I use a ruger nmbh in 41 mag with a reddot. I keep my shots under 50 yds. Have only had 1 that took more than 1 shot,
Man I love that New Model Blackhawk .41. I have had two. The first one was when I was stationed at Fort Greely, Alaska. It made the deciding difference on one ocassion when I was faced off with a wounded bear. I friend of mine shot it with a 30-30 and pissed it off.
The .41 mag is a great round and it doesn't get better that a Ruger platorm for the money! Good choice!
Here's my new/old hog iron. It's a Ruger Super Redhawk that started life as a .480 Ruger (I bought it new in '01) and I took a couple of hogs with it. Fast forward to last week when I got it back from Jack Huntington sporting a five-shot .475 Linebaugh cylinder. Haven't taken any pigs with it yet, but it's a handful with 420 grain LFNs at 1400 fps!!
So it's early September and you just took your first elk with a bow! Chances are you are feeling pretty good at this point. You get all your trophy pictures taken and the adrenaline starts to wear off. Now you start to think about the massive chore at hand. You have your work cut out for you! This early in the fall, chances are it's going to be hot when you go to field dress your animal. One of the complications that hot weather brings forth is BUGS. They will land on you and your animal, lay...