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I originally wanted a Glock 20 but ammo seems a tad harder to find than 45 acp. Why not a 45 acp? What are some good rounds for a backup carry in the woods. Not really looking to hunt with it just mainly a back up and hogs are about the toughest critters I'd have to worry about. Suggestions?
SOunds like you just want to feel comfy in the woods. Hogs are not an issue, they are pretty much non aggressive to people, so other people are your biggest threat. ANy service caliber/gun will do. If you hike/camp in bear, wolf or couger country, then a 40cal+ 4" magnum rev. is a better tool than any semiauto, yes even the vaunted 10mm.
Welll now, I've killed a hog with a .45 acp. Was as dead as any others I've shot. It's not ideal, but it will work.
But, as mentioned above, two legged crittiers are probably a greater threat. Go with the 45, and relax.
Boar in rutting season, NOW, can be very aggressive. Wild dog packs are very dangerous any time of the year.
If you get a .45, I would recommend Gold Dots, XTP's, or something else known for penetration.
Maybe hogs, for the most part, aren't that much of a threat but considering I had one charge me when I was testing a feeder and it went off you won't convince me I don't have to worry about it.
Get yourself a couple of boxes of the Buffalo Bore 230 grain FMJ flat point. This load has more penetration than any other 45 acp load I have tested. You could always carry a load like the 230 grain Hornady XTP +P up first and follow up the magazine with the FMJ's. You could also be a rebel and just load it up with your favorite 230 grain ball and call it good. I like the Double Tap 230 grain TMJ as well as the Federal American Eagle 230 grain FMJ.
Dude just get one of these. That way if pigs fly, you'll have an anti-aircraft gun.
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