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G20 for deer

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Nib-XG26, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Nib-XG26


    Jan 29, 2012
    I plan on useing my G20 for deer hunting this year. Has anyone done this and if so anyone have some ammo choices that would hold up? I was thinking some hollow point Underwood ammo not sure what grain, not sure what would be best. My gun is bone stock any thing I need/want to aid me? Thanks for any responses.
  2. wdp


    Dec 27, 2011
    Twin Tiers, NY
    On thin skinned deer I believe Underwood or Hornady XTP in 180/200 would do just fine. Some differences in velocity but still effective none the less. On bears a 200 gr or hardcast bullet would penetrate thick muscle mass more completely. Purchased my G20 for the same reason and we're both embarking on a new season.
    Check out "The 10 Ring" forum. Lots of G20 discussions for you to explore. Here's a link.

    Good luck to ya!
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012

  3. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    180 grain sounds good to me.
  4. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Any true 10mm load would do it I believe.
  5. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

    Apr 27, 2012
    Hog Jaw, Arkansas
    You really need the heavier bullets like a 180gr. I myself use the old higher velocity Silvertips but any of the full power 180gr loads will work.

    With an iron sighted handgun I usually use the rule of " If they are too far way to hit with a rock they are too far away to shoot with a semi-auto pistol.
  6. M 7

    M 7

    May 22, 2012
    I've taken deer with a 9mm (a 147 gr XTP) so I'd imagine that a 10mm oughtta be enough gun for the task.

    I'd go with wdp's advice and go with the 180/200 gr XTPs.
  7. TattooedGlock

    TattooedGlock NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Jun 21, 2006
    South Texas
    Go to the 10mm section. There's a whole section on hunting. You can hunt moose with a 10mm.
  8. Can vary by shooter skill, but basically a lot like bow hunting. They have to be up close and personal.
  9. mike g35

    mike g35

    Jun 23, 2011
    Charleston W.V.
    Check out Buffalo Bore ammo.

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  10. alwaysshootin


    Nov 14, 2005
    I can't imagine any XTP bullet weight, from, not doing a fine job on whitetail. Although if I could only pick one, the 200 grain is what I'd go with.

    As far as distance, get some of those 4 inch paper plates, and whatever distance you can hit that, every time, is how far you can shoot a deer with your G20! Wouldn't go out past 100 yards, but 50 yards should be possible.
  11. The Ten Ring has an entire thread on Deer hunting with a G20, pics included.
  12. Remington 870

    Remington 870

    Feb 29, 2012
    op. the 180-200 grain underwood would work great. there are people on here that have shot deer with the equivilent of the factory loading of the hornady 180 grain loading and smoked deer. I myself also just got a glock 20sf this past spring and plan on useing it this deer season. Its also my tent camping side arm for medium sized black bear. I plan on either going for the underwood 180 or the 200 grain loading in my setup with the stock recoil spring to start. I feel the stock spring should be ok to run full power loads with. I will find out soon cause deer season is right around the corner and I plan on testing the ammo well before the season opener.
  13. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Yup, Didn't get one last year, but I will this year. 6" LWD barrel, and 10 round mag. UA 200 gr. XTP.
  14. If you can hit a 4" diameter plate at 50yards 10 out of 10 times, standing off-hand, iron sighted, then you are a much better shooter than me :)

    I'd say an 8" plate and your "every time" criteria would establish the outer range. Or maybe 6" if we want to seem like really good hunters. But 4" is a heck of a standard. I don't think I know any shooters who could make that standard at 50 yards. Maybe that just means 25 yards should be their limit. Fair enough :)
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012
  15. jfost11


    Aug 18, 2012
    In the woods, VA
    My father-in-law has taken two whitetail deer in his back yard with a 10mm 1911. I don't remember exactly which round he used but it was either a 180 or 200 gr. hollow point.
  16. Cwlongshot


    May 31, 2011
    This is my plan this year too!!

    I am working uop loads around two bullets and leaning to the 200XTP for its heavier weight.

    I have a 5.5 and a 6"extended barrel, Both are shooting very well so far.

    My criteria is a bit more stringent, 2"at 50 yards. My shots will be limited to open areas and 60-75 yards and half that in the woods.

    I have shot a few deer with hand guns, a couple with a 1911 in 45acp a half dozen in a 357 Mag and 3 with a 45 Colt. :)

    I agree with those suggesting bullets 175-180 and up are best choices.

  17. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    That just about any 180-200gr 10mm factory round would work quite well on deer. If it works on armed felons, it will work on deer. :cool:
  18. Squeeze


    Feb 3, 2011
    Up Nort'
    I folded up a wounded spike buck last year with my
    G20 SF, launching hand loaded 180 XTPs. My loads chrony
    out of the stock Glock barrel at ~1280 FPS, and out of a
    6" KKM precision at ~1320 FPS. The wounded buck was
    hit at about 30 yards, high in the neck as he walked away.
    He dropped like a sack of rocks. The autopsy showed a
    shattered spine, and a complete pass through. This was
    a Northern Wisconsin whitetail, not some puny southern
    whitetail. Full power 10mm loads are plenty of energy
    to kill whitetails, assuming 50 yards and under for range,
    and good shot placement.

    I will add that I have recently developed a 200 gr. XTP
    load for large predator defense(we have bears, wolves,
    and cougars), that should have a couple more inches
    of penetration, on thick skinned critters. But I would not
    be concerned about shooting 180 gr. XTPs at a large
    predator, either.

  19. JTSmith

    JTSmith Œgfdrïńëçł

    Mar 22, 2008
    Albany, GA
    2 inches at 50yds?