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Question about using a Ruger 10mm

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ChasMack, Feb 14, 2019.

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  1. Varminterror

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    I’ve probably said something along these lines myself in the past, and I do tend to agree at a fundamental level this is true.

    BUT...

    Decades of qualifications and analytics have proven that, on average, folks can adapt to rapid, controlled fire with a semi-auto at higher proficiency than a double action revolver.

    So the statement isn’t applicable. We’re not talking about 12 shots sprayed all over hell and gone, we’re talking about a slightly less powerful round with faster follow up and more precise placement versus a slightly more powerful platform with less precise placement.

    Guys like Jerry Miculek and @MaxP and @CraigC can do things with a revolver that I envy, even as a lifelong “revolver guy” myself. But many of those fantastical feats we see on YouTube or elsewhere as evidence of what CAN be done with a revolver are exceptionally difficult to recreate for any but a select, elite few. Alternatively, similar splits and precision can be delivered by any average action pistol shooter in the country, thousands of guys, if not tens of thousands. I shoot a 454 and 475linebaugh more often than I expect most handgunners, and I’d expect there are probably only maybe 5-10% of us big bore handgunners who shoot as much as I do, and among handgunners, big bore/super magnum guys are likely only 5-10% of all handgunners... being FAST and accurate with a handgun isn’t so uncommon, being fast and accurate with a powerful double action revolver isn’t so common.
     
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    Well, there was a time, when men were men, that they carried a rocklock and a bowie for back up....AKA, The Revenant. So, I mean, I ain't THAT retro with my single action revolver! :)
     
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  3. Varminterror

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    I enjoyed that work of fiction.

    Might you recount how well ol’ Leo faired with his front stuffer and pig sticker when the bear came for him? Seems the entire premise of that film is pertinent for this post - personally, I take the movie as an indicator of what NOT to use for bear defense, as I’d like to walk away in better condition than in which he was carried.
     
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    Well, I'm sure ol' Leo would have carried an M16 if that'd been the choice, full auto, 30 round mag with back ups. Or, heck, an M60 Rambo style, belt draped over his off side arm.
     
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    He did kill the bear. ;)
     
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