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#26572 - 03/03/08 10:11 PM Roll Call Round 2 ***
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We've got a bunch of new members so I'm bringing back this popular thread.

I'll start it off. I'm Gary and run things around these parts. Sometimes this is my 2nd full-time job - during the day I write software on occasion and run some eCommerce programs for a big box retailer. I've been hunting with handguns since 1981, exclusively since 1984. I live in Virginia but would like to spend more time in Texas.

If you're so inclined feel free to introduce yourself to the gang.



Edited by Gary (03/03/08 10:12 PM)
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#26579 - 03/04/08 09:14 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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My name is Ernie. I have been handgun hunting since the mid-to-late 80's. Primarily, I use specialty handguns over revolvers, but have hunted with them as well. I am a preacher by vocation in the wonderful state of Wyoming. I enjoy shooting and hunting with specialty pistols. The other aspect of SP's is that I like to stretch the distance and will compete in a couple of LR shoots each year.
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#26581 - 03/04/08 09:45 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Ernie]
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Hello, my mane is Duane. I have been hunting with a pistol sense 1996. I grew up shooting Contenders and then Encores. I am originally from the state of Texas but I will hunt were ever the good Lord permits. I am sailor in the US Navy and I currently stationed with the Navy Band in New Orleans.
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#26582 - 03/04/08 10:13 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Hello, my name is David but I go by Rupe. I started handgun hunting in the late 90's. I was out of it for about 8 years but now I'm back into it again. I'm retired/disabled due to a back injury and I'm healing from back surgery at this time. My other hobbies are 4wheeling our Jeep Wrangler and camping.
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#26584 - 03/04/08 11:32 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Jeremy
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My name is Jeremy, I am a recovering whitetail junky! I am new to the handgun business. Since I have stumbled onto the site, I now have a great desire to make it my priority. Oh yeah, awesome site! I live in Gloucester, VA. I build furniture and do trimwork. I have a great respect for the outdoors as it should be! I am a very accomplished hunter and the long arms has gotten somwhat boring for me. Bow and Blackpowder are my favorite, and most likely the handgun will be next!
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#26585 - 03/04/08 12:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Jeremy]
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My name is Phil. I am an officer with the Colorado Dept of Corrections. I grew up hunting, fishing and trapping in Montana and hope to return soon. I enjoy the solitude and challenge of backpack hunting wilderness areas in Colorado. Other than handguns, I also shoot and hunt with traditional muzzleloaders and traditional archery gear.
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#26591 - 03/04/08 03:42 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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i'm Kyle, n i originated "Roll Call Round 1"


i've hunted deer and small game by ALL methods since i was a youngin. i'm nearing 45 now.

i bought my first "deer gun" as a ruger redhawk in 1986. i used it off and on for a few years, and took my first handgun deer with it several years later(less deer population back then). i use handguns exclusively now. i love the TC's, "need an XP, and a good ruger revolver ain't bad to have around. i also love shootin, reloadin, and fishin.
....but 3 youngins sure do take a lot out of a man.
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#26592 - 03/04/08 03:56 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: KYODE]
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I'm Rick. Been handgun hunting since late 80's when the job allows. Several Contender barrels and various revolvers. I enjoy anything related to the outdoors..

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#26596 - 03/04/08 04:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Rick]
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I'm Rod. I'm a big bore revolver fan but in the past have used contenders and plan to do so again. I hunted exclusively with traditional archery equipment after putting down my rifle almost 25yrs ago and then I started hunting with modern archery equipment and rifles again and I got serious about handguns about 5yrs ago.
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#26599 - 03/04/08 06:40 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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I'm Tom. I have been hunting with handguns 95% of the time since 1995. I've been lucky enough to have gone hunting in Africa 3 times and had a blast. I mostly shoot Encores and my custom Reeder built 510 GNR revolver.

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#26604 - 03/04/08 08:12 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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My name is Rod. Man how time flies, hard to believe its going on 5 years hanging around this site. I make interior trim parts for an income, you can see at http://www.s4sindustries.com Can you tell where my 'handle' comes from ;-) I hunted with long guns for most of my life, until about 10 years ago. I love the challenge and convenience of the handgun. I have an assortment of tools/platforms; revolver, s-auto, 'Tender, XP, Striker, Competitor; and call no real favorites, they all have their place although the wheelguns have been prominant of late. Anyway, good hunting and shooting and let's stick together.
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#26610 - 03/04/08 11:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: s4s4u]
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Hi there hunlee here.Been shooting Contender for many year now and hunlee is proud owner of 223,375 Windchester,7-30 water barrel.Hunlee shoot many deer with 375 windchester but allway up close yardage butt this year hunlee deside to get a nice long ranger setup being the 7-30 water with new Burris 3-12x power scope.Hunlee is good at shooting Contender,is friend to all,is very good looking and has fathered many children

hunlee


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#26621 - 03/05/08 08:55 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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My name is Steve. I am a manufacturers rep for a publicly traded firm catering to the asphalt industry and coach high school and American Legion baseball. I live in Alabama and hunt the acreage that I own here but now spend as much time as I possibly can in Pike County, IL bowhunting, handgunning, scouting/glassing and just saying "Thank you Lord" for allowing me access to such a beautiful place. My first hunting handgun was a T/C Encore 7mm08 which downed one of the beautiful 9 points hanging from my wall. My primary handgun now is my S&W PC .460. I plan to add a Browning Buck Mark .22 to my collection in the very near future and am always on the look for another specialty thumper.

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#26632 - 03/05/08 04:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: kingfisher]
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I'm another Steve, this time from Pueblo, CO--lab tech., USAFR and freelance gunwriter. I've been into hunting with specialty pistols with XPhunter since the '80's. I'm also into the long-range aspects of handgunning especially optics applications. I also hunt archery as a backpack hunter.
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#26640 - 03/05/08 05:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: sscoyote]
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Hi my name is Mike, From East Central Missouri,I make parts for acft. I have had the DEER Adiction since 1984,Up till now using Rifle,Blackpowder,Bows, And a Anaconda 44.
Due to recent health issue's, I now shoot a Crossbow,
And just purchased a Contender


Edited by Mike S (03/05/08 05:48 PM)

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#26677 - 03/06/08 03:45 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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Hello, my name is Preston (festus) I live in Ohio and am a deer hunting nut. I hunt with mostly a longbow (stick and string) but use a muzzleloader during gun season.
I have hunted with a handgun with no success. I am starting this year going forward to make it my primary weapon. (as soon as I choose the right one)
I am a 20 year retail veteran who makes his living mostly from the laptop.
But my heart is always in the outdoors.
Feel free to PM me anytime.

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#26691 - 03/06/08 06:27 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Festus]
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hello larry here i live in western n.y. been hunting all my
life with a hand gun about 5yrs and really like it.
i am retired and recovering from medical probelms.i like reloading hunting and fishing.
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#26760 - 03/08/08 10:03 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi everybody,
Newbie here, like most after bagging over 150 deer with longgun,muzzleloader,shotgun,and bow. I still enjoy bow and blackpowder but now I'm going to jump into handgun hunting. I like the close up action of bow so I thought handgun hunting will be about the same thrill. I will be shooting a wheelgun I just purchased a SBH hunter 44mag with a leupold 4x scope only 50 rounds through it for $600.00. wish me luck and I hope to meet some shooters from Virginia.
Wayne

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#26762 - 03/08/08 10:11 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: clayzzz]
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hello welcome to the forum a lot of nice guys here you and learn
alot. have fun and again welcome.
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#26766 - 03/08/08 10:37 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: clayzzz]
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 Originally Posted By: clayzzz
Hi everybody,
Newbie here, like most after bagging over 150 deer with longgun,muzzleloader,shotgun,and bow. I still enjoy bow and blackpowder but now I'm going to jump into handgun hunting. I like the close up action of bow so I thought handgun hunting will be about the same thrill. I will be shooting a wheelgun I just purchased a SBH hunter 44mag with a leupold 4x scope only 50 rounds through it for $600.00. wish me luck and I hope to meet some shooters from Virginia.
Wayne


Where in VA are you?
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#26783 - 03/08/08 08:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Gary,
I live in Ashland Va. I just got home from a sporting clays event in Caroline county. I'm hooked on shooting clays in the off season shoot from NC to NJ . I didn't have much time to hunt last year because of work but I hope to make up for it this year. I have family your way in Stafford, AND Spotsey. Like I said new to handgun hunting hope this gets me pumped about hunting this year. Now I just have to find some places to go with the wheelgun.

Wayne

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#26788 - 03/08/08 10:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: clayzzz]
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Here it is..been shooting handguns since 1973 and started hunting 10 years later. Thank God for hunting as it gets me away from the city where I run the plumbing department for a large NJ public school district. My first hunting handgun was a Colt Python and my latest is a FA`s 475. This is the only site that`s just for handgun hunting and the best you will find on the WWW.
The members are a top notch bunch of shooters and hunters who will always help with any questions you may have. For handgun
hunters....this is the place....all the best and good hunting.
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#26812 - 03/09/08 12:59 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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I'm Jim and I live in NW Wyoming. I am disabled because of a broken back. I can still walk with a couple of ski poles. I find it alot easier to carry a hand gun instead of a rifle. Plus I just like handguns.

I started hunting small game with handguns back in the early to mid 70's. I didn't start hunting big game with handguns till the mid 80's. I prefer revolvers but I use SS more because of the terrian and distance I have to shoot. I've taken game from the size of mouse to moose!!!

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#26880 - 03/10/08 11:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wyote]
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Hi, I'm Larry and I live in Washington. I bow hunted for several years. I have concentrated on fishing the last two years. I have enjoyed shooting and hand loading for some time now. I will retire soon and am thinking of taking up hand gun hunting.

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#26881 - 03/10/08 11:58 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Longstrides]
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welcome Larry, nice to see another northwesterner, there is getting to be a few of us on here now. Keep watching I think we are going to try and put a shoot together in eastern Oregon for next spring/winter. I have interest from guys here in Oregon, Washington and California, could be alot of fun.
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#26884 - 03/11/08 01:04 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome Larry from a fellow NorthWesterner. Where at in Washington?
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#26892 - 03/11/08 11:51 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Howdy, my name is David Luckado but most folks call me Luck or Lucky. I was born in Radford Virginia. I've worked CSAR helos in the Air Force for 8 years. I was a S.E.R.E instructor for 4 years before that. I've been shooting since age 5. I started using a 336 in 35 Rem at age 8. Killed my first Ground hog with a Llama Super Comanchee at 75yds around age 9. Traded a Marlin 1894 for a 7.5' SBH at age 11. Then i kind of got out of hand guns for a while. Got my next at age 23. It was a 3rd gen Colt Walker that shot like a dream. Then my pop give me a 10" 222rem Contender. In the last year i have bought 4 5/8ths BH in 357,41 and 45 as well as a 7.5 and 4 5/8ths SBH a flat top Single six plus 2(count'em) Contenders with 45-70,223,17HMR and 22LR barrels. I use rifle,bow,muzzle loader and handgun to chase deer in Georgia from mid September to mid January every year. And between me and my ex-father-n-law, we usually get 7-8 total.

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#26900 - 03/11/08 05:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
bill thompson
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Im bill.havent been hunting in a while. Other hobbys take up my time.Have tc with 5 barrels I could part with. No luck trying to list on this site. Any lookers?

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#26915 - 03/11/08 08:31 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: bill thompson]
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Hey thanks Rupe and Wapitirod. I live in the Everett area.

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#27280 - 03/22/08 10:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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HI all my name is jim and I am addicted to handguns.I have hunted with my pistols for the past 7 years. I currently have a few Encore frames and barrels in 375 jdj,6mm/284,450 marlin,Contenders in 309jdj,6.8 spc,35 rem,222 rem I have just aquired a ss savage striker chambered in 270 wsm and a knight hawkeye 50 cal muzzleloader pistol. I need a bfr in 45-70 and an xp in 260 then I will be done....YEAH RIGHT!!!!

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#27282 - 03/22/08 10:31 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 10drenkor]
rupe
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Welcome to the site. You are going to love it here. Great info. and a great bunch of guys.
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#27283 - 03/22/08 10:33 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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HI all my name is jim and I am addicted to handguns.I have hunted with my pistols for the past 7 years. I currently have a few Encore frames and barrels in 375 jdj,6mm/284,450 marlin,Contenders in 309jdj,6.8 spc,35 rem,222 rem I have just aquired a ss savage striker chambered in 270 wsm and a knight hawkeye 50 cal muzzleloader pistol. I need a bfr in 45-70 and an xp in 260 then I will be done....YEAH RIGHT!!!!

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#27443 - 03/27/08 11:55 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 10drenkor]
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Hello, I'm Tigger (Dale) Well, where to begin? I was raised on a farm in Western NY. I hunted everything from the time I could hold a gun. Sure wish I had kept an accurate count of the woodchucks I have taken. In 1991 I got my pistol permit, bought a 357 Max revolver, harvested 2 deer that fall and have never picked up a long gun since. I do have a couple of scatter guns in the cabinet, but they just get oiled once a year.
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I collect and shoot all types of handguns. Above all animals to hunt my passion is the woodchuck (charlie). I found Handgun Hunt not to long after Gary got it up and running. Great site. I have met and shot with a bunch of the guys here and they are all top notch.
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#27454 - 03/27/08 07:35 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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hi! i'm mike from pa. i have been handgun hunting for 25 yrs. i havn't killed a lot of deer, but every deer i got only took 1 shot.i missed my first deer in the 2006 season.to me hunting with a handgun is a challenge. it's all about the shot.i picked up my newest handgun. a s&w 460. i'm going to mount a 2x weaver scope on it. i hope i get a chance to try it out this season. good luck this year to all our members.

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#27467 - 03/27/08 08:40 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: mikefrompa]
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Name is Glen. Been out of the Military since 76. Lived mostly in Illinois, just moved down to Florida. Never even thought about buying a weapon up in Illinois. Down here I stewed until I decided on a Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrell. Starting to get the feel for it, so I figured it's time to start thinking about hunting. Heard boar hunting in Northern Florida is great.
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#27473 - 03/27/08 09:52 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: GlenJ]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Glenj. Good to have you here. Great site and a great bunch of guys. If you have any questions someone here can answer it more then likely.
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#27474 - 03/27/08 09:56 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: GlenJ]
larry223
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welcome glenj what part of fla. do you live i lived down there
way back along time ago i lived in the tampa bay area.
again welcome.
larry
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#27477 - 03/28/08 01:28 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
Slimpickens Ca.
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My name is Dave, I am from SoCa. I am 40 years young and have been hunting for around 18 years. Just shot my first buck this last fall on a guided combo hunt just outside of Hot springs Montana. Man talk about beautiful country! Southern CA, is some tough country to hunt (hintz me screen name) thats why I don't want to wast any more time with the long gun.

