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Elk taken with 10mm

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by uz2bUSMC, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    Don't know what load, but it did the job.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr2IG6t85Jg&feature=related"]GLOCK Hunting - Big Game with a GLOCK. - Keith Warren - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    I had seen that, but was that a 10mm or .45 since he didn't specify? The other guy was shooting 10mm for sure.
     


  3. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    Looked like a 10mm bbl diameter to me, also when he said he uses the .45 and 10mm with extended bbl, he ran his finger down the gun in hand while saying the 10mm portion. So I'm assuming 10mm.
     
  4. alwaysshootin

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    Other than the largest of Grizzly's, can't imagine any North American game the 10MM won't work well on. Of course proper bullet selection is a must!:cool:
     
  5. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    I think it was a .45. In another video he states that he uses the G21 and his friend the G20. Plus in the elk video the Glock has a funky rear sight and in the video below he states it's his G21, it's got the funky rear sight also. He replied to a comment left by a viewer that he used a FMJ on the Elk for penetration but has started using Grizzly +P ammo, and they don't offer a +P 10mm. I think Mr. Warren should upgrade to the .45 Super :)

    Here's the video:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9CegrHsWh8"]GLOCK | Cartridge Choice for Hunting with a GLOCK - YouTube[/ame]
     
  6. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    Yea, maybe so. That vid leads me to believe it was a .21...:dunno:
     
  7. dkf

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    You can kill a deer with a .22lr or an elk with a .223. It does not mean either are ideal for the job. What these videos of the magical 10mm, .45 and etc do is make people who do not know any better think the 10mm or any service caliber is ideal for hunting medium to large game. They are not.
     
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  8. Tiro Fijo

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    Well stated.
     
  9. K.Kiser

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    Yep...
     
  10. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    Well, if you think that the 10mm is not ideal for medium game then most likely your views on caliber to game relationship is skewed. Large game is debatable.

    Also, as far as the people that don't know any better and get the wrong message from any video, that's thier problem. It's not my job to shelter anybody from anything. If someone is influenced by one youtube vid and makes a bad decisicion they are probably an idiot and should not have bought themselves a gun in the first place.
     
  11. dkf

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    I'm just not a dillusional 10mm fanboy that thinks the 10mm is optimal for anything and everything.
     
  12. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    The video didn't say that the 10mm was optimal for everything and anything either. Nor did anyone in this thread. The truth is that the 10mm will handle medium game in a pinch. It's far cry from a "let's see if I can kill it with a .22lr" situation.
     
  13. dkf

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    And a .223 or .22lr can "handle" medium game "in a pinch" if you hit it right that does not mean it is ideal, optimal or humane. You yourself think 10mm out of a Glock is "ideal" for taking medium game. It is not. The 10mm fanboys just don't get it, I do not even know why I bother.:upeyes:
     
  14. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    So I guess it takes a .30-06 to take a white tail?

    I know that the 10mm is more than fine for medium game. This is based on all the people who have been reliably and humanly taking medium game with the 10mm for many years. From white tails, hogs and complete pass throughs on 500lb blackbears the 10mm has it in spades. What more do you need? Choose the right bullet, place your shot right and know your limits to place the shot well that's all you need. There is no part of the animals that I listed that the 10mm has to even work hard to take reliably.

    You should know that bullet construction is one of the biggest considerations and the .223 or .22lr (well the .22lr is all wrong) are certainly limited in that regard, not the 10mm.
     
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  15. 9mm +p+

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    Elephant have been taken with 22LR as well, just because something can be done, doesn't mean that it should be done.
     
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  16. SCmasterblaster

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    I wouldn't go fter an elephant with a .22LR, but I would hunt deer with a Glock G20 10mm.
     
  17. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    My point exactly. People act like a deer is some kinda armored creature. I would be willing to bet no one can feasibly illustrate why a 10mm shouldn't be used on medium game.
     
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