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Old 11-07-2008, 08:23 AM
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Not sure why, but I bought some 180gr 44mag (Hornady XTP). I got to looking at the energy and can't think for the life of me why I bought such a light load.

Chances are Id never be able to get the confidence at the range to try to take on a 100yd shot (rock solid rest) in the field with my 44mag Super Redhawk, but there are people that do it....somewhere.

Question is, what is the least amount of energy you would feel comfortable hitting a whitetail with?
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:30 AM
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At what distance? At 30-40 yards into the lungs I would have no problem using that load on deer.

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Old 11-07-2008, 08:38 AM
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Neither would I....OK so I guess my question is, in simple terms I didnt think of....Lungs shot, Hornady XTP 180gr....outof a 44mag....max range?
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:06 AM
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Kinda depends on the shooters ability and not necessarily the load/gun. My guess 100 yds.
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