I am going to my .44 SBH hunter 7 1/2 with 2x Bushnell. No kills with it yet,but time will tell.
I am on a nitro funny car team (Pisano Racing)but my first passion with out a doubt is hunting.
Well that is it for now. just want to say thanks guys.
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#27479 - 03/28/08 07:49 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Slimpickens Ca.]
wapitirod
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welcome Dave, how far south are you?
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#27488 - 03/28/08 10:05 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
Slimpickens Ca.
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wapitirod,
Thank you Sir. LA,county (the concrete jungle)
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#27491 - 03/28/08 10:57 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Slimpickens Ca.]
larry223
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welcome dave glad to have you here and another 44 shooter

i like that racing to but nascar is the best but then all racing
is good.
larry
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#27658 - 04/01/08 10:41 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
Iowa hunter
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Hi everyone,
I'm also new to handgun hunting, just started this past winter. I live in SE Iowa very nice deer roam these areas. I shoot a Ruger .44 love shooting it just need to get better at it. I am replacing to reddot with a good scope instead the reddot broke and just havent got around to replaceing it yet. Nice hearing from everyone great web site! Shrades

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#27661 - 04/01/08 11:24 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Iowa hunter]
Bunk
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Howdy,

New to handgun hunting, mainly a bowhunter. I live in south alabama. This year was first year hunting with T/C prohunter pistol in 25.06. Two bucks and a doe. I'm hooked!! Longest shot was 170 yards.

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#27664 - 04/01/08 12:54 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Bunk]
rupe
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Welcome to all you last 3 new guys. Glad to have you all aboard.

Slimpickens nice talking to you the other day.
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#27713 - 04/02/08 08:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
drwalker70
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Hi my name is Don. I live in south Florida. I am new to handgun hunting. I have been a bow hunter and rifle hunter for 22 years. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can about hunting with my sixgun.
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#27715 - 04/02/08 09:12 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: drwalker70]
rupe
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Welcome to the site Don. YOu will find that handgun hunting is very exciting and you will spend lots of money on them. LOL
What revolver do you have?
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#27776 - 04/04/08 07:06 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
TChunter99
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Hello all.My name is Rick.I am a former Recon/Arty Marine! I have been hunting since age 8.I am now 32.I was mainly a muzzleloader and bow hunter.I just within the last year decided it was time for a new challange in pistol hunting.I have an encore in 7mm08 and a contender in 30/30.I also have a Raging bull 454.I love it I am soon gonna be looking to get a 375JDJ and and a 45/70 barrle for my encore and contender.And a few others for that matter.
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#27796 - 04/04/08 03:21 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TChunter99]
rupe
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Welcome to the site. This is a great site. Very friendly and helpful. Sounds like you already have the handgun bug, good! lol Again Welcome aboard. rupe
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#28363 - 04/19/08 07:09 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
cottonstalk
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Hi I am Larry.I am a former sailor,and am employed as a forest fire equipment operator for the NC div/of Forestry.I have been an avid hunter for 32 years.Birds,coons,bear,deer,if it can be hunted and I have had access to it I have tried it.I have dabbled in handgun hunting but am making a commitment to it this year.I have a son,I get to see in the summers,and work a lot.I have two S&W's a 629-1,44 mag and a 64-3 in 38 special.I have shot lots of different handguns and have decided from my experiences and likes on the S&W's for my hunting and protection and outdoor fun.
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#28375 - 04/19/08 11:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: cottonstalk]
rupe
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Welcome from Oregon and to the best site on the web. He will learn alot about handgun hunting here. Once you get something with a handgun there is nothing that can compare. Again Welcome to the site.
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#28635 - 04/26/08 07:12 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Howdy Gents, My name is Kenneth, born and raised in Iowa but have been up in the great white north (AK) for 15yrs now. Was out in the western coastal "bush" most of it but just moved into the big city of Anchorage. Been packin smith and ruger wheel guns for about 30 yrs, but mostly for the two legged varmints I run into on the job. Favorite airplane gun and back up for my aught six is a 5.5 redhawk 44 with toasty 300 XTPs. In wintertime when ole brownie is sleepin, I mostly carry a 3 screw 357. Trying to get a line on a black bear this spring, if anyone has a favorite huntin load that shot well out of the redhwk 5.5 I'd appreciate the recipe...Looks like a good site, thanks. keb

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#28645 - 04/26/08 02:59 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: keb]
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#28659 - 04/26/08 11:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
rupe
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Hello Welcome to the site.
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#28682 - 04/27/08 04:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Alaska Dave
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My name is Dave and i've been blessed to have been able to live and hunt in a few different states in my 54 years. Started out with bow and handguns in the 70's but got out of it and stayed with big bore rifles for a few years. Went back to bow and pistols 8 years ago. Hooked on Tenders
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I am a heavy equpment operator by trade which usually gives me time off for hunting and winters for chasing coyotes. I have 2 sons 23 and 17 years old that love to shoot and the youngest is my hunting partner till he gets tired of the old man. Glad to be here. Thanks, Dave
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#28746 - 04/29/08 07:10 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Alaska Dave]
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Hi Dave. Good to have you here.

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#28748 - 04/29/08 07:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: mikefrompa]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Dave
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#28806 - 05/02/08 10:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi, from Wyoming. Been handgun hunting for almost 30 years. Started with the 30 Herret and presently using the Savage Strikers in 300 WSM and 6.5 x 284. Also keep a S & W 29 on me for close range.

Hunt Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, and Bison. Off-season Prairie Dogs and Coyotes.

Also do flyfishing and wildlife photography.
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#28970 - 05/08/08 08:30 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: SS 308]
pter1020k
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Keith here.from northern ny just getting into handguns this year already have ruger single six,Dan Wesson 357 and Contender 22 need more contender barrels love my contender should have baught that first
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#28972 - 05/08/08 08:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pter1020k]
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Welcome Keith, keep an eye on the classifieds here and you can find some fair deals on barrels.
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#28985 - 05/09/08 11:49 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome to the site Keith. You can learn alot from this site. Handgun hunting is more fun then any other type of hunting in my book. I've hunted with rifle, muzzle loader, archery and now I have settled on Handgun hunting to be my prefered method of taking animals.
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#29017 - 05/11/08 07:47 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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hey im the new kid on the block been huntin since iwas old enough to see over a palmetto its the same story got bored with the long gun so started bow huntin then caught the hand gun addiction originally from the ms delta married me one of them webfooted coona// gals so iswum the creek love to hunt any thang that strikes bites or ruts fellows i travel all over the world with my job and im here to tell yall we are blessed and weve got to fight for our right to enjoy the sport we love

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#29031 - 05/11/08 08:40 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: ms2u]
rupe
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Welcome to the site. Tell us what you are shooting.
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#29054 - 05/12/08 06:43 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Raf
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Hey guys, my name is Larry and I am from Virginia. Originally I am from NJ and glad I left in 1966. Spent 26 yrs. in the AF and retired in the Hampton Roads section of the state. I am also retired from law enforcement (15 yrs) and love to hunt, fish, shoot and reload -- oh yeah and some golfing.

I am an active LEO firearms instructor and enjoy helping new recruits learn the art of pistol handling and shooting. Got back into hunting after military retirement and have been bit with the handgun bug. My primary hunting gun is a S&W 629 with a 2x Leupold scope. It has treated me well and have bagged numerous deer and one bobcat.
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#29062 - 05/12/08 09:34 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Raf]
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welcome aboard larry.

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#29064 - 05/12/08 09:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: ms2u]
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we shouldn't have to fight for our right to own a firearm. we are guaranteed this right with the 2 nd. amendment, so they say.

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#29066 - 05/12/08 09:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hey Gary! I remember you from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show in Harrisburg,Pa. I don't remember how many years ago it was, but that is where I picked up one of the application form for the magazine.I even still have the form with your business card on it(HandgunHunt.com) Call me a packrat!

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#29235 - 05/17/08 11:16 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hello everyone, my name is Jeff and I'm from Whitetail heaven, better known as Iowa. Been hunting for most of my 43 years, mostly with bow but also with muzzloader and handgun. I've always enjoyed challenges and killing a mature buck with a revolver has been a goal I've wanted attain. Over the last few years at different times I owned two Taurus 44 Mag Raging Bulls, both of which I regrettably traded. I really enjoyed shooting them and was confident I could put a buck down but the right opportunity never happened. Recently, I've recommited myself to this pursuit and brought home a S&W 460 XVR. I'm trying seriously to get very comforatable with this gun and I've got a whole summer to do it. Shooting iron sights right now but haven't ruled out optics. Haven't used anything other than the Hornaday 200gr SST yet. In my spare time I'm an official measurer for P&Y and B&C. Hoping to use this site to learn all I can about my new best friend! Looks good so far, I'm really impressed with the postings I've read so far. Thanks in advance for any help anyone lends me!
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#29244 - 05/18/08 01:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Score Guy]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Jeff, Glad to see you here. Great site and there is alot of knowledge coming from this herd of handgunners. Congrates on the new S&W.
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#29293 - 05/19/08 10:33 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Howdy, I'm Dave from Columbus, Nebraska. I enjoy my T/C Contenders and any gun chambered in 35 caliber. So far I haven't harvested any big game animals with my T/C pistols but I hope this fall will be the turning point. I hunted last fall with my 357 Maximum but didn't get an opportunity to shoot a deer with it. I wanted my kids to get theirs first. Ended up filling my two doe tags during black powder season.

This fall I will be hunting in the Sand Hills region of the state for Mule deer. I hope all my practicing with my new 357 Herrett pays off. I really like this cartridge. Recoil is a pussy cat compared to my 357 Maximum. If I'm lucky enough to get a shot under 200 yards I should be successful.

I just want to thank everyone on this forum for there experiences and knowledge. I learn something new every time I log on.

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#29299 - 05/20/08 10:38 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 357 Herrett]
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Nice to have you here! I now you have bee around a while, glad you are still here!!
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#29438 - 05/22/08 09:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Hey all; May name is Dave and I hail from Rose Hill, Kansas. I have been married 31 years have 2 kids and 2 grand kids. I am a farm kid from way back and come originally from Nortwest Kansas. Years ago I did machine shop work and electrical work to put me and my wife thru school. Graduating with an Engineering degree I ended up at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas. Been doin' that for the past 24 years.

I've enjoyed hunting, shooting and reloading ever since I could remember. My first big game handgun kill was a Mule deer feeding on a very tall very long heystack that I conviently pearched upon. It was an old 3 screw .44 Mag 5 1/2' if I recall correctly(some jerk liberated it from me) That began my deep interest in handgun hunting, and I watched the progressions of Bob Milek for many years, which really set the hook - so to speak.

I've got a bad habit lately of buying Mausers and Ruger Single actions that have had some hard mileage on them and reworking them. I've got 3 '96 Swed's in 6.5x55 a Turk in .35 Whelen and another Turk currently waiting on what is is going to become.

My favorite Contenders are the old frame with a 10" .357 Herret, a 12" Hunter in .375 Win and a custom 15 1/2" in 7x30 Wat. Single action revolvers are all Ruger Single actions (3 of which were bascket cases when I bought them) and 1 BFR in .22 Hornet converted to Bisley. 2 of the Rugers are .22 Mag, 1 is a .22 Lr, 1 is a 30 Carbine, a .41 Mag, a .356 GNR and a .429 GNR.

I just like messin' arond with guns, cartridges and going hunting.

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#29448 - 05/23/08 12:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Ruger1280]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Dave. Looks like you will be bringing alot of knowledge to the site. That's Great! You have come to a great site and I'm sure you will like it. Again welcome to the site and how about some pictures of your firearms and any trophy's you've taken.
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#29525 - 05/25/08 09:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
Dave1
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I am Dave from Winter Springs, Florida. Have hunted all my life and have carried various handguns for years while on foot, on boat, on airboat, etc. I got interested in deer hunting with a handgun in 2002, bought a new 14" TC Contender 7x30, and have really enjoyed it.

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#29526 - 05/25/08 10:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Dave1]
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Welcome to the sight Dave. Nice to have you back!
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#29546 - 05/26/08 11:24 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Curt from Illinois. Got the Contender bug about 30 years ago, when I was a teenager and shot a 10" octagon barrel 30-30 (ouch!)...but didn't buy one until about 15 years ago. That first 223 has taken a few fox and other vermin; added a 7-30 Waters barrel a couple of years later; then in 2006 I had a custom 18", 405 Win barrel made for it (for Illinois deer hunting), and took 2 deer at 150-some yards last fall. This winter I added a SS G2 frame to carry the "big medicine" barrel.
Over the last two years or so, I got my daughter started with 22, then 410, and (she's now 12) last week a Savage 243...we're looking forward to a jackrabbit hunt next month, to be followed by deer and antelope later.

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#29551 - 05/26/08 02:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 405Contender]
TCTex.
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What a nice collection! How do you like your 405 (Win)?
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#29582 - 05/27/08 12:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Just hang on tight with both hands...and use a very good scope. The muzzle brake is essential, at least for me. Hard a hard time early on with my bipod, pulled the sling screw right through the rynite stock (now I moved to a barrel-clamped mount for my bipod, but haven't tested that much yet for accuracy impact).
I don't reload, but had some 235 gr Hawk bullets loaded up, and feel very confident out to 200+ yards without much drop...and of course the energy is phenomenal way beyond that range, so long as you can place the bullet.
Someday I hope to take that barrel to Africa and shoot something REALLY big. My whole purpose with the 405 was to have a straight-walled cartridge that would work in the Contender and reach deer as far as possible across the cornfield (Illinois restrictions on cartridge style).

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#29867 - 06/05/08 07:34 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
lhunter03
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Hi my name is lars. I just got my first animal handgun hunting in Utah. it was a 350 lb ferrel hog. been hangun hunting for 12 years but not really trying because i always filled my first tags with a rifle. I also live hunt and fish in colorado. I'm really glad i found this web site to meet other addicts like myself.

When in doubt get a bigger gun!!!!

Lars
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#29868 - 06/05/08 07:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: lhunter03]
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welcome Lars, I think you'll like it here, good bunch of guys and lots of information.
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#29875 - 06/06/08 12:41 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Lars, always glad to have another addict join the club.
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#29970 - 06/10/08 02:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello my I'm Lowe from Kenutcky I started hunting when I was 4 and just started handgun hunting last fall. I don't like hunting from a tree stand and started noticeing most of my shots on deer were mostly under a 100 yards and I liked geting close. Long guns are harder to carry in appalachian foothill brush so i switched to a rugerblack hawk 357 for half the season. The other half of the season is still for the .06 and muzzleloader.

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#29972 - 06/10/08 02:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Lowe]
rupe
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Welcome aboard. This is a great site to learn about handgun hunting. Everyone is will to answer any questions you might have. Remember the only dumb question is the one that wasn't asked. We all asked what seem like dumb questions, we may get a chuckle out of them, but they will get answered. We have all been where you are. A beginner! Again Welcome to the site. Rupe
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#29978 - 06/10/08 05:34 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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welcome to the site
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#29984 - 06/10/08 09:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Lowe]
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Hi Lowe,

Lots of great guys here - welcome to the the fraternity.

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#29987 - 06/10/08 10:29 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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welcome lowe i have spent some time in your neck of the world
nice area again welcome.
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#30106 - 06/14/08 07:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
tred1956
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I'm Doug, but go by tred1956. Haven't hunted much in the last 15 years. I do love to shoot single shot pistols. I own a couple of xp 100's and several contender barrels. I bought my first contender in 1978 and have been hooked ever since. Between myself and my two sons I think we have about 40 barrels. Love wildcat cartridges and am trying to get grandson interested. I am an EMT by trade and have lived my entire life in South Carolina.
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#30108 - 06/14/08 07:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: tred1956]
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Hello Tred,

Welcome to the site. Sounds like you and I got into it about the same time. My first was a Contender 10" 44 Mag. I've been hooked ever since.

