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Old 02-23-2019, 09:27 AM
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You have a 44 mag? Why would you want to go down to a 45 acp?? I have shot 3 deer with the 44 mag that were heart lung shots and had to track all of them from 40-90 yds, all were broadsid , both lungs destroyed and 1 heart this was with hydroshocks, IMI soft point, Rem soft point. I have since switched to 250 XTP- one FELL about 3 yds otherwise is was like Thor's hammer and anchored them in the spot. All were broadside 33-35 yds. Why did some run ? I have no idea, at necropsy the damage was essentially the same with all loads, deer range from a 120 doe to 175 lbs buck?? I have shot deer with 357 mag and 40 SW ( 165 gr ranger ) all dropped there. IF you have to go with the 45 I would use XTP 230 or ranger 230 +P, and keep it to 50 yd or under. There is nothing worse than trailing/tracking a deer that should be lying on the ground. Enjoy. Be Safe.
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I am pretty sure that within certain parameters the .45ACP can do the job. Not a first choice. The only deer I shot was with a .45, but it was LE duty, putting down one hit by a car. If I were hunting, I am pretty sure that the load of choice would be a good hard lead SWC.
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1911 specially configured for hunting deer:

I have test fired this one, and it took full power 230 grain loads just to move that slide.
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