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Posted: 11/20/2003 3:52:06 AM EDT
i have a ruger 480 with a 71/2 inch barrel and i have a scope on it ,,,, my question is whats the effective killing range for lets say deer. thamks,,JOE
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 3:56:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 3:59:07 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
With a hand cannon like that I'd say, just as far as you can shoot 1-2" groups at.

Probably no more than 100 yards.
www.chuckhawks.com/480ruger.htm, check bottom of article.

Shot placement is everything with hunting.

Mike
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 8:03:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
With a hand cannon like that I'd say, just as far as you can shoot 1-2" groups at.

Probably no more than 100 yards.
www.chuckhawks.com/480ruger.htm, check bottom of article.

Shot placement is everything with hunting.

Mike



I agree shot placement is everything, but the kill zone on the average whitetail is 8"-10" inches. Therefore I feel 1-2" is too high a standard. I think the range you can shoot 4"-6" groups is more appropriate.

Kent
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 9:23:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 9:24:26 AM EDT by mr_wilson]

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
I agree shot placement is everything, but the kill zone on the average whitetail is 8"-10" inches. Therefore I feel 1-2" is too high a standard. I think the range you can shoot 4"-6" groups is more appropriate.

Kent



I was thinking about what little meat will be left, should your shot be "behind the shoulder".

At least w/ a neck shot, there'll be some left to eat. <---, supposed to be a "wink", boy the borad is MESSED up today!

Mike
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