How was your 2007 handgun season?

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by hshunter, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. hshunter

    hshunter Well-Known Member

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    OK. now that the 2007 hunitng seasons are over , how did every one do? Lets see some more pictures and hunt info. Only got to hunt Ky this year but did score on three deer , one buck and two does.
    Buck was taken at a short 108 yds and the does at 95 yds and 220 yds.
    All taken with HS Precision handguns. buck: 7mm WSM, does: 270 WSM
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  2. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I killed 9 deer this year. 7 doe (unlimited doe permits where I hunt) and 2 buck. I only killed one doe at 104 yards with my T/C Contender with a 10 inch 357 Mag. barrel 2-8X28 Weaver scope. The load was 180 gr Hornady XTP over 13.5 grs. H-110, WW case, CCI mag primer. This was the first deer I have shot with this rig. I was amazed at the outcome. I was hunting in a box stand on a log road between two grown up cut-overs and as far as I could see a deer up this road was 107 yards before it took a bend in the road. The deer came out into the road right at that bend, latter I ranged it to be 104 yards. I had my rig zeroed at 100 yards and the deer was quartering slightly toward me. I placed the cross hair on the center of its shoulder and squeezed one off and over the recoil I saw the deer squat down and back and with it's head almost on the ground jump into the cut-over on the other side of the road. I then heard it crash and kick a couple of times. I found her about 50 yards from where I shot her. When I dressed her out I found that the bullet had hit exactly where I had aimed and went through the chest taking out the lungs and on into the gut and I found the bullet under the hide just at the beginning of the off side back hip. It was a text book mushroom.
    I also killed a fox with this rig on the opening day. I was hunting in the afore mentioned stand. I can see 107 yards to my right and 120 yards to my left in this stand. I keep my Contender perched on a sand bag pointing up the road to my right and have a rifle on a 2X6 rail pointing down the road to the left. You have to be able to shoot quick from this stand because the deer are just crossing the road between the two cut-over areas. I had not been in the stand 15 minutes the opening day afternoon when a big doe started to cross the road to my left at 110 yard. I dropped her in her tracks in the middle of the road with my 25-06 rifle. There was a little dip in the road and some weeds about 2 feet high in the middle of the road and I could not see the deer on the ground. You can take two deer a day where I hunt so I just stayed in the stand. About 10 minutes later I look up to my right and here comes this fox down the road. Now I knew what would happen if he continued down the road and found my deer laying there. He would start eating it. I had this happen a few years ago on a deer that I shot and left lay about an hour before it got dark. A fox or bobcat ate half a ham off it. When the fox got to my stand I dropped an old 35mm film bottle that I had used as a sent bomb last year out of the stand trying to hit him and may be scare him away. It dropped right in front of him and he jumped back and looked at it and then tried to bite it and it squirted out of his mouth. He looked at it kind of moving his head back and forth and then he turned and went into the cut-over. Not 3 minutes latter here comes another fox down the road from the same direction the other one came from. When it got to about 50 yards I already had my Contender in hand and cross hairs on it's head. I made a sound with my mouth and it stopped. I placed the cross hair at the bottom of its left eye and squeezed the trigger and put a bullet right through it's eye and killed it on the spot. I reload the Contender and looked down the road to my left and there standing up on top of my deer is the first fox. I took my 25-06 rifle and picked him right off my deer. It was a wild day.
     

  3. hunlee

    hunlee Well-Known Member

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    hunlee hunted and kill four deers this year.I shoot two buck an two doe.....all hunting was done with hunlees tc Contender 375 Windchester....all were taken under 75 yards,all were one shot kills.hunlee likes 375 windchester for deer hunting but new plans brewing as we speek.hunlee has plans of getting a new custom long ranger barrel so hunlee can reach out an touch them.....allso a new Burris 3-12 on new barrel
     
  4. Ernie

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    1 buck and two doe antelope and a doe whitetail.
    6mm-284 and 7mm Dakota XP's.
     
  5. dennis

    dennis Well-Known Member

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    1 buck 340yards w/7mm-08 thompson pistolvcouple does with a shotgun.

    How do you guys post pictures on here?
     
  6. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    Here's my 2 handgun Victims, Red Fox with White feet with .35 Rem (deer hunting)
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    And my first deer with my .260.
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  7. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Two does at 200 yards, one buck at 501 yards.

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  8. hunlee

    hunlee Well-Known Member

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    hunlee likes to see sucessful hunters that has taken game animal with hand gun weather it be with bolt actions or a brake action.Hunlee gives credit where do,my hat off to all thats were sucessful.One thing hunlee wishs he had was one of them nice computer camera so picture could be put on put here,Maybee some day but first a new barrle and scope from Burris.Time for hunlee to reach out an touch them

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  9. Ernie

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    Forgot to mention my son took a doe antelope @ 260 yards and a doe whitetail right at 200 yards with a 6.5-284 XP-100.
    Both 1-shot kills. He is 13 years old.

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  10. hunlee

    hunlee Well-Known Member

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    hunlee is wanting to thank xp for putting nice pictures of game animal killed by son and xp himself.Job well done

    hunlee
     
  11. dennis

    dennis Well-Known Member

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    congrats to xp II on some fine shooting

    i cant shoot that good now much less at 13
     
  12. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Ernie that last picture, the antelope buck, thats very nice. Somebody really knew what they were doing when they took that. Mabey someday I can do it again. Seeing that guy fall was a nice reward after trying to keep up with you running all over those hills.
     
  13. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    I got a antelope doe(250yards), and antelope buck (375yards) and two whitetail fawns at about 50 yards. It was my second year hunting with pistols, very addicting and I know there are many more to come.
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    The pistol isnt pointing at me, the camera is deceiving...
     
  14. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Matt, you did great taking those pics-Thanks!
    Now as far, as keeping up with me:cool: you shouldn't let an old man do that to you:D
    Commit some time to cardio work this year, it will make the hunt more enjoyable.

    I hardly worked out at all in 07 until the 2 months before the antelope hunt. I have already started this year. Need to shed about 30 poundslight bulb