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  1. #1
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    Default Handgun for Lions

    What are peoples preferred handgun for lions? Or what would most consider as the minimum caliber needed to take a lion within 30 yards?
    God I hate man buns...

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    Which ever one you can shoot well. Myself I don't like it when a person shows up at the tree with a new handgun they bought just for the lion hunt. I carry a Rem Mtn lite in 260 rem in the truck for people to use. There is a lot of excitement when you get to the tree and that tends to throw folks off a little when trying to shoot a handgun.

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    Yeah, I used to hound hunt when I had dogs but we always used a rifle. Now that I am on my own I want to just pack a handgun and am thinking my 357 would be plenty but wanted to see what others thought. I know guys that have used a 22, 38, and obviously the larger magnums like 41/44 but the 22/38 seemed too small and a 44 seemed too big.
    God I hate man buns...

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    10mm or a lever action rifle.

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    A Henry .357 would be a classic little lever to carry. Just think of the awesome pics you could post! Too much time in the Corps has left me less than a Fan of carrying a pistol as a primary, even at short range. I do agree that the 357 seems just about right though.
    "Talent, hits a target, no one else can hit... Genius, hits a target, no one else can see."

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    For me, when the day comes, I want to chase/take them with lever action's. Something about the nostalgia of the rifle and animal. Big cats are on my bucket list!

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    I don't think i would go smaller than a 357mag

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    Bear Spray. I'm terrible with a handgun....

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    .22
    Lions aren't hard to kill.

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    What's legal is most important.

    Rimfire calibers are not legal in some locales.

    I have killed four with. 30-30 lever action. I am partial to that I guess. My daughter will use a 300 blackout AR this year. I also carry a 357 revolver on occasion.

    For a first time hunter, I would prefer a rifle over a handgun.

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    44... you can never kill a lion too dead.

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    Don't be a sissy...grab the lion by the man bun and cut it's throat
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

    CWEH...Colorado's Worst Elk Hunter 2007-2017 (but I'm still damned sexy) 10 years of consistency!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCushman View Post
    Don't be a sissy...grab the lion by the man bun and cut it's throat
    heh, heh, you said "man bun"
    "Freedom is NOT Free"

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