any one ever shot a whitetail whith a 45.

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  1. paul newton

    paul newton G21c G30

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    im thinking of giving it a try .
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Which '.45' ?



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    paul newton G21c G30

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    edited: In many states that would not be legal. Perhaps not in Mich.
     
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    Where? In FL it would be 100% legal.
     
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    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

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    It is legal to hunt deer with a 45 Auto in Michigan.

    I shot a doe in the head with my G30. I was taking a pee and just had my pistol with me and my 45/70 was in my stand. The doe was 15y away and I shot it in the head as I peed. Bang-FLOP was the result.

    I would advise against it but if you insist, use a heavy bullet and keep shots within 25-30y and go for the heart/lungs. Don't get fancy.
     
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    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    We have mulies here in the Sierras.

    I was on this kick for a while to carry my Llama Mini-Max when walking about on my property. It was loaded with some +P 230 grain hollow points. The short back story is an idiot hunter on my property wounded the deer and then ran around waving his shotgun around screaming now what do I do? I pulled out my .45 and approached the deer who was running, falling, running falling: the first shot hit him in the skull but did not penetrate! :shocked: One round apparently missed (in my defense he was trying to gore me) and the third round penetrated his skull and he dropped.

    I would not choose a .45 as my primary weapon for hunting deer. I considered the idea briefly - not using .45ACP, but rather using some 450 SMC or .45 Super but thought better of the idea.
     
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    paul newton G21c G30

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    thanks I planned to ues sabers i think that will work plan to keep it close
     
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    paul newton G21c G30

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    I plan to take a shotgun and use the pistol for 20 or less
     
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    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    I don't know if you reload or not. But "beratooth Bullets," makes a cast bullet for the specificially for the 45 auto.....

    http://www.beartoothbullets.com/bulletselect/index.htm

    This bullet, with a lung shot 'generally' passes right through deer even at 50 yds. I believe you will be fine with a GS at 'no more' than 20yds and a very well paced lung shot.

    Good hunting... Stay in close .


    Canyonman
     
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    Can't remember the movie, but Joe Pesci shot one with a 1911. :supergrin:
     
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    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I'd get a 6" barrel if you must carry the 45 acp.
     
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    C'mon now, is 1 inch really gonna make that much of a difference?



    I've killed deer with the 40, the 45 should do the job as well, just keep the shots close and accurate and be ready to track (although I did not have to).