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      Links and reading others may enjoy

      Surfing the web today and found a few interesting sites/stories others may be interested in. Cheers! MR

      10mm Auto ballistic test, updated. | Range HotRange Hot - Pretty good story on an independent 10mm test @ Magazine | Range HotRange Hot.

      Also, I found this story while researching the .40 S&W cartridge. I remember when this happened but I have never seen or heard any details. Anyway, a good look at what the .40 can do. More stories at American Handgunner about this story and how .223/5.56mm, 12 gauge and .308s did against large wildlife.

      Pistol Versus Bear

      One of the first deputies to start pulling triggers was Jonathan Merry. He settled the red dot of his Vortex optic on a gray wolf, and pressed the trigger of his M4. The animal was soon down and done. Merry returned to his patrol car, put the rifle inside and closed the door. He was about to enter the driver’s door and bring his patrol car back to the central scene when a black bear found him.

      He saw the animal make eye contact. There were many directions in which it could have moved, but it lowered its head and charged him on all fours, growling. Outside the vehicle and unable to retrieve his rifle from inside it, he drew his pistol and fired.

      The animal was coming full speed, and he has no recollection of aiming, only of focusing on its head and hoping to plant his shot in the brain.

      The animal was 10′ away when he pressed the trigger of his department issue Glock 22.

      The bear collapsed instantly from the single shot, its momentum skidding it virtually to Merry’s feet. He couldn’t see the wound in the bear’s furry head, but he figured it must have been a brain hit to drop the charging animal that fast. It looked as if the terrifying confrontation was over, but he knew how dangerous the animal would be if it regained its feet. With care — and with regret — he aimed the Glock this time and put a second 165-gr. Winchester Ranger-T .40 slug into the animal’s brain.

      Before the night was over, he would also shoot a Bengal tiger, a full-grown lioness, three male African lions and a grizzly bear; all with the M4. After the close call with the black bear at the car, he wouldn’t be caught without a rifle in his hand again, for the rest of the night.

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      Not sure why the links didn't show up correctly. Magazine | Range HotRange Hot for the 10mm info. American Handgunner for the other story on wildlife vs. .223/.308s.

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      Note to self: Don't hang out where Deputy Merry does.

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