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is there a .45 colt hunting load for deer inside 50 yards thats not a +p load? i have a single shot pistol that can only shoot standard loads.
 

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i don't reload so i was hopeing there was a commerical load
 

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Me too Sachel.45. Is there a commercially made 45 colt for big game hunting?
 

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Federal has a line of heavy cast bullets loaded to standard pressures. Can't remember what they're calling it, but I've seen them around locally. As long as you're using a good quality hunting bullet, any standard pressure 45 Colt load will kill a deer at 50 yards. Look for hardcast lead flatpoint or jacketed soft point bullets. As always, no bullet or load will kill an animal cleanly if you make a bad shot. Practice untill you can put every bullet into a 6" circle offhand at 50 yards. If you don't reload, it'll cost you a bundle, but PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.
 

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Sachel, curious as to what model single shot you'll be using/. Kinda have a fondness for them, other than the too common T/C's.
 

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The Winchester 225 gr. Silver Tip is a good bullet,no argue there,I used it last year in a Uberti .45 lever gun,took one at 76 yds. according to my range finder,shot placement iv very critical though,so practice,practice,practice......
 

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I have taken a hog with the WW Silvertip .45 Colt load. Did him in just fine at about 25 yards. I was shooting a S&W 25-5 with 6 inch barrel.
 
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