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Old 10-24-2010, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default What carbine would be best for hunting?

Basically my subject asked the question. Can you even deer hunt with a 9mm or .45 carbine? I mean would it take a deer down? Anyone shot something with one?

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I shot one deer three years ago with my 4095. It was a small doe at about 30 yards. The 4095 or 4595 will work at short ranges, +/- 50 yards at a maximum. Over 50 yd get a rifle caliber or a 44 magnum. The rifle calibers will make a more certain kill at longer ranges.

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:46 AM   #3
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The problem with auto pistol calibers is most expanding bullets are designed to only penatrate about 10-14 inches. Depending on the shot you may not hit anything vital. If you use fmj or hardcast lead to get the penatration, there will be less damage to tissue close to the wound, making shot placement even more critical. but a 40 or 45 grain slug to the heart will certainly kill though.

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Old 10-24-2010, 01:56 PM   #4
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I admit I am not a fan of pistol small caliber hunting. That said, check the hunting regulations for where you plan on going. Some States specify caliber minimums and firearm types.

A properly placed .22LR can be lethal on many animals but in the real world would not be IMHO "sporting"? Same goes for the 9mm or .45 Auto.

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Basically my subject asked the question. Can you even deer hunt with a 9mm or .45 carbine? I mean would it take a deer down? Anyone shot something with one?

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Here in Indiana you can only use rifles in pistol calibers but they have to be 357 mag or above.

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If you can humanely manage to take a Doe with a Bow, I don't see how using a pistol Carbine would be any less traumatizing. They should make Pistol carbine hunting rounds, HD ammo wouldn't work too great I'd guess, but that stuff is ballistic tested from handguns too so you never know.

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consider this: corbons and buffalo bore's 40sw+p and 45+p from carbine => most 357mag from 6" handgun also 44-40 with lead round nose from rifle(200gr@1300fps) was consered by most a deer round for a long time

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If you can humanely manage to take a Doe with a Bow, I don't see how using a pistol Carbine would be any less traumatizing. They should make Pistol carbine hunting rounds, HD ammo wouldn't work too great I'd guess, but that stuff is ballistic tested from handguns too so you never know.
Razor tips will cause a massively greater wound channel and blood-loss than any 9mm or .45ACP. You have between 3 and 4 razor sharp blades leaving a 2" wound channel for as much as 2 feet.

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Here in Indiana you can only use rifles in pistol calibers but they have to be 357 mag or above.
it's a little more complicated than that, still can't use .40S&W or 45 ACP here in Indiana even though there over .357 diameter.

Rifles with pistol cartridges

Rifles must fire a cartridge with a bullet of .357-inch diameter or larger; have a minimum case length of 1.16 inches; and have a maximum case length of 1.625 inches.
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