45ACP & hunting?
This is a discussion on 45ACP & hunting? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by jwhite75
Well it will get the job done...obviously, but an ethical hunter must make absoultely sure of shot placement as we all ...
October 21st, 2009 02:22 PM
+1 Well said, jwhite75.
Originally Posted by jwhite75
There are a few occassions where your carry piece may be preferable, such as an extremely close shot, but I'd rather drop an animal cleanly. Use the right tool for the job at hand.
October 21st, 2009 05:42 PM
Exactly! It's normally the shooter that isn't up to the job, not the cartridge.
Originally Posted by Cuda66
We wouldn't hesitate to use a 230gr .45ACP on a 250lb aggressor, but it's not adequate for a 120lb (BIG deer) thin skinned animal.
It wouldn't be my first choice, but I wouldn't get all worked up if I had to use it.
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October 21st, 2009 09:54 PM
Dat's not a big deer, at least not everywhere you go.
Originally Posted by OD
October 21st, 2009 10:43 PM
Handgun hunting is not easy but it is fun. You have to be quiet and still and very patient to get a shot with a handgun. Opposed to sitting in a curtained box stand where you could dance a jig if you wanted to and still get a 200 yard shot with a rifle. If you want to handgun hunt a .45acp will do the trick every time, so will a .357, .38special, heck a .22 will do it if you hit the deer right. I'm going to hunt this whole season with my .357.
If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!
October 22nd, 2009 01:18 AM
Another thing I didn't see brought up is check your state's hunting regs. Most states have a minimum caliber and/or barrel length restriction on handgun hunting.
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