Originally Posted by spdrman
Was wondering what peoples opinions are on this round for deer hunting? I know a guy that will sell me a T/C contender with a 14 inch barrel for a pretty decent price, here in Idaho we are restricted to "straight wall cartridges originally designed for handgun use" about 90% of my hunting is archery and i grab the rifle if I don't fill my tags with my bow, my little brother has takin an interest in handgun hunting and wants to try it, and I think it would be fun to hunt extra does with, would this be a good intro into handgun hunting setup or would I be better off with another caliber?
I reload so ammo wouldn't be an issue
At handgun velocities bore diameter is important if you have to use a strait wall case.
I personally tried the 357 and the 357 max, also the 44 mag and its relatives and they
were still not I was looking for (Drop in there tracks) until I went to the 444 marlin
in a 14" contender.
The 45/70 works well also.
The bolt guns are a different story though.
The 7/30 waters works very well in a 14" contender with the 120 gr flat nose bullet
with recoil being mild, and great accuracy and range.
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