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Old 10-05-2010, 03:03 PM
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Default Using a .44 on deer

This summer I bought a percussion cap .44 rifle. I would really like to try to take a deer or two this season with it but am not 100% sold on the ethics of it. I am confident in my ability and the accuracy of the gun but have never heard of anybody using a .44 muzzleloading rifle on deer. Live in Iowa and hunt the woods so a long shot would be a little over 50 yards and more likely MUCH less. I like to sneak in on 'em.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:08 PM
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Cool go for it

here in pa 44 is the smallest rifle allowed by law inline or flintlock so if you can hit the boiler maker go to it and good luck
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:45 PM
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where i live .45 caliber is the minimum you are allowed to use. Check your local fish and game regs to see if that caliber is allowed for deer hunting.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:47 PM
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look at the size of the bullet. why wouldnt it work?we kill deer with sticks and broadheads,with 55 grain 223 bullets, i mean a 22 mag will kill a deer. you will have no problem as long as you do your part
put the wind in your face and the sun at your back and shoot what makes you happy,always remember its deer hunting not rocket science!dont over think hunting it takes the fun out of it
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