I'll tell you what I know, we've had numerous reports from customers using our 10mm 200g FNGC bullet out of 10mm's of various configurations on game ranging from hogs, black bear, javelina and both whitetail and mule deer. All reports have been excellent, with praises both for the gun and bullet.
As with any firearm/cartridge combination taken afield, bullet selection along with bullet placement are everything. I don't think that it would be my tool of choice for anything much larger than the game listed above, but within those perameters it's a great tool of harvest for those who like the guns chambered for the 10mm.
We must keep in mind that the 10mm when handloaded pretty well matches factory ballistics of the .41 Magnum and even factory loads are the equal to the old .38-40 which killed all manner of North American game.
With hard cast, large meplat bullets the round should do fine for deer and such within 50 yards. Feed reliability is another matter entirely and pressure spike very quickly with this cartridge when maximums are approached. This I know for fact. With factory loads the round is strictly for javelina and smallish whitetails.
OUR CORBON 10MM LOADS HAVE KILLED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN NORTH AMERICA AND MUCH IN AFRICA. IN TED NUGENTS HANDS HIS G20 WITH OUR SELF DEFENSE AMMO [ NOT RECOMMENDED BY ME!!! ] HAS KILLED LOTS OF THE AFRICAN PLAINS ANIMALS. TED HAS TAKEN SOME BIG AFRICAN GAME WITH CORBON'S 10MM 200GR PENETRATOR LOAD. THERE WAS NO MAGIC TO IT THOUGH, THAT MAN CAN SHOOT AND I DON'T MEAN MAYBE!!!
THE WINCHESTER 10MM 175 SILVERTIP IS ALSO AN OUTSTANDING HUNTING LOAD FOR DEER AND SUCH. HORNADY'S FULL CHARGE 10MM LOADS HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION FOR ACCURACY AND POWER.
THE 10MM CARTRIDGE IS SO GOOD I HAD HAMILTON BOWEN BUILD A 10MM SIXGUN ON AN OLD 3-SCREW RUGER 8 OR 10 YEARS AGO. WHAT THAT SIXGUN WILL DO HAS TO SEEN TO BE BELIEVED. IT ACTUALLY MAKES IT LOOK LIKE I KNOW HOW TO SHOOT; LOVERLY!!!
THE 10MM AUTO IS THE BEST CARTRIDGE DESIGN OF THE PAST 35 YEARS.
Ok guys i believe you all. You all must be gods of the gun to do all that stuff with the 10mm so i give up,oh! one last word Marshall with all that North American game killed with the 38-40 how many of the animals hurt the shooters before they died.Sorry guys another last word are you gonna tell us rifle hunters that you have mainly one shot kills with the 10mm.gryphon
I find that many folks believe the venerable .45 ACP to be more powerful than the 10MM when in truth it doesn't even approach the big 40. Anyone who enjoys shooting a wheelgun should try deer or bear hunting with a S & W 610 Classic Hunter. Recoil is extremely mild and accuracy is unbeatable. Keep hunting shots within 50 yards and it's all anyone needs. 38-40s and 30-30s killed more deer and bear in the Maine woods over the years than all the high velocity cartridges of today ever did. The deer are no tougher today, the hunters just don't have the skill today on average to approach game at the range that these calibers were effective. While I love accuracy, I think it's a poor substitute for hunting skill.
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