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#30146 - 06/16/08 01:40 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Welcome aboard Tred, you'll find that this is a great site.


Edited by rupe (06/16/08 01:45 PM)
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#30210 - 06/17/08 12:45 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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My name is Trace. I'm old and can't remember when I started hunting with handguns. Lived all my life in south Texas. Killed my first handgun deer with a ruger Super Blackhawk close to 40 years ago. Moved up to TC later and have just now gotten into the bolt handgun game. Always ready to learn new things about the game.

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#30211 - 06/17/08 01:18 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Trace]
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Welcome aboard Trace. I think you'll like it here, overall we're a pretty decent bunch of guys.
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#30213 - 06/17/08 02:09 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Well, my name is Jeff, and I am the Switchman. Ive been seriously intrigued by the prospect of handgun hunting for about the last 6 years. However I have not actually been hunting yet. Particularly for financial reasons. Had a flying career bottom out on me in its early stages, and am now working overseas as Telecommunications contractor.

My main hunting priority - is Elk. Ever since I had Elk-steak & eggs for breakfast in Boise about 8 years ago. Since then, that bull has been haunting me in the middle of the night, Bugling in the back of my mind.

I Have owned an Encore in .44Mag, and .410 shot. A contender super 14 in .223, a Taurus Raging Bull .454, Super Blackhawk .44Mag, as well as a couple other revolvers in non-hunting chamberings.

In the meantime Ive spent the last 6 years or so doing the closest thing to hunting I could find that was nearly free. Reading and Learning. Im pretty sure when the finances recover, I'll be ready for hunting, handloading, and wildcatting.

Thanks a million for the creation of a fantastic website. Its been a long time coming.

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#30215 - 06/17/08 02:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: SwitchMan]
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Welcome aboard SwitchMan. It's a great sport and I'm sure you'll have a ball once you get back into it.
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#30227 - 06/17/08 05:32 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Welcome Trace and welcome Jeff glad you both signed on. It's a great site and you are going to love it.
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#30235 - 06/17/08 05:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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By the way,

Kudos for whoever designed that interactive magazine issue. Thats pretty slick.

Well done

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#30239 - 06/17/08 07:10 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: SwitchMan]
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 Originally Posted By: SwitchMan
By the way,

Kudos for whoever designed that interactive magazine issue. Thats pretty slick.

Well done

That would be me - thanks.
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#30253 - 06/17/08 10:04 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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welcome everybody!
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#30260 - 06/18/08 12:04 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Hey, my name is Caldwell.
I grew up in Stafford, VA and now attend Texas A&M- Corpus Christi, my dad, Gary, has been hunting and shooting handguns for as long as i can remember. he tried getting me into it but i still like to just go to the gun range and shoot them more than i do hunt with them. Im pretty new to the site and just want to say nice job dad.

-Caldwell Smith

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#30265 - 06/18/08 07:21 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Caldwell]
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NICE to meet you Caldwell!! Welcome aboard.

Your Dad does a great job around here!!
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#30271 - 06/18/08 01:43 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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Welcome to the site Caldwell, it's a great place to spend your time.
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#30281 - 06/18/08 07:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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This is the greatest website ever! You guys are right behind it!! Long time Member, married forever, hunting with handguns longer, work for big-Pharma, 'nuff money, not 'nuff time, Love the SWPA shoot when I can make it. Ride my Road King everywhere, drive my 2500HD when it rains. Favorite guns are my S&W collection, TC Contender and Encore collections,my Stryker and my M1 Garands; my Enfields and Springfields aren't bad either. I love to hunt geese and ducks when I can't get to the ranges. Then there's fishing......

Hunting you ask? I love back-pack and horse-pack Elk, Deer, Pigs, Turkey, and DanB water-bottles-all taken with handguns-one can't have enough outdoor activities you know.
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#30521 - 06/24/08 11:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Bullelk Hunter]
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Hello, my name is David. In the Houston area. Found the website while researching for the BFR 480. I like all the info and the specialty of handgun hunting, so I registered today. Bird hunted through my 20's as I grew a good collection of 'self defense handguns'. At 30 I bought a T/C .44. Took my first deer at 31 and have just kept going. In the last 2 years I have been making up for lost time. 2 deer, 3 hogs, 1 javelina w/ the .44. I have on order its replacement a S&W 629 stealth hunter performance center, only been waiting 6 months and they tell me it will be another 2. Thanks for the website and the info.

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#30528 - 06/25/08 12:56 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Hoffa]
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Welcome aboard Hoffa, glad you signed up.
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#30529 - 06/25/08 08:30 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello David,

Welcome to the site and thanks for sharing how you found it, we're always glad to have another handgunner online. You won't find a better or more knowledgeable bunch of guys anywhere.

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#30625 - 06/26/08 09:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Wanted to properly introduce myself here. My name is Jon from Kalispell, MT and I have only handgun hunted one time before and really enjoyed it, but never followed through with keeping on top of it. I have been a bowhunter and rifle hunter for some time, but because of a left shoulder injury, bowhunting is or will be a thing of the past.

I have loved Big Bore rifles like the ol 45-70 and enjoy shooting the Marlin Guide Gun, but after purchasing my new found Ruger SBH in .44 Magnum, I believe I have found a new love and find myself looking at a longer barreled handgun for properly scoping and hunting with.

Gary you got a great site here, and I hope I can learn alot from all you very experienced handgun hunters, as well as I hope I can add some things as well.

I look forward to much good reading here, because you just can't find any good magazines out there that just deal with "Handgun Hunting" nor can I find any DVD's with just "Handgun Hunting" on them.

Well as you can see I like to talk alot, wait a minute I mean write alot too.

You all have a good one!


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#30626 - 06/26/08 10:18 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Montanan]
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Welcome aboard Jon, this is a great site isn't it? I have been hunting most of my life as well and have been hunting with the handgun for approx. 10 years and just about the time I thought I knew everything, I then ran across this site. I then realized I didn't. LOL
Again welcome to the site. rupe
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#30628 - 06/26/08 10:56 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hey Jon My dad was from kalispell.Most of my familly is from Mantana also.Luhrsen/Mcglaughlin.Good to have you aboard.

Lars
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#30633 - 06/27/08 06:42 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: lhunter03]
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Lars

We just love it here, and thank God we moved here back in 1990 from making our escape as I call it from the left coast. I can't wait for this years hunting season to begin. I have a bullet that my bullet sponsor just gave me to work my loads up with and use which is a 305-gr WFN GC and I know this is gonna be a fun one to play with.

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#30730 - 06/28/08 08:46 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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My name is Wayne I live just north of New Orleans LA "The Big Easy" I have been Handgun Hunting since the early 80's. I started with a Super 14 Contender in 30-30 with a 4X Leupold and I was hooked after I killed my first deer. I went to college at the University of Alabama so I had a lot of time to test the Contender on the west Alabama deer. After college I moved into wheel guns and other long guns but my main focus was on handguns and handguns that had long range power. I have had several XP's and at one time I had over 15 T/C barrels and 3 frames but sold all of it and moved more to the wheel gun side. As of late I have purchased 2 Contenders and a Encore so I am moving back to the dark side somewhat. Down here in LA we have hogs everywhere and most of the deer hunters will let you shoot all you want so I find myself hunting hogs more than deer down here. Somewhat of a change from my AL days. I am an engineer in my day job and build some pretty cool stuff. Check it out

http://www.textronmarineandland.com/products/land/asv_m1117.htm

http://www.textronmarineandland.com/products/marine/lcac.htm

http://www.textronmarineandland.com/products/marine/mlb.htm

If you get down here to the LA area Look me and TCMAN up we will go make some smoke!!!



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#30732 - 06/28/08 10:04 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: H2OBUG]
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h2obug that is some pretty cool stuff keep up the good work
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#30733 - 06/28/08 10:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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definitely cool stuff H20bug, is that coast guard boat one of the new ones that will right itself if it rolls?
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#30738 - 06/28/08 11:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Cool pics. Yep that's one of those boats. They tested the first ones way way back on the Columbia bar. Saw them on the old show "Believe it or not".
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#30740 - 06/29/08 12:12 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Right on Bug.
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#30970 - 07/04/08 12:08 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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My name is Jon. I've been handgun hunting on and off since I was about 13 (that's about 31 years). I live and hunt in North Texas. Just found this site by the way. Very cool.

Oh, for my day job I'm a criminal investigator for a DA's office.

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#30972 - 07/04/08 12:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: choctaw]
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Hi there nice to meet ya!

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#30979 - 07/04/08 02:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: choctaw]
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welcome jon hope enjoy the site and post alot again welcome.
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#30982 - 07/04/08 05:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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welcome and happy 4th!
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#31007 - 07/05/08 03:59 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: choctaw]
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WELCOME!! Jon, great site, I thnik you will like it around here.
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#31052 - 07/07/08 04:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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Welcome to the site Jon, it's a great place for learning and sharing information. Plus it's alot of fun as well>
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#31053 - 07/07/08 06:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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Hi to all of you, many of you will remember me from a few years ago as the aussie handgunner hunter, over the past few years I've had virtually no time to myself or hunting due to work and fighting our gun laws. Things are now getting back on track down here in general so I've started buying again and in the past year have added a couple more TCs to the collection, several SSK barrels and a few Rugers to try out for SASS matches. Now comes the "terrible" job of working out loads for each, especially my 50/70 and 375JDJs with the aim of taking a Elk next February.
Take care and hope to keep in touch. Regards Dave.

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#31069 - 07/07/08 11:43 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Aussie Dave]
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COOL DAVE!! Welcome Back!! Glad you are getting back into it.

Do you post over at SP as Aussie Dave?
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#31074 - 07/08/08 07:40 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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Most defiantly! A lost sheep has found its way home.
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#31193 - 07/12/08 03:34 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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I'm Jay in Houston, been here 4 years from Alaska. Glad to be warm after 27 winters shoveling snow in the arctic. Got my first .30 Herrett T/C barrel in 1976, hunted Kodiak most of my years in Alaska taking lots of deer, mostly with Contenders. Shot a lot of IHMSA silhouette in the 80s and 90s.

I'm an engineering manager, used to write for Handloader, Rifle and Precision Shooting magazines but no longer have the time to spend on ballistic research projects. Still shoot a bit, handgun hunt when and where I can.

Favorite handgun calibers: .45LC, .30 Herrett, .250 Savage, .300 Savage, .35 Remington. Biggest handgun trophy was a 45" moose....
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#31194 - 07/12/08 04:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Carpe Diem]
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welcome jay hope you stay around and give some input nice guys
here enjoy.
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#31195 - 07/12/08 04:58 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Carpe Diem]
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Welcome Jay. Glad to have your experience here.

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#31197 - 07/12/08 05:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Welcome aboard Jay, this is a great site! And lots of nice folks.
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#31202 - 07/12/08 09:06 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Carpe Diem]
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Welcome Jay! Any pics of that moose?
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#31205 - 07/12/08 10:08 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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Nice to meet ya, hope you enjoy this web site as much as I do!

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#31234 - 07/13/08 07:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: lhunter03]
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Rob here... Raised in Maine and now live in Georgia.. Carried an old 1911a1 or a Ruger SBH in .44 for a while in Maine while hiking and only recently got into the handgun hunting. Served in the Army for a long time and now that I don't have to carry for a living I find myself drawn more and more to my wheel gun, smoke pole and bow with training wheels when hitting the woods. Lots of hogs and deer down this way(no limit on the hogs and 12 deer per year). We have a handgun hunting challenge this year on another forum that I belong to. Took my first nice 8 point with my "new" SBH .44mag this past season on opening day of the centerfire season and hope to repeat many more times this year.


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#31255 - 07/13/08 11:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Robk]
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Welcome aboard!
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#31265 - 07/14/08 12:02 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome from Oregon, must be nice to beable to take more then just one or two deer a year.
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#31278 - 07/14/08 06:56 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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They're over populated here for the carrying capacity of the land. Average 8pt(4x4) live weight isn't but around 140lbs if you're lucky. Takes a good half dozen to fill the freezer for the year here.

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#31311 - 07/14/08 09:05 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Carpe Diem]
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welcome to the forum jay. good to have you here.

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#31312 - 07/14/08 09:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi! My name is Mike.I've been handgun hunting for deer for 25 yrs.I'm a machinest by trade. I work for a military contractor.I bought a S&W 460 XVR earlier this yr.& started handloading for it a few weeks ago.Hope to take a Pa. whitetail with it this yr.

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#31332 - 07/15/08 06:32 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: mikefrompa]
rupe
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WElcome Mikefrompa, I didn't know that you hadn't stop in and intro'ed yourself or I would have said welcome aboard much sooner. sorry rupe
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#31350 - 07/16/08 06:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hi guys, another Mike here, but call me kritter,(long story from my navy days,) a rancher, from the Texas Panhandle.
Just getting started in the handgun hunting, but I've been hunting in one way or another almost all my life.
Recently started looking for a new challenge, now I seem to have a new bug. I've shot many handguns over the years, including plinking at small game, but was never serious about it.

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#31356 - 07/16/08 09:04 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: kritter]
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WELCOME KRITTER!
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#31374 - 07/17/08 01:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome aboard Kritter. You picked a great challenging sport to join as well as a great site to join.
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#31388 - 07/17/08 06:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: kritter]
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 Originally Posted By: kritter
long story from my navy days


I like him already.

Howdy and welcome aboard!
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#31423 - 07/18/08 01:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Thanks for the welcome, folks,
It's nice to know there's a safety net out there for people just starting out in this sport.
I'll try to keep the silliness to a minimum, but you know how us new-guys are :D!
(We always come up with something off the wall, while trying to re-invent the wheel! Lol!)
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#31458 - 07/18/08 10:45 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: kritter]
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I think Kritter is going to be an addict like the rest of us around here.
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#31460 - 07/18/08 10:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Natural high!
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#31476 - 07/19/08 10:05 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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I think Kritter is going to be an addict like the rest of us around here.


Addict? Who's an addict? I'm a "collector".
LOL<LOL
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#31556 - 07/21/08 05:14 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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I am from Southeast, NC and just found this forum. Have hunted all of my life with Shotguns and rifles, but just getting started with Handguns. Will probably need a lot of coaching. Am a Financial Advisor by trade.
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#31563 - 07/21/08 05:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: DKA1]
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Welcome from Oregon. Ask away! You will find there is a lot of very knowledgable guys here. I to spent most of my life hunting with rifles and shooting handguns. when I started Handgun Hunting about 10 years ago, I fell in love with hunting with them. Why I never tried it before I'll never know.
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#31569 - 07/21/08 07:14 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Nice to have you here DKA1!
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#31675 - 07/24/08 10:13 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Welcome from another new guy!
Just recieved my tc (14" super in .22 lr.) and am seriously having fun!
I really think at least one of these guys should have warned me how addictive this is though...!
I don't even have a scope on the silly thing yet, and already I'm looking ahead to something with some real range!

