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Old September 15, 2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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'58 question

the lgs has the remmy 58 for $150. my question is can i take a deer with the .44 cal or do i need the .45 long colt cylinder?
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Old September 15, 2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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To answer your question simply ,yes, but deer can be taken with a 22lr also, is it ethical? NO, i used a 44mag taurus with a scope loaded to the max last year and killed a doe at 40yards, i will not shoot at a deer past 50yards [with a handgun], the loads you can put in a remmie 1858 or 45long colt are not even close to a modern smokeless revolver, save your remmie for small game and target shooting, just my opinion, pghrich
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Old September 15, 2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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A .44 cap and ball revolver is about in the same power class as a .38 special. You really want more for deer.
I'm not saying that no one's ever killed a deer with one, just that it's kind of marginal.

Also, it take a lot of practice to get good enough to put a pistol bullet in a deer's vital zone at 25-50 yards, even more than archery does in my opinion.
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Old September 15, 2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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To be totally honest,a well placed arrow with a good sharp broadhead is definitely more lethal than a 44caliber cap and ball 1858 on deer, pghrich
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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+ 1 On something with a little more power than the 1858 class for deer. You may could try a .50 cal single shot may work at up to 50 yrds. Have a backup plan till you see how well it works out. I might try using my Walker at 50 yrds. Just saying.
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