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Offline mistercmath

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Bringing the CZ97B along this deer season.
« on: November 01, 2020, 11:04:14 AM »
Been bowhunting the big woods near home and feel a need to try hunting deer with my CZ97B this season. Figure on alternating between the 527 (in 7.63 x 39) and the 45 acp pistol. Love that close-in hunting. It's thrilling to get within 20 yards of a white tail. O0

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Re: Bringing the CZ97B along this deer season.
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 11:17:17 AM »
Good luck and let us know how it goes. Out of curiosity, what are you using for a hunting load in .45 ACP?

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 12:38:47 PM »
Best of luck and be ready to do some tracking. The main problem I've seen with 45ACP is with a JHP load, lack of an exit wound and with most FMJ/roundnose, not much shock. If your pistol will handle 45 Super loads a 255gr hardcast flat point would be a good choice. If limited to 45ACP use a heavy hardcast flat point like Buffalo Bore's 255gr +p load or the similar Underwood loading.

For short range deer hunting with a handgun I prefer heavy for caliber Keith style or semi wadcutter bullets in a revolver. Usually a 260 to 300gr bullet in a 44 Special or a 300 to 325gr bullet in a 45 Colt. Those bullets will break bones, punch through and leave an exit wound with a good blood trail.

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Re: Bringing the CZ97B along this deer season.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 10:24:49 PM »
Best of luck and be ready to do some tracking. The main problem I've seen with 45ACP is with a JHP load, lack of an exit wound and with most FMJ/roundnose, not much shock. If your pistol will handle 45 Super loads a 255gr hardcast flat point would be a good choice. If limited to 45ACP use a heavy hardcast flat point like Buffalo Bore's 255gr +p load or the similar Underwood loading.

For short range deer hunting with a handgun I prefer heavy for caliber Keith style or semi wadcutter bullets in a revolver. Usually a 260 to 300gr bullet in a 44 Special or a 300 to 325gr bullet in a 45 Colt. Those bullets will break bones, punch through and leave an exit wound with a good blood trail.
Seriously, this is some handy info. Thanks for the input.

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Re: Bringing the CZ97B along this deer season.
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 06:27:25 PM »
Been bowhunting the big woods near home and feel a need to try hunting deer with my CZ97B this season. Figure on alternating between the 527 (in 7.63 x 39) and the 45 acp pistol. Love that close-in hunting. It's thrilling to get within 20 yards of a white tail. O0
Out of curiosity what state are you in? I'm in Ohio and the minimum handgun caliber last time I checked was .357 mag. 

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Re: Bringing the CZ97B along this deer season.
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 06:39:07 PM »
Am in Wisconsin. Fully legal with the 45 ACP. Barrel-length restrictio s have been removed for this year, as well.