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10mm hunting

Anybody have any experience hunting deer or hogs with a 10mm?

I have a Colt Delta Elite and was thinking of taking it hog hunting next year. Not a big deal because I carry it almost every day anyway but would just need to change loads.

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While it is capable of

While it is capable of downing a hog size animal I would say that it is under powered for a real hunting hand gun.  I consider the .41 mag as being minimum for hunting and I have done a lot of hunting with a hand gun from the .357 on up. 

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That's kind of what I was

That's kind of what I was thinking, a lot of people try to claim that the 10mm is the same as a .41 just out of an auto but it does not make it that far for sure.

This is the load I was looking at for hunting.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_25&pr...

The .41 load in the second link is slightly more velocity but weighs 50 grains more.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_88&pr...

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10mm is not anemic

I agree the 10mm is not a 44 magnum, but it's not weak either. At least two commercial ammunition manufacturers produce 10mm ammo. with muzzle energy in excess of 700ftlbs. If you reload, it's even easier to attain that number. That's plenty of energy and momentum for small, medium, and even some big game. Obvious, as with any weapon, shot placement and staying withing the limitations of the weapon, are paramount. Have fun hunting with the 10mm, it's a great round.

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