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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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Use something like a 240-300 gr. hard cast LFN or WLN bullet and keep your range short, 50-75 yards or less, and you can take an elk quite nicely with the .44. Hone up on your tracking skills because it is not going to drop in its tracks unless you make a CNS shot but it will certainly make a clean kill.
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