First of all. What species of deer? Blacktail? OK, Whitetail? Maybe, Mulie? No Way!Would this be an ok caliber for deer with the approiate load and if so any ideas what the approiate load would be ? Thanks.
I do not know of any state that allows the use of FMJ ammo for hunting, especially in centerfire calibers. Bad advice.This would be the ammo I would use if your weapon can handle it. IT IS HOT!!!
"9mm Israeli +P+ 115 FMJ Ball, in 25 rd boxes, 1000- $199.99, in ammo can For Sub Machine Guns"
Soontobe (informed?)Hmm miestero i dont wanna be a Richard (nickname) but look at this your right it does slow down with some ammo but it also gaines speed with some and from my research correct me if im wrong but a 16in barreled 9mm has the slight upperhand over a 357 mag with certain loads.http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/9mmluger.html
The 357 Magnum is widely considered the smallest handgun cartridge one might expect to consistently, and humanely, dispatch deer and that is if you keep the shots to little more than 100 yards. The 9mm is simply a terrible choice to use, for hunting.
In an emergency situation, at ranges of perhaps 100 FEET, you might press a 9mm into service for killing a small deer, but to select that cartridge, intentionally, shows poor judgment and less than proper respect for the big game animal you're hunting.
I think the most redeeming quality of the 9mm is that virtually anyone, man or woman, can learn to shoot it very well. Other than doing a lot of fun shooting and practicing my form, I have little use for it. I don't think it's a good self-defense load and the numbers suggest it would be even less effective when used to hunt deer.Yet many recommend the 9mm as a defensive round against a 2 legged attacker that may be heavily clothed and wiegh 200 to 300 pounds yet most realize that the round is marginal for 150 pound Whitetail.. Has anyone else noticed this polar opposite recommendation of the 9mm
I wasn't trying to insult your intelligence, just bring you up to speed on conventional wisdom. When you ask questions you should be prepared to get honest answers...even if those answers are not what you were hoping to hear. The 9mm is a good target shooting cartridge and a "decent" self-defense load, but as a hunting cartridge, it leaves a great deal to be desired. There are many choices that will serve you better, but if you can find a place where it's legal, give it a shot.