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Teach me something.

I carry my SRH 454 when I dear hunt with my rifle.

We have shooting houses, and at most, a 175 yd shot on most fields. These are Southern white tail dear we are talking about.

Anyway, if a buck or doe came out close enough that I was comfortable with, I wanna try the 454.

I have a variety of ammo in jacketed and hard cast.

At 30 to 40 yards, what bullet is correct for me?

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In my experience with my RSRH in .454 Casull, at under 100 yds. the best cartridge for me is a warm 45 Colt load. BarnesX Vortex or CorBon. I reload mine and use BarnesXPB's over H-110. 300gr. Hornady ammo is more than you need for whitetails. The CorBon & Barnes 45 Colt loads are easier on the wrist and I've taken cow elk with them.
 

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I prefer a 325 WFNGC lead bullet in 45 Colt. I hunted whitetail in North Carolina, which was adjacent to a swamp. Ideal shot allowed me to break both shoulders or preferably the off shoulder while still punching the vitals. Shots were typically inside of 50 yards from a tree stand or ground blind.

Last thing we wanted was for the deer to run off in to the swamp.

NC deer aren't very big, so no need for the power of a 454 Casull.
 
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