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Offline Dave Workman

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2022, 11:29:21 AM »
what accuracy do you expect from your grouse pistol?

1" @ 25 yards?   

I'm about to shoot my PMR 30 for the first time, see how it goes

My Ruger MKIV is the Target model with a bull barrel and it is remarkably accurate at 25 yards, provided I'm not quaking and shaking.  Off a sandbag rest, I can put 'em all within the proximity of a grouse noggin.
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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2022, 11:31:09 AM »
I can hit a bottle cap probably 7-8 times out of 10 at 15 yards.  Actually that was a couple years ago before progressive lenses...  At pistol distances, it's more accurate than I am.  I might take a body shot longer or if I could steady against a tree.

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2022, 11:34:27 AM »
I don't have a picture, but I have my Ruger MkII (10" barrel) in the vehicle for when I see a grouse snack while I'm driving to/from a hunting spot. 10" barrel is crazy accurate, even in my aging hands...  Way more accurate than the eyes that are shooting it.

Yeah, my brother's gun is a MKII and he's pretty good with it. I have yet to see a MKII, or any Ruger . 22 auto with a target/bull barrel that isn't frighteningly accurate. They just have extremely good barrels in my experience, which is one of the reasons I bought the MKIV.

Do you have a holster for that 10-incher?
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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2022, 11:44:11 AM »
I have a ruger MKIII and a single six.  I have been successful with both.  For some reason I prefer the revolver but both work fine.

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2022, 12:32:42 PM »
My problem is that I'm always in the situation of hunting out of a backpack for big game and either don't want to carry the extra weight of a .22 or am not comfortable making extra noise that could spook animals out of an area (or both).  An old timer I used to work with said he used to carry around a slingshot with balls of 6 shot wrapped up in tissue paper and that worked pretty well on stealth mode.  But haven't tried that out...

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2022, 04:12:28 PM »
I have a ruger MKIII and a single six.  I have been successful with both.  For some reason I prefer the revolver but both work fine.

Understood completely.  I've always liked wheelguns, and the Single Six (I don't own one, dang it) is a gem, especially with the 6.5-inch bbl. What I'd really like is the convertible model and I would keep the .22 Mag cylinder installed.

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2022, 05:09:27 PM »
I don't have a picture, but I have my Ruger MkII (10" barrel) in the vehicle for when I see a grouse snack while I'm driving to/from a hunting spot. 10" barrel is crazy accurate, even in my aging hands...  Way more accurate than the eyes that are shooting it.

Yeah, my brother's gun is a MKII and he's pretty good with it. I have yet to see a MKII, or any Ruger . 22 auto with a target/bull barrel that isn't frighteningly accurate. They just have extremely good barrels in my experience, which is one of the reasons I bought the MKIV.

Do you have a holster for that 10-incher?

Nope, no holster.  I just have it in a pistol case that gets unlocked while I'm driving around the logging roads.  It'd be an interesting shoulder motion to draw a 10" barrel pistol from a holster.  Even Dirty Harry only used a 6.5" barrel, although the overall gun length may have been similar. 

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2022, 08:44:56 AM »
I have a ruger MKIII and a single six.  I have been successful with both.  For some reason I prefer the revolver but both work fine.

Understood completely.  I've always liked wheelguns, and the Single Six (I don't own one, dang it) is a gem, especially with the 6.5-inch bbl. What I'd really like is the convertible model and I would keep the .22 Mag cylinder installed.

Good hunting!

I have the mag cylinder but have only shot it a dozen times or so.  Still nice to have the option.


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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2022, 09:41:48 AM »
You could carry a suppressed .22 pistol for just such an occasion.




 :tup: Now THAT image is worth a thousand words about how "nobody uses a silencer for hunting!" Great shot, even though the photo isn't the best, taken with a flash at night, looks like.
But it DOES prove the value of a suppressor in the wilds. Good job!

Q: What kind of holster do you use with that pistol?

Yes, it just after legal time when I retrieved the rabbit and took the image. I didn't want to walk out from my blind during legal hours and possibly disturb a deer coming in...and get busted. Posting from Tapatalk gets me a nicely compressed image. It looks better on Instagram though. https://www.instagram.com/p/CUCGmH9r3Qa/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link



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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2022, 11:41:45 AM »
Smith and Wesson K22 from late 50's with CCI mini mags.... works great!!

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2022, 06:58:47 AM »
Smith and Wesson K22 from late 50's with CCI mini mags.... works great!!

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I'll bet it does! That's a great revolver.  What bbl. length?
Got a picture of it?

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2022, 10:53:58 AM »
I’ve taken quite a few, but with a different approach
I carry a Raging Bull and keep a few shot shells in my left vest pocket
One shot. One kill!

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2022, 04:55:52 PM »
I’ve taken quite a few, but with a different approach
I carry a Raging Bull and keep a few shot shells in my left vest pocket

HA!  If you don't hit 'em, you'll scare 'em to death,that it?   :chuckle: :tup:
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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2022, 06:36:41 PM »
I've taken a few with my S&W Model 41 but to be honest, the last time I took a limit of grouse was in Idaho and I used a stick.  ;)

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Re: WHO SHOOTS GROUSE WITH A PISTOL?
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2022, 10:57:53 AM »
I've taken a few with my S&W Model 41 but to be honest, the last time I took a limit of grouse was in Idaho and I used a stick.  ;)

 :chuckle: :IBCOOL:

The S&W Model 41 is an excellent pistol, IMHO. The older models even have a lot of character.  ;)
Today, they're a might pricey. I think the Ruger MKIV is about half the price and, as I said earlier, deadly accurate. I've never had a lick of trouble with mine, and I would certainly recommend one to anybody looking for a new shooter. Be sure to get a holster that fits, too. Ruger offers one from Triple K. I got mine when I field tested the pistol a few years ago for GUN WORLD (otherwise I would have built one, myself!).


ADDENDUM:  I added a second image...  IIRC that was taken as a "hero shot" for the magazine article on the same day, and about an hour before, I popped the bird pictured in the original post at the start of this thread. Been a while back.  ;) :tup:

I can hardly wait—tho I must along with everyone else—for that mid-September opener. 

« Last Edit: July 03, 2022, 11:11:46 AM by Dave Workman »
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