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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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I just inherited a 4 1/2 inch 45 LC. Is this too short of a gun to hunt with?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 06:50 PM
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No. It is only limited in your ability to shoot it accurately. You will lose some velocity compared to a 6" or 8".
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 06:50 PM
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Great size and great caliber.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 08:38 PM
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My Black hawk and super black hawk both have the 4 and 5/8 inch barrels, I have hunted Deer with both the 45LC and 44Mag, guns with the shorter barrels, I like them both a lot, Next I want a 41Mag,and it will also have the shorter barrel if I can find one. If you donít reload you should think about starting. 45LC can be hard to get at times and itís not cheap.
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You got a nice revolver there, congrats!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 12:35 AM
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I have the same revolver. Its a well built and high quality gun. You can work up some pretty hot loads if you do your own reloading. If not, check out the offerings by Buffalo Bore. Just be sure to get in some range time with your hunting loads. Recoil with the 4 5/8 inch barrel and hot loads is noticeable to say the least. Spend some time with it to see what range you would be comfortable with to confidently make an ethical shot.
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