So my yearly firearm purchase for 2022 was a Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk .44 magnum with a spring kit and pachmayr decelerator grips. The barrel is stainless steel and is 10.5” long.
Now I realize not everyone is going to care as much about the revolver as I do. But what I want to do with it might be found a bit more interesting. I will be using this gun for rifle season, yes I have my permit which allows me to do so. I’m going to be leaving my trusty 300 Winchester magnum in the safe. And only hunting with my .44 magnum SBH.
Why? I may as well explain this early on rather than explain it later down the road in another blog post. Handgun hunting is not a new thing and it’s not extremely rare either. I have been very interested in magnum revolvers and hunting with them for several years. Getting a whitetail with a revolver has been a personal goal for quite sometime. I’d love to tag a monster buck that I dropped with my pistol, however I will most likely have doe tags to fill as well, so either would accomplish my goal as far as I’m concerned.
My plan is simple, practice a shit ton and go hunting. Fortunately the revolver is already set up the way I want it, with the only possible change being the sights. I haven’t decided if I want to change to a hi-viz sight or maybe a scope. The factory sights aren’t terrible but in my opinion are the only area lacking.
I will periodically post an update, and talk about how my shooting with the gun is coming along, and any changes to the revolver or adjustment in my gear to better accommodate me for handgun hunting rather than hunting with a rifle. Right now I plan to have my back pack, shoulder holster and my bino harness on me. So… I will be looking into the best way to have everything I need and the simplest way to carry it all. Hopefully I will be 100% ready before deer season gets here.