This is a discussion on Caliber dilemma. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Several years ago I had to put down a deer. I was carrying 158gr SWC's in a S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece. It did the ...
January 3rd, 2011 11:03 PM
Several years ago I had to put down a deer. I was carrying 158gr SWC's in a S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece. It did the job.
January 3rd, 2011 11:19 PM
January 3rd, 2011 11:33 PM
Warning - continued thread drift...
TS was just the opposite: if she didn't know you, she'd go after you without warning. It took quite a while (and a short, short leash) to socialize her. Now, she's as gentle as any dog can get - which is not to say that she would NEVER go after someone, because she is still an animal and can never be totally predictable. But I trust her around kids, other dogs, and so on without hesitation. I couldn't say that for the first year of her life...
P.S That's a REALLY pretty dog... :)
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
January 4th, 2011 01:07 AM
I would say that this incident is completely irrelevant to self-defense shooting.
Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef
The last deer I harvested I shot at just under 200 yards with my Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .270 Winchester. Got a clean hit through both lungs. The Deer was fatally wounded, but it did not realize that it was dead. It kicked its heels up in the air on being hit, and ran a good 60 yards before it finally dropped. It probably even remained alive a little bit after falling to the ground. But it took me a while to reach it, so I don't know for sure.
Does that mean that the .270 Winchester is inadequate for deer hunting? Should I have used a rifle in .338 Winchester Magnum instead? I certainly hit it with far, far more energy than any .357 Mag revolver can generate.
So is this story relevant at all to self-defense shooting? Again, I would say no. It is comparing apples with oranges.
If you do want significantly more power and are a Glock fan, then the obvious choice for you to consider is one of the .357 Sig or 10mm Glocks.
January 5th, 2011 09:48 PM
Bigger is better but it has be able to to penetrate also. I like the G21 cause I love the .45acp but I often carry a 9mm with 147 gr. gold dots.
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