Anyone ever hunt whitetail deer or similar sized game with a blackpowder pistol? What caliber and pistol did you use and also amount of powder and bullet size. I go blackpowder hunting for deer every year with one of my 45 or 50 caliber rifles. Im looking for more of a challenge this year and thinking of using my 44 cal. Pietta. Its an 1851 Navy model. They are legal to use where I hunt but must be over 40 cal. and use 40 grains or more of blackpowder. I usually use treestands close to the ground and woods not too thick around me. What are you guys thoughts on this.