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#31842 - 07/28/08 11:38 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: kritter]
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Kritter, Before long you will be bustin coyotes with whatever long rage caliber you get for your TC.....Bustin` boars and killin` coyotes......Heaven....
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#31885 - 07/29/08 02:36 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Hello all ! I hail from Las Vegas, NV. I've been reading this site and gleaning info & tips for some time now and just getting around to contributing. I sent in a pic of a hunt I went on a couple of years ago and hope to add to it this fall. I drew an Antelope tag and a Mule Deer tag for Northern Nevada and a cow Elk tag for Colorado. I'll use a 30-30 for the Lope & Mulie and a just ordered 45-70 barrel. Oh, I've been handgun hunting since 1990.
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#31886 - 07/29/08 02:38 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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I'm Aaron. I have hunted my whole life, but not very much with a handgun. The county I live in has no firearm deer seasons, so the vast majority of my hunting has been with a bow. I'm looking forward to learning from much more experienced people.

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#31890 - 07/29/08 08:10 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: aaronc53]
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I now live in middle Tennessee after several years out west, and this will be my first year hunting with a handgun. I am a church pastor with a second job, a wonderful wife and seven children, so I need to keep things in the realm of factory (or custom) ammunition instead of re-loading for the sake of time, space and money. So I guess I will be sticking with the .44mag.
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#31901 - 07/29/08 11:03 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: briarhopper]
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Pasco, aaronc53, and briarhopper Welcome aboard to all of you.

briarhopper- There is nothing wrong with the .44mag , that is all I use now days and you can kill anything on the planet with it. Although I would think twice before I shot an elephant or cape buffalo with one. But here in the USA, you won't have a problem with the right bullet. The .44mag is a great caliber to start hunting with, you can shoot .44spl's threw hot hunting loads. What .44mag are you shooting now?
In the long run reloading is the cheapest way to go. If you can get the LEE annivesary set, you can start reloading for around $100.oo. You will make your money back in no time.

Pasco- You are going to have a blast on your hunts, good luck on each hunt. Take lots of picture for us to see your trophies!

aaronc53- What kind of a handgun are you shooting? You are going to get hooked and spend alot of money, Be Warned! LOL
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#31903 - 07/29/08 11:09 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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rupe,

It's a New Model Super Blackhawk 4 5/8 bbl and open sights. I've got a couple of my horses for sale to cut down on my hay bill this winter, and if I move one of them along I'm thinking about getting a SBH Hunter also, but still doing some research.
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#31911 - 07/29/08 02:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: briarhopper]
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WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU AND ENJOY THE SITE!
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#31916 - 07/29/08 03:33 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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welcome to all have fun and enjoy your shooting and the site
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#31920 - 07/29/08 04:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: briarhopper]
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Hello Aaron, Since you are a bow hunter, you got the hardest part licked, the ability to get close. I try to style my handgun hunting like bow hunting (within 50 yds.), but it's nice to be able to reach out and touch something out to 200 yds. (My personal limit)due to energy/accuracy loss, and that I grew up shooting silhouettes. (damn ram). Practice out in the same type of terrain that you would be hunting in. Set your targets at random distances (some half hidden by brush). Shoot 50 rounds like this, BUT take an hour or more to do it. Shoot one or two rounds, rest,walk, talk, repete.
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#31928 - 07/29/08 05:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Pasco]
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Pasco, aaronc53, and briarhopper

WELCOME!! Great site here, you'll like it.
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#32040 - 07/31/08 03:49 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi all. Im Vin. I use a scoped RSRH 44mag since I moved to Cumming Georgia (North of Atlanta) from NY about 6 years ago. I've hunted public land since I have been here and find the WMAs here to be crowded with people, so I have been looking into leasing land but that seems to be expensive here too. Great website but I can't seem to find the magazine anywhere, do you have to order online?
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#32043 - 07/31/08 08:22 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
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Welcome Vin, You can order the first two print copies online but the magazine is now an online magazine. Try clicking on the magazine with the flipping pages up toward the top right of your screen and should be able to see the newest issue.
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#32066 - 07/31/08 12:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome to the site Vin, you will enjoy it here. Great place to learn or just to visit with others that have the same interrest.
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#32085 - 07/31/08 05:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Thanks for the welcome fellas! What about past magazine issues, can we access them on this site too?
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#32089 - 07/31/08 05:50 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
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Hi,

I'm Noah. I live in southern WI. Enjoy hunting, fishing and woodworking. My handgun hunting experience so far has been with my only revolver a 6.5" taurus raging bull 44. I have taken two deer with it so far.

I have a blackhawk bisley hunter 44 on order and it should be arriving sometime soon. Bought a leupold 2x to try for fun on it, not sure I will hunt with it on.

Going elk hunting this fall in CO and excited about that. 3rd season and I got a cow tag. My brother is coming with and he has a bull tag. Ordering some hard cast ammo soon and plan to carry the blackhawk with me in case I get a close shot.

I also bought a davis tent and four dog stove which I am looking forward to trying out.

Lots of interesting information on this site.

Noah

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#32094 - 07/31/08 06:32 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: muskybite]
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Welcom! I'd bet once you get used to the leupold on the bisley you'll love it and hunt with it but let us know how you like the combo and again welcom.
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#32111 - 07/31/08 11:41 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome to the site Noah. This is a great site! Good luck on your up coming hunts!
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#32158 - 08/01/08 03:27 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hi,

I'm Paul. I live in SE Wisconsin.
A reloader from way back and used to shoot IPSC for fun.
Used a pistol to hunt rabbit or whatever else I could hit(Browning Buckmark & old Ruger MKII in .22LR) way back when in Ohio and Kentucky because the .22s were cheaper than 12 ga shells, and I didn't want haul the old Model 34 Remington up and down hills.
:-)
In the here & now:
Have a Taurus .357 mag with a 6 1/2 inch barrel. Target trigger and grips that i have thought about putting a scope on but haven't had it drilled & tapped yet.
Long distance hand guns caught my interest and found a used Savage Striker in .22-250 and have been using it for kissing coyotes out to about 250 yds.

Will be picking people's brains around here as I want to have a custom barrel from Badger barrels in .300WSM made for the Striker. Hoping I go for coyote on one day and can change out the barrel for deek, elk the next.
Maybe for some competition because I can't afford a MOA Maximum.
I am pretty sure my idea MAY be sound but looking for guidance from more experienced people than me. Especally trying to use one scope for two calibers.
So far, I have seen nothing but good on this site and thanks ahead of time.

ptb
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#32163 - 08/01/08 06:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: ptb]
wapitirod
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Welcome, and although I'm a single action revolver guy you'll find lots of guys here very knowledgable in the single shot arena.
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#32303 - 08/04/08 10:27 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi, I'm Bill and I'm a moderately experienced hunter and relatively new to the handgun hunting seen. I've always been an avid shooter and especially into handguns, however primarily black guns (probably because of my previous vocation). I'm retired from the US Army and am now an Insurance Agent (boy what a dichotomy). I've been around the world several times and hunted in a few of these locations. I have no where near the experience that most of you gentlemen have though, but am anxious to learn. My handguns of hunting choice are Ruger's. I have 2 Blackhawk 45 convertibles, a Single Six and my newest toy the Super Redhawk in 454 w/ 7.5 bbl. I like each of these for their own purpose and love Rugers in general because they are extremely tough, reliable and quite accurate right out of the box. I'm currently looking to scope the SRH due to my aging eyesight, I'll gladly accept all advice.

Best Regards,
Bill
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#32312 - 08/04/08 04:10 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Hardball]
wapitirod
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Welcome aboard and thank you for your service!
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#32334 - 08/04/08 08:38 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
Welcome aboard and thank you for your service!


Ditto from me too.
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#32370 - 08/05/08 10:07 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Thanks Guys it is greatly appreciated.

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#32380 - 08/05/08 01:05 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Hardball]
rupe
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ptb and Hardball Welcome aboard, this is the place for learning about handgun hunting, whether it's specialty pistols or revolvers, someone here knows the answer. Great bunch of guys. Again Welcome from Oregon. rupe
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#32492 - 08/06/08 09:50 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello,
My name is Lance. I live in West Texas where I like to hunt big whitetails and ducks. I use a stock Ruger SBH .44 and a Recurve bow for the archery season. Been handgunning for about 30 yrs and still learning every year. Nice to find a site with fellow hunters that like to hunt with the handguns! Look forward to meeting everyone!

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#32493 - 08/06/08 09:53 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: muddydog]
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Welcome Lance!
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#32494 - 08/06/08 09:54 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Nice to have you here!
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#32504 - 08/06/08 10:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: muddydog]
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Welcome Muddydog! There are quite a few of us here that enjoy hunting with traditional archery gear too.
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#32507 - 08/06/08 10:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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Thanks for the welcomes! I do like hunting the hard way.

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#32512 - 08/06/08 11:11 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: muddydog]
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welcome from ny
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#33463 - 08/17/08 09:33 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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hey I am gene, I have been hunting with a handgun since 1976.I traded a rifle for a 44 contender and could not hit the wall across the room.but after alot of ammo and a scope. now that was really something back then cause everybody gave me a hard time. now they tell me to take the handgun after seeing what it has brought home. also I try to put god and family first now(not so in earlier years), but I still love to do anything outdoors.I am disabled with a bad back. thank god I am walking!!! I also give alot of time to the wheeln sportsmen(nwtf)a disabled organization in va. We sure have a great time. Ask your local nwtf group about it is nation wide.anyway I think we need to help someone each day to make there life a little bit better no matter what it is or who it is. Thanks

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#33493 - 08/18/08 12:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: gene]
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Welcome aboard Gene. Looks like we are brothers in more ways then one. I to have a bad back and had surgery last year on it. I'm walking but I have to use a cane and may have to use it for the rest of my life. I am retired/disabled as well. I just thank God that I can still shoot and hunt. I just have to have someone along to get the game out for me. Which isn't a bad thing come to think of it. LOL Again welcome to the site, you will have a lot of fun with this crew and learn a bunch of stuff about, well, handguns and hunting with them. LOL later rupe
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#33512 - 08/18/08 03:54 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Just thought I would say hello to the forum .
I was invited over and like what I see so I joined..
Love handguns and they are my primary firearm for most hunting I do here in Alaska .

RR
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#33513 - 08/18/08 04:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: RANGER RICK]
rupe
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Welcome to the site Ranger rick. It's a great site to be a part of.
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#33517 - 08/18/08 04:31 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Ranger Rick, I'm glad you joined the family over here and you will enjoy the wealth of knowledge you will find over here as well.

Welcome Aboard

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#33519 - 08/18/08 04:42 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Welcome Gene and Ranger, I think you'll like it here alot.
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#33581 - 08/19/08 08:06 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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My Name is Patrick. Just bought an Encore pistol to try deer hunting with this year. I and need all the help I can get. The site is wonderfull and full of information.

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#33582 - 08/19/08 08:10 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: sw1006]
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Welcome to the form Patrick. Can’t go wrong with an Encore, what caliber do you have?
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#33633 - 08/19/08 09:31 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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22-250 and just got a 460 s&w. Havent shot either yet.

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#33666 - 08/20/08 12:03 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: sw1006]
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Welcome Patrick!
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#33701 - 08/20/08 11:32 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome from Oregon, glad to have you aboard. You need to get out there and get those barrels broken in. We have a rule here that if you don't shot a new firearm with in 2 weeks of getting it you have to give it to Rupe. PM me for my address. LOL
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#33928 - 08/23/08 11:23 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello my name is Scott I'm from Pennsylvania. Been hunting with my Contender for 14 years now. I really love my T/CU barrels, and i have a fondness for my 280JDJ Encore havent got to take an animal yet with it but that will all change this November. Being the new guy here i will pick your brains for info since i'm considering buying my first revolver ever.
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#33930 - 08/23/08 11:46 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCUMan]
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Welcome TCUMan! Nice to have you here. I hope you enjoy this wonderful sight as much as I do!

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#33933 - 08/23/08 11:58 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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thanks for the welcome TCMan i'm sure i will enjoy. after browesing around awhile i feel right at home already.
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#33934 - 08/23/08 12:14 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCUMan]
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hello tcuman enjoy the site welcome
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#33943 - 08/23/08 01:02 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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Welcome TCUMan, enjoy the site and the people, its a great bunch.
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#33982 - 08/23/08 09:08 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
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Welcome TCUman to the site you going to love it.
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#33999 - 08/24/08 12:19 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hi my name is Lance. I live in S.W. Missouri and I have several pistols but I recently bought a contender with a 30-30 barrel. I have hunted small game with my Browning buckmark several times and I have taken a deer with a ruger super blackhawk 44mag once. I have always wanted a contender and I finally bought one. I have hunted with an Encore 209x50 for 8yrs now and have taken several deer. I am ready for the handgun challenge now.
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#34008 - 08/24/08 07:54 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: trad-hunter]
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Hello my name is Dale I'm from S.E. Georgia, (Appling County). I've a been viewing this wedsite several years now and started handgung hunting last year. I purchased an Encore in 7mm-08 in 2007, and started pistol hunting, well I missed a nice 8pt on opening day but I redeemed myself by taking a doe @ 75 yds and a spike buck 125 yds by the end of the season. I'm hooked for life!!

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#34019 - 08/24/08 12:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Flatwoods]
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Howdy gents, nice to have ya’ll here.
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#34023 - 08/24/08 01:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Flatwoods]
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WELCOME to HH, TCUMan, trad-hunter, and Dale1.
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#34026 - 08/24/08 01:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Flatwoods]
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welcome to all the new guys and enjoy dale1 what are you shooting
out of your 7mm-08?
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#34031 - 08/24/08 03:06 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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Welcome Lance and Dale
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#34038 - 08/24/08 04:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
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Welcome to both Lance and Dale, glad to have you aboard.
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#34045 - 08/24/08 06:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Flatwoods
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Larry223, I'm loading 139 gn Honady SST over IMR 4064. It's printing less than 1" @ 100yds with a good rest.
I also reload for 44 Mag. in a Ruger SBHH and a S&W 629 I normally use WIN 296 and have good luck with it,but I've read on this site people were using 2400. What are the PRO / CONS of WIN 296 vs 2400?

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#34080 - 08/24/08 11:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Flatwoods]
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that sounds like a load i may try if you would to try one of
mine it is 43grs. of rx 15 120gr bt it will shoot like yours
and 44 mag i use 296 23,5grs with 240gr xtp. i would like to
try 2400 also.
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#34084 - 08/25/08 12:27 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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Welcome to all of you that joined while I was gone!
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#34086 - 08/25/08 12:31 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Flatwoods]
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 Originally Posted By: Dale1
I'm loading 139 gn Honady SST over IMR 4064.

Good load.

Howdy Rod. Glad to see you got back in one piece!
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#34278 - 08/26/08 09:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
elkbelch
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Hello, I am elkbelch also known as Shawn. I live in West Central Missouri.
I have been hunting since childhood, 8year old with a pocket full of 28 ga shells and his early 1900s trusty Iver Johnson, by his self on the farm. Way to "politicly incorrect" these days. Since my youth I have aspired to hunt large game in other states as well as my home state of Missouri. I handload and bow hunt. I enjoy the rifle and bow, but have always had a special place in my heart for side arms. I have taken deer with my pistol but would like to harvest an elk. I have taken elk with a muzzle loader, three of them to be precise.
I am glad I have found a place where others share my intrests.

