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Old 02-07-2009, 01:28 AM
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which side arm?

do you carry a side arm while bowhunting? if so which and what caliber? if not what cal. do you think would be best?
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:48 AM
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do you carry a side arm while bowhunting? if so which and what caliber? if not what cal. do you think would be best?
Where/When its legal I like to carry a Titainum 44 special.

It's light and powerful. easy to carry and handy when one of those
big hogs or other nasties refuses to leave this world.

I like it even when rifle hunting hogs because some times a big sow will
show her motherly side if you kill one of her babys.

I once made the mistake of wading in to a uncut corn field with my bow
and proceeded to arrow a small pig. He passed on very fast but not
fast enough .

He started squealing and the corn field came alive with mad hogs, So I did
the smart thing and got the hell out of there.

From then on I carried a sidearm .

Also I tried different pistols and found that the heaver they were the more
tempted I was to leave them behind, so the Titainum pistol solved this problem .

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Old 02-07-2009, 03:28 PM
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Re: which side arm?

J E, i here ya on the weight issue i have a super red hawk 454 casul, its just not practicle or safe in my opinion to climb atree with. i kinda like the springfield arms XDm in .40 . it will be used for bear protection in wi. & colarado what do you think?
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:55 PM
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Re: which side arm?

I use a Sig Sauer P220 Carry in .45 cal. Compact and very powerful.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:34 PM
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J E, i here ya on the weight issue i have a super red hawk 454 casul, its just not practicle or safe in my opinion to climb atree with. i kinda like the springfield arms XDm in .40 . it will be used for bear protection in wi. & colarado what do you think?
I like the 40s.44s and 45s because of bullet weight.

I to have a 454 casull but it is very heavy and bulky.

Any of the compact 40s,10mm,44s and 45s should work fine.

But for a backup weapon a wheel gun is hard to beat because of dependability(if you have a missfire you simply pull the trigger again and a new round showes up ready to save your ass.

Don't get me wrong I like my 10mm smith and my 45 raptor but I still carry my titainum 44 spec.
because of weight and power ( the ammo weighs as much as the pistol) Weird but effective.

45 long colt is also a good round but most of the pistols that use this round are single actions
and a quick follow up shot may be nessary.

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Old 02-25-2009, 12:55 AM
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I carry my .41 Titanium and 250gr. Don't even know its on your hip. Plenty of power and very light. My choice!
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:41 PM
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I carry a Glock 21 converted to 45 Super when I'm allowed to carry a side arm , and when we catch pigs its always on my side. I run a 200gr Honady XTP out at 1200fps , it will go to 1300fps but its hard on the brass.



for bear country I carry a Ruger Bisley 5 and half inch built by John Linebaugh himself , its a cannon but fairly controlable , actualy more so that the couple 454's I've shot

I load a 400gr Hornady XTP over 29 grs of W-296 and it gives just over 1400fps MV. I wish Hondays would make a Partition bullet in this diameter at around 350grs , that would make for an awsome combo.
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