I carried a rem 700 in 7mm for a few years, kicked like a mule to my young mind and never saw any hair. When I was 16 I had a my car broken into and had a custom 10/22 and my 10 ga shotgun stolen, insurance paid out and I bought a tikka in 300wsm. I carried that gun for a few more years missed an elk I shouldn't have pulled the trigger on in the first place. Id always been intrigued by pistols and when I was about to turn 21 I started making payments on a ruger srh in .454 casull and took my first and only deer a year later, I was ecstatic!
shot some other critters with it too
and just because this thread needs more pictures
here is another pistol kill (p32)