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007BondJamesBond007 12-25-2011 10:48 AM

Has Anyone Hunted With a Cap and Ball Revolver?
 
Has anyone used a cap and ball revolver to hunt with and what did you get? Small game or Deer?

c3shooter 12-25-2011 11:00 AM

Not legal for deer in many states.

winds-of-change 12-25-2011 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 659437)
Not legal for deer in many states.

Not that I am going to hunt with a Cap and Ball Revolver but can you please tell me why it's not legal? Just asking my usual questions and trying to learn. :o

c3shooter 12-25-2011 12:13 PM

lack of power. There is a minimum size for rifles, minimum caliber for muzzleloading rifles, and a ball and cap revolver was felt to be too low in energy to insure a clean kill.

trip286 12-25-2011 01:32 PM

007, check youtube. I was thinking about getting a walker repro, and came across some videos of it being used in hunting. I've also found some articles and write ups on it.

Hawg 12-25-2011 01:55 PM

Here you cant even have a handgun on you while hunting. They will assume since you have it on you that you intended to hunt with it and will fine you accordingly.

thdrduck 12-25-2011 03:28 PM

DNR only has limits on minimum cal. and barrel length and they even count the length of the cylinder as part of the barrel on revolvers. I have Remington Army and would carry it only to finish off a deer in the event my rifle shot didn't do the job. Must take that back... Must be a center fire cartridge of more then .22 cal.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sniper03 12-25-2011 03:49 PM

007,

Never hunted deer with one. But have hunted groundhogs with a Navy model 36 Cal. on many occassions just for fun. Did good job and was a blast! ":D" I suppose you could hunt deer with the 44 cal Black Powder Revolver is your state law permits it. I have a 44 New Army but never hunted with it. I guess I have never checked on that in Tennessee! But probably would still use my Thomson Hawken 50 Cal Rifle for deer.

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winds-of-change 12-25-2011 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 659454)
lack of power. There is a minimum size for rifles, minimum caliber for muzzleloading rifles, and a ball and cap revolver was felt to be too low in energy to insure a clean kill.


Thank you for the answer to my question.

DunRanull 01-06-2012 12:12 AM

When I was a kid, I knew an old man who had his grandfather's Colt .36 cal handed down from the War of the Southern Rebellion. He used it as a wall-hanger in his nursery office and for shooting bunnies stealing nibbles from his nursery stock. It worked well but Ive never had to do that.


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