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Sturpid question

#1 Post by JNG » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:52 pm

My son took 2 deer with my 357 Max, Next sat. I am going to hunt with my Sharps 45-70. I only have GT 520 grain slugs. I was planning a bison hunt,
but I got hurt very bad and could not go. Is a 520 grain to much for white-tail. Or should I get a lighter bullet?
The Deer here range from 150lbs for does to ~200 for bucks. PS. I'm dead nuts at 150 yards with the round.
Would I ruin meat?

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Re: Sturpid question

#2 Post by zoner » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:59 pm

they will work

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Re: Sturpid question

#3 Post by Pisgah » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:05 pm

Too much? Not really -- but more than needed, for sure! Perfect if you happen to have a dozen deer standing shoulder-to-shoulder, though... :wink: :lol:

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Re: Sturpid question

#4 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:19 pm

A .45 caliber hole is a .45 caliber hole . Just don't line up more Deer than you have tags for.
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#5 Post by jkbrea » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:20 pm

They'll definitely work. I've taken a few elk with 325 grain. Happy hunting.

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Re: Sturpid question

#6 Post by 44shooter » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:31 pm

I agree with the others. Way more lead than you need but you won't damage any more meat. Actually your rounds may be less destructive than say 300 grain jhp. Go for it since you have them and are sighted it for them.

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#7 Post by jeepnik » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:42 pm

Heavy & slow. Less meat lost. Complete penetration. Good blood trail if not DRT. Go and enjoy.
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Re: Sturpid question

#8 Post by 3leggedturtle » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:06 pm

Chuck 100 yd wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:19 pm
A .45 caliber hole is a .45 caliber hole . Just don't line up more Deer than you have tags for.
Have fun !
That's what I was thinking..
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Re: Sturpid question

#9 Post by BlaineG » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:54 pm

I was thinking way, way back to the pic of Scott T's deer with that big 500+ grain from Big Nosed Kate. It sure ruined a lot of meat, IIRC.
Try for a head or neck shot?
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#10 Post by Rusty » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:54 pm

I've always heard that with a .45-70 you could eat right up to the hole. Less bloodshot meat with lower velocity.
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Re: Sturpid question

#11 Post by JNG » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:13 pm

Thanks for your answers. As for tags, I do not need them as a land owner in Ohio hunting on my land. I can get 3 to 6, but only 1 buck.
I will let you know how it went.

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Re: Sturpid question

#12 Post by BlaineG » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:51 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:54 pm
I've always heard that with a .45-70 you could eat right up to the hole. Less bloodshot meat with lower velocity.
With a hardcast, or non-expanding solid.
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#13 Post by M. M. Wright » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:27 pm

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Re: Sturpid question

#14 Post by JNG » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Well, I only saw a Doe on top of the north hill (my land is in a saddle with the pond in the middle). I did not take a shot, did not like the setup.
I could not hunt Sunday as I missed Church on Sat. A friend went there and was on his way home by 0900. Good for him, A doe makes great meat.
Black power season is around 1St week of Jan. We shall see how it goes.
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