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.357 revolver vs. 10 mm Glock

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Crane, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Crane

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    I just ordered a new Glock 23 (my first Glock), and wanted to also buy a Taurus Tracker 357 mag for hunting whitetails, among other uses. But now I'm rethinking that, and am considering a 10 mm Glock instead of the Taurus. Would the 10 mm be a good alternative to the 357 mag----accurate enough at ranges to 50 yards? Is the recoil excessive? I have owned a Colt Python 357, and a Thompson Contender in 44 mag.
     
  2. rocco123

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    Accurate enough? I would say so, but accuracy has mostly to do with the shooter, not the gun..

    There are several key differences why I would take the 357 mag over something like a G30. A large frame revolver is going to open up a lot more optic capabilies over , say, a G20. A lot of them are already rail-ready, and don't need any drilling/tapping to fit an optics mount. Even the stock sights on a Taurus allow for some adjustment, Glock would require some aftermarkets. I would also prefer the SA trigger on a revolver when it comes to hunting.

    Just to give you a heads up. S&W did make a 10mm revolver in the 90s, the 610 I believe. This may give you the ballistic superiority of the 10mm, with the conventional features of a revolver. If you can find one though, it will cost you.
     


  3. Aeroscoper

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    To address your questions:

    To ranges up to 50 yards, the Glock 10mm's are very accurate. As accurate as a revolver, I wouldn't think so.

    Recoil excessive? If the Python and the TC 44 mag don't both you, I doubt the 10mm will.

    There are alot of aftermarket items to help with both accuracy and recoil. Some find this a drag, others love to tinker.

    Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  4. rocco123

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    Is the Taurus Tracker a lightweight 4" barrel gun?

    I would prefer a steel frame .357 with a 6" or 8" barrel and a good trigger personally.

    A Glock 20 with a 6" barrel and a Docter or J-Point type sight would be sweet too.
     
  7. spober

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    the 41 magnum is the hunter you want.more powerful than the 357 or the 10mm.
     
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  9. MarcDW

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    I would not hunt whitetail under a .41.
    Better is a .44 Mag or .454 Casul and all of those guns minimum 6" barrel or longer.
     
  10. 41mag .... phew :)

    10mm just like a 41magnum would be a handloader type of cartridge or you can try one of the outfits that custom loads for these.

    as far as 357 vrs 10mm, they have alot of similiarities. Their was hot debate argument on the 10mm forum that you should read. It lists alot facts, with alot of lies and the pros/cons between the two.


    The TT357 would be a good gun and cheap that makes a field hunting platform. Launch some heavier 180-200 grains bullets and you should be okay for the most part.

    The 10mm glock with a 6" bbl, also with 180-200 grain bullets would also be a great semi-auto equalivant.


    For the crowds that say nay on the 357mag for deer and yeah for the 10mm, the 357magnum has probably killed twice as many game animals than any 10mm, also shoot bullets that are better at SD, higher BC and energy levels are the same or more than most 10mm stuff ;)

    FWIW: I own both and have killed with both and wouldn't hesitate to use either on a WT-deer :)
     
  11. By time you buy a 6" barrel and adjustable sights for the G20, you could have bought a much more accurate 686+ or 657 in .41mag that also have better triggers and ergonomics. I don't understand how anyone can compare the 10mm to the .41mag; I've never handloaded a 10mm load that comes close to the 1,000fpe a .41mag can generate. The .357mag can push hardcast and JHP bullets with sectional densities the 10mm can't match.

    Can the G20 be used for protection on the trail, yes; are there better platforms and calibers, absolutely.

    Bob:thumbsup:
     
  12. MarcDW

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    Our you can buy a Glock 21 and then buy the IGB G21 10mm 16" barrel and sholder stock.
    This setup is light and accurate.
     
  13. and after you buy all of that, you just spent a forture and for what ? a pistol with a long bbl sticking out of it :) and maybe with slightly better accuracy :)

    a typical quality featherweight rifle would be just as much or maybe less and more accurate and more energy. Just something to think about .
     
  14. I've never shot a deer with either the .357 mag or the 10mm. But I consider them about equals for the task.

    Having lived in Minnesota and killed several large deer there with handguns I can say that the .44 magnum and the heavily handloaded .45 colt work just fine on deer.