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Ridgerunner665

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Re: 10mm and shoulder shots on deer
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2016, 03:36:12 PM »
I haven't shot a deer with a 10mm, but I have shot many of them with a 45acp and 230 grain bullets with nearly identical sectional density.

The 45, with an XTP, will punch though both shoulders just fine... Even from a short barrel (850 fps).

I'd bet a week's pay the 10 with a 200 XTP will do the same, at least most of the time.
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erdyalx

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Re: 10mm and shoulder shots on deer
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2016, 06:14:39 PM »
I have used hardcast, Hornady hap and xtp and Sierra. They all went through. I have used 165 through 200 grains.

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Re: 10mm and shoulder shots on deer
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2016, 12:44:56 PM »
10mm will blast through both shoulders of a deer at 50 yards with a 200 grain XTP all day.

If they don't drop right there, they usually plow shoulders down for about 20 yards and done.

This is from a long slide G20 with hand loads at 1200fps.


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Re: 10mm and shoulder shots on deer
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2017, 02:44:34 PM »
Heavier bullets tend to fare better in the "deep woods". At close range, lighter bullets may work but penetration is what will arrange for the projectile to reach the vitals.
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