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#5464713 - 12/08/14 09:10 AM Help Me Choose The Right Gun
Taylor202 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/16/14
Posts: 35
Hey guys, so a few weeks back I couldn't make up my mind between two guns so I got them both. I am looking for something to hunt hogs and deer with.
First gun was the Smith and Wesson 629 Stealth Hunter. I actually did take a decent sized hog with it the day after I got it at about 100 yards.
Pros: Smooth trigger, accurate, 6 shot.
Cons: Can't fire +p, scratches really easily.

The second was a Taurus Raging Bull 454 8 3/8 barrel. I havent hunted with this gun yet, but I took it to the rage and sighted in the scope with some 45 colt. Really smooth shooting. I popped in some 300 grain Hornady 454 and Im not going to lie the recoil was pretty brutal, I noticed myself flinching quite a bit.

So Ill ask this, is it worth learning to handle the 454 or will .44 handle all of my needs?

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#5465193 - 12/08/14 12:55 PM Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9786
Loc: wondering about the woods
for me, its between .270 & .243 rifles. cause of health problems been using .243 for deer. less kick. 2cents worth. if ya flinchen with bigger cal. less acracy. my posts are cheap. flag
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#5465234 - 12/08/14 01:13 PM Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202]
Taylor202 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/16/14
Posts: 35
That's my thoughts too, if you cant hit what youre shooting at then it doenst matte


Edited by Taylor202 (12/08/14 01:13 PM)

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#5465242 - 12/08/14 01:17 PM Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202]
Harley7892 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/13/14
Posts: 180
Loc: Denton
I shot a friend of mine 500 with what he called "Buffalo Loads" , shot it once NO THANK YOU.......

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#5465309 - 12/08/14 01:50 PM Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202]
Stegar Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/28/14
Posts: 58
Loc: Garland,TX
I have a .454 in a lever gun...call it Thumper... it fits.
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#5465474 - 12/08/14 03:20 PM Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3976
Loc: Dallas, TX
I would go with what you are accurate with and not have to hold on for dear life everytime you fire it.
IMO

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#5465495 - 12/08/14 03:27 PM Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202]
Peepaw on Fork Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 124
That's a lot of gun for just shooting pigs and deer

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#5465536 - 12/08/14 03:42 PM Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1233
Loc: Abilene Texas
Like my 629, largest gun I need. Still prefer the 41 mag over the 44
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