Nice pronghorn. I've always wanted to hunt one but have not had the chance yet. What kind of range were you shooting at?
I've been deer hunting here in Ohio with my 44 Mag Blackhawk (7.5 inch barrel) for about 14 years now. Numerous deer taken, its plenty of gun to do the job. Take a look at the 200 and 240 grain bullets, anything heavier is vast overkill on anything as thin skinned as a whitetail deer. I use Speer gold dots in 200 grain as my hunting load. Don't know if these are still available, my stash is many years old at this point, but will probably outlast my lifetime.
Always take your shots in your comfort range. If your not comfortable, let the shot pass. That said I've never had to trail a wounded deer, taken with the 44mag. They tend to drop where they are shot. Concentrate on making your first shot count and you'll do just fine. Good luck.
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