Nice story, thank you for sharing.I know this thread has been a while, but I wanted to give an account of a recent situation.
We had a bull that decided to turn mean, so I called the kill truck to come get him. The guy shows up and we corner the bull. He hits him dead center in the forehead with a 30-30 round. The bull staggers and then does a hard left and takes out the fence. He comes back around and takes out the fence in a second spot. Headed straight for the guy. He hits him again with another perfect placed 30-30, no effect at all and the bull is still closing on him. He shortstroked the bolt and came up on an empty chamber.
The next thing I know my Glock G29SF is on target right under the bulls ear. The Trueglo TFO sights jumped to my eyes. It seemed as tho with each pull of the trigger, the sights never moved. I put 6 rounds in the side of his head. He was still coming. I moved my sights to the back of his head, to find his spine. That one dropped him instantly. I don't know if a larger handgun would have made any difference, he had already taken 2 perfectly placed 30-30 hits. I do know that I had no perception of recoil. I had Hornady custom hunters in the gun. The 3 of my boys there said I fired all 7 rounds in about 2 seconds. On examination, every round went exactly where I told it to go. If this had been a large revolver, I could not have put the volume of fire in such a short time. I would have run out of ammunition before that fatal shot. I was very happy that I was carrying my 10mm that day (I always do), but not as much as the butcher. The bull landed at about 10 feet from him.