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Old December 7, 2012, 03:31 PM   #104
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If speed kills then I guess the 7.62x25 Tokarev and 357 Magnum are better than a 45acp or 10mm.
As to energy the 7.62x25 Tokarev does not beat out a 45 APC but it is pretty close. The .357 Mag is about a tie with the 10mm although the 10mm has some loads with more energy than you would typically see out of the .357.

That said both of the calibers you mentioned shoot lighter bullets and the carried energy will disperse quicker.

But, as both of those are not available in modern poly auto pistols...........

The 10mm and the 45 ACP both shoot bullets in the 200+ grain range.

.45 ACP 185 gr 1,225 ft/s 616 ft·lbf
.357 Mag 125 gr 1,600 ft/s 710 ft·lbf
10mm 135 gr 1,600 ft/s 767 ft·lbf
7.62x25 Tokarev 85 gr 1,720 ft/s 560 ft·lbf
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