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Who makes the best hunting pistols, in a rifle caliber? Thompson/Center?
Does Remington still make a hunting pistol? I was looking at purchasing one several years ago but can't find them in their recent catalog?
 

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I don't know if it was the best, but I had a Lone Eagle cannon breach by Magnum reasearch in 7mm 08 with a nikon scope, and it was a tack driver. I used it on Antelope in Montana once, that was a lot of fun!!
I went to their web site, and it doesn't appear they make them anymore.
Scott
 

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Wow!!! Antelope in Montana with a pistol. That sounds like a dream hunt.
 

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I have an older 3 screw, long barreled SuperBlackhawk in .44 mag that I'll be using on deer, when I move back to my home state of Georgia.
AND I might even fill in with a 4" barreled GP100 .357.... :wink:
 

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There are a bunch of them. I have a Savage Striker in 7mm/08 that is going with me tomorrow on an antelope and mule deer hunt in Montana. I've taken a couple deer with it and it works well. I had a Remington XP-100 in 35 Rem but sold it before I shot anything with it. I've also had a T/C Contender with 30/30, 35 Rem, and .223 Rem barrels and it was an effective gun too. The Encore should be at least as effective as it is chambered for the higher pressure rifle calibers. Weatherby had a pistol in standard rifle calibers too. I don't think it is being made any longer but I still see one now and then.
 

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There are a bunch of them. I have a Savage Striker in 7mm/08 that is going with me tomorrow on an antelope and mule deer hunt in Montana. I've taken a couple deer with it and it works well. I had a Remington XP-100 in 35 Rem but sold it before I shot anything with it. I've also had a T/C Contender with 30/30, 35 Rem, and .223 Rem barrels and it was an effective gun too. The Encore should be at least as effective as it is chambered for the higher pressure rifle calibers. Weatherby had a pistol in standard rifle calibers too. I don't think it is being made any longer but I still see one now and then.
What part of Montana are you going to for your hunt?
I used to go there every year, and it was a lot of fun.. We hunted mulies by Glascow, and antelope down by Ekalaka, and phesant on the North Dakota border.
 

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Scott,
I hunt the Glendive area, a couple buddies have been hunting here for years and I finally was able to join them. If I fill my tags early, I plan on chasing upland birds. I hope to finally tie into some sage hens, it would be interesting seeing the looks on the dogs' faces when sent out to retrieve them. I'm off as soon as my ride gets here, I hope its soon.
 

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well im a small game hunter who only uses either a rifle or shotgun but if i was gonna start handgun hunting i would get a single shot encore pistol in .223
 

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Scott,
I hunt the Glendive area, a couple buddies have been hunting here for years and I finally was able to join them. If I fill my tags early, I plan on chasing upland birds. I hope to finally tie into some sage hens, it would be interesting seeing the looks on the dogs' faces when sent out to retrieve them. I'm off as soon as my ride gets here, I hope its soon.
Let us know how you did when you get back!! I'm jealous, it's been almost a decade since I've been out there!!
Scott
 

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I've been seriosly thinking about getting an encore. Plus you can't go wrong with the changable barrels. Pick your game change your barrel and go.
I would also like to hear how your pistol hunt went in Montana.
 

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iv rented a lone eagle in .30-06 and didnt really like the quick stinging recoil even tho the barrel was ported
 

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Wahoo! Montana lovers. I call Dillon home and will be returning to the state to work in a couple of years. I miss my home.
 

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Wahoo! Montana lovers. I call Dillon home and will be returning to the state to work in a couple of years. I miss my home.
If you ever need some help fending off the wild deer and antelope, after you move back, you be sure to let me know, I'd be happy to do my part to defend you.

Scott :wink:
 

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Got home from two back to back trips tonight, I am too wired on caffeine to sleep riht now. The first trip to Montana was a good one, I got a decent 16" pronghorn with the Striker and a 4 point muley that is going to the taxidermist with a rifle. I also filled an extra doe tag so the larder is getting full. I had three days left so decided to chase sage grouse and finally got into some of them. I brought home 4 of the big bombers and one of those is also going to the taxidermist. The other trip was to Manitoba for some waterfowl so no handguns were involved. This coming weekend is the MN firearms opener and I'll probably try the Ruger .454 for a bit.
 

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I just took a doe behind the house tonight with my Striker. The deer are pretty educated and know the effective range of a shotgun slug and typically stay about 150 yards from permanent stands and strange objects in the field. I got a good rest over a fallen tree and waited until one drifted into range and the wind to die down. A small 6 point came in first but I did not want to waste my buck tag on him when I can take as many as 3 antlerless deer in this zone, especially when I have a full week left for the regular firearms season and two weeks of muzzleloader. A doe and two fawns came and went next while I waited for a lone doe. Finally on came up and a shot to the chest at 163 yards put her down. This is what I bought the Striker for and I finally used it for such. There are some huge scrapes along the one fence line and a neighbor says its from a BIG 10 pointer which I haven't seen. There is a very good 8 point still running around which the neighbor says he is not confusing with the other one. I may get back out on Sunday after work if I feel like it, they are calling for rain in the morning and I don't feel like getting wet. I may go out in the afternoon if it dries up but then again I may not. I have more days in Minnesota to hunt and then there is the Wisconsin opener the week of Thanksgiving.
 

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It is a bolt action but mine is in 7mm/08. It also came in .308, .243, and .22/250. There may be other calibers but those are the ones I've seen. It is built on a left hand action which makes it nice for repeat shots for those who shoot with the correct hand. I prefer it over the Remington XP 100.
 

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You know I have a problem. I have several hunting pistols and I like them all. They all have there strong points.

Ruger S. Red Hawk 44 mag enough said
Dan Wesson 445 Super Mag - if you know anything about this cartridge it compares with the 454cassy
My Lone Eagle in .308 ( its a mini howitzer)

Like I said I can't choose
 
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