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    Score!

    I shot this buck in Pa on opening day with my Ruger SRH 44 mag. Not very big by some standards but far away from food plots and crop fields, this is about as lucky as one can get. One shot at about 40 yards. Ive shot many deer in the past, but this is the first buck with a handgun. My gun usually wears a 2x scope, but with all the rain and fog, I removed it to get a better sight picture. Now I can spend all next week taking my nephew( 14yrs old) hunting and not worrying about filling my own freezer.
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    Congrats thatís a fine buck! What load did you use?


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    I used 23 grains w296 with a 240 gr XTP (Please forgive me about not using a boolit)

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    No need to apologize. Handgun kills are special in their own right. Great job!


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    For a mountain buck, that's definitely a trophy! Congrats. Were you on Gameland?

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    That's a fine buck and I agree with you that handgun kills are special. Well done, sir!

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    Yep, Centre Co near Phillipsburg

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    Great kill and any handgun kill is a trophy.

    Now get you a lee .430-310 mold and get ready for next year.
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    lWell done sir! We get to a point in our lives where the trohy is in the hunt, not the size of the game we harvest.

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    Nice buck!

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    Good job!

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    Nice take! My buddy in AZ is going to try to take one this year with a Ruger red hawk 44 mag, 2x scope. Forgot what load he is going to use but heís good out to 150 yards.


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    I had my Ruger SBH 44 Mag dialed in at 50 yards a couple of years ago. 21.5 gr W296 and Lee 310 grain boolits going into 2-3” groups resting on a sandbag using a Ultradot red dot. Guess it would be tough to do the same offhand! I was going to cast and load some and take it out this year but time slipped by me and I carried my 45/70 instead. Next year...
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    Nice buck. They are all trophy's like you said not everyone has a spot with 200+ inch bucks.
    If you were excited and overjoyed by it then it's a trophy and the handgun harvest is a bonus.
    Congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylongrifle32 View Post
    Nice buck. They are all trophy's like you said not everyone has a spot with 200+ inch bucks.
    If you were excited and overjoyed by it then it's a trophy and the handgun harvest is a bonus.
    Congratulations
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    I use the same bullet with sabot in my TC Omega.
    Congrats!!

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    Congratulations, nicely done! Keep yer powder dry...……..robin

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