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Sidearms and turkey hunting

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JFonzi_ThreatDynamics, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. JFonzi_ThreatDynamics

    JFonzi_ThreatDynamics Tualatin New Member

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    Anyone carry one? If so what and why? Really want to know if sidearms are heading out with non-dangerous game hunters.
    Thanks!

    Fonzi
     
  2. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Gotta watch out for those flocking Turkeys! They have peckers that ya never wanna get pecked by:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  3. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I always carry a government 1911 regardless of my activity. Hunting, fishing, hiking, walking to the store, church, etc. Cocked and locked btw.
     
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    For the most part, it's not the critters I'm concerned about, but the two legged ones that give me the most unease.
     
  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I sure don't want to be attacked by a flock of peckers!

    I always carry a rifle/shotgun and pistol if I'm hunting/hiking anything outdoors and out of town.
     
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    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    The question should be why wouldn't you carry a gun? I always carry a gun no matter the activity.
     
  7. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Biggest gun with a comfortable holster and many range time. Cougars, wild animal... oK i lied , more to protect myself if i run into zombies, illegal pots growers, meth cookers.
    Better be safe than sorry.
     
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    oremike Creswell, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    At any given place and time I may exercise my right to keep and bear arms, with a concealed carry permit that may not be obvious.;)
     
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  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Elmer Keith was hucking hay or something on the farm when a rooster about killed him (its spur penetrated his boot at the arch and punctured an artery). He wasn't even hunting but of course blasted it instantly with his sixgun.
    I carry a handgun on the streets, why wouldn't I when out hunting? Handguns are fun!
     
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  10. JFonzi_ThreatDynamics

    JFonzi_ThreatDynamics Tualatin New Member

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    So I just discovered the Taurus Raging Judge: .410 shot, .45 Colt, AND .454 Casull. Talk about a beast! Wishing I'd had one while working in Alaska!
    Amazing handgun. Short listed.
    Fonzi
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    As I get older, I tend not to bother with extra weight while turkey hunting or any other type of hunting for that matter. Turkey loads are pretty good medicine for most things.
     
  12. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Always carry a .44 in a chest holster in the woods. If you watch some of the predator hunting videos, they seem to get predators coming in for a turkey dinner while turkey hunting. But yeah, 2 legged predators are probably more of a concern,,,,
     
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    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    Exactly my thoughts.

    My turkey blaster is a Remington 870 with a 20" rifle sighted barrel.

    Loaded with 3" 12 GA 2 oz loads, who needs to carry an extra firearm?

    E
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've killed pretty much every eating bird I've ever killed with a handgun.
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you live in Washington, I would hope you're limiting you're hunting to blue grouse, spruce grouse, and ruffed grouse.
     
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Always armed at home and I certainly carried when hunting! Generally a 6" .357 full of HP's, designed for tall, two laigd thin skin varmints!;)