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Whitetail Sidearm

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Yankee2718, Sep 30, 2012.


  1. Kingarthurhk

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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Just like hunting a large game animal with a 9mm is normal?:upeyes:
     

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    Who said that? I suggested the 9mm for a finishing shot on a downed but still alive deer.
     

  3. Yankee2718

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    The entire point of this thread is not to use the 9mm as a primary firearm, but as a short range weapon. The ranges were stated early on. The 9mm is being utilized as a sidearm to a .30-06 rifle.

    And for the record, whitetail deer is considered medium, thin skinned game. But that's just semantics.
     
  4. SCmasterblaster

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    Don't be too concerned - he is just being argumentative. :upeyes:
     
  5. Kingarthurhk

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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    It is semantics considering their pelt is thicker than human skin, and their bone structure is denser.
     
  6. Kingarthurhk

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    Isaiah 53:4-9

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    No, I am wondering how many of the mall ninjas really are hunters.
     
  7. Yankee2718

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    I think this would qualify as mall ninjaish if the thread was about using a 40 to kill a deer at 100 yards.

    I think my deer equipment will be a Marlin 336 30-30 and the Glock 23.
     
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    VT deer season is approaching for me. I deer hunt every year.
     
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    A friend of my dads deer hunted every year for over 30 years.

    He never shot a deer, he went to deer camp for a week's vacation from his wife.

    I kill between 2 and 5 deer every year. I use bow, crossbow, muzzle loader, shotgun, rifle, and handgun. I have no problem with close shots and a service caliber handgun.



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  10. vafish

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    I carry a g23 if I'm deer hunting or not. No more trouble to carry hunting than it is on any other day.

    Oh and one of the properties I hunt is adjacent to a medium security prison.

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    G23 is a great pistol!!!! :cool:
     
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    I carry a Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt. I load it with a Remington 225 grain SWC.
     
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    That makes good sense. Now I understand. :supergrin:
     
  15. rustytxrx

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    since 1995 or 1996??? I have taken one Texas whitetail doe with a 9mm, two with a .40.

    I have taken two cull doe every year since '95 or 96' with two glock 20s. One gen 2 and one gen 3. I have just put a new 6" barrel on my gen 2 and got a new Wolf barrel for my gen 3 to shoot heavy lead cast bullets for big pigs

    All shots were within 20 yds and all double lungs. I wait till I get the shot I want. the last thing I look at is the angle the wound channel will be.

    I post ya pic of the glocks as soon as I figure the process out :wavey:

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    ps I know I ansered a question you didn't ask. If I was serious about deer hunting (and I am), I go with the Glock 20

    lets see if I have this down yet

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    I have killed a deer with a hangun and I will tell you it can be tricky. A deer's head is shaped like a football and the handgun round tends to travel around the skull. Now, I try not to use a handgun to kill a deer, but if you have to shoot them aim for the heart and/or lungs.

    I originally tried shooting the deer in the head to preserve meat for the guy that had hit it with his car.
     
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    BTW I am not an expert on Glocks. I think the bottom g20 is a gen 2 but really not sure. I bought it in '95 or '96. ss# starts with BSFxxxx if that helps any. pretty sure the new one is a gen 3

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  18. Quick N Steady

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    First, if you are going to shoot any size deer with a pistol it should be a neck or head shot. That does not leave room for a non-lethal placement. If you can't hit those spots you should not be taking the shot. Second, Glock 21 or 1911 with a .460 Rowland conversion. My personal whitetail pistol is a S&W 44 mag. The .460 Rowland is 44 mag ballistics out of a semi-auto frame.
     
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    There's no need for a head or neck shot when a 10mm can give a complete pass through on a deer. 800+ ft lbs is plenty for normal harvesting of the animal.
     
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    Please never give hunting advice again. You are very misinformed and have obviously never hunted deer before.


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