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Old 07-31-2012, 08:35 PM
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I have a Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP convertible. I would like to take a deer with it. Would my Speer 45 Colt 250 grain Gold Dot HP be adequate for deer up to say 50 yards?
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:09 PM
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I have a Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP convertible. I would like to take a deer with it. Would my Speer 45 Colt 250 grain Gold Dot HP be adequate for deer up to say 50 yards?
I would use the long colt before the acp,But yes it will take a deer at that range.Our you putting a scope on it?
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:38 PM
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I would use the long colt before the acp,But yes it will take a deer at that range.Our you putting a scope on it?
I also have .45 ACP hollow points, but I definitely would use the .45 Colt Gold Dots. I don't have a scope on it but I believe I can keep in the kill zone up to 50 yards with it.
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50 yards or under? Should work great.
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"Long" Colt rounds definitely, .45 ACP doesn't have enough speed to penetrate a deer's thick skin.

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:39 PM
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It will be alright as long as you stay within 50 yrds. or less,I use a 357 Blackhawk 158gr. and have no problems.Just be sure of your shot ,GOOD LUCK
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I wouldnt use hollow points for deer.........
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