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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by glockky, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. glockky

    glockky Well-Known Member

    Which one are you using for deer in your 44 mag handgun? Any what kinda of velocity are you using.

    I ask this because I am hearing there is a lot of people who just shoot cast bullets and dont try to shoot them at max velocity to hunt with.
  2. huntershooter

    huntershooter Well-Known Member

    In my .44's, for deer (Whitetail), I use a 250/265 gr WFNGC for a cast bullet; a 240 gr. XTP for JHP. The cast bullets are 1100+ FPS, the XTP runs close to 1200 FPS (this from a 4" barrel).

    The XTP puts the deer down quicker with a lung shot in my experience.

    I use cast on (large) hogs exclusively.
  3. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Well-Known Member

    Neither.....I use JSPs.
  4. glockky

    glockky Well-Known Member

    Thats another idea I have been thinking about buck 460xvr. I have heard both sides on this on other forums and was just wanting to hear of experiences on here.

    Seems to be split 50/50 kinda thing.
  5. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    A 165 cast SWC kills 'em dead in .357 magnum. I'm not sure why a 240+ grain SWC in .44 wouldn't.
  6. DM~

    DM~ Well-Known Member

    I use my own cast, from a RCBS 250KT mould, over 23.0 of H110, CCI350 primer for EVERYTHING in my 44 magnum handguns.

  7. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    A good standard weight SWC or LBT at 1200fps will do a fine job on deer. A good JHP tends to put them down a little quicker though. For this, I like Gold Dots.
  8. grubbylabs

    grubbylabs Well-Known Member

    I use a Lee mold designed by Ranch Dog. It is a 265 grain flat nose with a gas check. I load it over 19 grains or so of 296, I think it was passing the chrono at about 1,100 fps but I am not sure.

    I have yet to shoot any thing with this as it is my side arm for archery hunting. I hope I never do, because if I do, it means I ran into an angry bear. An angry bear is not something an archery hunter wants to find, even when bear is on the menu.
  9. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    How about a 220ish grn GC'd HP at about 1400 FPS ?
  10. flipajig

    flipajig Well-Known Member

    Cast for me. 429255 mold casts them right at 255 grn 19.5 grn of 2400 sized at 430 for the SBH and sized at 429 with a GC for the tender at 1400 fps and some change SBH it's running 1200fps an dsome change
    Bambie don't stand a chance providing I do my part.
  11. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    I use 240 JHP's in my Ruger Hunter model at usual .44 mag velocities. It has worked well for me on both deer and hogs. Good penetration-good expansion.

    A couple of years ago, I got a S&W in .45 Colt. I took a nice doe with it at 50 yards using a 255 gr hard cast lead bullet at about 950 FPS. It went in one shoulder and out the short ribs on the other side. Very good result.

    Both will work as they punch big, deep holes. Place 'em well and you can take your choice.
  12. brnmw

    brnmw Well-Known Member

    I do not typically hunt with a revolver I only carry one as a quick defensive sidearm for stray hogs in the area and it is usually my .357 Magnum. However a lever-action rifle with .44 Mag. ammo I have used Winchester "Super-X" 240 gr. SP that works well and if I were in fact hunting with a revolver I imagine I would still carry the same ammo.
  13. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    240 gr XTP at about 1200 fps

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