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#181949 - 07/10/17 10:16 AM 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? ****
ScoutV2
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I'm wanting some opinions on the 45acp for deer. I'm looking at a S&W 625 for sport shooting and wondering if it could possibly play a second role as a close range deer gun.

Thanks for your input!

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#181950 - 07/10/17 12:39 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: ScoutV2]
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Works fine. Shot placement is everything.
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#181951 - 07/10/17 12:41 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: reflex264]
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What he said!
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#181954 - 07/10/17 01:57 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: Whitworth]
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I've done 6 out to 50 yds. Good hits work fine. Best bullet seems to be Hornady 200 gr. XTP.

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#181955 - 07/10/17 02:37 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: wvhitman]
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Just what the Doctor ordered!

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#181968 - 07/12/17 01:37 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: wvhitman]
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 Originally Posted By: wvhitman
I've done 6 out to 50 yds. Good hits work fine. Best bullet seems to be Hornady 200 gr. XTP.


How fast are you running those?
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#181971 - 07/12/17 05:18 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: Handgun400]
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Very close to 1000 fps.

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#181984 - 07/13/17 10:03 AM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: wvhitman]
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So you're not pushing Super velocities? I've kind of got the Tim the Toolman Taylor "more power" thing stuck in my head with my Glock 21. I run into a lot of hogs in the woods and was thinking about pushing something a little heavier around 1200fps.
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#182003 - 07/13/17 08:52 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: Handgun400]
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I wouldn't do the Hornady on hogs. A good ol' H&G 200 gr. SWC would be the berries. More penetration and speed.

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#182047 - 07/15/17 02:22 PM Re: 45acp for South Eastern White Tail? [Re: wvhitman]
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If you want a little more oomph, it's my understanding you can run .45 Super loads in that 625 with no worries whatsoever.

I'm going to add a 625 to my inventory one of these days and the ability to readily use Super loads is part of the reason why.

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