Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hunting

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by huskyenduro, Jul 6, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. huskyenduro

    huskyenduro Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3
    Hello All,

    Been working extensively on my accuracy with my Pietta 1860. I have very tight groups out to 25 yards. Here is the question, I would like to hunt Whitetail deer with this revolver. With 30 grains of Goex and a .454 ball what range is humane in hunting deer.

    Thanks for your continued assistance.
     
  2. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    24,953
    Location:
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    I wouldn't hunt deer with anything, but a Ruger Old Army suitably modified in a BP revolver. I've not found many guns quite as accurate and the power can be made adequate in the gun. JMHO though.
     
  3. Wwalstrom

    Wwalstrom Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Hunting with A B&C Revolver

    It's not Legal in Minnesota ...
     
  4. frosty

    frosty Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    239
    Location:
    ohio
    I must agree that a R.O.A or possibly a dragoon would be suitable for deer size game, and only if those shots are kept in the 30 yds and under. Groundhogs and cyotes are no problem!:evil:
     
  5. KIMBER45TLE

    KIMBER45TLE Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    92
    Done it

    I've done it twice with my 1858 Bison revolver. Hold shots down 30 yards and under and unless you hit solid neck bone be ready and willing to make a track. It's a nice accomplishment to take a deer that way, but having done so I've also learned it's not an immediate kill unless you break the spine. The bullet will not exit the other side on shoulder shots. It usually hangs up in the opposing rib cage. I've gone back to using my rifle as the primary on this one. I do carry the revolver as a back up just in case I need a second shot in a hurry. Use your own judgement on this one.
     
  6. Low Key

    Low Key Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2005
    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    In the hills of TN
    Check your local hunting laws first. In some states it's legal to hunt whitetail with a bp pistol and in some states it is not.
     
  7. Steve499

    Steve499 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    628
    Location:
    Central Missouri
    It's like it's been said so many times, a .22 short may be adequate with perfect shot placement and a .458 Magnum a crippler with poor placement. A .45whatever round ball in front of 30 grains of black powder will kill a deer. Dead. Every time it's placed right. If you hit that deer in it's extremities or too far back, it will run off. Every time. We all have to answer the question ourselves based on how accurately we can keep all our hits inside of that perfect shot placement area.

    Steve
     
  8. KIMBER45TLE

    KIMBER45TLE Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    92
    Well Stated.

    [It's like it's been said so many times, a .22 short may be adequate with perfect shot placement and a .458 Magnum a crippler with poor placement. A .45whatever round ball in front of 30 grains of black powder will kill a deer. Dead. Every time it's placed right. If you hit that deer in it's extremities or too far back, it will run off. Every time. We all have to answer the question ourselves based on how accurately we can keep all our hits inside of that perfect shot placement area.

    Steve]

    Well stated. Practice, practice, practice.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page