Caliber comparison for Northern New England woods...
Hi all, kind of a new guy here. Been lurking for quite some time and need some advice, so I'm posting up lol.
I own and carry a SIG P226 currently chambered in .40s&w. I'm looking to do some coyote hunting as well as some hiking/camping/fishing with the family this summer and am in the midst of a dilemma. I'm looking for something that, if needed, could defend against an animal attack, be it bear or charging moose, or whatnot, and cant figure out what would be better, .40s&w +P offered by Buffalo Bore (which I gather from research is pretty close to the 10mm), or should I get myself a conversion barrel to .357SIG, and use the BB ammo in that caliber. Either way I would be going with a flat nose round in the woods. The Buffalo Bore website even mentions bear on the page for their flat nose low flash .357SIG ammo.
Now before I get a million responses saying "get a G20 10mm" or "you should carry a .44 magnum", I already know this would be ideal. However unfortunately bills need to be paid, gas needs to go in the Jeep, and my son needs to eat (not necessarily in that order lol), so dropping several hundred dollars on a new gun right now is just not possible. Besides, if I came home with another new gun the wife might shoot me with it... so I pretty much gotta work with what I got, at least for this summer.
So now, o internet gods, what would you do?