Hunting, what game for those rifles


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Shung
July 12, 2009, 12:59 PM
just to satisfy my curiosity, and without any legal issue, I'd like to know from skilled hunters, what can reasonnably be hunted with these 2 rifles..


the 1st is a 24" 44-40 Uberti Winchester 1866..

the 2nd is a 24" 357mag Uberti Winchester 1873..

looking at the table, the rifle in 357mag can provide more kinetic energy, but i wonder if the heavier bullet from the 44-40 (loaded smokeless or with full charge of black powder) is better in hunting application-

Thank you very much for your help !

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.38 Special
July 12, 2009, 01:02 PM
My limit would be small deer at close range -- broadside lung shots only, and the heaviest lead bullets I can get, preferably LBT shapes.

jpwilly
July 12, 2009, 01:05 PM
You can hunt whatever you like with those rifles but I'd stick to thin skined game up to deer.

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