Handgun hunting 2011... Whitetail buck and 45 Colt content

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by awpk03s, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    It's whitetail season here in Ohio, and I shot this beauty last night at my dad's farm. Used a stainless Ruger Bisley Blackhawk in 45 Colt, loaded with 300gr XTP hollowpoints at 1350fps. I no more than walked out of the garage to start out and this guy was standing in the driveway behind my truck... it wasn't a safe shot as it was facing the road, but I stood still while he trotted down into the woods and over a hill. I ran to the edge of the tree line and lined up on him, waiting for him to slow up. He did between a couple of trees, and I held a little high and let a shot off. Missed. He still just stood there, not knowing what happened... I cocked back and banged off another one - and he dropped like a sack of potatoes. Paced it off at 80 yards.

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    First buck I've ever taken, pretty pumped. And fun to do it with a wheelgun!
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    What an awesome story and a great buck! Congratulations!
     

  3. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Congrats bro! Awesome way to take the first.
     
  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Great 1st buck and done with a handgun.:thumb: Congrats to ya. I have several scoped handguns and have yet to take a deer with one.
     
  5. EdS

    EdS Member

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Awesome dude!!
     
  6. Combat Commander

    Combat Commander Custom Kydex

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    Sep 19, 2011
    Nice Deer !!

    BTW what powder are you using to get 1350 with the 300gr XTP ?
     
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  7. JoeJ

    JoeJ Member

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    Nov 27, 2011
    Ya did good with that hogleg pilgrim – welcome to the sport of handguns taking big game. Nice buck and congratulations on your 1st buck kill, damn nice way to start-off.
     
  8. GoetzTalon

    GoetzTalon Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Way to go!!! That was a good story!!! I still have a doe tag and should get out there with my 460 this weekend but i love the muzzel loader season and might hold out for that. I would get that one mounted if it was my first. Enjoy those back straps.
     
  9. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Thanks guys! I am pretty pumped and excited to get the meat back. Going to do a skull mount of the antlers for my first buck :)
    I'm pretty excited that my Ruger did me proud!
     
  10. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    I misquoted it turns out... 1325 fps (advertised) with a DoubleTap 300gr XTP load.
    I am just getting into reloading and hope to get some 45LC dies/equipment for Christmas :)
     
  11. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Great shot with a great handgun...
     
  12. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Nice shooting. Congrats on the deer. You made the right choice on safe shots so many people wouldn't have made the right choice.
     
  13. knifeguy

    knifeguy Member

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    Apr 30, 2012
    very nice!!! I have only taken one buck with a handgun and it was a blast. Congrats and nice shootin
     
  14. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Here are my only two from this year, BOTH are firsts!

    This one shot with a 240gr Gold Dot, 24 yards

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    First bow buck! A wee bit small but what the hell, slaughtered at 32 yards.
    100gr Grim Reaper, Mathews Reezen 6.5

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  15. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Love the deer Greg. I also use grim Reapers. Watch'em drop baby. Shot three one morning and 2 went 25-30yds and fell over. The other went 60yds just out of site and tipped over. Anyway I watched 2 out of 3 drop.

    P.S. I also shoot Mathews. Nothing comes close I don't care what they say. All the rest are pretenders. LOL
     
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  16. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    It's a continuing argument with the F-in-L
    He's a big Hoyt fan,.....for some darn reason. :der:
     
  17. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    That's awesome Greg!

    Kind of wish I would have went European mount with mine, but I just got a skull cap that I still haven't mounted to anything.
     
  18. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Wife will be happy,.......she hated the skulls in the freezer! :rofl2:
    Note to self,..........use the propane burner outside instead of
    using the kitchen stove to boil the skulls.
     
  19. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Delete
     
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  20. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Yea they don't like that smell. Go figure!! But a poopy diaper makes me gag and it doesn't faze them.
     

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