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In the Wilds: HP or FMJ?
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(02-13-2018, 09:30 PM)Tsquare Wrote: Somehow, I missed that this thread was a poll. I vote "none of the above".

When I am in the woods I usually have my 44 Magnum. If I am hunting the 44 is a backup. I not a fan of FMJ or JHP on critters. A jacketed soft point or a wad-cutter would be a better choice for putting down a 600 lb boar or a gator.

In reality the other choices should have JSPs or cast/lead.  So I'm with you there.
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(02-13-2018, 12:13 PM)bmyers Wrote: Considering two legged threat is the greatest danger followed by wild dogs, my HST 147gr will do just fine.

If I was going into the woods where larger animals might be the threat, I would look at some of these (or a product like it) https://www.lehighdefense.com/pages/xtreme-penetrator

Well - all depends on the woods you are in, doesn't it?

Yes, we have two legged threats, and dogs.  But we also have Black Bear, rather large Alligators, and some very very nasty pigs.  So I'm thinking that 147g HST is not my first choice.  Your mileage may vary - considerably!



Short of that 44mag (Which I maintain is just fine with an FMJ....)
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(02-16-2018, 03:40 AM)Bob Wrote:
(02-13-2018, 12:13 PM)bmyers Wrote: Considering two legged threat is the greatest danger followed by wild dogs, my HST 147gr will do just fine.

If I was going into the woods where larger animals might be the threat, I would look at some of these (or a product like it) https://www.lehighdefense.com/pages/xtreme-penetrator

Well - all depends on the woods you are in, doesn't it?

Yes, we have two legged threats, and dogs.  But we also have Black Bear, rather large Alligators, and some very very nasty pigs.  So I'm thinking that 147g HST is not my first choice.  Your mileage may vary - considerably!



Short of that 44mag (Which I maintain is just fine with an FMJ....)
You are correct, but since the original question was "If you're out in nature what caliber do you prefer and what type of bullet?", we don't have bears, we don't have alligators, and we do have pigs, but at this point besides tearing up property, we have had no one attacked by pigs, they scatter. If I'm in Africa in the wild, my choice is different than southern Illinois, so my answer still stands since I'm not planning on going to Africa or outside of the midwest in anytime in the near future. If I ever do take a trip where four legged animals are bigger threat, then consideration will have to be given to what weapon and ammo to use outside of my normal gear. My assumption is that someone in Alaska is going to have a different answer then myself due to the nature of the threat. Yet, a 44 mag for this area wouldn't be necessary since large threats aren't a problem, two legged ones are the problem.
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(02-16-2018, 03:40 AM)Bob Wrote:
(02-13-2018, 12:13 PM)bmyers Wrote: Considering two legged threat is the greatest danger followed by wild dogs, my HST 147gr will do just fine.

If I was going into the woods where larger animals might be the threat, I would look at some of these (or a product like it) https://www.lehighdefense.com/pages/xtreme-penetrator

Well - all depends on the woods you are in, doesn't it?

Yes, we have two legged threats, and dogs.  But we also have Black Bear, rather large Alligators, and some very very nasty pigs.  So I'm thinking that 147g HST is not my first choice.  Your mileage may vary - considerably!



Short of that 44mag (Which I maintain is just fine with an FMJ....)

Nope, a jacketed soft point will cause more damage with 44 mag. A wadcutter is close behind that.
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