So here's the deal... Im looking for a side arm to go with my hunting handgun (CVA rechambered to 444 Marlin). I am going to get a GP100 Match champion. But I do not know if I want the 357 or the new 10mm that was just released.
As of today I do not reload and ammo from Midway is about the same price either way 38/357 vs 40/10mm. So ammo cost is not a deciding factor for me.
Intended purpose: Hunting/Hunting side arm Woods bumming Occasional carry
Lets hear it...
Since you placed hunting first, I would go with the 10mm. While the energy may be the same, the 10mm is larger diameter so will have the edge for hunting in my opinion. Buffalo Bore has some great loads, all the way up to 220 gr at 1200 fps.
To be honest though, I would go with the 5" 44 Special GP 100 as my choice. You give up a round but for hunting and woods bumming I love the 44 Special