Out of the .40 and .45, which is better for hunting? This is in tandem with a 12 gauge of course.
I'm not now and never have been a "deer hunting" guy. Lot's of my friends are and none of them use a pistol for hunting. I do know that there are many that do but my friends all prefer nice long rifles. A couple of friends use shotguns but for the most part it seems that the 30.06 is the most popular. Just keep that 12 gauge handy if a wild boar decides to cross your path! (With extra shells!!)Well, looks like you better go out tomorrow and get one!
Ha!! Ok! Thinking about it. But, if I don't, what do you think?
That's good about no boars there! They are quite nasty overprotective critters! Michigan....hmmm......stay warm! Moved back to my original home in Alabama after many long, cold years in Wisconsin!No boars here...I live in southeastern Michigan. The hand gun is a "just in case" I have a deer that is too close to my tree stand for the shotgun.
Yes! Like at the bottom of my tree stand close. Happened last year. 6 point, about 15 feet almost straight down.I'm a deer hunter, and I wouldn't like either for deer... I don't know...I suppose you're using slugs, scoped shotgun, and you're concerned about one slipping in real close...If you couldn't get an accurate shot with the shotgun, you'd be talking about R E A L close...Without the deer sitting in your lap, I can't imagine one being too close for the shotgun...All considered, probably the .40, if no other options...The .357, .44 mag are great in this scenario...as is the 10mm