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Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? #8715574 10/23/22 02:49 PM
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Under 50 Yards

Colt Python with Red Dot .357 magnum
Colt Anaconda with Red Dot, .44 Magnum
10mm Semi Auto with red dot

Gun will be shot other than just deer hunting.


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Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8715576 10/23/22 02:54 PM
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This one is fun to hunt with. Posting from my tree stand in eastern Oklahoma. It is .50 caliber.

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Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8716048 10/24/22 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Under 50 Yards

Colt Python with Red Dot .357 magnum
Colt Anaconda with Red Dot, .44 Magnum
10mm Semi Auto with red dot

Gun will be shot other than just deer hunting.


Any of these should work fine . I killed deer with the calibers you’ve mentioned with good results . Whatever handgun you shoot the best is your best choice .

Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8716052 10/24/22 12:33 AM
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My T/C Contender in 357 Maximum, Super Mag as some call it. Has taken several deer and a few hogs.





Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8716095 10/24/22 12:58 AM
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Any of the 3 will do the job. Personally, 357 is my choice.

Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8716103 10/24/22 01:13 AM
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Anaconda. They sure shoot nice and .44 mag puts it to 'em.
Under 50 yds I'd be open sights, just because we don't have a Red Dot.
It will put a bullet where you aim at 100 yds too.

Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8716251 10/24/22 04:34 AM
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Use the one you can shoot the best. Accuracy beats power.
If equal go for the 44

Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8716424 10/24/22 01:26 PM
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having done a lot of handgun hunting you don't really need to run things hot..
a 44 mag with hardcast at moderate velocites will easily take down deer..

I have been using a suppressed 1911 with 220g Hornady Critical Duty ammo, deer at 30 yards don't stand a chance.

Re: Handgun deer Hunting, which caliber? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8717338 10/25/22 02:41 AM
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The answer is always 44. If a 357 is all you've got or you can't stand a heavier gun pulling on your back maybe a plastic 10mm. Otherwise, 44 is always the answer.

You want an expanding bullet for deer to get a bigger exit wound for bloodtrails. About any 240gr works. You can carry a 4" strongside or up to 6" crossdraw comfortably, getting in and out of vehicles, etc. Anything bigger and I'd rather tote a carbine.

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