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9x25 or .40 super or .460 Rowland. Which is best?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by frank4570, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. frank4570

    frank4570

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    I really think the .40 Super is easily the best caliber. But I could be mistaken.
     
  2. RedHaze

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    Best for what?

    I'm eventually headed in the 9x25 direction. The idea of pushing a 90gr bullet out at 2000+fps makes me excited. Talk about vaporizing those waskally wabbits!


    EDIT-- I want this puppy for wabbits! I'm pretty sure it's the best.
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  3. dkf

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    The .32 NAA is by far better than any of those calibers listed. You couldn't handle that beast of a round.:whistling:
     
  4. Everything considered, I think the 460 Rowland is the better round. Bigger, heaver round going at a very good velocity. It's about like a 44 magnum power wise.

    Of course you didn't say Best for What? For people and bears the 460!! IMHO.
     
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  5. frank4570

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    My real concern is multiple dogs at fairly far distances. I've gotten into dogs killing my livestock before.
    I've chased bears away, but Virginia black bears just run away. They are nothing like brown bears.
     
  6. Wil Terry

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    THE only thing these rounds are truly BEST at it throwing all that expensive brass down every rattlesnake hole.
    I'll take a bigbore sixgun thank you very much; works EVERY time and I am still here as proof of that.
     
  7. English

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    In that case the 9x25mm Dillon will be the best, but don't go out without hearing protection. It is probably worth investing in an RMR sight as well.

    English
     
  8. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    I opted for the 9x25Dillon shot from S&W1006 with a Bar-Sto Match Grade barrel and from Glock 29 with the Lone Wolf Dist 3.78" barrel...these barrels are not long enough to achieve the best performance but they do pretty good!
     
  9. frank4570

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    How did you get a bar-sto for a smith&wesson?
     
  10. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    I had contacted Mike of Double Tap Ammo and he had one made long ago (he never devulged how many he had made for the S&W), it new old stock and I paid a little more than I wanted but no others were to be had. However it does make for a very unique addition to S&W1006. Even longer back I did manage to get the Bar-Sto 40S&W Match Grade early 90's it was a great addition also.

    History of my 9x25 project…

    The 9X25 Dillon conversion project started back April 17th 2008 with the purchase of a Bar-Sto Match Grade barrel for my S&W1006 from Mike McNett of Double Tap. The barrel arrived April 21st, 2008 and inspection showed it needed to be fitted to the slide and frame of the S&W1006 before anything else. I took my time carefully getting the fit correct to get proper lock up while in full battery now it is June. I searched around looking for a Gunsmith who could do the final chamber reaming and was contacted by a very nice gentleman from The Gun Works in Ohio, from one of the forums who said he has the reamer and has done quite a few. He advised he could do the job, so mailed out on July 24th, 2008. I received the properly reamed and head spaced barrel back August 5th and was shooting it for the first time August 6th, 2008 with some of the rounds I purchased from Double Tap.

    It is quite ashame they quit producing barrels for the 3rd gen S&W's...:dunno:
     
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  11. glock2740

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    I've been meaning to get a 9x25 barrel for my G20. That's a mean little round. :) As for the .40 Super, it just doesn't appeal to me, already owning 2 10mm's. And the .460 Rowland doesn't have much appeal, as I have a .460S&W revolver that shoots a "rea"l .460, plus .454 Casull, which both make the .460 Rowland look pretty pathetic. As for a niche 1911, I have a Guncrafter Model 1 in .50GI. While not as powerful as probably any of the 3 mentioned by the OP, it's still a cool round. :cool:
     
  12. frank4570

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    I carried a 10mm for a lot of years. Killed a lot of animals with it, too. But the 40 super is a serious step up in power from the 10mm. Though there is a decrease in capacity.