Single shot pistol for Illinois

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by JWR07, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. JWR07

    JWR07 Member

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    Can anyone help my with this. Wanting to build a pistol to take to ILl. for whitetail. It must be at least 30cal with a case length not to exceed 1.4". It must also be as a factory load with published ballistic data. This means not 7.62x39 or 30AR. I have found the 300 whisper but not that impressed with 125gr ballistics out of pistol. There is a 30Bellm but I can not find anywhere that manufactures it. Any help is welcome.
     
  2. NomadPilot

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    44 Mag, 454 Casull, 460 S&W Mag.
     

  3. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    another vote for the 460.
     
  4. 260shooter

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    You might look at the 35 Remington.

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  5. NomadPilot

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    Wouldn't that be a bottleneck cartridge and therefore bound by the 1.4" case length rule?
     
  6. JWR07

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    I ws thinking of building this off a Bat Sv I have sitting hear from a another project. It looks like I will go with a 30Bellm, but can't find anywhere that sells this ammo? I ws thinking of the 460 but hate to try and open the bolt up to fit it.
     
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  8. yotefever

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    Here is a link to Mike Bellm's page Handgun Deer Hunting Rounds
    It states that CNC cartridge makes loaded ammo.
    I've taken two deer with the 300 whisper but in an ar platform.
    I use my 10" Contender in 300 whisper for handgun silhouettes.
     
  9. Old Shaky

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    .30 Wagsal fits the bill nicely...I have one in a Savage Striker. Cartridge meets all the criteria and about the same ballastics of a .308.....Good Luck
     
  10. Old Shaky

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    .30 Wagsal fits the bill nicely....bottle neck case ...150 gr bullet....about the same ballastics of a .308...recognised by IL Dnr....I have one in a Savage Striker...Good Luck-Old Shaky
     
  11. JWR07

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    Old Shaky can you direct me to some more info on the 30 Wagsal?
     
  12. Old Shaky

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    You might want to email nawagner@att.net He has more answers than I but I will help you all I can.
     
  13. BountyHunter

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    my 14" TC encore whisper runs the 125 BTip at 2300 fps. Not to shabby and Mike Bellm often has them for sale.

    He is also making the 300 Whisp-r on the 357 max case. This is a similar version of the Whisper

    The 357 max as done by mike with the 180s is a potent combo also.

    BH
     
  14. hammertyme

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