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I prefer revolvers for hunting but have heard of alot of folks that hunt with their semi-autos.Whats your favorite?
 

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Shooting for fun=semi auto

Hunting will=single shot. This year will be my first deer season will be my first hunt with a pistol! I can't hardly wait!
 

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The DAO semi-autos generally can't be fired with enough accuracy for hunting - Anything that requires reasonable accuracy on a small target, the 1911s dominate. That said, the 1911 type won't handle enough ooomph for big game.... but it's fine for small critters.

What does that leave you with? WHEELGUNS!!!! YEAH!!!!

Fine trigger pulls, good balance, and all the punch you could ever want, though I find no need for anything more than the good ol' .44 Mag.
 

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i choose revolvers cuz im way too trigger happy with autos :twisted:

btw if u want a great semi auto hunting gun then get a desert eagle in either .357 mag or .44 mag
 

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I almost always prefer revolvers because a well made one will always function. If you can't kill it with 5 or 6 shots then you shouldn't bother. :) I love a stainless .357.
 

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I almost always prefer revolvers because a well made one will always function. If you can't kill it with 5 or 6 shots then you shouldn't bother. :) I love a stainless .357.

I have never had a revolver jam on me, I can not say the same of semi-autos :wink:

And I just like the way a good revolver feels in the hand, well balanced, natural.


Mike.
 

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iv heard of revolver jams n i have also experienced em

see this only happens with old school SA revolvers that have the "half cock" in the firing system n what happens is if u pull the trigger too lightly the hammer will fall n lock into half cock rather than fall all the way like its suppose to

anyways my experience was with a replica cap n ball revolver (lol very dirty gun but lots of fun to load n shoot)
 

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WWB,what bullet do you hunt with in that super redhawk?I'm sure you roll your own but was curious about bullet selection,do you ever use hard cast bullets for hunting?Drop-Shot
 

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I believe revolvers are the only way to go..... I have yet to see a 10" barrel on a semi. Plus you will get better accuracy out of the revolver due to the locking cylinder and postively located round. Just my 2 cents
 

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Drop-Shot.....

In the Super Redhawk, I shoot a 300 grain Hornady XTP over 19.0 grains of Hodgdon H110. Overall Length is a bit more than standard, but that's no problem, since the SRH has a long cylinder.

The same load won't work in my Ruger .44 carbine because of the length, so there I shoot a 240 grain XTP over 18.5 grains of Alliant 2400. That's a little under max load, but that little carbine will shoot 2 to 2-1/2 inch groups at 100 yards with that load. If I max the powder charge, the velocity doesn't go up enough to worry about, but the groups are 4 to 5 inches.

I've shot some cast bullets with gaschecks in heavy loads for practice, but never hunted with them. Shot lots of .44 Special "plinker" loads with cast bullets.
 

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Maser said:
see this only happens with old school SA revolvers that have the "half cock" in the firing system n what happens is if u pull the trigger too lightly the hammer will fall n lock into half cock rather than fall all the way like its suppose to
If that happens, there's something VERY wrong with that firearm.

Unless you can let up on the trigger and have the trigger return spring push the trigger forward AFTER the sear releases but BEFORE the hammer has passed the half-cock notch as it is falling, it ain't gonna happen. That would require lightning-quick reflexes on your part, and one hell-for-stout trigger return spring - one that would produce about a 20 pound trigger pull.
 

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Stick with the revolvers for hunting, have one semi auto, HD duty and occassional targets. I use the .44 for hunting, but not too often. Going to change that this year. :D

Thomas
 

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I have yet to see a 10" barrel on a semi. Plus you will get better accuracy out of the revolver due to the locking cylinder and postively located round. Just my 2 cents
well obviously u aint seen a hunter version of a desert eagle which has a long barrel on it n also if a semi auto is recoil opperated rather than blowback then it will be more accurate than a revolver cuz a recoil opperated semi auto is the same as a closed breech single shot until the bullet leaves the barrel then the recoil causes the slide to retract whereas in a revolver the chambers n barrel r 2 different parts that aint together
 

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...... if a semi auto is recoil opperated rather than blowback then it will be more accurate than a revolver....
You really ought to stick around here and listen.... you could learn a lot. "Blowback" and "recoil operated" are the same thing. The other type of operation is "gas operated".... like the AutoMag, for instance.

Also, automatics tend to be LESS accurate than revolvers (high-quality revolvers, that is..... cheapies are a different matter) since the sights are on the slide and the bullet comes out of the barrel. To make it very accurate, the barrel/slide fit has to be very tight.... but then, any tiny speck of dirt will prevent the two from returning to the same position when the slide comes home.... could even prevent it from returning to battery.

If you loosen up the fit to make it more tolerant of dirt, the relative alignment of the barrel and slide is a little different each time they come together.... then the relative alignment of the slide (with the sights) and the barrel is slightly different after each shot. In addition, depending on the design of the action, the rear end of the barrel / toggle link can also contribute to inconsistency in barrel position.
 

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More or less these guys are right. Applied physics considered, the less moving parts the more accurate the gun. I guarantee you most modern quality guns will shoot better than any of us with a tailored load. This can be tricky in some instances but in my experience true.

REVOLVERS I bought a 586 to practice with. Here is a great game with yourselves....... Try putting 5 empty and 1 live one in the cylinder to reduce flich. At first you will see a great example of the mind game that shooting can be. Otherwise I never use these confangled things.

SEMI-AUTOS Use them all the time. More versitile, more fun, better to build. I feel there are more advantages to single action guns in sport shooting (im not a cowboy) and semi's have a distinct edge.

I am not a hunter and I will never be a hunter. My girlfriend does all the hunting. So I do not consider a revolver in this respect.
 

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hmmm... hey wwb where did u hear that blowback n recoil opperated is the same?

blowback (which is used in small handgun calibers) is when the rearward force of the shell casing forces the bolt backwards thus cycling the action whereas recoil opperated (used in large handgun calibers) is when the bullet leaves the barrel n causes the whole barrel n bolt to move backwards thus cycling the action

also to a comment on gas opperated is that its not as accurate as recoil opperated cuz the bullet or shot wad aint out of the barrel yet when the action starts to cycle
 

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:evil: PATIENCE, fellas! We were all once-upon-a-time experts on the universe and all within. Patience, I say...
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hey im not tryin to start fights or anything im just making sure that the people who visit this forum n want to get info dont get the wrong info :wink:
 
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