The .41 Mag-Not Enough Gun..

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Chuckbuster

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Well maybe it is! :D

My opening day buck, about 1pm. Hunted with my Dad, 80 years old now. Hunting in his woods
.41 Magnum RUGER Blackhawk revolver
One shot. 35-40 yards
11 point, rough "B&C" gross score in the 160's
Taxidermist estimated at 5-1/2 years old
Kevin

ShadyCoveBuck2009.jpg
 

flhr62

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I think the hat fits. Looks like a cowboy hat with a cover over it. That is a nice deer, and I like the .41 mag
 

gunman42782

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Outstanding! Very nice buck, and I, too, love the .41 Mag, even though I have never killed a deer with mine.
 

wk4036

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What County?
I would give my left arm (Need to keep the right for pulling the trigger)to be able to hunt with my dad again so please don't waste day's like that.
 

Jayhawkhuntclub

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Did that hat come with a red nose and floppy shoes? Sorry I had too say that. Awesome deer! Even more awesome you took it with a handgun. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a cherished memory forever.
 

bnewberry

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The picture is as much a trophy as the deer, and that is a nice deer!

Way to go .41 magnum too. A very under-appreciated round.
 

contender

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And just when I thought we'd put to rest the arguement about the power of the 41,,, (see the Gallery & sixshot's elk kill,) and you post this! :D :D
As all knowledgable folks know, it takes a combination of several things to make a clean kill. Accuracy, bullet selection, bullet placement, and enough energy to get it done when it gets there.
The 22 LR can kill a deer, but isn't the best choice. But, for most general hunting, a 357 & bigger will be just fine on deer following the things I mentioned above.

Now, when I see pics like this,, I truly enjoy them a lot. My dad wasn't a hunter. He did go a few times with me or my brother,,, but never bagged anything. I just WISH I had a pic & memory like you've now got.
Excellent pic, story, AND a great deer with a handgun!
 

Pal Val

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I learned from my dad never to criticize a man's hat, car or choice of drinks. Makes you no friends. :lol:

Let's put down any doubts as to the capabilities of the .41 mag, OK?

Great picture and fine buck. That rack is as much a trophy as I would wish to find in the woods sometime.
 

mt

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That's a very nice deer and especially being taken with a handgun.

That's also a very nice, practical hat, when hunting in states requiring Orange that's exactly what I used. It certainly helps visibility when there are idiots masquerading as hunters out there. I had to mention it in light of the news I heard from Virginia this a.m. about some lady being shot by a "hunter".

mt
 

Chuckbuster

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Don Lovel":2hwc4iws said:
Great buck, fun getting out with Dad, but no disrespect intended, HOWEVER, take dad to a store and buy him a hat that fits and looks better on him..........

Dad's Hat actually fits and looks great when his Orange cover is not on it. Under the Orange cover is a very nice Cinnamon colored 10X beaver, RESISTOL I think. I have a matching cover for mine, just remembered to take it off before the pictures!
 

Ethang

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Nice buck. We have not really had good weather for hunting. It is great you got to get out with your dad. Congrats.
 
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