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Tarus Judge uses for hunting....

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by 92bluexj, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. 92bluexj

    92bluexj Oregon Member

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    I was wondering if any of you guys/gals have had experiance with the Tarus Judge during hunting? I have a shotgun but when i am on a deer run/drive or being locked out at the barways like it is this year i can't take a rifle AND a shotgun. I was wondering if people have used it to kill quail, grouse, squirrels, rabbits etc. Like just having it on your hip and if you have used it to kill small game. Now im not saying i'd replace it with my shotgun, but when i can't take my shotgun due to weight limits and mileage is the Tarus Judge worth it for hunting? ( i already have self defense guns, but it could help as well i've seen) Thanks!
     
  2. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I have heard you can do quail but you have to be real close and real lucky
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How would you shoot a game bird legally with a Taurus Judge

    This is a cut and paste from the game regs:

    FIREARMS/SHOT RESTRICTIONS
    Shotgun - a smooth bore firearm,
    designed for firing birdshot and intended
    to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel
    length of 18 inches or more, with an
    overall length of 26 inches or more
    One may hunt game birds or crows:
    ■ With shotguns no larger than 10 gauge
    ■ With recurve, long and compound
    bows; hawk or falcon
    It is prohibited to hunt game birds or crows:
    ■ With rifles or handguns EXCEPTION:
    Forest grouse can be hunted with any
    rimfire firearm
    ■ With a shotgun that can hold more
    than three shells
    ■ With any shot larger than BB except for
    steel shot no larger than F Exception:
    No shot larger than No 2 or smaller
    than No 6 may be used for wild turkey
    Tracer shells may not be used to hunt
    game birds
    Toxic shot restrictions are listed where
    appropriate under federal refuges, state
    refuges, state WAs and regulated hunt
    areas In addition, the possession and
    use of shot other than federally-approved
    nontoxic shot is always prohibited while
    hunting waterfowl and snipe
    ■ See page 12 for more information on
    legal hunting methods and non-toxic shot

    You best read the Bird Regs before you end up loosing your gun and hunting rights.

    Squirrels (Western Gray Squirrels as long as you follow the other regs) or Rabbits No problem
     
  4. Torqk911

    Torqk911 Yacolt,Wa Member

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    I think your wasting your time trying to use a judge.
     
  5. 92bluexj

    92bluexj Oregon Member

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    Thanks Mark W. Yea thats why I'm asking before buying. Oh well I guess I will not buy one. Thanks for the help guys
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very welcome
     
  7. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I must have missed where the op was hunting in WASHINGTON wait the op didn't say in washington so I stand behind my post because I didn't assume anything other than what the op asked. just wondering if the op asked if you could hunt elephants with a ar15 would you think washington just remember (as* u & me) can do just that


    darn I just assumed wa. not or. as they now say my bad
     
  8. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    This is why Oregon needs to change the rules.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't rely on it for anything over about 10 feet,unless you have paterned it out farther.
    Some of these shotgun/handguns disperse the shot pretty fast,and a 410 ain't got a lot of pellets anyway.

    Never understood the draw of the Judge . Shooting shot thru a rifled barrel and making the 45c bullet jump quite a bit to the rifling.
    But that's just me
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    THIS.
     
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