Well, something went wrong with the last thread on this subject, so here it is again, back from the dead. Is 45 acp enough bullet to take down a whitetail with? Does anyone have any experience with this? I am looking at trying my luck with handgun hunting. I know that the 45 will work wonders on a human body and most deer usually are about the same size.
Now I know I just got here , and I hate to stop a good roll about bad guys gettin' the Hard Goodbye ,,, but I will .
Ok , I am just an old farm boy who's done a helluva lot of huntin and shootin , so please don't take anything I say as Gospel . But , in regards to .45acp and Mr. Whitetail ,, Hell Yes it will do the job ! ,,With these caveats ,,
I used a Marlin Camp gun and kept my range to 50yds max , now with a handgun I just don't know , you better have a good hot heavy bullet , be a Dang good shot , and keep range as tight as possible . Because you will want that good heart-lung shot for sure.