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Old 03-11-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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I am relatively new to this forium.I have been reloading for 25 years, but I just started using swcs. Is the 45 apc with 240grain or higher swc enough to stop a hog as a backup gun?

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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The word backup gun conjures up mental pics of nasty, up close, frienzied, put it down or get tusked shooting. Personally I'd rather have a heavy hardcast SWC fired from a .41mag/.44mag/.45colt+P/.454. It's debatable whether the .45acp would penetrate enough to instantly drop it unless perfectly placed. When being charged it's dang hard to perfectly place bullets-unlike hunting. It would suck to place the bullet perfectly during a charge and it not penetrate enough.

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stalkingbear, thanks for the info-I was just wondering-I ave a rehawk,83/8 bbl and a scoped 460, both are a bit hard to carry with their bulk,so thanks for the info.

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Would I stake my life on it..No! The lightest auto I would use is a 10mm auto. A 200gr would be best on paper, but I have found some excellent 180gr cast that penetrate better. The .45 is a great round, but even w/ 230gr Flat point they just don't penetrate enough.

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I use to use my Colt 1991 as a back up when i started hog hunting but that is because it was the highest caliber handgun i had at the time. But now that ive "Come into" quite a few more "Tools" I personally wouldnt take anything less then a 10mm, or .357 mag, ideally a .44 Red hawk...

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Back-up hunting guns make me think revolver, preferably a reasonably short barreled one.

The last thing I want to do is shove an autoloader muzzle into a hog's chest or a bear's neck and have it de-lock the barrel.



.454 Casull, Ruger SRH



.44 Rem Mag, S&W

Now those with proper ammo are good hunting BUGs.

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no hog hunting with my 45 dang sounds like fun

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Back-up hunting guns make me think revolver, preferably a reasonably short barreled one.

The last thing I want to do is shove an autoloader muzzle into a hog's chest or a bear's neck and have it de-lock the barrel.



.454 Casull, Ruger SRH



.44 Rem Mag, S&W

Now those with proper ammo are good hunting BUGs.
2 good choices. Here's another. S&W .460

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Wilson Combat is making a rowlanf 460 on a 1911 frame they are calling the hunter. With a big hog price

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If you want a .460 Rowland, the best thing to do would be to buy the Clark Custom Guns conversion kit for your existing 1911.
460 Rowland Conversion Kits for your 1911

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