Shawn
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#34282 - 08/26/08 09:38 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: elkbelch]
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Welcome aboard Elkbelch, I am sure you will enjoy this site and it's members, I know I do.
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#34287 - 08/26/08 10:05 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
lhunter03
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Welcome aboard !!!

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#34292 - 08/26/08 11:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: lhunter03]
larry223
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welcome hope you enjoy.
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#34299 - 08/27/08 01:16 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
wapitirod
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Welcome to the nut house!


Edited by wapitirod (08/27/08 01:16 AM)
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#34316 - 08/27/08 11:29 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
Jim NJ-Pa
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Just wanted to say Hi and let you know I'm from New Jersey and started with a hand gun In 1964 reading Skeeter’s Hand Gun stores and got a 357 Mag. then in 1980 moved up to the 44 Mag.
I my first Contender in the 22 hornet in 1985 then 45-410,30 Herit 357 Herit, 35,44 and 223. Wished I had them all now! Plan on watching the adds and getting them again as I have the money or trade for them.
But not being rich sold them as I moved along and now have the Encore in 30-06 15" with the brake, 30-06 Custom left hand stock and had the 24" barrel cut down to 18 1/2" and the inline 50x209 Mag.
We can't use the handgun in New Jersey yet but I hunt Avery season in Pa. with one and then go to other States if I have the time and money.
I have been shooting handguns since I was 8 years old with my Grand Pa and Dad who loved the handguns and had service revolvers S&W 38 Spl's.
I'm going on 65 now and plan to die with one in my hand on a hunt with friends and sitting around the campfire!
I'm also a fisherman when the deer season is over and make all my own rigs. And Plugs for Stripers in the Surf.
I belong to an indoor range Bob's Little Sport Shop and shoot on pistol leagues to be ready for the next hunting season and go to the out door range to shoot 50 to 200yrds. Most of my hunting is on a creak bottom and can only see about 50 yards in the brush.

Maybe you can help me find a left hand Shoulder Holster for my Encore. I use a sling on it now but would like to set it up like my 44 Mag. with a knife and lic .on the belt. My e-mail address is jfs312@yahoo.com :)


Edited by Jim NJ-Pa (08/27/08 11:51 AM)
Edit Reason: "up dated with e-mail address"
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#34320 - 08/27/08 12:08 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Jim NJ-Pa]
Jim NJ-Pa
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 Originally Posted By: Jim NJ-Pa
Just wanted to say Hi and let you know I'm from New Jersey and started with a hand gun In 1964 reading Skeeter’s Hand Gun stores and got a 357 Mag. then in 1980 moved up to the 44 Mag.
I my first Contender in the 22 hornet in 1985 then 45-410,30 Herit 357 Herit, 35,44 and 223. Wished I had them all now! Plan on watching the adds and getting them again as I have the money or trade for them.
But not being rich sold them as I moved along and now have the Encore in 30-06 15" with the brake, 30-06 Custom left hand stock and had the 24" barrel cut down to 18 1/2" and the inline 50x209 Mag.
We can't use the handgun in New Jersey yet but I hunt Avery season in Pa. with one and then go to other States if I have the time and money.
I have been shooting handguns since I was 8 years old with my Grand Pa and Dad who loved the handguns and had service revolvers S&W 38 Spl's.
I'm going on 65 now and plan to die with one in my hand on a hunt with friends and sitting around the campfire!
I'm also a fisherman when the deer season is over and make all my own rigs. And Plugs for Stripers in the Surf.
I belong to an indoor range Bob's Little Sport Shop and shoot on pistol leagues to be ready for the next hunting season and go to the out door range to shoot 50 to 200yrds. Most of my hunting is on a creak bottom and can only see about 50 yards in the brush.

Maybe you can help me find a left hand Shoulder Holster for my Encore. I use a sling on it now but would like to set it up like my 44 Mag. with a knife and lic .on the belt. My e-mail address is jfs312@yahoo.com :)
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#34331 - 08/27/08 04:20 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Jim NJ-Pa]
dertiedawg
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Hey Jim NJ-PA, I am lefty as well and have a hard time finding holsters and the like in a left hand version. I use the scoped bandolier holster from Cabelas for my 44. Welcome to the site and I know you will enjoy it very much as I have as well.
ddawg
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#34376 - 08/27/08 10:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Jim NJ-Pa]
Tigger
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WELCOME to HH Jim NJ-PA!!

Here are 3 links to custom holster makers.

Levergun Leather

Pistol Packaging

Quiet Hide Holsters
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#34569 - 08/31/08 08:34 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
rwsem
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Hey there, I'm Ron and I stumbled my way here by way of Gary Reeder's website. I'm getting a .310 GNR barrel made and was reading old articles of his when I saw the web addy.
I'm a regular on the Specialty Pistols Forum as I see many of you are too. I hunt/shoot primarily with revolvers, Contenders and now Encores. I also enjoy all shotgunning sports. I'm Soldier and just passed 25 years of active service. Currently serving in Iraq while the family is riding the storm out in Louisiana.

Best Regards to all,
Ron

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#34577 - 08/31/08 12:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rwsem]
Gary Administrator
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Hello Ron and thank you for your service. I hope your family stays safe. It looks like it's going to hit western LA.

Welcome to the site.

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#34585 - 08/31/08 04:32 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rwsem]
larry223
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welcome ron hope you enjoy the site i did my time in the army
a long time ago i know what its like being away from home
thank you and keep safe. hope all stay safe at home to.
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#34598 - 08/31/08 09:01 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rwsem]
Tigger
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WELCOME aboard Ron!! I'm sure you know me. LOL<LOL<LOL
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I hope your family stays safe!!
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#34603 - 08/31/08 10:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
dertiedawg
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Welcome Ron, I'm sure you will enjoy the site. Stay safe out there in Iraq. Looks like LA will get hit pretty hard, we are praying for everyone there.
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#34608 - 09/01/08 12:12 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
wapitirod
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Welcome Ron and you and your family stay safe.
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#34648 - 09/02/08 06:32 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
rwsem
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Hey Tig!

Thanks for the welcome, although you could have told me about this site!!

Take care- hope all is well up North!

Thanks to all for the warm welcome and well-wishes. The last email from my wife said she thought a board came loose from the house, but that she'd check in the morning. The town is without electricity as far as I know. After Rita, it took 9 days for electriciy to get restored- although this storm doesn't sound as bad as Rita was.

Regards to all,
Ron


Edited by rwsem (09/02/08 06:39 AM)

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#34838 - 09/08/08 09:11 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rwsem]
rupe
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Welcome to the site, glad you joined us.
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#35403 - 09/16/08 10:52 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Diego
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Hi I am Diego ( Jim Mandigo) I was a closet hunter the real me came out before I married my wife and she said let's go hunting that was 30 years ago. Quail by shotgun or bow. Elk by rifle or bow. Javelina, deer, & etc. any legal means not always successful but enjoyable from desert terrain to 9000' or above in the mountain meadows. Taught hunter education for 20 years for me and wife was 25 years. Trying to get to go hunting is the issue. There seems to be a lot of wisdom in this forum and banterring of fun at each other. Sometimes we forget that this is a forum, a place to be ourselves, a place to find comaraderie, thank you for allowing to join in the conversation.

diego
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#35404 - 09/16/08 10:56 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Diego]
TCTex.
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Welcome Aboard!
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#35408 - 09/17/08 12:14 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Diego]
dertiedawg
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 Originally Posted By: Diego
There seems to be a lot of wisdom in this forum and banterring of fun at each other. Sometimes we forget that this is a forum, a place to be ourselves, a place to find comaraderie, thank you for allowing to join in the conversation.

diego

35 posts and now you introduce yourself.
I'd say "welcome to the forum" but your almost a veteran.
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#35592 - 09/20/08 02:01 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
Idaho_Elk_Huntr
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Hi! My name is Ted. Originally from central Virginia now living in Northern Idaho. Concrete Pump Operator is how I make my living. I have bagged everything here except the Big Horn and Mt goat with archery or rifle. This year I decided to try a handgun. S&W 460 XVR Hunter. Wish me luck.


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#35593 - 09/20/08 02:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
shawn from pa
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Hi, my name is shawn. I live in Pa and have been hangun hunting since 1988. Started off with ruger single six, then blackhawk 45 colt, short stint with 454cassul superredhawk, current choice is savage striker 300wsm. would like to add encore in 243 (burn a little less powder)

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#35594 - 09/20/08 02:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Idaho_Elk_Huntr]
Diego
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Good luck hope it has the range for the Big Horn and the Billy Goat!

jim
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#35596 - 09/20/08 02:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Diego]
Idaho_Elk_Huntr
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 Originally Posted By: Diego
Good luck hope it has the range for the Big Horn and the Billy Goat!

jim


If Im ever lucky enough to draw either tag I will be going with a bow. I know the 460 has the range.

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#35597 - 09/20/08 02:45 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Idaho_Elk_Huntr]
TCTex.
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Welcome all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ted… good luck and nice to have you here!

Shawn… looks like you have been handgun hunting for a while now!!! Nice to have you here!
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#35935 - 09/25/08 02:20 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
rupe
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Welcome Ted and Shawn to the site. Great site and a lot of great guys on here.
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#35940 - 09/25/08 04:12 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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hey this is aaron from arkansas. been on the site on and off wish i had more time to spend on here. my love of handguns started at a early age with the reading of elmar keith,kelly, and milek and so many others. bought my first 44mag at 17(dont tell on me) a used ruger redhawk. my first luv is big bore handguns followed by t/c contenders and encores.hope to take someting with my 460 this year. good luck to all!!

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#35944 - 09/25/08 04:25 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: ahandgunhunter]
dertiedawg
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Welcome Ted, Shawn and Aaron. This is a great forum, I know you will all enjoy it.
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#35980 - 09/26/08 12:32 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
Sapper
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Hello my name is John, I have only just begun hunting with a handgun. I am a former USArmy combat eng. Sapper is what they called us(its Ranger school with bombs). I served 8 years and finally stepped down with a little nudging from the wife. I currently am a Law enforcement Officer in Florida. I've been hunting with rifles and bows for a couple of years now and I'm always looking for new things in hunting to try.
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#35986 - 09/26/08 06:52 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Sapper]
elkbelch
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Welcome John, I am new around here too it seems as thease are good people.

Shawn
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#35987 - 09/26/08 06:57 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: elkbelch]
TCTex.
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Nice to have you here John. Welcome to the sight!
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#36112 - 09/28/08 11:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
BINGO
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To TCHunter99 Semper Fi brother. I've been on the site a little while now. I started w/just handgun hunting in 92. The year I was discharged. My father was a dabbler w/handgun hunting & I hunted w/him & my grandfather since I was old enough to tag along & get smacked for making too much noise. I'm from up state New York. The trees are thick & saw no reason to carry a rifle. I've lived in 7 other states & will retire in Iowa when I get all the kids out. I prefer big bore revolvers but had a Conteneder in 7-30 waters. I kinda miss it. I like good leather almost as much as the guns I put in it.

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#36236 - 10/01/08 11:12 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: BINGO]
rupe
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Welcome to all of you new guys. You will love this site. The guys here are great and you will find alot of good info. Welcome aboard!
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#36299 - 10/03/08 09:19 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
taurus41
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Hello,
My name is Jon. I live and work in whitefish, montana. I have been rifle hunting whitetails for a few years now. I decided to get into handgun hunting, because the majority of my rifle shots have been under 75 yards. I hope to take a buck in a few weeks with my .41 magnum. Hopefully my range sessions will pay off.
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#36304 - 10/03/08 11:38 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: taurus41]
pab1
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Welcome Jon, I'm no too far from you down here in Anaconda. Good luck on the buck with your .41!
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#36329 - 10/03/08 06:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
dertiedawg
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Welcome to the forum Jon. Good luck on your hunt with your 41mag.
Vin
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#36335 - 10/03/08 09:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
osprey
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Hello,
I'm Dave from Southwest Va. I have been handgun hunting for several years, first deer was with a S&W 629, been hooked ever since. I basically observe two seasons, hunting and fishing. I love to deer hunt, I use bow,muzzleloader and pistol. If they ever open up a sharp stick season. I'd probably be trying different kinds of wood to see which one sticks the best!! LOL. Great site, I hope I can contribute in the future forums.
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#36356 - 10/04/08 03:09 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: osprey]
countryrebel
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My name is JD from Reubens Idaho. I have been handgun hunting off and on for many years and have taken many deer with 44mags. I am on my 4th 44mag and finally the one that works best for me, a ruger super redhawk 44mag with a 7.5" barrel. I enjoy handgun hunting so much more than rifle hunting because it is more challenging and rewarding. I will share my experiences and hope to hear others as well. Great site!
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#36359 - 10/04/08 05:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
rupe
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Welcome to the site and to handgun hunting. You'll get hooked if your not careful!
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#36370 - 10/04/08 07:49 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Tigger
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WELCOME Dave and JD to HH!!
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#36403 - 10/05/08 01:26 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
dertiedawg
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JD, welcome to the site. I too have the same SRH and hunting with it is the best.
Vin
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#36454 - 10/05/08 08:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dertiedawg]
bisleyfan44
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Dave and JD, welcome to the forum. Glad to have you both.
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#36828 - 10/13/08 11:46 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: bisleyfan44]
AmmoHouse
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Dave here. I'm 38 and I'm active duty Air Force stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. I've been a member here for a while but I don't post alot, I read mostly. I post on other forums more.
I've only been hunting with handguns for a couple of years now and I love it. I didn't get an antelope this year though. I use T/C, XP (work in progress) and sometimes a revolver. I'm still learning and trying!!
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#36841 - 10/13/08 05:59 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: AmmoHouse]
Russell
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I'm Russell, a retired County Sheriff and grandfather of 6. I've been handgun hunting since the mid 1960's,squirrels with an old H&R .22 revolver, then deer in the late 70's with a Smith M-57 and now preators deer and elk with various Contenders.
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#36846 - 10/13/08 06:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Russell]
Cowboy_Boogie
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My name is Patrick Adkins. I've been hunting for thirty years and the last six have been almost strictly with a handgun. I am a part-time guide here in Texas and when I can get everything paid off I'll probably do it full time!
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#36860 - 10/13/08 08:56 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Russell]
Tigger
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WELCOME TO HH Dave, Russell, and Patrick!!
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#36875 - 10/13/08 10:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
rupe
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Welcome to all of you Dave, Russel, and Patrick. Glad you join us.
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#36877 - 10/13/08 10:43 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
larry223
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welcome to all the new guys i hope you enjoy the site.
larry
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#36880 - 10/13/08 11:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
wapitirod
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yep, welcom to one and all!
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#36933 - 10/14/08 05:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
Cowboy_Boogie
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Thanks for the welcome! I have already met some nice folks here.
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#37647 - 10/26/08 09:20 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Cowboy_Boogie]
48panhead
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Hi All.

TC Encore pistol 30-06 w/custom 15 1/8" heavy barrel including brake and a 2x7 Burris scope.

Ruger .44 Mag SRH W/1.5X4 Burris scope and a Crimson Trace laser grip.

