There are plenty of people who hunt with big bore revolvers, and shoot at long distances (50 yards or so) to kill. Its all about having a rest. There is a very good article out there about a guy who hunts exclusively with a handgun, I think it was in guns and ammo, or shooting times. It was pretty enlightening.stephpd said:Yo da man! Hunting with a handgun. Me I won't use a handgun on anything bigger the a large man and less the 25 yards. I'm sure some can put hole in an animal at further distances, I just prefer something in 30 cal for big game, .308, 30-06 or 30-30 One shot kills at 50 yards and more is the best I can hope for. Can't convince Bambi to stand still long enough at 7 yards so I can put one in his eye.
I was reading about a .44 mag handgun that looked like a rifle with no stock. (Don't remember the name.) About the only way you could shoot it standing up is with a pod. A power load should hit pretty good with that.stephpd said:Me I won't use a handgun on anything bigger the a large man and less the 25 yards.