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Hunting, what game for those rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shung, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. Shung

    Shung Member

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    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 !
     
  2. .38 Special

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    My limit would be small deer at close range -- broadside lung shots only, and the heaviest lead bullets I can get, preferably LBT shapes.
     
  3. jpwilly

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    You can hunt whatever you like with those rifles but I'd stick to thin skined game up to deer.
     
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