im a (mostly) city boy with a hp 9mmcomp, wanting to hang out with my country boy friends on their hunting trips. would a hi-point carbine be accepted as a typical hunting rifle or would i look like a tool? :lol:
Kennedy related an incident from Southern Ohio where a gentleman was popped for using a 995 for deer because it didn't meet the ".357 or larger" aspect of the law...handgun with 5-in. minimum length barrel, using straight-walled cartridges .357 caliber or larger
I'm sure it will work, but whether it's smart to or not is completely different. I once lost a friend to a 22 accident. If it shoots, it probably kills. But harvesting a deer or elk with a 9mm is just plain silly. Sure it could work but I'd never do it. Plus it's illegal here in Washington State for that very reason. If you did hit the animal, you'd most likely injure but not kill it. It'll run miles away and die weeks later from infection. A very stupid move and no responsible hunter (LEO or not) would ever do such an inconsiderate thing. Buy a 30-06 or something comparable that'll drop the animal humanely.So to say the carbine would not suffice is very foolish. However to suggest a better suited caliber is not.
No scope on it at the moment. I plan on practicing with the iron sites before I put a scope on it. Ammo is very easy to find for it. Still plan on getting a Hi Point carbine though.ooo, i just found some on gunbroker. thats a ww2 beauty! did you get a scope and if so, whered you find it?
also...is it easy to find 7.62x54R ammo?
Again, check your local laws. In TN, and as far as I know, in most states, you must hunt with hollow-point or soft-point ammo. FMJ loads are illegal to hunt with here, as the bullet is more likely to punch right through the target without expanding, thus rendering an injury less-likely to kill quickly (and thus, more humanely).would using a hollow point 9mm be more effective at stopping deer? or are hollow points not used because they tear up the meat too much?
would a mosin nagant be a suitable hunting weapon, using 7.62x54?
im very new and ignorant to all this, so bear with me as i try to make sure i dont screw stuff up :wink: