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.44 mag energy question??

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Blane67, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Blane67

    Blane67 columbia gorge Active Member

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    How do I figure out if my .44 rem mag has enough energy to take down elk?, My gut say's inside 100yds probably be ok..(all about shot placement), Do I need a chronograph to figure it out? 225grn. leverevolution out of a 16-1/4" barrel. I'm on the fence about it??, any help greatly appreciated..thanks, Blane
     
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    derrickd95 Forest Grove Active Member

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  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like you're using a short barreled rifle. With a good bullet, you should be fine to 100-125 yards. trainsktg's recommendation is a good one.
     
  5. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I took this doe with a 180 grain hollow point two weeks ago in the willamette unit. In a rib and out the spine (shooting from below) with bone fragment and impact damage to one lung. 75 yards with Redhawk.

    While a hollow point will blow through a deer with plenty of damage, I doubt you will achieve this with a body shot on an elk. A head or neck shot would get the job done and a hard cast bullet would certainly provide more penetration into the body.

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