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Standard 45 Colt loads for Deer?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Blue Brick, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

    Anyone regularly use Standard (14,000 PSI or less) loads 45 Colt loads for Deer?

    If so……..

    Handgun or rifle? What kind of load (handloads or commercial loads)? What kind of range? Any special strategies?

    Any Pictures?

  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    No, but if I did and used a handgun, I'd limit myself to that distance at which I could always hit the end of a beercan--and I'd be very picky about where on the deer I wanted to hit. Neck, or a crosswise body shot to the heart/lungs. Pretty much the same with a rifle, for that matter.

    However, since I'm a handloader and have a worked-over Blackhawk...
  3. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    A 255 grain flat nose at 900+ fps will do the job just fine to 50 yards. I have hotter loads I generally use for hunting, but I've shot hogs in the trap with the lighter load and it works just fine.
  4. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member


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