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.40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

 
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:25 PM
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.40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

Would either round be sufficient for yotes out to say 50yds? I'm thinkin about carrying one with me for short range instead of the 12ga. since it would be much lighter.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:52 PM
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

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Would either round be sufficient for yotes out to say 50yds? I'm thinkin about carrying one with me for short range instead of the 12ga. since it would be much lighter.
From a auto stand point a .45 has less recoil and is more of a "push" in your hand than a .40 cal hwich has more "snap" and IMO are better suited for "Human Sized Targets". A .357 or 44mag in a 4" or 6" would be better for a back up side arm and shoot much flatter and work better on "Game".

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:02 PM
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

No disrespect, but I understand all of what you just said, however it didn't answer my question. I have access to a .40 and a .45 but I don't have access to a .357 or .44 mag. So the question still lies...is either round sufficient for shooting coyotes out to 50yds?
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No disrespect, but I understand all of what you just said, however it didn't answer my question. I have access to a .40 and a .45 but I don't have access to a .357 or .44 mag. So the question still lies...is either round sufficient for shooting coyotes out to 50yds?

The short answer is no. You would be hard pressed to find a round for either that delivers 300+ FT LBS worth of energy at 50 yards, not to mention bullet drop and lack of performance in most auto's at long distance.

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Old 12-03-2011, 02:19 PM
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

I would recommend and care a .40(xdm). I feel 165 or 155 gr Hp would be fast and flat at range? Most 40's give you volume capacity as the .45 acp retricts you to 7-8 rounds . The new poly/teflon pistols are tuff as nails. I try to carry mine ever time I go out. Ya, more for shits and giggles and because I can. Enjoy your hunt your way.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:23 PM
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

I would say pick the one you shoot the best.
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

I can tell you right now that at 50 yards the 155 gr bullet out of a 40 SW will not drop enough to matter even on a coyote. I shoot one every day that I am at work. You can hit a human sized target in the chest at 100 yards without it dropping out of the chest zone and that is out of a 3.5 in barrel.

BUT at 50 yds you are going to have to be pretty dang smooth on that trigger and focus on that front sight. Might be a little hard on a small skittish animal.

Both will work if you can shoot the pistol proficiently. It is not the best thing to be using for coyotes but will it work? Yes, if you do your job it will do the rest. I will tell you this though, if you are off 5 inches to the right or left of the chest area (which is easy to do at 50 yds). You may hit the coyote but it's gonna run off and you will never find it.
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