Big Bore Handgun

predator1

12 pointer
Dec 25, 2008
3,328
Glasgow,Ky
Considering purchasing a large handgun for hunting. I’d been looking at the Taurus Raging Hunter or Bull in 44mag or .454. And possibly.500 S&W. But lately, I find those to be less and less practical and find myself leaning towards a 10mm auto loader. There is a huge disparity in power between the two. However, the more I read on the 10mm. The more practical it becomes.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
2,595
West Kentucky
I pistol hunt often and between .357 Magnum 7” and 10mm there is no comparison. The 10mm is a beast. I carry 1911 10mm and G20C 10mm. You are limited to 10rds hunting so 15rds in semi auto is not a advantage over the 9rd Wilson Combat mags.

Last large doe I shot with 10mm my brother helped me load it and said WTH did you shoot that poor deer with? Baseball exit.

Main thing is loads. A lot of 10mm is loaded to .40 short and weak spec. I limit myself to 40 yards with .357/10mm open sights.
 

FF/EMT516

8 pointer
Nov 22, 2020
605
Blackrock, Ky
I pistol hunt often and between .357 Magnum 7” and 10mm there is no comparison. The 10mm is a beast. I carry 1911 10mm and G20C 10mm. You are limited to 10rds hunting so 15rds in semi auto is not a advantage over the 9rd Wilson Combat mags.

Last large doe I shot with 10mm my brother helped me load it and said WTH did you shoot that poor deer with? Baseball exit.

Main thing is loads. A lot of 10mm is loaded to .40 short and weak spec. I limit myself to 40 yards with .357/10mm open sights.
Are you sure your real name isn’t John Rambo?
 

120+

12 pointer
Aug 22, 2006
17,082
You can't get there from here.
Considering purchasing a large handgun for hunting. I’d been looking at the Taurus Raging Hunter or Bull in 44mag or .454. And possibly.500 S&W. But lately, I find those to be less and less practical and find myself leaning towards a 10mm auto loader. There is a huge disparity in power between the two. However, the more I read on the 10mm. The more practical it becomes.
Just for deer hunting or are you wanting to do other things like coyotes or groundhogs?
 

bluegrassDan

6 pointer
Dec 17, 2008
140
I use a 44 mag for deer. Took some practice after shooting rifles all the time, but packing that pistol was way easier when it came time to drag the deer out.
 

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Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
2,595
West Kentucky
I have both a SRH in .454 Casull and Glock 40. I can break clays at 70 yards with the SRH, and get 3-4" groups at 50 yards with the Glock.
I limit either to bow ranges, and with that, the 10mm is easier to carry and a hell of a lot nicer to shoot.
I hunt with Underwood ammo, hot and heavy.

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Here’s my hunting rigs.

If the Underwood are accurate in your firearm they are hard to beat. I really like the Atomic ammo and Buffalo Bore as well.
 

predator1

12 pointer
Dec 25, 2008
3,328
Glasgow,Ky
Just for deer hunting or are you wanting to do other things like coyotes or groundhogs?
Mainly deer. 100yds and less. Not to say I wouldn’t try to shoot other critters. But the goal is a hunting gun. And IF I happen to be traveling in bear country. I want something that I can lay down firepower quickly. I know the 10mm won’t match 44mag and bigger in pure stopping power. But I feel like controllable and sustainable firepower that’s not going to be overwhelming at the drop of the hammer will be more effective. I’ve shot .454 from a Ruger Alaskan. It’s rather unpleasant. The Raging Bull is a lot more controllable, but a 6lb pistol is no fun to pack either
 

carnivore

12 pointer
Nov 17, 2007
10,394
Ky
Mainly deer. 100yds and less. Not to say I wouldn’t try to shoot other critters. But the goal is a hunting gun. And IF I happen to be traveling in bear country. I want something that I can lay down firepower quickly. I know the 10mm won’t match 44mag and bigger in pure stopping power. But I feel like controllable and sustainable firepower that’s not going to be overwhelming at the drop of the hammer will be more effective. I’ve shot .454 from a Ruger Alaskan. It’s rather unpleasant. The Raging Bull is a lot more controllable, but a 6lb pistol is no fun to pack either
6lbs with ammo? Or empty? Thats a heavy pistol either way
 


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