Whitetail expectations...with a handgun?
I intend to hunt whitetails with a handgun, this fall.
Desert Eagle in .357 Mag., 6" barrel and 158gr. JHP.
Ruger Bisley in 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel and 225gr. and a cast semi-wadcutter.
Ofcourse, shot placement is everything, many years of bowhunting has taught me this much. Staying within the killing range of the weapon is another concern. There are a miriad of other variables, but my question is in general.
What's the "standard" distance a whitetail will run before dropping dead, after a double lung shot?
Your opinions and experiences are appreciated.
Thank you, Bowhunter57