#207906 - 09/02/20 03:51 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: reflex264]
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Congrats! That woudld be an awesome adventure!

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#207907 - 09/02/20 04:06 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: RBO21]
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Outstanding! Congratulations Sir!
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#207909 - 09/02/20 04:52 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: rougerocco]
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Many Thanks for the kind words!

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#207939 - 09/03/20 03:03 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Congrats, Mark!
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#207973 - 09/08/20 01:07 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: KRal]
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congrats Sir!
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#207975 - 09/08/20 05:48 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: reflex264]
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Awesome Mark! Two goats, quite an accomplishment.
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#207996 - 09/10/20 05:09 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Gregg Richter]
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Very well done Mark, Mountain Goats with a revolver is some rare stuff, 2 of them on the same hunt is like hitting the lottery.
Great shooting buddy, looks like those Hornady XTP's worked perfectly for you, outstanding!

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#207997 - 09/10/20 07:45 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: sixshot]
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Dick, Hope you're recovering and feeling better.
Recovered one of the XTPs. Shot the nanny from 58 yards, quartering away. Bullet passed thru and went thru front shoulder lodging in the hide on the opposite side. Recovered bullet weighed 233 grs. and looks almost as if it were shot in gelatin. I'll send you a pic.
Take care of yourself and get well soon!

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#208018 - 09/13/20 08:10 PM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: Mark Hampton]
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To me, this is just an INCREDIBLE feat of handgun hunting. Taking a Mountain Goat with a revolver would be the stuff of many hunters dreams,so you went and did it TWICE. Impressed doesn't quite cover it. I enjoy reading of all your adventures, and look forward to the next.

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#208304 - 10/03/20 10:23 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Mark, Beautiful goats. Great achievement with a revolver. Congratulations.
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#208307 - 10/03/20 10:46 AM Re: Mark Hampton and FA 44 in Alaska [Re: billa]
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Congratulations Mark! Good to see your still in mountain shape. 😁

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