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.44 Super Redhawk 7.5": Can It Hunt Elk?

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With extra heavy loads, is a .44 bullet shot from a Super Redhawk 7.5" barrel enough to hunt elk effectively? I know rifles are better, but for a handgun is a Super Redhawk with that barrel and caliber sufficient to hunt elk with some reasonable success if I shoot straight enough and accurately enough?
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Handgun hunting is like bow hunting in that the biggest limitation will always be range.

Can you get close? How far will it run after being hit? Those are the key questions.

I have put a 185gr. FNGC bullet, from a .357 Mag, through both shoulders of an elk that was down but not out. They aren't armor-plated, but they can run a long way after the hit.
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