Which one of these loads for my 45 Lc deer hunting ?

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cbnutt

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Question for those in the know , taking my 45 colt Bisley 7.5 inch Ruger with me deer hunting this year in case ones in close , i have 3 choices in ammo , Underwood 255GR. Semi wadcutter lead Keith type 1000 fps ,, Underwood 300GR. XTP JHP 1300 fps ,, Underwood 250GR. Xtreme penetrator 1400fps ,, which do you think is best ? The Extreme penetrator has the fluted looking bullet like notches cut in it , Thanks .
 

TDF

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A lot of recoil with those latter two.......can you accurately shoot them. If so either would be great. The first load at 1000fps will be a lot more comfortable and will shoot lengthwise through a deer and get the job done. Shoot the one you and your gun shoot the most accurately.

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contender

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First off,, I hunt with a handgun, and I took my 45 Colt to Colorado in 2019 to hunt elk. My load was a lead SWC design,, and was chronoed around 1100 fps.

But I FULLY agree that find out which load is the most accurate first.

And I also agree that your first choice of the SWC at 1000 fps will be plenty for whitetail,, (and mulies, and elk.)
 

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