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#208201 - 09/28/20 09:04 AM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: reflex264]
karl
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I recently picked up a 25-06 15" encore barrel that shoots nicely without a break. I had a factory 45-70 barrel (tapered) that I ended up adding a break to and then went to a custom bull barrel with the MGM Tactical Integrate break. I shoot 300gn TTSX bullets at ~2100fps. The break is very nice for that load. Not necessary for off the shelf 45-70 loads. A break for a 250gn bullet at 2500+fps would definitely be on order for me.

If you are undecided and have a bit of time and money for shipping, a phone call to discuss having the barrel built without a break and/or options for adding a break later is also an option.

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#208210 - 09/29/20 03:40 AM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: Squints08]
braxton74
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Hello everyone, I'm into a lot of weapons especially AR-15. Be it for hunting or sport shooting at Shooters world Tampa, you can always ping me. Looking forward to connecting!

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#208214 - 09/29/20 09:40 AM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: braxton74]
Ernie
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Braxton,
Do you hunt with a handgun?
Interesting way to start with your first post... Seems like you you are just trying to sell stuff.
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#208230 - 09/30/20 01:04 AM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: Ernie]
braxton74
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LOL hunting with handguns....I am here to read some useful information in this forum

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#208237 - 09/30/20 01:30 PM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: braxton74]
Ernie
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 Originally Posted By: braxton74
LOL hunting with handguns....I am here to read some useful information in this forum

I am happy to be wrong.
There is a lot of reading for you to do-Enjoy and welcome!
Are you wanting to hunt big game with a revolver, single-shot, etc...?
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#208249 - 10/01/20 10:41 AM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: Ernie]
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Well, my rental property is under contract so the funds for this next project are on the horizon. I have already picked up a new Nikon Force XR on Gunbroker based upon a recommendation here and have decided to order a TC Contender G2 stainless and synthetic frame. For the MGM barrel, I am leaning towards 300 BO with a 14-15 inch barrrl. However, does anybody here have first hand experience with the 300 BO on any game? Is it truly a 200 yard capable round for whitetail? Thanks again.

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#208256 - 10/01/20 08:29 PM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: Squints08]
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I don't own a 300 blk out in pistol form, but I do in a rifle.

I don't consider it a viable 200 yard deer gun. I know people have done it, but me personally I don't feel comfortable taking a deer at that range with it.

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#208257 - 10/01/20 09:20 PM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: Brenden]
Squints08
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Excellent and thank you. What distance do you consider it effective out to? Have you harvested any game with it? Distances and performance of bullets maybe as well?


Edited by Squints08 (10/01/20 09:20 PM)

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#208262 - 10/01/20 10:25 PM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: Squints08]
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Squints: According to your original post and second post, you want the ultimate handgun for deer, bear and elk out to 200 yards.

IMO the 300 BO is not a 200 yard elk cartridge, and I don't know about a bear at 200 yards, either. Some of those big blacks weigh 3-400 pounds or more with a lot of body fat.

I like what Chance said about the .460; IMO it may be the best solution of the calibers mentioned for deer, bear and elk out to 200 yards, per your requirements and your state's requirements.

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#208265 - 10/02/20 06:24 AM Re: Introduction and next hunting handgun help [Re: Gregg Richter]
Squints08
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Solid points and I guess I kind of evolved from my original post as this progressed. I?m mainly a whitetail hunter with elk and black bear on my wishlist. So I figured I?d start with a ?deer? pistol and upgrade with another frame and barrel later. Or, just buy the encore pistol frame and get a trigger job done on it so I only need one frame. Oh the decisions in life.

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