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.
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.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...