calvin56 wrote:A strange thing I've noticed with coyotes, with .45 acp they try to run after a good hit. Even with a tennis ball (ok, a little smaller) exit wound they try to run. One hit with a .223 and they just drop. 230 grains vs 62. Of course the .223 is over 3 times faster.
Well, as you pointed out, being faster makes all the difference. Just pulling a couple quick numbers off the Hornady website:
9MM Luger, 115 gr. JHP/XTP: 341
ft-lb (muzzle), 280 ft-lb (50 yds)
45 ACP+P 200 GR HP/XTP: 494
ft-lb (muzzle), 421 ft-lb (50 yds) (45% more energy than 9mm)
223 REM 53 GR HP W/C: 1305
ft-lb (muzzle), 971 ft-lb (100 yds) (283% more energy than 9mm)
Now, energy isn't the end-all and be-all in stopping power, but superior energy is usually a good thing!
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