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Pistol Hunting #2572273 09/10/11 06:38 PM
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Okay guys
So me and my dad are having a heated debate over whether you can/can not use a pistol to hunt with in the Great State of Texas. I say anything over a 357. He says no pistols at all.
Please help!!



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: 223camp] #2572282 09/10/11 06:41 PM
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I think that if you are in bow range anything 9mm and above could kill Texas animals.
There are also some T/C pistols that have rifle calibers.


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Yes you can use Pistols. I hunt with a Ruger 44 Mag every year.


Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: JCB] #2572292 09/10/11 06:45 PM
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I like the 44 mag as well! It puts a hurting on the pigs!



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: pokerj2] #2572382 09/10/11 07:53 PM
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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: RemRug] #2572385 09/10/11 07:57 PM
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Yea just picked up a 45/70 encore pistol. I love it when I'm right



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: 223camp] #2572657 09/10/11 11:08 PM
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It just can't be a rim fire! For big game, deer etc!


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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: White Falcon] #2572826 09/11/11 01:07 AM
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I've hunted with pistols for years and have finally settled on a T/C in 7mm08. Put a nice scope on that 45-70 and it'll be a fun gun to hunt with. Killed 2 pigs with 1 shot a couple years ago with a 454 casull.



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: slow944] #2572883 09/11/11 01:32 AM
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Lets see, so far I have used:
8" 357 S&W
7.5" .44 Ruger S.Blackhawk
7.5" .45 Colt Blackhawk
6" 10mm Glock
.222 T/C
.223 T/C
6.5 TCU
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30-30 T/C
35 Rem.T/C
Yes, you can hunt with hand gun,IF YOU PRACTICE AT THAT DISTANCE!



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: boonee] #2573165 09/11/11 03:33 AM
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Used an XDm 45 several times last year.


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took one with a sig 45 year before last... ran about 5 feet



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: MogulRanch] #2573449 09/11/11 12:38 PM
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.357, 44mag, & TC in 35rem. All worked pretty good!



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: Hunt n Fish] #2573609 09/11/11 02:30 PM
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You may want to get some Uncle Ted videos, as well as, Larry Weishuhn.

Uncle Ted like's to use his 10 MM from time to time on his ranch, and Larry has for sometime taking Texas deer using a TC pistol.

Just be respectful of your Dad, and while he is incorrect about hunting with pistols in Texas, you may just want agree to disagree.

He may even know you can hunt with a pistol, but may no approve of it, so he's making his statement for that reason.



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i have carried a ruger blackhawk in .357 but never shot anything with it.

if ranges are kept short it would be a fun alternative to bow hunting



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: txtrophy85] #2573907 09/11/11 04:26 PM
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Last few years I've taken my .41 mag out but nothing close enough for me yet.



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Re: Pistol Hunting [Re: dee] #2574433 09/11/11 09:24 PM
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Larry Weishun is about a no-hitting sonofagun with a handgun.Very nice guy but he needs to put away the pistol.



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I am entering year 2 using my Ruger 44mag.



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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Larry Weishun is about a no-hitting sonofagun with a handgun.Very nice guy but he needs to put away the pistol.



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This year I'm for sure going to take something with the XD. I've been practicing at hitting a 50 round ammo box at about 30 yards so I feel like I could hit vitals pretty easy.


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