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.44 pistol and doe

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by ithaca_deerslayer, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. I took a doe with my .44mag Dan Wesson revolver. 8" ported barrel. Open sights. 35 yards away, broadside. 1 shot through ribs into lung/kidney/liver. No exit. She ran about 75 yards and dropped.

    My shot was probably 3 inches high and 3 inches left of spot just behind the point of elbow that I was aiming for. Of course, I couldn't actually see the point of the elbow because her shoulder and head were blocked by a tree. (I saw her good, but waited till she stopped, and I had a clear shot to her vitals).

    Remington 240 grain semi-jacketed hollow points. Loud! (I don't do that often without ear protection, and that's a reminder why).

    No pictures. Dressed out to 110 pounds. Average full-size young adult doe.

    Now I can concentrate more on that buck that's been leaving a rub and scrape on my property!
  2. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 15, 1999
    Great story.

    I'd love to hunt with my Ruger Redhawk - lucky you!

  3. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002
    Shot my first "44Mag" deer, back in the 70's, when i started reloading 'Elmer Keith' loads.... made a big nasty hole with the Ruger SBH. Carry a 44mag; just about everywhere on the ranch, and it is good 'off the ranch as well.' The vaquero is easy for me to carry, and i have worked up a load over the years, to shoot 300gr. cast through it with (44 special), it will 'clean a deer's plow,' at close range and is 'very easy' on the aged hands.

    The 44... Love it!

    Good Hunting ! & congrats!