Yes, the 44 magnum in a rifle/carbine platform is an excellent choice for deer in brushy areas out to 100 yards. The extra barrel length of a rifle/carbine can add up to 500 FPS over a short-barreled handgun. Within range the 44 magnum with its inherently wide diameter bullet will hit a deer with authority.
How far can you shoot a deer with a 44 mag pistol?
Seriously, with good bullets a . 44 mag can take deer out to 80 or 100 yards. However, most people can’t shoot well enough at 100 yards with a revolver to consistently take deer, especially with open sights.
What size pistol will kill a deer?
Polymer-frame, semi-automatic pistols are very limited in big-game-suitable calibers. While the . 357 SIG and . 40 S&W will kill feral hogs and deer-size game, for most hunters, 10mm Auto should be viewed as the minimum for big-game hunting.
What is the range of 357 magnum?
At rifle velocities the cartridge performs very well out to 75 yards, its performance becomes more modest between 75 and 125 yards. Like the . 44 Magnum, the . 357 can be sighted to shoot comfortably out to 125 yards.
Can a 9mm kill a bear?
Your 9mm bullet should have enough penetration to hit his lungs. The bear will die of his injuries, but he will still have enough life left in him to do you in, before he dies.
What’s the best all around pistol caliber?
The . 357 Magnum, 10mm and . 357 Sig rounds are better fits, as all three are capable (and proven) in both roles.