1911 with 230 grain HST in the pipe and 230 grain FMJ as the other eight. I just went through the thought process (guided by very knowledgeable fellow Forum members) about selling/trading my SKS to get a 6" .357 magnum, a .41 magnum or a .44 mag. At the end of the day, I'm not selling or trading anything. My 1911 works for me for anything I'm likely to encounter (mountain lions, coyotes, wolves, black bear, and the two-legged threats).
I usually carry one of two revolvers; Ruger Blackhawk .357 or if hunting with my 45lc carbine I carry an SAA "clone" loaded with 250grn LFP's or 200grn JHP's. It isn't safe to use most of the handloads for the carbine in my SAA.
I'm currently looking for a Ruger Blackhawk in 45lc so I can work up some "game specific" handloads that will work in both carbine and revolver.
I sometimes carry a .38 "snubbie" or a Beretta 21A in addition to the open carry.
Last Sunday I was hunting my property in the Adirondacks (Redwood, NY) I was carrying my scoped 30-30 (3-9 Variable) I usually carry a S&W 44 629 classic as a backup, but on this occasion I left it at the cabin
I was stalking a couple of Doe when 40 yards to my right a Coyote comes trotting along with his nose to the ground.
I lined up the cross hairs on him and hit him in the shoulder, ON THE RUN, down he goes. :hand10: I"m thinking to myself "darn fine shot bubba" much to my chagrin he pops up, falls down, jumps up again and starts running 30 yards in front of me from my right to left. then he turns and starts running at me :blink:
I reach to my right hip and realize I LEFT BAM-BAM (ya, I name my guns) AT THE CABIN:buttkick::spankme:
Fortunately, the coyote saw me and made a fast U-turn, I lined up another shot and sent one up his butt, down he goes
Jamc's new rules for hunting, Never leave home with out back up:twak:
In Alabama you can not carry a firearm during bow season and during rifle season your pistol has to have a 4" barrel and be loaded with centerfire mushrooming ammo capable of holding no more than 11 rounds.
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