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Ridgerunner665

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Re: Range, how far is too far with a pistol?
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2017, 12:40:20 PM »

Since I have what might be the deer of my lifetime in my sights, so to speak, I've decided to pull out all the stops...

https://cuttingedgebullets.com/40-190gr-handgun-solid

Should drive through a deer from any angle, all of the benefits and none of the headaches of cast bullets.

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Re: Range, how far is too far with a pistol?
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2017, 12:42:45 PM »
Don't get many chances at a deer like this without paying big money for it...

I don't want to take any chances...


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Re: Range, how far is too far with a pistol?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 08:30:13 PM »
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Re: Range, how far is too far with a pistol?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2017, 07:54:46 AM »
My longest shot (250 pound hog) was at 85 yards with an iron-sighted 8.5" 41 Auto Mag.  The gun was hand-held and I was standing.  It was also cold and raining, but I still managed to shoot him right between the eyes with the first shot.  I imagine a 10mm would have worked as well, but I personally would need a long sight radius to pull it off at that distance.

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Re: Range, how far is too far with a pistol?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2017, 08:58:19 AM »
At what ranges, and conditions, do you routinely practice??? Beyond that is too far.

With my single actions I sight in at 50 yards and shoot out to 75. Beyond 75 is too far for me, with those handguns. We'll see what happens when I get my grock 40.....

Please elaborate for me on the problems with cast bullets. They're all I use in my hunting handguns with excellent results, both internally and externally. All copper bullets, in my limited experience with rifles, have their own set of problems.
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