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Traeger or gun

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by Reginald, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Going once... Going twice.... SOLD.....

    A new pop-stick it is then!
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gun.... You can smoke in a 55 gal drum...
    You can smoke'em with a 44 mag...
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  3. Reginald

    Reginald Fire Starter

    Do you hunt with that? Or just shoot? Always thought it would be a good challenge for deer hunting.
     
  4. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Traegers are no fun,they don't blow up like propane grills even with APIT's 400 or 1200 yds ...
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  5. keithu

    keithu Fire Starter

    Yes, tracking an injured deer for several hours after shooting it definitely adds to the challenge.
     
  6. Reginald

    Reginald Fire Starter

    Yes. That is exactly the challenge I meant. Why wouldn't everyone want that experience?
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the vote of confidence....
     
  8. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    dave,I know that'll put the smackdown on'em quick! Same as most any well placed shot.Besides,you don't look like the type of guy that chases deer for hours to me :)
     
  9. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a Ruger Super Redhawk. 44 mag
     
  10. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You don't have a set up like that if you can't shoot it . Nice rig .
     
  11. Reginald

    Reginald Fire Starter

    My remark was supposed to be sarcasm. I really think hunting with a handgun would be a blast.
     
  12. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    No worries,I read you fine.It was the comment about tracking deer.
     
  13. Reginald

    Reginald Fire Starter

    Right
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hand load hard cast bullets I make myself... 350 grain cast from lead shot... Antimony and lead.. they are fairly hard.. at a muzzle velocity of 1080 ft/sec.. I know it's slow... about like a 12 gauge... all the energy is absorbed by the animal in about 8-12" of penetration.. 900 ft pounds of energy is a bit.. over 100 yds is not something I would shoot at... It's a brush gun...
    Yes it's a super red hawk, 44 magnum, 9.5" barrel... with a 1.25 x 4 Tasco scope.. Millet scope mounts..
     
  15. Reginald

    Reginald Fire Starter

    The gun won out for now. Ruger AR-556. Now looking at getting a camp chef grill. These things are the only reason working side jobs is worth it.
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  16. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Cool . Get some ammo and see how it shoots .
     
  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NICE !!!
     
  18. Reginald

    Reginald Fire Starter

    I have the ammo. Just need to find the time to have some fun!
     
  19. Reginald

    Reginald Fire Starter

    Was looking at the AR-556 MPR Ruger has out now, but it was a compromise to still purchase a camp chef too. I'll just customize this one if I feel the need.
     
  20. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    YAY Gun!
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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
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