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Old 10-05-2010, 02:03 PM
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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, 07:08 PM
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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, 01:45 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, 01:47 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
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