I was wondering if any of you guys are hunting whitetail with a handguns this year? My brother is going hunting this year with his Encore with a 10 inch 44 Rem Mag barrel and a 2-6 pistol scope. I picked up a Ruger Blackhawk 6.5 inch barrel in 357 Mag recently and I'm torn between my slug gun and my new wheel gun. Here in Ohio we have the choice of shotgun firing slugs (410-10ga) or pistols (straight wall cartridge .357 dia or bigger).
How many of you guy hunt whitetail with a handgun? What's your setup like? How successfull have you been with it?
I'm pretty comfortable out to about 50 yards with my 357. I can keep them on a 5.5 target spot while standing. I figure that is probably good enough to put one in the boiler room of a nice whitetail.
Good luck hunting