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Hunting with the 45acp or 45gap?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by GLOC45GAP, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. GLOC45GAP

    GLOC45GAP

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    Has anyone here in the forum tagged Deer, cougar, or Hogs with there 45gap or acp version? Feedback on loads and anything else will be appreciated.:)
     
  2. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Yes I have. Here is a quote from my post in a different thread.

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    Originally posted by 686Owner
    You shot a deer with ball ammo from a handgun?
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    Yes. It was 17y away and I shot it high in the shoulder. Broke the close shoulder and severed the spine. Bullet lodged in the muscle on the opposite side of the spine. Deer took a half step after the shot and collapsed. Used Winchester White Box 230gr FMJ from my G30. I was taking a leak at the time and left my Guide Gun in my stand but had my pistol on me.

    Ball ammo from a handgun works on 200# men, why not 170# deer? You give the deer too much credit. They are not hard to kill.
     

  3. Ahmid

    Ahmid CLM

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    freakshow 10mm.

    What you said makes a lot of sense. I never thought of it in those terms.
    Good thinking.

    Ahmid
     
  4. I personaly haven't but have seen other do it and they all had opposite results as ferakshow.


    200lb hog, shoot w/1911 5" bbl military GI model, 230Gr JHP ( Golden saber )

    Hog was shot 5 times from distances of 10 to 20yards. All bullets where extracted from the hog at the gutting/skinning station and all bullet barely if that expanded and the skinner actually stated " you could reload and reuse these " ;)

    FWIW:Also never seen any handgun caliber from a 45acp server a spine on an animal bigger than a javelina. And also have to disagree that what's good for a human ( 200lb or whatever ) is adequate for a deer.


    second case, 9mm handgun 147gr JHP ( winchester blk talon )

    Florida deer shot in a standard broadside shot , bullet penetrated into the meat opposite the entrance hold, never expanded, didn't kill the deer immediately. Deer was ran with 3 dogs, 3 humans and pinned down in a dried Pine Island and need a real caliber ( 44mag to put it down )


    deer are and or can be very hard to kill. With the above logic/comparison, how many humans can get shot at from a treestand 12ft up , and have 1.5 of their lungs blown up from a 30cal rifle, and still manage to run about 90 yards away and still need a "coup de grace" to finish him off?


    Also I wouldn't advise use a FMJ caliber in a deer. In some state that specific restricted in most all caliber and gun types ( handgun or rifle )

    A proper bullet must be select for the game animal you are going to hunt.
     
  5. GLOC45GAP

    GLOC45GAP

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    ;) Thanks. I'll stick with my .357mag for now. Thank you for all the feedback.