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Old November 20th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #1
 
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Hunting with SA/DA revolvers

I have been practicing pretty hard since march with a few big bore wheel guns, both .44mag and .45 colt. I have one question. How do you quietly cock the hammer? Seems like my SBH Hunter is the loudest and I know I'm gonna get busted if a deer or hog gets the slip on me. I know it sounds silly but this is my first year handgun hunting.



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Old November 20th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #2
 
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I hunt with a S&W 686 357 magnum,truth is I have taken deer single and double action and never spooked any of them.
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The clicks don't usually spook the deer around me but if your worried about it you could cock it before you see them. I have done this when I expected a deer or something to come in close. I usually hold the gun with my thumb across the hammer so it can't fall. I don't recommend this to anyone but I have done it.
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I hunt with a SRH and have taken several deer. None have ever heard, or given any indication of hearing me cock the hammer.
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Years ago I used to hunt deer with a handgun. I've used a SRH and a T/C Contender both and cocking the hammer was never an issue. With the SRH I cocked the hammer with a deer less than 15 yrds from me and it didn't spook it.
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My SRH is the least of my worries, its the quiets of the 4. Its my SBH and BH that worry me. None the less I'm headed out tomorrow!
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I have hunted with ruger sa revolvers for years also no problem.
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We have never had any issues with game spooking due to hammer cocking, usually if you close enough for them to hear we already have our SBH's up and likely cocked, if not they aren't enough to acually spook anything, just make them look. Good luck, i'm headed out for myself over the holiday, we have guided for 10 whitetails since the season started the 22nd of October, haven't hunted for myself yet.
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I spooked a deer once by cocking an "old style" muzzleloader. It was a doe that was moving hard as she had a buck following (I didn't realize it). She bolted and a couple of minutes later the buck showed up and I killed it.
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You are going to love handgun hunting. I hunted several years with a SRH, taking several deer. No problem with hammer cock noise.
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I've handgun hunted for years Sa nad DA and it's never been a problem.
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Today was a total bust! It was the first time I've been that I didn't see any hog sign and I covered a lot of ground! It was so bad the squirrels were getting tempting.
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This is my first year hunting with my SA .44 also. I was worried about the same thing myself. I haven't seen anything yet to tell you what happened.
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Honestly, I'm not worried about it either. Deer haven't been the problem to find, they seem to be abundant. HOG is what WANT the most!
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I have hunted for years with my 357 black hawk and never had a problem,its when you try to cock the gun and move your arm to sight in at the same time that you get busted.I cock the gun then move it to my target very slowly. good luck an good hunting.
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