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Old 07-30-2020, 13:32   #1
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10mm or .44 magnum for woods defense?

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Old 08-03-2020, 06:51   #2
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The choice between the two calibers is subjective.
1). Being in Pa. & Traveling no farther north than NY. But hunting in woods as far as SC.
Choice is ...10mm. As it has less ballistic power than a .41 magnum. ( just shy)
2). U in Canadian and Alaskan woods ventures you just might have to defend against bigger brown bears (I never saw their tracks or traces)
Choice would be 265 gr. --300 gr. hard cast in ..429 caliber AKA .44 Magnum.

I think that's why Clint Smith went from packing a .45 cal. 1911 to EDC the 4 inch nickel mod. 29. in 44 Mag.
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far from griz country here and don't want to go there, but have heard that breaking the shoulder first is the best way to get them down and give a person a chance to survive.
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I want the G29 10mm for a edc pistol.
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black bear, cougar, wild boar by the herds, coyote packs.......

between the 2 i'd say .44 mag & lots of speed-loaders

if other calibers can be chosen i'd say HOT .45 Colt OR .357
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