It's hard to figure out all the hunting situations and calibers that would be appropriate for each. I think a lot of the handgun calibers lack the energy to do an efficient job. I have killed hogs with all kinds of calibers, but a lot of them are at shorter range and the pistol calibers (properly placed) work just fine. A longer shot with it's dimished velocity or a shot that was not right where it should have been placed can often relate to a wounded animal running away. I think too much energy into the animal is far and away more desirable than too little. The attatched image shows a few of those shot with smaller calibers, but I have been known to use my 350 Rem.Mag with 225 gr. gamekings for situations where I know more energy would give me the edge.
Last edited by Old Stony; June 28, 2013 at 05:19 PM.