- Jan 29, 2014
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Ruger 44 mag. BlackhawkWhat kind of gun is that? How far do you feel comfortable shooting a deer with it?
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Off a steady rest like that, 60 yds is about my limit. Most guys will push it out to 100 yds. 90% of the deer I have ever taken has been within 30 yds and mostly with a bow or Xbow.
From a practical hunting standpoint, I errored by getting the 4x scope. Yeah it's good at 50 yds when you're all sandbagged up and got the time but if your only broadside shot comes at 20 yds, all you're going to see in the scope is brown hair.
Another issue wih a 4x scoped pistol is it's ability to gather light. Not an issue on the range at 10 am but that first and last 10 min of the hunt is a problem and that's your primo time.
Oh and I maybe just a pussy but this fuuker kicks like a mule.