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Help Me Choose The Right Gun #5464713 12/08/14 03:10 PM
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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?

Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202] #5465193 12/08/14 06:55 PM
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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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Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202] #5465234 12/08/14 07:13 PM
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That's my thoughts too, if you cant hit what youre shooting at then it doenst matte

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Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202] #5465242 12/08/14 07:17 PM
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I shot a friend of mine 500 with what he called "Buffalo Loads" , shot it once NO THANK YOU.......

Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202] #5465309 12/08/14 07:50 PM
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I have a .454 in a lever gun...call it Thumper... it fits.


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Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202] #5465474 12/08/14 09:20 PM
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I would go with what you are accurate with and not have to hold on for dear life everytime you fire it.
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Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202] #5465495 12/08/14 09:27 PM
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That's a lot of gun for just shooting pigs and deer

Re: Help Me Choose The Right Gun [Re: Taylor202] #5465536 12/08/14 09:42 PM
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Like my 629, largest gun I need. Still prefer the 41 mag over the 44



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