Ruger .44 Mag SBH Bisley HUNTER. Bare bones for now. It came with a bushnell scope but it needs something better than that.... Still thinking about it.

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#37656 - 10/27/08 07:53 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 48panhead]
TCTex.
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Welcome aboard 48Panhead. Nice to have you here!
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#37670 - 10/27/08 06:40 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
48panhead
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Thanks TCMan... This is a great forum, I drop in from time to time. I have learned a lot here.

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#37679 - 10/27/08 07:18 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 48panhead]
TCTex.
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You and me both!!
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#37689 - 10/27/08 07:49 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
rupe
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Welcome aboard 48panhead. Something tells me you don't take your 48 Panhead hunting do you?
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#37727 - 10/28/08 11:28 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
tankkvta
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Im Tank.been handgunnin for years.when not hunting love to shoot.Have 45 acp 1911.tc bull 22,ruger super blackhawlk 44mag my baby,,and now tc super14 in 35 rem alsome gun..

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#37732 - 10/28/08 11:54 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: tankkvta]
rupe
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Welcome to the site tankkvta!
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#37849 - 10/29/08 06:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
RUG1
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Hi ! I 'm Roger, just getting into hand gun hunting, I have a Ruger SBH Bisley Hunter 44 Mag. still considering optics.
I am also considering A Ruger Single Six Hunter in 22 l.r. and 22 w.m.r. as a nice companion.
I also have a G2 in 204.
Thanks for all the information all of you share on this site.
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#37959 - 10/30/08 09:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: tankkvta]
48panhead
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Hi Rupe, Thanks.
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Yep, the panhead stays home waiting for spring...

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#37964 - 10/30/08 10:09 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 48panhead]
TCTex.
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Welcome Rug! Looks like you have a fine handgun and considering starting a family. I am sure the wonderful users on this form will help corrupt you! LOL

Duane
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#37968 - 10/30/08 10:44 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
70boss
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Hi, I am a long time hunter that was looking for a new challenge. Hunting deer in Wisconsin with a handgun seemed like a great new challenge...add to that my wife wants to learn to shoot and we end up with a couple handguns today.

She spotted the pink Taurus 9mm, but after holding and gripping about 15 guns today she wound up with a Browning Buckmark 22lr. Cheap to shoot and learn and it fit like a glove. She also liked the 1911 style, so that will be the next progression I am sure.

Me? Gotta love that I get to borrow "Her" gun for tree rats. And I picked up a used DW 357 from the newspaper. Should do fine for the archery close deer hunting I do.

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#37973 - 10/30/08 11:12 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 70boss]
pab1
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Welcome 70boss! Wise move passing on the pink Taurus.
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#37979 - 10/31/08 12:30 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
wapitirod
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Welcome aboard guys, I think you'll find us to be a laid back but informative bunch of guys.
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#38021 - 10/31/08 06:11 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome Rug1 and 70Boss to the site. As Wapitirod said, laid back and very informative. Great bunch of guys!
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#38028 - 10/31/08 06:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
larry223
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welcome guys i have been slow at welcoming new guys so i had
better get with it

larry
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#38451 - 11/07/08 04:11 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
meandmy44
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Hey All,
I'm Eric from Wisconsin. Got into shooting pistols and wheel guns about 4 years ago as I became bored deer hunting with a rifle.
First deer I shot with a 480 ruger and made a terrible shot...tracked it for a mile and half and managed to finish him off. Since then I bought a 44 super black hawk and have harvested 8 deer with it since. I absolutely love the 44. Then just because Smith and Wesson made one I had to have a 500, it sure is a fun gun to shoot but I don't have much desire to hunt with it.
I joined because I have been starting to shoot longer ranges(for me) lately and I have been looking advise on the subject. Anyway I look forward to browse this site!
Later,
Eric
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#38452 - 11/07/08 04:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: meandmy44]
larry223
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welcome eric enjoy the site
larry
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#38454 - 11/07/08 04:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: meandmy44]
lhunter03
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Nice to meet you eric! shooting hanguns at longer ranges is an awsome rush.

Lars
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#38483 - 11/07/08 09:01 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: meandmy44]
pab1
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Welcome Eric!
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#38749 - 11/10/08 01:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Eric!
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#38789 - 11/10/08 09:17 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
BIG_B
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my name is bryan and am a cop in austin texas. i live in san marcos texas and have recently purchased a 44 mag and killed my 1st deer with it two weeks ago. ever since then i cant play with enuff. love the sport and cant wait to get another deer or hog...

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#38797 - 11/10/08 10:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: BIG_B]
larry223
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welcome bryan hope you enjoy the site and your 44 what did
you get ruger or?
larry
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#38812 - 11/11/08 01:32 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
wapitirod
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welcome and congratulations on your first deer!
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#38843 - 11/11/08 12:56 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
TCTex.
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Welcome aboard!
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#38871 - 11/11/08 05:05 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: BIG_B]
pab1
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Welcome Bryan and congrats on the deer! .44 Mag is a great round.
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#38985 - 11/12/08 06:40 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
rupe
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Welcome to the site. Congrates on getting your first deer with it.
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#39031 - 11/12/08 09:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
DAHLTAILS
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My name is todd I go by DAHLTAILS I just started handgun hunting this year. I have been deerhuntung with a archery gear and shotguns for 14 years. Last year I bought a ruger redhawk with a 7.5 in barrel and have been shooting it on a regular basis. this looks like a great site and I am looking forward to learning and posting on this site.
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#39035 - 11/12/08 10:19 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: DAHLTAILS]
TCTex.
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Nice to have you here Todd. A Red Hawk is a fine gun, 44 I am guessing? Welcome to the sight. I hunt 95% out of my bow stands. That is how I started handgun hunting 15 years ago! Look forward to seeing pictures. This group loves eye candy!

Duane
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#39042 - 11/12/08 10:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
wapitirod
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welcome and this is a great place and alot of good information changes hands here.
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#39048 - 11/12/08 11:05 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
larry223
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welcome todd enjoy
larry
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#39096 - 11/13/08 02:38 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
rupe
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Welcome aboard Todd, Handgun hunting is a kick and you have a handgun that will kick ***
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#39107 - 11/13/08 03:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Russell
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Welcome, Todd.
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#39866 - 11/22/08 02:40 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Russell]
Tony500
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Hello, my name is Tony. I just stumbled opon this site while searching the web. Looks like a really cool place. I am a third generation handgun hunter. My grandfather hunted with a 6" taurus .357 mag, my dad hunts with a 10.5" ruger super black hawk .44 mag with a 2x bushnell scope, and I hunt with a 8 3/8" S&W .500 mag with a 4x leupold scope. This white tail deer season was my first time shooting at an animal with my gun. Unfortunalty I missed but I did have a great time and learned a lot. I know now that I need to take a lot more time with a handgun to steady my shot. Also I would like to get some sort of shooting stick. I was shooting at a deer about 100 yards off hand, that isnt easy! The rest of our hunting party thinks we are both crazy for hunting with handguns but we both just love it.
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#39876 - 11/22/08 03:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tony500]
Rick
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Welcome aboard Tony.

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#39878 - 11/22/08 03:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Rick]
wapitirod
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Welcome and your not alone with having people think your crazy.
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#39900 - 11/22/08 09:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tony500]
Tigger
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WELCOME Tony500, and Todd!!!

Crazy.... no way,

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm schizophrenic
And so am I

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#39929 - 11/23/08 11:03 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
Revolverlution
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Hey guys my name is Dan and my handle is 'Revolverlution'. I was raised in Bozeman, MT and am currently living in Michigan and trying to get back to Montana. I came across this site in looking for info on what handgun to purchase and posted a thread today on the topic, take a read if you get the chance. When I am not working I love to hunt with Traditional Archery gear, trap along my favorite creek and fish. I am new to hunting with a handgun as of this year but am hopelessly hooked at this point. I need another addiction to justify to my wife, like a hole in the head!

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#39938 - 11/23/08 12:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Revolverlution]
pab1
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Those are all good addictions to have!
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#39939 - 11/23/08 12:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tony500]
pab1
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 Originally Posted By: Tony500
Also I would like to get some sort of shooting stick. I was shooting at a deer about 100 yards off hand, that isnt easy!


Welome to the site Tony! Stoney Point shooting sticks work well for longer shots. You can also make your own with a tent pole repair kit and rubber tubing.
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#39942 - 11/23/08 01:38 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
TCTex.
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Welcome all! look forward to seeing you in posts in the future!
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#39956 - 11/23/08 07:20 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
dave thomas
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hey guys, Im Dave, I currently live in Iowa with a plan to move to idaho in june of 09. I am the chief of Police in our small town of Lake Mills I have been handgun hunting since the late eighties mostly contenders and specialty pistols. more recently I have been shooting big bore revolvers.
Hobbies include traditional archery, making knives, guns of all kinds, martial arts, fast cars and my family not necessarily in that order
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#39961 - 11/23/08 07:58 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: dave thomas]
TCTex.
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 Originally Posted By: dave thomas
hey guys, Im Dave... I am the chief of Police in our small town of Lake Mills I have been handgun hunting since the late eighties mostly contenders and specialty pistols... Hobbies include traditional archery, making knives, guns of all kinds, martial arts, fast cars and my family not necessarily in that order

Howdy, I think you are going to fit in just right around here.

Duane
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#39965 - 11/23/08 09:03 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
Tigger
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WELCOME to HHM Dave and Dan!!
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#39972 - 11/23/08 09:58 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
shortbarrel_64
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hello from oklahoma. hope everyones havin a good season.been huntin with a handgun for 15 years,deer,squirrel,& varmits.my son took a doe this season with a handgun,now hes hooked.so happy to be hear from both of us
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#40141 - 11/25/08 07:59 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: shortbarrel_64]
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Hi everyone, I'm Billy. I live in the north Georgia mountains, love to hunt and fish, mostly deer and bear. I favor big bore lever guns and revolvers. I'm relatively new to handgun hunting, just the past few years, but look foward to sharing my experiences with all of you. Thanks!
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#40169 - 11/25/08 09:38 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: BJ BEAR]
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Welcome to all you new guys. Glad you all came aboard, your going to love it here. This is a great sight to learn and to throw out your knowledge! rupe
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#40901 - 12/02/08 11:02 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hello folks!...This is my first post here, my name is Christopher and I currently living in Fenton MO..I work as a CNC Programmer/Machinist for my spending money...I have been hunting since I was five years old (I'm 36 now)...and handgun hunting since the late 80's..I started handgun hunting with a pellet pistol, then .22 Ruger SuperSingleSix...I then moved up to a Ruger GP100 .357....Now I use a T/C Contender .357...But I'm always on the look out for a new barrel!....(.44 mag. anyone?)........


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#40904 - 12/02/08 11:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: MOHunter]
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Welcom to the site!
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#40905 - 12/02/08 11:18 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: MOHunter]
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 Originally Posted By: MOHunter
But I'm always on the look out for a new barrel!....(.44 mag. anyone?)........


LOL, you came to the right place. Stick around and we'll have you wanting more than one new barrel.
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#40911 - 12/02/08 11:46 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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Welcome to the site these folks will have you wanting more than one barrel before your through!HAHAHA
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#40955 - 12/03/08 04:58 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: MOHunter]
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Glad you're here MOHunter.
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#41065 - 12/04/08 09:40 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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mornin to all
first of all, this is a great site,glad i found it. i've shot handguns since the mid-60's, always carried one but never shot a deer til the late 70's. after i got my 1st deer with my python , i was hooked... i've actually shot 7 deer with handguns
6 with the python and 1 with a 44mag s&w model 29, all 6" guns.
i had more peeps tell me that a handgun especially, a 357, was not good enough to take a deer.... ummmmm , no point arguing with peeps. of coarse these deer were takin between 10 and 50 yds
and only one did i have to put 2 shots into to put him down and they were witha 357 mag. 158 sjhp's. the one i got with the 44
was about 150yds and one shot with it (180 sjhp) put him down,
and he was my biggest deer to date ...9pts 21 1/2" inside and approx. 180 lbs . i still have these handguns and use them
all the time. i do know this, useing a handgun, shot placement is and will always be the most important.
i give thanx to my father for teaching me how to shoot a handgun
and pushing me to just practice with 22's (cheap shoootin) and it keeps ur hand and eye in it, i do it all the time even now and i'm 58, lol it's just so much fun too.
ooops this kinda got long ...sorry

best of luck out there huntin

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#41066 - 12/04/08 09:54 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: swampdog58]
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#41074 - 12/04/08 01:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: swampdog58]
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#41081 - 12/04/08 01:57 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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welcome swampdog58
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#41101 - 12/04/08 04:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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welcome swampdog and enjoy the site!
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#41212 - 12/05/08 08:47 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Thanks for the welcome fellas.......I'm glad to be here....there seems to be a whole lot of experience and knowledge float'n around here!.....I don't have the money or opportunity to hunt abroad like some of you guys and gals but I do love reading about it....So keep it coming!.....maybe someday I'll scrape up enough cash to go on a "real" safari....till then my "backyard safaris" will have to do!.......and don't think for a minute that I don't want more than one barrel for my contender....I looked at a used 7-30 Waters today...super 14 barrel on a mid 80's action.....look'd rough so I passed.....oh well.......

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#41216 - 12/05/08 09:05 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: MOHunter]
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Welcome to all and to all a good sight! LOL
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#41237 - 12/06/08 02:13 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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#41294 - 12/06/08 07:21 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
Is that a cub
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Hey guys my name is Jeremy and my wife and I currently reside in Fresno California. I've been hunting with a handgun since I was 11. I wanted a .22 and mowed lawns until i had enough to buy a Buckmark. Shot countless thousands of rounds through it over the years. Its getting a makeover right now. More on that later. I just started hunting big game with a handgun in the last few years. My dad got more into it and I followed suit. Bought an encore,a couple barrels, and loved it. I don't plan to pick up a rifle anytime soon! I love to hunt more than just about anything, and am constantly scheming on the next trip. I just applied for a job at the Boise Idaho Cabela's so well see how that goes. My wife and I cannot stand CA anymore. We don't want to raise kids here and the taxes and regulations are socialist as ever (Its 40 degrees but I cant use my fireplace cuz its a mandated no burn day). Hopefully i get the job so we can get the hell out of here!!! Im super exited that I found this great group of guys on this site. I've already talked to a few of you on the phone and everyone is top notch! I look forward to the future and hopefully some of us can get together sometime to hunt/shoot/or just BS.
Until next time... Good hunting!!!
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#41307 - 12/06/08 09:01 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Is that a cub]
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Welcome and I hope you get the job!
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#41581 - 12/10/08 12:09 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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hi,mike from upstate ny.hunted all my life , but new to handguns.i use a ruger superblackhawk for deer and a smith and wesson 22a for small game. tons of fun tree rat hunting with a pistol! new to the site and really like what ive seen.

