Best hunting pistol

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  1. Anchorite

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    Can’t find fault in your reasoning. Having never been in that situation (bear or enormous animal assault) I can only armchair postulate, but the mechanical operation of a pistol *may* be a wink link compared to a revolver.

    Hear me out…..one may, under stress, limp wrist that 10mm, and hoo-boy that may be a problem, whereas a revolver won’t suffer that problem. Same problem if the bear is on top of you…it could be jammed with blood and gore and said bear may still have enough oomph to bite down on your melon. Just a thought. I think I’ll stick to my revolver for a purely self-defense platform in dangerous places, per my aforementioned logic.

    Now if I was to hunt over a bait pile, a 10mm is worth thinking about.
     
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    I only hunted once with a 10mm and it was a Colt Delta Elite years ago. I did take a whitetail with it at about 30 yards and that was a lucky shot. Normally for whitetail in West Virginia I used my Ruger 44 carbine and a S&W Model 29 sidearm. Overall I liked the 10mm as far as whitetail hunting and just about any of them out there today would be suitable. I don't know what I regret more, selling the gun or giving away a 5 gallon bucket of 10mm brass. :)

    Ron
     
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    you gave away a 5 gallon bucket of 10mm brass?!?!?!?! you know how much that is worth????
     
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    In my defense it was well over 20 years ago. :) I always liked the cartridge but after maybe 3,000 rounds my Colt Delta Elite really got loose. I got a good offer on the gun and eventually just gave the brass to a friend. Yeah, looking back hindsight id 20/20 and it's nice to see the cartridge popularity return.

    Ron
     
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  5. Choctaw

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    They work very well, at least in my Glocks. Actually, I also load them in my "Ruger Only," 45 Colt hunting loads for use in my Blackhawks too. I no longer have a leading problem. Give them a try.
     
  6. Mark_Mark
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    20 years ago… wow! was it that popular then? I’m liking 10mm because it 1 more mm then 9mm. SNOOZZEE < 9mm
     
  7. Reloadron
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    Well it started with the Bren Ten designed around 83. When Colt marketed the Delta Elite 10mm t1911 frame he cartridge really took off, touted as a powerful round. Law enforcement and government agencies adopted the round quickly. Then lighter officers could not handle the cartridge well according to rumor control. The cartridge began to lose popularity. Not to miss anything S&W reduced cartridge length and the .40 S&W was the spawn of the 10mm cartridge. It's nice to see the cartridge making a comeback on the 1911 frame.

    Ron
     
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    I have a STi .40 from the era of every body needs a .40 because it’s better then 9mm without the recoil of a .45. Those people never shot a .45, because the recoil of a .45 is pleasant.
     
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    I always thought so. I never found a .45 ACP uncomfortable in the least to shoot.

    Ron
     
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  10. Huntolive

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    Save yourself some money and a lot of headaches and don’t hunt with a 10 mm.

    Hunt With a 44 magnum or 460 revolver :evil:

    If you must hunt with a 10 mm save yourself some money and a lot of headaches and get a Springfield X DM with the full length barrel that has the MOS plates so you can Mountain optic these guns are extraordinarily reliable and super low maintenance
     
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  11. needmorecowbell

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    CMMG Banshee MK10 with G29 for backup
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