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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Randy Dandy, Apr 30, 2003.
What factory .40 s&w load would you use for deer out of a g22?
Any quality HP'ed ammo will work... I'd just limit yourself to "bow yardage".
Well, I've heard of people taking deer with less but be extremely selective with your shot if you are going to take it with a .40 I'm a little wary to use my 357 sig. It would be a good choice to use as a finishing off weapon if needed. Where are you going to be hunting at? Some states have a minimum ft lbs of energy restriction.
In Kansas, I dont think it is enough gun.
I will ask the wildlife and parks guy though.
You got me interested.
Actually this question is not for me, its for a friend that is thinking about getting his first glock.
Mostly for plinking but also for occasionally deer hunting.
He says he really doesnt want to use a standard H.P. that will
separate so he was looking for a non H.P. that is legal to hunt
in Arkansas with.
I dont think there is a min. ft.lbs. in Arkansas
As long as its centerfire with at least a 4 in. bbl.
The bullets cant be FMJ' but he doesnt want to use H.P.s
So what would you use?
I am not advocating hunting with a .40, but with great shot placement at under 25yds a whitetail would go down. Use 180XTP, much more controlled expansion than other hollowpoints, but good penetration (as good as it gets with a .40).
Hey Mcnett, thanx for the info. I will tell him about it.
While i do agree with MCNETT, that the 180gr. xtp would be bullet of choice, "If your friend just 'has' to use a .40 cal."
I also would encourage you, to "try" and encourage your friend to get a G20, (10mm), for his 'first Glock,' if he going to hunt with it.
Then he can use it for SD, and hunting as well.
Man the .40 cal. is just not 'the choice' for deer size game.
I would use the .40S&W as a back up gun only when it comes to hunting whitetail deer.
If he wants it for hunting why the hell would he not get a 10mm. Slap him around a little till he sees the light. A Glock 20 is still the best handgun on the planet
I'd say it depends upon the size of the deer.
Here in VA a field dressed deer of 150 lbs is big, lots of does running around that aren't much bigger than my dog. When I was in MN a big buck would be over 200 lb field dressed.
I'd feel fine about shooting one of our little VA deer with a .40 (I'm planing on trying to shoot one with my G36 next season) Like other posters said, keep it in bow range (50 yards or so.) Not so sure I'd try it on a big mid western buck though.
How big are deer in your area?
What "CanyonMan" said.
If he is going to hunt with a Glock,get the 10mm and put the hunting bbl in it.
I would love to use my 357 Sig for deer hunting. However, the Great State of Montana has limited handgun hunting to "a straightwalled cartridge that was originally designed for a handgun."
I agree with the comment to slap him around a little until he sees the need for a Glock 20.
Ouch, no "rifle" caliber Contenders ??? I guess that includes the Herret & JDJ rounds ?? Well at least there are other choices available. Maybe good '06 handloads in a good Ruger #1B, for one example... With about any Glock as a second gun...... ;c