first off make sure the state you plan to hunt doesnt have a law prohibbiting the use of a firearm with a magazine capacity greater than 5.
Then you can get down to business
I smoked a deer (at relitively close range) with my old Kimber 1911 in 10mm. with Buffalo Bore bullets. Hard cast lead. Worked great. Look into Buffalo Bore, or a semi jacketed lead tip bullet of some kind. The max range is completely up to you as a shooter to decide, but its good to keep in mind the minimum speed required to reasonably expand your bullet and get good penetration. I would not recomend Hollow points. But thats my opinion. Good luck.
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