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 Post subject: arizona handgun hunting
New postPosted: December 25th, 2010, 11:29 pm 
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Has any one ever hunted in AZ with a handgun. I would like to know what caliber, barrel length and what species. It seems like handgun hunting here would be challenging. Also given how hard it is to get drawn for anything here,it would be hard not to use a rifle. As far as I know the only designated pistol hunt would be the HAM hunts.


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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
New postPosted: December 26th, 2010, 12:00 am 
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I would only really use a handgun to hunt javelina. Anything else would be pretty difficult.


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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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I have used .44 mag and .357 mag for both deer and javelina. They were both 8 inch barrels with iron sights. You can use a pistol in the HAM hunt or in the general rifle hunt if you want.


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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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Prairie dogs with a T/C Contender. It's more shooting than hunting, and pretty humbling.
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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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T/C contender in the larger calibers with a set of tall shooting sticks.practice first.(alot)

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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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Not to hijack the post but, while on subject anyone hunt with the 10mm pistol?


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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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Javilina with a 6in Python or a S&W 686. Open sights with success. [smilie=icon_mrgreen.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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I plan on using my 10mm for javelina hunting, should I ever decide to go.


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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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I got a Javelina HAM tag and I'll be using a Glock 29.

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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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Shot a Hogalina and a few snakes with a USPTacticool .45. Lots of rabbits with .22 and .38 in the 686.

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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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For just about any big game, the distances you'll be shooting and time frame between getting drawn, you should probably be using and Encore or Contender set up with a bottle necked cartidge.


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Dose an AOW count?

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 Post subject: Re: arizona handgun hunting
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i use to use my 8in .44mag opening day general Javelina hunt.

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