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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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By "extra heavy" do you mean heavier bullets or charge weights? Elk are a big animal but they are still considered a thin skinned animal.. A good 240 grain bullet at 1200fps will do the job. As with a rifle, shot placement is the important part. I know a fella who has killed many Elk with a .243. I don't advocate that, but it has certainly worked for him.
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