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#41602 - 12/10/08 10:44 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rugerman]
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#41616 - 12/10/08 12:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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welcome mike happy to have you here another new yorker always
makes it better enjoy the site.
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#41640 - 12/10/08 03:50 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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#41707 - 12/10/08 11:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Welcome rugerman!!! I think we must have 6 or 7 on here from NY now...cool.
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#41756 - 12/11/08 08:38 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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Reckon its about time I posted under this thread and introduced myself. My name is Josh and I'm from upstate NY. My girlfriend and I are currently both full time students in Pharmacy School here in Albany. My two younger brothers and I have been following my dad into the big woods since we could walk. I spend most of my hunting season (when I'm not at school) in the Adirondacks during northern zone or the Catskills during southern zone. My dad has always owned and hunted with both long guns and pistols which is why I now carry a handgun into the woods. I belong to our local pistol team and compete when I can. I also shoot (once in a while) on a 4 position .22 rifle team at the same club. When its not hunting season, I ice fish almost every weekend once the lakes around here freeze up. I also coyote, grouse and rabbit hunt in the winter, trout and walleye fish in the spring, summer and early fall and shoot all year round. I've really enjoyed posting so far and look forward to doing so in the future.
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#41817 - 12/12/08 02:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: liv2hnt460]
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Welcome to the site LIV2HNT360, I guess after 44 posts I'm glad you intro'ed yourself. LOL


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#41948 - 12/14/08 12:05 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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finally found my way back over here, time to get serious about handgunning again, Shoot everything from 22rf to 45-70, before I lost them all in a bad boating accident ;)live in Ga
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#42009 - 12/14/08 05:29 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 4t1mag]
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Great site guys!!! My name is Chuck and I live in Monroe,MI with my wife and daughter. I'm a career firefighter for Frenchtown Twp. Have been hunting for 15 years with shotgun, rifle and compound bow. Recently inherited my dads handguns. H&R 949 .22, Taurus PT-22 .22, Walther PPK .380 ACP and Ruger SRH .44 w/9.5" barrel. Looking forward to getting to know the SRH hopefully for '09 deer seasons. Hunt deer in MI and in southern OH. Looking forward to reading and posting. Keep the info. coming.

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#42130 - 12/15/08 06:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: fyrmanchaz48]
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Welcome to the site! Glad to have you here. rupe
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#42583 - 12/20/08 03:43 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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My name is Mike. Been handgun hunting since 1983 I think. I'm a soon to be retired Army NCO. "Rangers lead the way".

I'm a XP100 fan. Have built several over the years and wish I had kept every one of them. The two I have will get my by for a while. 308 Win is my favorite handgun cartridge. I hunt whitetail, hogs, & coyotes. I also love to squirrel hunt with 22LR handguns.

Welcome to all you new folks.

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#42808 - 12/22/08 11:56 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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howdy...im back(use to go by jim257 several years back!)kinda got off track and now im back,ive taken several deer and turkey with a encore and really want to get back into handgunning for critters!
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#42812 - 12/22/08 12:06 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: boonyrat]
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Welcome Mike and Welcome back boonyrat.

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#42824 - 12/22/08 01:15 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hi My name is John. I enjoy challege of hunting close range. I started with blackhawk 44 mag and now have it along with tc contender in 44 mag, 17 H2 and 22. I am looking at getting a 7X30 waters for longer shoots. Good site with great information. Treeman comes from working as forest ranger in NC.

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#42827 - 12/22/08 01:41 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: treeman]
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Welcom to the site guys, I think you'll enjoy it!
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#42834 - 12/22/08 02:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Names Mike. I'm from down east North Carolina. Fasinated with handguns since my youth. Trying to pick squirrels out of the pines with an old H&R 22LR.Read a magize article by some writer I wish I could remeber who that used his .357 for everthing from squirrels to deer. Made the mistake of Trading a shotgun for a S&W md27 .357 mag. It was too late to turn back then. Now after dozens of handguns later I'm still hooked. Presently shooting TC Contenders and Rugers from 22LR to .45-70's. Still have that S&W though.
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#42840 - 12/22/08 04:32 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pamlicomike]
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welcome to all the new guys i think you will enjoy this site
a nice bunch of guys here lots of good information.
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#42841 - 12/22/08 04:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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Welcome Mike
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#42846 - 12/22/08 06:03 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi! My name is Mike. I've been hunting with a handgun since 1984. I have hunted both with a revolver & the speciality pistols. Currently I use a Smith 460 XVR topped off with a Leupold 4x scope. I am a machinest/toolmaker by trade. I work for a military contractor in York,Pa. I switched to handgun hunting for more of a challange and I have been hooked ever since.

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#42851 - 12/22/08 06:11 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: mikefrompa]
Is that a cub
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2 Mikes in a row! Welcome to both of you.
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#42854 - 12/22/08 06:46 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Is that a cub]
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Welcome Mikefrompa!
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#42856 - 12/22/08 06:53 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome everyone! This is the best site and best bunch of guys around!
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#42947 - 12/24/08 04:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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Welcome to all you that have joined in the last couple of days. Glad to have you all on board!






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#43114 - 12/26/08 08:31 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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My name is Gary, I've just started handgun hunting a few years ago, but have been shooting and reloading most of my life. I'm the former bowhunting editor and hunting product specialist for Boar Hunter Magazine and have contributed to many others. Most recently, I contributed two chapters to a book by Paladin Press called, "The Paladin Book of Dangerously Fun Stuff." It features other wirters such as Jeff Cooper, Col. Charles Askins, Ernest R. Emerson, Major John L. Plaster, and many others.

http://www.paladin-press.com

I have a G2 Contender in .375 JDJ, and .223 Rem. I also have a .44 Mag Raging Bull and a Ruger .22 pistol I shoot squirrels with.

Handgun hunting allows me to mix my close-range paasion of bowhunting with my love of shooting and reloading. Though recently I've learned I can also make some very impressive precision shots at medium rifle ranges with them!

Gotta love it!!!!
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#43132 - 12/26/08 11:53 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: GaryDowdy]
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Welcome Gary!
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#43136 - 12/27/08 01:23 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: GaryDowdy]
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Welcome Gary! I thought the name sounded familiar.
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#43171 - 12/27/08 04:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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Nice to have you along for the ride Mike, Mike & Gary,!!
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#43327 - 12/29/08 10:27 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: GaryDowdy]
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Hi Gary,I'm new to this web site also. Due to an injury at work, I started hunting with a revolver solely.And I'm excited about it.I also have been shooting/reloading sice I was knee-high to a grasshopper but recently got excited about the challenges of successfully aquiring game with a piece of equipment that everyone in my area conciders a stunt. I shot alot of game with rifles and bows but, something just draws me to my handguns. I got addicted when I shot a pheasant in the head running through the weeds with a .22 single-six. since then I always have a handgun on me !! the people here will share their infinite knowledge with you. i've never seen a site that was always so willing to help you everyone is helpful and courtious!! 

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#43332 - 12/29/08 11:36 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: sixgunner454]
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Welcome to the site Sixgunner454!
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#43337 - 12/29/08 03:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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see, thats what i'm talking about. it's good to feel accepted

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#43348 - 12/29/08 05:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: sixgunner454]
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PM sent Sixgunner454.
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#43357 - 12/29/08 07:54 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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welcome to the site sixgunner454 enjoy
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#43381 - 12/29/08 10:32 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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WELCOME 454!!
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#43396 - 12/30/08 02:14 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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welcome sixgunner!
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#43413 - 12/30/08 12:58 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Welcome to the site Gary. I guess we will be expecting some good write ups from you. LOL rupe
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#43414 - 12/30/08 01:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Also a big welcome to 454 as well.
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#43444 - 12/30/08 07:18 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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geetings,
i am bill from colo. and am just getting back into hunting after a decades long hiatus.
ive got a taurus 8 3/8 bbl..454
and a ruger.6 1/2 .44mag
this looks like a good place for me.
p.s.
i am an avid reloader and revolver collector.

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#43445 - 12/30/08 07:21 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: stillthe1]
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Welcome to the site Stillthe1. What area of Colorado are you in?
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#43451 - 12/30/08 08:03 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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Welcome Bill!
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#43456 - 12/30/08 08:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Hi everyone! Glad to be here!

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#43476 - 12/30/08 11:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: mikefrompa]
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#43489 - 12/31/08 09:00 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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 Originally Posted By: pab1
Welcome to the site Stillthe1. What area of Colorado are you in?

i live in the 4 corners area.
14,000 foot peaks a few miles north.
and the desert a few miles south.

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#43515 - 12/31/08 02:33 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: stillthe1]
rupe
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#43559 - 12/31/08 07:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello All,

I live in north central Ohio and have been into hunting with handguns since the early seventies with a .22 and squirrels. I was delighted to find this site and since this is my first post, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year.

Wolfgang
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#43567 - 12/31/08 07:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Wolfgang]
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Welcome Wolfgang!
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#43589 - 01/01/09 12:51 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Wolfgang]
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Welcome to the site Wolfgang!
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#43623 - 01/01/09 10:10 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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#43630 - 01/01/09 10:49 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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Wolf, I don`t think you will find a nicer or more professional bunch of shooters on the web then this group. James
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#43633 - 01/01/09 10:55 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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To all the new members here at HH… WELCOME.

I just got back from leave and it is great to be here!

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#43700 - 01/01/09 09:14 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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#43713 - 01/01/09 10:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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I kind of introduced myself the other day. My name is Steve I live in Northern California, I have been hunting all my life and started shooting handguns on regular basis about 4 years ago, but I am still just a pup. This was the first year I hunted with a handgun (Thompson Encore .243) although I did'nt have any luck, I have got some jacks and ground squirrels.

Thanks
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#43719 - 01/01/09 11:31 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: BIGSTEVE83]
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Welcom Steve, what part of Cal are you in?
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#43753 - 01/02/09 12:03 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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I live by Chico which is about 60-70 miles south of redding.
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#43783 - 01/02/09 07:20 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: BIGSTEVE83]
rupe
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Welcome again Bigsteve83, from Oregon


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#43828 - 01/03/09 02:04 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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I've been a member for a number of years but have not been posting in awhile. I am a retired Navy submariner, and mobility impaired from an accident 20 years ago. I'll be seventy years young in april. I have been hunting with a Contender handgun for several years now. Have taken 2 nice bucks and a doe. One with a 6mm tcu, another with a 6.5 JDJ and the last one a 132 class 9 point taken with a 30-30 Ackley Improved. I recently purchased a 357 Maximum from MGM and hope to use it at a handicapped hunt put on by Eglin Air Force Base in Feb if I am lucky enough to be drawn.

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#43840 - 01/03/09 06:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gman]
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Welcome aboard Gman! Nice to have another Navy Cat here.

Have you ever been to the naval air museum? It is worth going to! I play there at least 2-3 times a month during a change of command ceremony.

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#43844 - 01/03/09 08:33 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gman]
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welcome back Gman, i was a submariner in the 80's. I was on the USS Tunny SSN.
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#43959 - 01/05/09 02:20 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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HI All,
I'll keep it short & simple. My name is Kevin. I love to shoot ... anything. Have been shootin' off & on for @ 40 years. Never as much as I want or should in order to be as proficient as I'd like. Have the time and can finally afford (within reason) to to pursue it again. I have to admit that one thing I always thought would be something I'd like to do before I leave this world is take a big bear w/ a handgun! I do a fair amount of pheasant huntin', took a nice 8 point whitetail w/ rifle a number of years back. Just really like handguns (used to shoot IPSC) and feel I'm really lucky to have found your magazine. I'm gonna have alot of newbie questions. Stay safe .... Axeman
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#43962 - 01/05/09 03:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: axeman2244]
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Welcome aboard Kevin!
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#43979 - 01/05/09 06:37 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
wapitirod
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Welcome Axeman!
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#44034 - 01/06/09 03:35 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome Gman and Kevin (Taking a bear with a handgun is awesome and I can't wait to get another one)

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#44055 - 01/06/09 04:55 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
Bruce Flanagan
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Hi I am Bruce I live in La Grande Oregon.
I hunt with handguns Longguns shotguns and Bows.
I love target and trap shooting
Ive been reloading for over 30 years.

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#44060 - 01/06/09 06:16 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Bruce Flanagan]
wapitirod
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Howdy bruce, glad to have another Oregonian on board. The wife and I have looked at moving to your neck of the woods but have to wait and see what this economy does. The wifes family has property on the middle fork of the John day just north east of Long Creek.
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#44135 - 01/07/09 11:03 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome Bruce and to a fellow Oregonian. My niece and her husband live in La Grande. I've spent sometime hunting up in the Blue Mountains back in the 70's. Great area and great little town. Although it probably isn't so little anymore?

rupe
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#44830 - 01/14/09 11:14 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello my name is Ray. I live in Nebraska. I have been hunting and reloading since I was a kid.I just started hunting with a handgun in December. Started with squirrels and shot my first deer with a handgun during the late doe only season.I just bought a contender frame and am looking for a barrel. I must say that I consider it my personal duty to take as many people shooting for the first time as possible. I figure it is my contribution to the sport I love to educate anyone I can that firearms are nothing to be afraid of and are actually fun.

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#44832 - 01/14/09 11:18 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: cranejr]
wapitirod
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welcome Ray and enjoy!
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#44875 - 01/15/09 06:58 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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I just got here at the suggestion of a friend. Great site! I am an avid hunter who is hunting less and less with his rifles nowadays and am pretty much only hunting with handguns now. It's just too easy with a scopedrifle IMO....... My favorite hunting handgun is a custom 5-shot Ruger SRH in .475 Linebaugh.......
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#44879 - 01/15/09 07:25 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Whitworth]
wapitirod
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welcome and enjoy the site.
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#44886 - 01/15/09 08:01 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
welcome and enjoy the site.


Thank you sir!
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#44892 - 01/15/09 08:49 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Whitworth]
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 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
My favorite hunting handgun is a custom 5-shot Ruger SRH in .475 Linebaugh.......

Welcome aboard and hold on to that one tight! That is a dream I am still working on… along with half of the users on this forum! LOL When you get a chance could you put a picture of that beauty on the bragging board.
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#44894 - 01/15/09 09:08 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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I'm Gerry, been here for quite a while. Hunting with TC's ever since I could read Milek et al. Actually I bought my first handgun and hunted with it in 1974. I still have that 6 1/2" M29! I Work for Merck (for now)in Project Management. Hunt deer, bear, Elk, chucks,Turkey and coy-dogs when time permits. Full-time work and school for a master's makes Gerry a dull boy at times. I have many Contenders, Encores, and a fine S&W collection, among many fine rifles and shotguns. I do ahve all teh calibers but I'm a magnum freak. I love my 30-378 Weatherby, 300 RUM amd my 338's. I just gotta shoot em while i can. If you're local and no LOCO, come on out and try DanB's SWPA handgun shoot in the spring. He is a fantastic host, and he promises his shooting will get better, but we're still waiting....
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#44897 - 01/15/09 10:01 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
Whitworth
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 Originally Posted By: TCMan
 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
My favorite hunting handgun is a custom 5-shot Ruger SRH in .475 Linebaugh.......

Welcome aboard and hold on to that one tight! That is a dream I am still working on… along with half of the users on this forum! LOL When you get a chance could you put a picture of that beauty on the bragging board.


Sure will! Thanks!
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#44974 - 01/16/09 09:46 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Whitworth]
Blue6
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Hello! I'm Tom, a brand newbie here. I am interested in hunting with hanguns. Have taken some deer with a .45 ACP M1911A1, but it was more as a stunt just to see if it could be done. It can, but there are many better calibers out there.

