Hunters like challenges. For those select few who like the challenge of getting as close to their prey as possible, hunting with a handgun might be just the thing. Like rifles and shotguns, handguns come in a variety of styles, sizes and capabilities to fit any hunter’s needs or tastes, whether they prefer single-shots, revolvers or pistols. When it comes to hunting revolvers, there’s a lot to choose from, as several manufacturers make a number of revolvers well suited for hunting any creature that walks, crawls or slithers across this planet.
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Here we’ll take a look at some of the best hunting revolvers out there right now. But before we get into different brands of handguns, new and experienced handgunners should consider the action type, frame size, barrel length, accuracy and available chamberings. These days, the term “handgun” may not mean small or even hip portable. Some revolvers are massive fire-belching hand cannons that work amazingly well at rifle distances, but if portability and stealth are what lured you to handgun hunting, then you have some choices.
For more information about the hunting revolvers featured in the gallery above, go to the following sites.
Freedom Arms Model 83
Magnum Research BFR
Ruger New Model Blackhawk
Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk
Ruger Super Redhawk
Smith & Wesson Model 29
Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629
Smith & Wesson Model 57
Smith & Wesson Model 586
Smith & Wesson Model 686
Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 460 XVR
Smith & Wesson Model S&W500
Taurus Raging Bull
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