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Old December 4, 2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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Scored on PA buck with handgun

Scored on a nice 8-point buck last week using one of my handguns. T/C Contender in 7-30 Waters with handloaded Hornady 139g SST’s

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Old December 4, 2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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Nice buck! Good job.
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Old December 4, 2017, 06:56 PM   #3
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There ya go for everyone not viewing the thread at a drive-in theater.

Nice deer. Congrats!
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Old December 4, 2017, 07:08 PM   #4
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Very nice !

There was a 14 pt around my friends place in Pike Co but some SOB took it before the season opened !!
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Old December 4, 2017, 07:29 PM   #5
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How did the bullet behave out of that barrel?
I haven’t done much load development in my 7x30 yet
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Old December 5, 2017, 12:39 PM   #6
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Dang! My original photo was huge!!!!

The bullet worked great. I did not recover it, but I'm happy. I took a doe a couple of years ago using the same handgun, but I was using Nosler 120BT bullets. I wanted a little heavier bullet because I was also hunting bear.

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Old December 8, 2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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well done

NIce buck Steve! I also got a kick out of seeing the birch trees in the background.....been along time since I've seen some of those.

May I ask what county you were hunting???
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Old December 10, 2017, 10:58 AM   #8
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I was hunting up on state game lands in Luzerne County, PA. Up in the northeastern part of the state, on a mountain top. Lots of swamps, thick scrubs, some open woods, etc. This buck came out of a thick area, right across from a drained swamp.

My motley hunting crew! LOL!
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Old December 12, 2017, 12:14 PM   #9
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Sweet!

I was put in a particular awkward position a week ago, where I drew my carry Glock because I couldn't rotate my body to shoot my rifle. The doe was about 15 yards away and all I could see was it's ears as the rest of it's body was on a trail below a draw. It bolted before I could get a one handed shot.

Would have liked to see how my Corbon PowRball would have done...
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Old December 12, 2017, 08:00 PM   #10
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7x30

Excellent!

I use the same Contender setup in the Waters. I find that round extremely accurate.

If you reload, try Barnes 140gr TTSX.
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Old December 12, 2017, 08:03 PM   #11
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Nice pictures of the hunting crew, Steve. We all have them generally if we are in a hunting club or at a hunting camp.
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Old December 14, 2017, 05:59 PM   #12
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Nice pics thats a sweet PA buck, the rack is near perfect. They love to hug the edges of those marshes
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Old December 15, 2017, 05:30 PM   #13
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Good job and nice buck!
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