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    Excellent 10mm article

    Ran across this article and thought some folks might like to read it. It's long, but the information is good and useful for those wishing to reload or just wondering what all the fuss is about with this round.

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    Thanks for the info. I have been preaching this for years, and it's good to see more people discovering this cartridge.
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    Tagged for followup. Thanks DG.
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    GMan I wish more people would accept the superiority of the 10mm round.

    WHEC one of these days me and you will hit the range and blow some stuff up with some "nuclear" loads.
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    10mm best round around !!!

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    Very interesting article

    Makes me feel a bit better about owning a .10mm FBI Lite
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    I'm convinced! I will be ordering a Glock 29sf as soon as IRS returns my funds!

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    I'm no ballistics expert. My only question is, many people say, mostly with with handgun cartridges, that energy does not wound, but it's the bullet expansion and mostly penetration (and shot placement) that does the damage. So while I certainly don't doubt the 10mm, what really makes it so much more special than other rounds? It meets the 12" expectations so what does it do that other rounds don't? I used to think that a round with a high energy reading has more wounding potential, and that's true if you compare a 350ft/lb 9mm vs. a 4800 ft/lb energy of a .338 Lapua. But the small 200-250 or so ft/lbs between a .45 and 10mm, what's REALLY the difference? Both have adequate penetration (I'm sure the 10mm has more). Also, the 230gr .45 has the weight on it's side to "push" through the target while 10mm relies on it's velocity. I'm not trying to sound "smart" or talk down on the 10mm, I just really don't understand. Because it's said that 10mm is acceptable for hunting, but most would hesitate to hunt with a .45

    Maybe the article explained this, but I'm not very good at reading. I skimmed through it as it's kind of lengthy.

    With that said, I would like to someday pick up a G20, because I think the 10mm is just a cool round. But I certain don't have a "need" for it.

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    Yup, I want one. Hunting + SD. I've also read that shooting the 40 S&W loads out of a G20 feels like shooting a 9mm.

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    Thanks for the info, I have wanted a Colt Delta Elite in 10MM and this just makes me want one more.
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    I gotta agree with RKM about the 10mm being an excellent round that's in the same upper niche of superior "human stopping" effectiveness as the .45ACP; and we could argue until the cows come home about the minor differences between ballastic comparisons between the two.

    However, making a choice between the two realistically gets down to the personal preference of whether one would rather be hit on the highway at 60mph or 62mph by either a 1/2-ton Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota pickup

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    It is a astounding round that died do to the "pussification" of Americans . When we shoot at paper bad guys we want a soft recoiling round to help our scores. Then we think if it works great on the silhouette it must work great in combat. My 2 cents.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockymtnnut View Post
    It is a astounding round that died do to the "pussification" of Americans . When we shoot at paper bad guys we want a soft recoiling round to help our scores. Then we think if it works great on the silhouette it must work great in combat. My 2 cents.....
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    I've really been thinking about a G29sf lately. All this article did was make me want one even more...
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