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Do people often hunt with revolvers? What are the drawbacks?

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You have to get closer to your prey, takes a more skilled hunter to hunt with a pistol, same as a bow in a way. I've hunted pigs this way before, 44mag. Kind of of scary when your prey can kill you back if you don't drop em quick.

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jsm36
FatK says revolvers are for killing people. You agree?
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Well, my big bore 44 could sure do that, but in the 30 yrs I've owned it, that thought never crossed my mind.
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That's kinda the same reason I like calling coyotes in the mountains, might be a bear that comes in, or a mountain lion. A bobcat can mess you up pretty good too. Even a coyote if they come charging in.
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It's also fun to sometimes take my 9mm after jackrabbits.
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Sounds like fun!
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Yes
And the only drawback I can see
Would be the range to shoot
But you can always instal a scope
On it-
So no- no drawbacks

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No. The problem is accuracy and lack thereof.

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Practice
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Practice, ammo search to find the most accurate, pistol scope. Plenty of accuracy potential.
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And more practice.
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Shorter barrel revolvers, depending on the caliber, can give a good kickback, but you don't have a pinchpoint from a slide or the problem with getting burned by ejecting casings.

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I'll lay money you don't own a gun-
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I do, in fact. I own several, and have shot several more of family members' collections. Why do you ask?

Hmm... looks like the question got changed from "Pros and cons of revolvers?" to "Do people hunt with revolvers?"
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jsm36
Just made me wonder because I have a Ruger GP100 .357mag, 4" barrel that kicks less than my 9mm.
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Is your Ruger a bigger gun overall than your 9mm?
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Larger, heavier guns will naturally have less of a kick than lighter guns, because of, well, inertia.
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The drawback is you would look even sillier than the average hunter does.

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Hey, I look good in my camies
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Not often. Revolvers are intended for hunting only one kind of prey...

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Exactly right Bro.
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Exactly wrong. Hunting with a handgun is extremely challenging. One most know the limitations and be prepared for the unexpected (bears, hogs). The two of you spout-off more uninformed bs than I can handle. That is why I no longer follow either of you.
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Maybe that's why most people use rifles or shotguns... because handguns are challenging to hunt with.
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Exactly right Bro
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"That is why I no longer follow either of you."

Oh NO! Not THAT! Anything but that! PLEEEEASSSE!

Kenney, what ever shall we dooooo???
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if you mean hunt with them as in carry them for just a sidearm, then no there is no drawbacks.

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Most "hunters" utilize a revolver for a variety of reasons. The "prey" varies according to the species or intended threat. Caliber used depends on the size of the "game". Hope this helped.

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Yes I'm sure there's lots of hunters that use revolvers. 44 mag will drop a deer if its close enough. Then there's the Smith & Wesson 500 magnum. sometimes for fun I'll take my 9mm after jackrabbits.

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