I also own a Colt New Frontier .45 LC which I'd like to try one day. Lastly, I own a T/C Contender, the new model, in .30-30 which should prove to be pretty versatile.

Have always carried a sidearm under my coat while hunting since I lived most of my life in SE Alaska. The bear made me usually carry a rifle. The best part of the appeal of handgun hunting is the additional challenge. From good marksmanship to stalking closer; seems it makes for more satisfaction out of the hunt.

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#44977 - 01/16/09 10:22 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: cranejr]
Steve708
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My name is Steve Pennington. I live in southwest Virginia. I have been hunting for 18 years. i have tried handgun hunting off and on for awhile. Starting with my hog hunt in Texas this month I plan on hunting with a handgun all year, getting seriuous this time. I have encore and contender in several calibers. I am going to start with the single shots then try revolvers next. I subscribed to the handgun hunting magazine and enjoy all the info on this site.

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#44978 - 01/16/09 10:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Steve708]
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WELCOME Tom and Steve to HHM!!
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#44981 - 01/16/09 10:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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Welcome aboard! Nice to have ya'll here!

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#45156 - 01/18/09 03:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Checkin' in from WV. Old timer but new here. Nice site folks. I stumbled onto about 250lbs. of wheelweights last week. Bought 'em for $23! So I went to a gunshow Sat. to look for something to run some cast bullets thru. Came up with a Super Blackhawk. Good tight gun and the price was right. My handguns have been idle for a couple of years. That's about to change.

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#45174 - 01/18/09 08:46 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: buddy]
Gary Administrator
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Welcome to the site Buddy. Keep us posted on your bullet casting, I think a lot of us may be getting into that.
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#45200 - 01/19/09 12:53 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: buddy]
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Welcome to the site Buddy! 250# of lead should give that SBH a good workout!
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#45201 - 01/19/09 01:01 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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Welcome Buddy!
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#45266 - 01/19/09 04:27 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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Glad to have you aboard Buddy!
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#45429 - 01/20/09 11:00 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
rupe
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Wow, I don't get on the site for a few days and we have about a half dozen new members. Welcome to all of you, Glad you joined the site. rupe
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#46083 - 01/30/09 07:46 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello from Kokomo, Indiana. I started handgun hunting small game in the mid eighties and started hunting whitetails with handgun in the mid nineties. I just picked up a blue 4-5/8" Blackhawk in .41 mag and plan to reload and hunt with this gun. I usually use my .44 mag SRH, but wanted to try a different caliber. This is a great site with plenty of useful information...

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#46087 - 01/30/09 11:04 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: MAXELM]
wapitirod
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Welcome MAXELM!


Edited by wapitirod (01/30/09 11:04 AM)
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#46120 - 01/30/09 10:10 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome to the Site!
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#46198 - 01/31/09 08:42 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hello to all !!
My name is Mark I am from TN. I have been hunting since about 5 years old 39 and 11/12ths now. I started handhun hunting about 12 years ago and have been consumed with TC contenders and Encore ever since. I am a toolmaker by trade but presently work as an advanced tooling engineer for a company that stamp parts for automatic transmission. I love this site and appreciate all the articals. I have been told that I have to be crazzy to hunt with a handgun but think that us handgunners are the sain ones and the rest of the world is crazzy!

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#46202 - 01/31/09 09:21 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi ! My name is Mike. I,m a machinest/toolmaker by trade. I've been handgun hunting for 25 yrs. I've used T/C Contenders and sixguns & I enjoy them both. My newest one is a S&W 460 XVR topped with a Leupold 4x scope. I want to get out and shoot it as soon as the weather breaks.

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#46208 - 01/31/09 11:31 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: mikefrompa]
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Welcome!
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#46235 - 02/01/09 08:29 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
Tigger
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Welcome Mike & Mark!!

Post up some stories and pictures.
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#46237 - 02/01/09 08:34 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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 Originally Posted By: Tigger
Post up some stories and pictures.

Yes please do!

And

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#46292 - 02/01/09 08:24 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Welcome to both of you Mark and Mike, From Oregon

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#46402 - 02/03/09 06:23 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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I have been gone for awhile so I'll reintroduce myself!!


I'm Paul from Watertown WI. I have been a gun owner since my law enforcemnt days in the 80's. Hunting since "92 when a friend invited me along. Done most of my hunting with a handgun or shotgun but did a few years with a rifle. That gun is long since been sold and Im back to handguns only.

Now I shoot mostly IHMSA steel and a little hunting.


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#46403 - 02/03/09 07:08 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 44magnum]
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Hello My name is Mike. New to this site,today actully.
Been reading some of the great stories. I have only been into T/C for a couple years. Dont take the bow/flintlock/long guns out any more. I am hooked on hand gun hunting. With in the last year or so started shooting IHMSA.
Me have always been in to guns/hunting/shooting .
Growing up hunting and trapping with older brother or shooting matches as a member of VFW post, or in the military.
Grew up on East coast now live in Texas.

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#46404 - 02/03/09 07:41 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: blue06van]
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Welcome blue and welcome back 44!
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#46556 - 02/06/09 12:45 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
rupe
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Welcome Mike and Welcome back Paul!!
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#46684 - 02/08/09 04:44 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Hello Ron from wincester va, been handgun hunting for 16yrs now getting more and more into it daily i currently have encore pistols, xp 100 7mm08, several 22s ruger singles and double actions currently thinking about a ruger stubby bigblock Ron

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#46691 - 02/08/09 05:09 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: kunas]
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Howdy and nice to have you here.
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#46692 - 02/08/09 06:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Welcome!
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#46821 - 02/10/09 07:24 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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Hi Y'all I'm Scott from Pa and just started into revolver handgun hunting. Been hunting small game with a muzzleloading pistol for 4 years though. I Just needed a change and have always been into handguns so I picked up a .44 mag Super Blackhawk Hunter and here I am!

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#46834 - 02/10/09 08:42 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gravygun]
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Welcome Gravygun! What ml pistol are you using?
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#46839 - 02/10/09 09:42 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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WELCOME Gravygun!!
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#46933 - 02/12/09 09:55 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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"New Guy" Renster here. I just posted a diatribe in the "reply" section of my original post in an attempt to answer all who welcomed me. (sorry, I'm still learning how to do this stuff!)Then I saw this. ooops!
Please go there to view and it should tell you what you want to know about me. In the meantime - I don't believe I saw any other New Hampshire posts here. If I missed it, let me know please. And let me know if you viewed my reply to all of you in the original post. Any further questions I will try to answer as a "new" post next time.
Take Care all.
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#46944 - 02/12/09 12:39 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Renster of N.H.]
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Welcome to the site Renster!
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#46951 - 02/12/09 02:07 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
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Welcome to all of you new guys. Glad to have you all aboard!!


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#47021 - 02/13/09 08:16 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pab1]
Gravygun
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I use a Traditions Trapper caplock. I bought it as a kit and swapped the .50cal barrel for a .40cal barrel. With the lock polished it's pretty fast and very accurate. I also did wire and shape inlays in the stock, rust browned the barrel and glass bedded the recoil area so not only does it perform well it looks nice. I kill squirrels almost everytime I leave the house with it.

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#47034 - 02/14/09 02:20 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gravygun]
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I use a Traditions Trapper caplock. I bought it as a kit and swapped the .50cal barrel for a .40cal barrel. With the lock polished it's pretty fast and very accurate. I also did wire and shape inlays in the stock, rust browned the barrel and glass bedded

I would like to see some pics of this,sounds very nice.There is just something special about a frontstuffer.JIM

BTW,WELCOME!!

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#47383 - 02/20/09 01:08 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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I know I already posted in roll call, BUT I did have pictures of my babies.

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#47386 - 02/20/09 03:43 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pamlicomike]
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Hello fellow Handgun Hunters

I’m Danie from Pretoria South Africa. I grew up with rifles and hunting in the late 50’s on a farm in the Thabazimbi district in the north of South Africa. I’m shooting hunting handguns for almost twenty years but only started active handgun hunting six years ago. My hunting collection consist of a 357 Magnum Astra revolver and four TC’s in the following calibers: 223Rem 12” Bulberry barrel; 300 Whisper Super 14; 357 Herrett 12” and a 445 Super Magnum 10” all topped with Bausch & Lomb or Bushnell scopes.

I have been a committee member of HHASA for four years and now the newly elected chairman of the association. Anyone interested in what’s happening in South Africa’s handgun hunting circles could visit our website: http://www.handgunhuntersa.com or contact me at info@handgunhuntersa.com
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#47870 - 02/25/09 08:26 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Danie]
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Welcome aboard Danie, glad you joined up with us!

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#47874 - 02/25/09 08:41 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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welcome Danie, nice to have you with us
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#47878 - 02/25/09 09:25 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
welcome Danie, nice to have you with us


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#48112 - 02/28/09 05:21 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TCTex.]
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Hi; I am a newbe also. My handguns consist of a 1903 Colt Pocket pistol in 32 ACP, 357 Ruger Vaq, Richards/Mason 1872 open top, Ruger Stainless SBH Hunter in 45 Colt, and an 1860 BP 44. Just got back into handgun hunting, glad to find this site!
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#48113 - 02/28/09 05:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rawhide kid]
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Welcome to the site and hope you enjoy it!
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#48144 - 02/28/09 10:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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#48147 - 02/28/09 10:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Tigger]
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welcome to all the new guys i have missed enjoy.
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#48158 - 03/01/09 02:59 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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Welcome aboard rawhide kid.
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#48555 - 03/05/09 10:36 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: rupe]
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Guess I should have started here before asking questions. I've got a lot of them. Self taught hunter, dad didn't much care for it. As I evolved as a hunter, not that I'm any good now, I realized that most of the deer I shot with a rifle were all pretty much within handgun range. Fate helped a little bit. I woke up one morning about 3am with a back spasm. I spent the next two hours trying to get comfortable on the couch, so as not to wake the wife. Just got back to sleep at about 5am when she comes out to wake me up and see if I'm going hunting. I kind of grumpily explained the situation and tried to get some rest. After another half hour of misery, I said if I'm gonna be miserable, I may as well be miserable in the woods. When I opened up the gun safe, I decided to take my .45 blackhawk and leave the 30-30 for my backs sake. I ended up taking a huge doe at about 15 yards that morning. The rest is history. Haven't carried a rifle since. I've only taken about 15 deer. Took an 8-point with the bow about two weeks prior to the doe I just mentioned, my first nice buck, I got more of a rush taking the doe with my sixgun. Sorry to be so long winded. Love this site. You guys are a wealth of info.


Edited by silly goose (03/05/09 10:39 PM)
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#48568 - 03/06/09 09:42 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: silly goose]
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welcome to site silly goose nice story i have been there to
enjoy.
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#48570 - 03/06/09 10:29 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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welcome goose
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#48635 - 03/07/09 09:16 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: pter1020k]
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I joined the forum about 3 years ago but after the first couple of months drifted away to another forum as my main interests shifted from hunting to USPSA shooting. I have been lucky enough to take deer and hogs with a variety of different handguns. I have spent the last two years living in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia so now I can only handgun hunt when I return back to Texas for vacations. A couple of months ago I decided to take advantage of the situation and book a handgun hunt for Water Buffalo in Australia in June, and that is what has drawn me back to this forum. I am glad it did as I enjoy reading everyone comments and getting involved with the handgun hunting community again. I look forward to spending more time here sharing hunting stories, ideas, and lessons learned with all of y'all.

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#48673 - 03/07/09 09:13 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: jamautry]
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Welcome Back!
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#48676 - 03/07/09 09:35 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: wapitirod]
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 Originally Posted By: wapitirod
Welcome Back!

A Big 10 4 To That!
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#49371 - 03/21/09 09:41 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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HI, Im Kirk. Ive been a handgun hunter for a long time. Im new to the site but love it! Like TCMAN im a Navy Vet. I hunt with revolvers but have hunted with a contender in 7/30 waters for a while. Love the great old .45 Colt round. I have used it in a couple of Ruger revolvers and am currently shooting a slightly customized 5.5in. Bisley. I am also a retired Pennsylvania Game Commission deputy.


Edited by casey (03/21/09 09:46 PM)
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#49379 - 03/21/09 10:59 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: casey]
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hi: kirk welcome to the site nice guys here enjoy.
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#49389 - 03/22/09 01:07 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: larry223]
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Gregg Richter here, joined the site in 2004 but did not become active until just a month or so ago. I "met" Gary by e-mailing him about my SCI #1 Handgun Mule Deer and he bought my story and also another one on the Kimber 1911 .17 Mach 2 and published them in the Fall 2005 Handgun Hunter Magazine issue. I have talked to Gary on the phone literally for hours and he has shared his time and knowlege very graciously and I commend him IMMENSELY for what he has done and IS doing for Handgun Hunting, especially this GREAT website.

In 1987 I originated and still coordinate the annual Handgun Hunters International Antelope Hunt on the Durham Ranch in Wyoming and we are now in our 23rd year with 625 antelope kills with handguns to our credit on this hunt. That is not a typo.

I worked with the Colorado Wildlife Commission in 1985 and 1986 to get handgun hunting legalized in Colorado for all big game species, and then more recently for muzzle loading handguns to be legalized during regular rifle season.

I do some outfitting (since 1988) for deer and elk for both rifle and handgun hunters, but only on a limited basis and on private land. Hence my website name here: "Stallion West;" it is the name of my outfitting business, Stallion West Outfitters, and I also do business under the name "Little Gun Outfitters," for the handgun part.

I started handgun hunting in the seventies and have taken antelope, mule and whitetail deer, caribou, elk and many species of small game with handguns but do not discriminate against rifles. Actually, I hunted coyotes professionally in the eighties and early nineties with a Remington 788 22-250 (w/Leupold 3X9 and the whole rifle including scope spray painted with camo paint) for the fur market and have over 300 kills on coyotes, including a dozen or more with handguns. Not that this is any kind of record but it means something to me. All were fair chase.

Now 58 yo my goal is to help my son Joe to the best of my ability to enjoy and commence successfully in his handgun hunting career. We have a rare and wonderful bond here and I am very thankful.

I will close with this: Again Gary, keep up the good work and thanks to all you fellow handgun hunters that keep this site informative as well as interesting, to say the least!

And if I may say so: God Bless all of you!




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#49404 - 03/22/09 09:45 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gregg Richter]
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Welcome aboard to all and nice to have you here!!!
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#49543 - 03/24/09 05:14 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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retired from major stroke 5 years ago and now can only hunt w/handguns,yes,yes, yes.i have a 22/250 striker,a 308 striker,a .44 bisely hunter and a.22 charger and love morning when i'm not room temp. shoot stright and stay dry.59 year old kid ?


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#49546 - 03/24/09 06:24 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: long shot]
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welcome long shot
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#49705 - 03/29/09 11:56 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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gary i want to thank you for the magazine andthis listing. since my stroke ihave spent hours rereading the first two magizines and now spend hours playing on this online magizine as you can see i'm not that good using akeyboard. again thankyou!

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#49710 - 03/29/09 01:51 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: long shot]
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#49975 - 04/05/09 01:02 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: TJCMO]
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I'm Cal. I have a ranch in East Texas and I n