View Full Version : .38 Super took down a forkie!

10-05-2005, 12:10 AM
Well, I did what I always wanted to do. I wanted to try out my .38 Super on a Javalina in AZ but never was able to. So, this past weekend I managed to get a little forked-horn with a double tap right behind it's left shoulder. I reloaded a 140grain XTP and chrono'd 1160 fps out the muzzle.

So I thought that would be good on a small deer if given the chance. Well, opportunity had it and I got it.

The deer was about 20 feet from me as I came around a bend in the road of the Nat'l forest I was in. I was able to draw and fire my Colt really well and the deer took 3 steps back before it's front legs collapsed. It was DRE (dead right there).

I was happy with it. Generally though I usually stick with my .44mag as a sidearm to my hunting rifle.

10-05-2005, 6:33 AM
Cool! Sounds like you had a great hunt. Wish me luck for my hunt please.

10-05-2005, 5:43 PM
I thought javelina were a pig? Damn I don't know my animals.

10-05-2005, 6:26 PM
Damn, I thought a forkie was a yellowtail! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-05-2005, 8:58 PM
Javelina are peccaries, closer to rodents than pigs. http://www.javelinahunter.com/DSC00332.jpg

10-05-2005, 9:04 PM
Great shootin! My buddy Jeff shot a deer with a 38. I wish I was there to see it I heard it was a great shot at a deer moving away. He had only seconds so his rifle was out of the question.

When do we get venison stew?