Longest shot with a revolver?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Bowhunter57, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a Ruger Super Redhawk, in .44 Mag. and will be hunting deer with it this fall. I've owned 44s and 357s before, but the longest kill shot was on a groundhog at 35 yards. I'm hoping to improve my "long range" shooting abilities, before the season opens, in late November.

    What was your longest game kill shot with a revolver?

    Thank you, Bowhunter57
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    147 yards, Ruger 44-40


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  3. Joaquin B

    Joaquin B Well-Known Member

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    A great many years ago (jeez... almost 50), I killed a duck about 100 yards (paces) away with a single shot from my S & W Mod 17 K22 revolver. No, should have never taken the shot, but I won a $20.00 bet. Have never attempted doing it again. I also killed a jackrabbit with a single shot from a Colt Anaconda in .45 LC about 20 years ago, at the same distance... 100 paces.
     
  4. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Jeff did you use the 250 grain Berger handgun vld for that shot with a G1 bc of .997? :D gun)
     
  5. sportmuaythai

    sportmuaythai Well-Known Member

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    About 60yds at javalena near Douglas AZ with S&W 686 in .357,smithed by Frank Glenn. Scope was 2x leupold. I was guided by Frank's cousin, Warner Glenn of Malpai Ranch. I envy guys who do 100yds + with iron sight. I believe them, but it's gonna have trajectory like water from garden hose(rainbow?).
     
  6. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    I killed the hell out of a steel gong at 200yrds:D critters bout 30
     
  7. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Got this guy a couple years ago in S MN with the Ruger SRH in 454 Casull @ 125 yards.

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    Have droped a lot of rounds on a prairie dog mound between 5-600 yards but as yet this is the longest kill=154 yards. It was however not on the first shot, they is stupid and stood there for a couple:D

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  8. sodak

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    Read Elmer Keith's "Sixguns". He was making shots of several hundred yards with open sighted revolvers.
     
  9. ammohouse

    ammohouse Well-Known Member

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    Practice is everything!
    I'm not that good and for big game I would keep my shots at bowhunting distance (I shoot a recurve, so don't take 90yd shots).
    But, if all is perfect and the planets aligned I would take a longer shot with open sights.
    With my scoped guns, well, I would shoot a little farther.
    Have fun with yours and post pictures of your kills!