Thursday, July 10, 2014

What Caliber For Rabid Deer?

In my last post, there is a link to a news story about a rabid deer. Probably not the reason you strapped on your concealed carry heater this morning, but there you are. Bambi is charging you, head scabbed over and green foam dripping from his mouth. When you raise your shirt and present your weapon, what are you holding?

For me in the warm weather, it's usually a Ruger SP101. Five rounds of .357 magnum. I have a reload on a Bianchi speed strip, which might as well be on the moon for all the good it will do me in the time I'd have.

What are you betting your life on?

18 comments:

Matt W said...

In the hot North Texas summer it is probably a Kahr CM9 with 7 rounds of 9mm +p+. Depending on the size of the zombie deer, not sure that's enough.

B said...

Para 1911ish LDA 3"

6+1 and an 8 rd extra mag.

First mag has alternating Gold Dot 185 JHP and 230grn ball

Second mag same.

Richard Blaine said...

S&W 1911SC-e

Dave H said...

Workdays it's a Sig-Sauer P238 loaded with .380 FMJ. Not many critters in the city with CWD.

For away from town I have a S&W MP40c, also loaded with FMJ.

Robert Fowler said...

High Standard 1911 with 9 rds of 185gr Hornady XTP with a spare 8 rd mag.

Borepatch said...

Tesla coil

;-)

Arthur said...

Sig P228 with handloaded 9mm+p.


If I knew mutant, radioactive zombie deer were on the menu I'd be toting a flamethrower.

Sdv1949 said...

38 Super LW Commander. 10+1 capacity. 124 gr. XTP @ 1350 should do it.

NotClauswitz said...

1999 Sig P245: six rounds of .45acp JHP with an eight-round backup mag.

Skip said...

Kimber Gold Match ll with nine handloaded 200gr hollowpoints.

kx59 said...

16 rounds of 9mm Hornady critical defense hollow points and three backup mags.

Comrade Misfit said...

S&W Airweight or a Colt DS.

Borepatch said...

Citadel 1911 Commander's model. It's been very reliable once I got it broken in.

Once I had ~500 rounds through it I didn't have any more problems with the slide.

Oh, and 2 extra magazines, so that's 7+1/7/7 = 22 rounds of .45ACP. If that won't handle the deer, then I'm soylent.

Jerry The Geek said...

Five rounds of this, six rounds of that eight rounds of the other ... and 19 rounds of poodle-shooter loads.

ONE round of .41 Magnum pumped out of a Ruger Blackhawk with a 7-1/2" barrel.

I read an article a couple years ago about a "Professional Hunter" here in Oregon who was hired to kill black bears that were terrifying the Portland (big city) "hunters" up in the mountains.

The Professional had a crew of blue-tick hounds that would track the bear and distract him, while said Professional would come up from behind and lay a single round of 200 grain hollowpoint .41 Magnum Magic behind the ursine ear. At 1200* fps.

Guys, you don't talk about "round*S*" when you're putting down a Killer Woodchuck.

If you can't do it in one round, you're a poseur.

Borepatch said...

Jerry, please come back and tell us your one-round stories.

Old NFO said...

Casual dress- Kahr P-9, work dress (i.e. blazer)- C&S 1911

Laura said...

a pocket knife. because Maryland.



:(

Goober said...

Summer time, a Smith airweight in .38 plus P.

Winter time, an XD 40 service model.

Hunting season, a .300 Win Mag with 190 grain Hornady interlock boattails traveling downrange at 3,000 FPS.