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Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:23 am
by quigleysharps4570
For deer I'm kinda partial to the .54 caliber.

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:41 am
by gtk
By the choices offered, I see you mean REAL primitive weapons :D

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:51 pm
by quigleysharps4570
Yep...real primitive. :) Forgot you folks down there were using cartridges these days.

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 pm
by LadyHunter
So I dont guess I can vote... since most dont consider mine "real" primitive....... :(

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:37 pm
by jbullard1
LadyHunter wrote:So I dont guess I can vote... since most dont consider mine "real" primitive....... :(


You ought to try dropping a rock (flintlock ) on one its a nice thrill

And I happen to know someone that has a few and might loan you one :)

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:43 pm
by Ironwood
Man! This is terrible. I'm getting the fever really bad but there's no use in wishing. I really liked the.50 caliber 320 grain Lee R.E.A.L. along with a hot load of FFG. That combination is really potent!

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:59 pm
by quigleysharps4570
Ironwood, I've sent many to their maker with the combo you mentioned. Lifted one doe clear off her feet at 25 yards one day. Was quite a sight.

What cartridge you shooting LadyHunter?

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:35 pm
by LadyHunter
jbullard1 wrote:
LadyHunter wrote:So I dont guess I can vote... since most dont consider mine "real" primitive....... :(


You ought to try dropping a rock (flintlock ) on one its a nice thrill

And I happen to know someone that has a few and might loan you one :)


I actually have one and used to use it. But for some reason Hunter and my boys don't want me using it anymore. They get all out of sorts if I talk about it, something to do with me hunting alone most of the time, and I remember some mutterings about age..... before I shot them "the" look..... :smash: :roll:

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:52 pm
by jv
I use a .50 cal. T/C Hawkens and shoot the .490 diameter 177 grain roll ball with 110 grains FFg black powder.

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:59 pm
by jbullard1
jv wrote:I use a .50 cal. T/C Hawkens and shoot the .490 diameter 177 grain roll ball with 110 grains FFg black powder.


Quigs we have another roundball shooter :2TU: :2TU: :2TU: :2TU:
powder charge is a little high for me but he shoots a roundball

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:22 pm
by jv
jb you know at age 60 i might need to think about lowering the charge a tad.

80 grains FFg would be around 1840 fps and 1400 ft lbs
90 grains FFg .......1950 fps and 1570 ft lbs
100 grains FFg.......2050 fps and 1740 ft lbs
110 grain FFg ........2135 fps and 1880 ft lbs

Might drop down to 90 grains and see what happens.

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:31 pm
by jbullard1
My 54 cal longrifle shoots a 70gr charge of fffg the 62 smoothy shoots 95gr fffg.
The 54 pushed a roundball front to back through a doe no bones hit and she did a backflip with an exit wound in her rear quarter

Re: Favorite Deer Caliber

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:10 am
by quigleysharps4570
jbullard1 wrote:Quigs we have another roundball shooter :2TU: :2TU: :2TU: :2TU:


Great news! :thumbsup: