View Full Version : How many hunt with sinfle shot rifles or handguns?

Paul B
11-21-2011, 05:22 PM
Lets liven things up a bit. How many here actually hunt with a single shot rifle or handgun?
I've hunted elk with a Ruger #1B in .300 Win. Mag. The only problem was the elk did not cooperate. I had a bull tag but all I saw were cows. I push a 200 gr. Speer Hot Core at 2930 FPS from it's 26" barrel.
I collect Ruger #1 rifles so it's pretty much a given that I hunt with them most of the time. I also have one Browning B78 in 30-06 that is quite accurate.
On Ruger #1's, I have them ranging from .22 Hornet to 45-70 with a .404 jefferey and .416 Rigby in the mix. Frankly, if I were to have to sell off most of them, I'd keep the #1A in 7x57 and the three, a #1B and two #1S in .300 Win. Mag.
I've been collecting since 1975 when I got my first one, a #1B in 30-06 and took a nice Mule Deer at 300 yards with it.
So how about it, any other single loader shooter/hunter out there?
Paul B.

11-21-2011, 06:07 PM
For variety I occasionally deer hunt with my Contender Carbine, various barrels: .35Rem, .30/223, 6.5TCU, but have yet to have the deer cooperate. Sometimes I take it with me in the car as a 10" .357mag on days when I am running errands "just in case". As a 10" .22lr it has taken a fair amount of tree rats, and it wears a 10" .30carb barrel for small game when the spirit moves me.

11-22-2011, 12:48 AM
I can hunt up here with the rifles but pistols are a nono thanks to our firearms laws.
I have 6 TC's that I would love to try on animals.


Tom W.
11-25-2011, 05:01 PM
I sold my encore pistol, but ALL of my centerfire rifles are single shots. I usually take a Ruger#1B in 7mm Rem mag or 30/06 A.I.

11-25-2011, 09:55 PM
Yes I love my TCs last year hunted with encore 308 I've shoot deer with 1B 25-06 this year I'd like to shoot something with 357Max 10 in. contender,love the 10 inchers they carry better.

11-28-2011, 12:13 PM
I haven't been here in a while but stopped in and saw this thread and wanted to reply. I hunt with my 74 model Sharps and Handi rifle both in 45/70

12-11-2011, 05:43 PM
I've taken deer and coyotes with my Ruger #1 Varmint 25-06

12-12-2011, 08:37 PM
Does that include my Black powder rifles.

Paul B
12-13-2011, 03:33 PM
Does that include my Black powder rifles.

I don't see why not. Like the cartridge guns in question they only go bang once and have to be reloaded for the next shot.
Paul B.

12-14-2011, 04:50 AM
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