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Getting excited about the upcoming deer season already. I have been considering using my S&W 610 this season. Any hunters out there that have used their 10mm's on deer. Effectiveness? Load of choice? I have mainly used my 610 for recreational shooting with mid-range 165gr loads. Should I bump it up to 200gr for deer?

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Heya Jake-we talkin' whitetail or muleys? Whitetail, I think a well constructed 165 such as a
golden sabre would be fine, on a mule deer, I'd step up to at least 180.....of course, shot place-
ment is always the key. I've had very good success with the Cor-Bon hunting loads, and
handloads with Hornady XTP's on mule deer, but I plan to try out the heavier loads from both
DoubleTap and Buffalo Bore soon. I've used the lighter bullet loadings from DoubleTap on
whitetail, and it works very well when I do my part.
 

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Whitetails in my neck of the woods.

I have three pistols that are labelled my "hunting" pistols....10mm, 44mag, and 45 Colt. I have been working up some medium hot 45 Colt loads and "hot" 44 magnum loads. Next, I need to warm up a few 10mm plinking loads and see which pistol gives me the best accuracy.

Thanks for teh feedback.
 

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Yea, I just got my G20 back from barsto. Had a longslide and fitted match barrel installed and its gonna be my deer gun this year.

I can't wait. I've got some practicing to do (from "field" postions) but expect to use it this fall. with some Doubletap 200 gr XTP's or DT 200 gr BTBs. I can't wait. Every cool day we get here in the Midwest makes me wanna get out in the field ever more.

Good luck guys!

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I practiced on prarie dogs.....I figure if I can hit them, I can hit a deer!
 

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I've carried a Ruger Blackhawk 10mm, an original 5" and 6.5" 610, a new 610 Classic Hunter and two different custom 1911 10mm's for deer hunting over the past 13 years...and never shot a deer with one!

The closest I ever came to a deer with a handgun was a very near miss on an 8 point buck with a Performance Center .41 Magnum that was up to the job, but my shooting from a really awkward shooting position wasn't.

This year I've loaded up 155 gr. Barnes X Bullets with new Norma brass at max veloctiy for use in a 6.5" 610 model from 1990. I'm sure, as usual, if I get lucky it will be my Winchester that does the job, but the 10mm is always there just in case the distance is right!

I'll report back in after the season and please do the same.

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I have never cared for the 10mm much but have gained a tremendous respect for it this year. My G20 will be my deer and elk gun this year. If I am successful with either or both, I will post results here.

Here is the G20 that I plan to use although I have put night sights and extended slide relaease on it since this pic was taken:
 

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Deer and hogs with 10mm PICS

I have shot numerous wild hogs and several deer with one of my Colt 10mm. I have used everything from the Remington sub-sonics to the Black Talons. The 10mm is more than adequate for deer size game at reasonable distances. This pistol is sighted in to point of aim at 50 yards-I have shot hogs at that distance with great results the deer have all been in the 25-40 yard range. I have in the last couple of years used the Double Tap 200 grn XTP with great results. Below is a picture of a hog that was taken with Double Tap and the horns are from a buck that was taken with Double Tap. The pistol is a Colt that has all Ed Brown or Wilson internals and externals, Dlask trigger and Bar Sto barrel with the frame fitted to the slide.

 

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Nice pig Wiley! Kinda looks like my mother-in-law though..... :wink:
 

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Back to the Ruger SBH

After loading some Hornady XTP 180gr over a full load of 800-x, I've been "forced" to return to the Ruger Super Blackhawk for this year's deer season. Test firing these rounds, the revolver bloodied my left ear twice with shavings from the copper jackets. Took the S&W 610 to my gunsmith and he suspects the cylinder lock is allowing the cylinder to rotate slightly under the recoil of the full 10mm lodas. There were plenty of indications including a single point of contact in the cylinder notches, slight "dinging" of the notches, and nominal lock movement into the cylinder notches (visual inspection). So, while he gets my revolver up to standards for heavy loads, the Ruger in 45 Colt will have to perform the hunting duties this year. As such, I may take the time, and expense, to set up the 610 for a varmint handgun.
 

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Wish I had a good story of taking a nice buck with my 10. I shoot a Caspian (early pre-production pistol, stainless frame with tool steel slide I was able to acquire some years ago through Gary Smith of the factory) equipt with Bomar sights. Just before opening day, I was firing it at a range with the heavy factory loads I intended to use on coast blacktails,(Winchester if I remember right) and suddenly had an "open" sight picture. The recoil had snapped off the rear sight blade! Bomar was quick to replace the rear sight, but not in time for the opener, when, you guessed it, I had a perfect shot at a stationary buck at about 35 yards! He fell to my tried and true '03 sporter, but you imagine my frustration. Bomar said at the time (this is probably 15 years ago) that they had seen a sight break like that only once before.
 

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I took my S&W 6 1/2" 610 deer hunting last year and never got a shot-this year I did'nt take it -no shot anyhow. All the deer were over 150 yards out.
So. next year I will try again for a 10mm kill with I hope a global hunter-
 

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So. next year I will try again for a 10mm kill with I hope a global hunter-
The Global Hunter for deer next year is my hope too. I've taken deer with my Glock 20 and Dan Wesson PMA 10mm and think that the Global Hunter would be just the ticket. Let's hope it makes it to production.
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I have been wanting a Global Hunter for deer and pigs now since I heard about it over a year ago. Still, there are none for sale <sniff sniff> and I don't know if there ever WILL be (despite what DW says for 2006).

Still, if there is, I'll take one, please :)
 

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Global Hunter??

At the risk of showing my ignorance, can someone enlighten me as to what a Global Hunter is (or will be...it sounds like a pre-production prototype)
 

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Global Hunter

The Global Hunter is a longslide EAA Witness pistol. Last time I checked their website, it was being offered in 10mm and 45acp. It's also available in a camoflague finish, much like the current Turkey shotguns and Compound Hunting Bows.
 

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Re: Global Hunter

jakes10mm said:
The Global Hunter is a longslide EAA Witness pistol. Last time I checked their website, it was being offered in 10mm and 45acp. It's also available in a camoflague finish, much like the current Turkey shotguns and Compound Hunting Bows.
The Global Hunter is not made by EAA, it was made by Dan Wesson.
 

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10mm, one - mule deer, zero.

I posted this on another forum back in Nov. Here's the results of this year's hunt.
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Another mulie succumbs to the awesome power of the 10mm at 0700 this morning.
I was bound and determined to get my deer again this year with my G20. I passed on several within rifle range in hopes of getting within range with my pistola. I had planned to hold out until tomorrow evening and then go get one with a rifle if I couldn't make a pistol shot. This unfortunate little fork-horn wandered a little too close. 180 gr. Hornady XTP traveling at 1300 fps at 112 yards through both lungs. He walked around for a minute then went down. I was sure I had made a good shot but I was still approaching him slowly. A dang pheasant jumped right out from under me and scared me and the deer both. He jumped up and started running and, as sure as I was that my shot was good, I didn't want him to get into some thick brush so I shot again as he was running at about 25 yards. The 2nd shot entered his left ear and came out his left eye. Sure enough, that anchored him



Second shot...


With this gun...

 
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