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Old 10-24-2002, 08:32 PM
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Default Hunting elk with a handgun

Been thinking about trying it. I have a Ruger 454 casull and have been shooting Winchester parition 265gr. Muzzle velocity of 1800fps. I feel it would be very effective to 100 yards. Anyone have any experiance hunting elk with a handgun?
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Old 10-25-2002, 01:06 AM
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Default RE: Hunting elk with a handgun

I don't have any experience with hunting elk with a handgun but can give you my impressions. Speer gold dot is an excellent bullet and a 300grainer out of your 454 at about 1700 should be awesome. I would also like to suggest wfngc hard cast bullets so if you hit that shoulder it will just plow right on through. Just some thoughts and with either of these you should have no problems at all. Good luck.


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Old 10-25-2002, 10:19 AM
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Default RE: Hunting elk with a handgun

i feel that the win partition load with work plently fine, the controlled expansion bullet will alow for plenty of penetration.
hard cast isnt a bad choice either but i dont think you need to fix what aint broke


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