You can find some pretty hot 40s&w loads these days. Some even close to the 10mm. I carry a 40 sometimes in the woods. 14 rounds of 500ftlbs is not exactly light firepower. I have killed deer from my 10mm with loads identical to a hotter 40S&W. With self defence in and out of the woods it's still about multiple shots on target and shot placements. Even if you carry a 9mm with 135 Critical Duty or 147 PDX1 has deep penetration. If the 9mm is lighter and easier to carry, then you are more than likely to have it on you. I carry a 9mm as a back up hunting with my rifle simply because I can put out a lot of fast accurate firepower in a light weight package.
Last edited by Mystro; November 25, 2012 at 08:55 AM.