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

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:04 AM
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

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I would say pick the one you shoot the best.
i agree. i have shot 250 coyotes; only three with a handgun. what kind of groups are you shooting with the .45 and .40 respectively at 50 yards??
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:51 AM
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

Living in Canada, I've never owned a handgun, and you can't legally hunt with or carry handguns here so I have no experience with that either.
Nonetheless, I see it weird how there is even a debate that the .40 S&W or .45 ACP COULD kill a 25-40 lb coyote, when they are both considered excellent guns for personal defense against two-legged varmints weighing 150-250 lbs.

Shot placement, folks, it's been said here before. I've CLEANLY killed a pile of coyotes with the .22 WMR and, more recently one with my .17 HMR.

Shot placement.

Precision > power
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: .40 S&W or .45 ACP for song dogs???

My experience is that 45 is plenty. I've taken a coyote with a 45 acp and 2 fox with a 9mm. All of those were at less than 35 yds but they definitely had plenty of power. I was not expecting a coyote that time but a 45acp 230 gr FMJ through the chest let him run maybe 50yds. The fox both took a single 9mm 115gr jhp which stopped them in their tracks. IMHO, the issue is accuracy, if you can hit it, a 40 or 45 is plenty. I consider those shots I made luck cause I'm no magician with a handgun but if you're confident at that range you're a better man than I. I would recommend a jhp though.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:56 AM
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i agree. i have shot 250 coyotes; only three with a handgun. what kind of groups are you shooting with the .45 and .40 respectively at 50 yards??
DGUTTER- NO answer. interesting. telling too.
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