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He’s good. I wouldn’t want to try the 90-yarder in a hunting situation.

Wish he’d say specifically what ammo he used. The “185 grain “ .45acp load looked like an xtp, but he doesn't say anything about +P or not. So one of the least-expanding JHP options at probably somewhere from 475-575 ft/lbs, and was more than adequate to instantly incapacitate an animal three times the size of a big human. I'd say that speaks to the effectiveness of the old cartridge, as long as the shooter does his part.
 

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We know it can be done with a handgun, but based on my past experience, I think I would prefer to stick with a rifle as it offers far more opportunities to put the animal down. Only once while pushing bush did I come within 10 yards of a Mulie with a gun in my hand. Unfortunately it was Duck season, not Deer season.
 

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Yes, I'm very curious as to bullet brand and muzzle velocity of the .45ACP ammo in question.

As I'm wanting to set up the 1911 Range Officer up for a load for large and potentially dangerous game.
 

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I knew I had a good reason for buying a Glock 21. Why bother with a Browning BAR .30/06 when I can carry a .45? Whitetails better watch out for me tomorrow!
 
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I knew I had a good reason for buying a Glock 21. Why bother with a Browning BAR .30/06 when I can carry a .45? Whitetails better watch out for me tomorrow!
😁 I never tried handgun hunting until I was probably in my early 50's, and realized real quick that I just don't have the eyes for it anymore. Our state's silly "three-point rule" means you can shoot a male deer if it "has both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack".

So a completely antlerless buck is legal, a button-buck is legal (as long as they're both shorter than two inches), a spike buck becomes illegal when one spike reaches two inches long, a four-pointer is usually illegal, etc. So effectively the really small ones are legal, the really large ones are legal, the medium-small ones depend on spike length, the medium ones are usually illegal, and the medium-large ones depend on the point distribution.

I can't do all that counting and measuring real quick at much distance without an optic, so the last few years I hunted I didn't bother trying & just stuck with an optic-equipped gun. Just too many rules and too much penalty if you even accidentally break them. Doesn't matter now really; I don't hunt at all any more.
 
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