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#1 zippy1970

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

Not that I can actually go or do it , but what range should I be zeroing at ?

I have a 41 Mag , 4" & a 44spcl , 4 " That I would like to use for Deer ( both ) & Pig ( 41 only ) .

Should I be zeroing at 50 yrds & check point of aim at 25 yrds ( + / -) ?

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Zero at 100 yrds & check 50 yrds for point of aim ( + / - ) ?

I will be using open sights but I do have a dot sight that I am thinking about mounting depending on how I shoot @ 50 yrds .

The 41 Mag will be using factory Barnes 180's & have some bullets to handload if needed .

The 44 Spcl will be running the Barnes 200 grn , handloads .

No I do not have a rifle for the hunts . My .243 is 8-9#s min & my .308 is 10/11 + #s .
And I do have to be " lead free" where I will be shooting .

Thanks for any / all in put ,

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:00 PM

I'd sight in for 50yd....and try to hit stuff at 100.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:37 PM

Are you really "sighting in"? Or are you Kentucky winding? I cannot imagine trying to make a 100 yard kill shot on a game animal with a handgun...

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

All these new tv shows were people talk about anything over 30 yards with a hand gun is an "impossible" shot is hog wash. I shoot 150 yards with my .45 acp very consistent up to 150 yrds. aim small miss small.

Same goes for archery. California people who know no better watch these hunting shows and think archery hunters should not shoot over 40 yards but if you have archery hunted in california for any amount of time you damn well know you better be capable of shooting over 60 yards or more than likely you will not take an animal that season.

So i say sight in at 50 yrds and go from there.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:30 PM

I don't understand what sighting in with open sights at 50 yards on a 4" pistol would mean. Are the sights adjustable and brand new or something? Or? What am I missing?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:22 PM

Hey I just saw a razor dobs episode this weekend and he took a pig, a deer and an elk with handgun. I cant find the link but the episode is called my 10 elk.
great episode. Handguns at close range deadly on big game but practice is the key.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

I ended up just putting the 5MOA dot on the gun & sighted it in at 100yrds . At 50 yrds its only 2.5-3"s high . I think with the 5 MOA , it still makes it a " point n fire " to 100yrds .

Is not the " kill spot " on a deer about 6 " ?

I went through most of the expensive LeadFree stuff practicing at both distances from a rest . My handloads shot a little lower than the factory loads .

I will be shooting of my sticks , shot of them a few times too , if & when I can go .

Andy

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

I would paint the rear sight with Whiteout. Sight it in at whatever rage you want, and put lines in the whiteout to whatever yardages you want. Play with it until you get what you are after. Im not claiming to be great with a hangun, but with a little practice long shots are quite doable. Good luck.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

Start telling the truth Grant, (Modest)
I have seen you shoot that 44mag at 100 yards.
Grant is truly very good with a hand gun, and a rifle.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

Handgun silhouette is 50, 100, 150, 200 yards all with open sights. Not a problem really if you are comfortable with the gun. We used to shoot the rifle silhouette course which is 200, 300, 385-400 and 500 yards with open sighted pistols, the 44 mag pretty much running out of adjustmentat 500. Ive taken deer and elk with handguns and the longest shot being a dear at 160 some odd paces, shoot most coyotes within 30 yards with a handgun. All Im really saying is there is not a problem with it at all if you have the confidence to do it.
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