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#6477388 - 10/02/16 04:45 PM Deer killing handgun??
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I have a Ruger Blackhawk 4-5/8" barrel in .44 Special. A Dan Wesson 1911 in .45ACP.

Deer hunt with either? Or step up to a 10mm Semi auto or a .44mag revo?
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#6477468 - 10/02/16 05:54 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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The 44 Special is very adequate. The 45ACP is marginal.

That is ...... provided you can place a bullet where it belongs. Hunting with handguns requires a very accurate shooter and gun.
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#6477470 - 10/02/16 05:56 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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460XVR. If you don't like the recoil of a 2100fps 275gr bullet they can be loaded down or you can also shoot the 454Casull or 45LC. Give you plenty of options to find what fits you and works on animals. The 275gr 460 will be my go to hunting round this year.
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#6477474 - 10/02/16 05:57 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Either will be fine. I killed two axis with my Para 16-40 and wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
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#6477504 - 10/02/16 06:15 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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#6477530 - 10/02/16 06:29 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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that .460 hurts just lookin at it
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#6477539 - 10/02/16 06:34 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
that .460 hurts just lookin at it


It's not that bad with the brake on the end and weighing 5 pounds. You are welcome to try mine.

My wife shoots it and it doesn't bother her


Edited by BigPig (10/02/16 06:35 PM)
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#6477547 - 10/02/16 06:38 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I'm gonna try my .45 Colt.
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#6477599 - 10/02/16 07:18 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I'm wanting to get a 10mm 1911. Accuracy and shot placement with any of those mentioned will get it done,

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#6477696 - 10/02/16 08:35 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Ive been following some of the handgun hunting forums for a few years. The 44 mag is one of the most popular calibers. 10mm has been a strong up comer in the handgun hunting world. Of course, there are larger calibers. Although you could hunt with the 44 special or 45, they would not be my choice. My personal choice this season is the 10mm. In the pastil has been the 44mag.

I assuming your somewhat new the handgun hunting by your post. Its a blast! Be extremely proficient at hitting a 8" paper plate size target. sSart at close range and slowly move your target out to the point where you can not consistently hit the 8" target. Know your limitation. Shooting deer with a handgun is far more difficult than rifle hunting.
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#6477698 - 10/02/16 08:35 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Try Thompson contender or Encore. You can use any calipers mentioned above or 308, 7-30 Waters, 250 Savage, or 223 to extend your range, recoil very manageable.

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#6477707 - 10/02/16 08:45 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I killed a blackbuck doe from 5yd with 115gr Hornady American Gunner out of a Sig Sauer SP2022, if that helps. confused2
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#6477719 - 10/02/16 08:52 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
I killed a blackbuck doe from 5yd with 115gr Hornady American Gunner out of a Sig Sauer SP2022, if that helps. confused2


Thanks Oxner Jr.

Doubt Buzz is concerned with 5 yards.
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#6477742 - 10/02/16 09:05 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
The 44 Special is very adequate. The 45ACP is marginal.

That is ...... provided you can place a bullet where it belongs. Hunting with handguns requires a very accurate shooter and gun.


I dont see a whole lot of difference in the velocity of those two. Personally, I would step up to a 44 mag for peace of mind or a 10mm. I have shot hogs with a Block 21 (45 act) and none ran farther than 20-30 yards. Deer should be about the same.
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#6477744 - 10/02/16 09:05 PM Re: Deer killing handgun?? [Re: tth_40]
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Originally Posted By: tth_40
I'm gonna try my .45 Colt.


I think that would be a great choice with the right ammo.
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