Apr 01, · In this Magnum vs ACP penetration matchup, which ammo for SHTF? a Magnum or a 45ACP? It’s always a great match up that clearly defines the legendary stopping power of ACP at shorter ranges, with performing better for penetration at longer distances. Jan 10, · So for the Magnum, its era of legendary stopping power is over. Unless you’re going hunting, in which case by all means continue. I’ll probably bring a magnum with me on a coyote hunt I have coming up later this year, but that’s because rolling up coyotes with Hornady’s lever gun Magnum round is hilarious.
Aug 01, · The Magnum makes sense when you need more power, more penetration or more stopping power. The Special makes sense when you need milder recoil, easy shooting and more fun just playing around shooting targets. They are substantially similar, and yet so distinctly different/5(). Magnum Stopping Power. Posted By: gonehuntin Magnum Stopping Power - 01/13/ Not my experience with the silver tip in , expansion was minimal and penetration was not up to standards by a good margin. Not a very good bullet or load in my humble opinion. Posted By: GunGeek Re Magnum Stopping Power - 01/16/
Shooters love the Magnum because it offers deep penetration and enough power to drop large animals such as deer or even humans in spite of being designed for pistols. It’s also a versatile caliber, and using slightly different loads will offer dramatic changes in performance. The best Magnum ammo focuses on providing stopping power without creating so much recoil as to make the gun. So, the answer is simple, right? Everyone should buy a magnum-powered handgun in or larger caliber and feel completely secure that he or she has the best stopping power. It would be nice if it were that simple – but of course it’s not. The reason is recoil.
Dec 10, · The magnum is easier for more people to handle, and thus, gets used in more shootings, AND with better accuracy. If the same person shooting the Magnum, and the Magnum were equally skilled at handling both, the percentage of "one shot stops" would probably be the same. "Follow-up shots" have nothing to do with "one shot stopping.