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    It's fine for Black Bear, for brown bear I recommend something more powerful.

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    Thanks, Momentum.

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    If you shoot the bear w your 357 10 times he will probably die after eating you
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    fellow that useta work fer me up onna pipeline (until i fired his sorry a**) once worked fer the alaska gold mining co. outta nome. he tole me he wuz prospecting fer the company down on the slope someplace usin' a canoe to git around in some kinda creek runnin through the neighborhood when he climbed up onna bank to look around, and saw a big barren-lands grizz comin' straight for him, galumphin across th' tundra. said he had no doubt it had smelled him, decided he wuz food, and wuz comin' to the dinner table. this cat wuz armed with a .357 ruger (i din't say he wuz smart) and there wuz no way he could outrun, or outpaddle the bear, so he stopped right there, took out his popgun, and waited. when the bear come up to him, he stood up straight, upon which the bear stopped and stood up, and he shot it twice in the middle of the chest. the bear fell down dead. a gal on safari in africa shot a lion in her tent one night with the colt woodsman she had for snakes; .22 slug went through the eye socket and straight into the brain; same result. same odds, too. feelin' lucky?
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    You guys underestimate the killing power of a 180 gr hardcast bullet at 1,600 f.p.s. I would not purpously hunt grizz with a .357 but it would save your life in a defensive situation considering it will out penetrate the 35 Remington 200 gr. softnosed bullet(!).

    A 180 hardcast vs a large bear's head = lights out!

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    I wouldn't bet my life on it.
    A 12ga pump with heavy Brenneke slugs, is a way better choice.
    LG

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30wcf View Post
    You guys underestimate the killing power of a 180 gr hardcast bullet at 1,600 f.p.s. I would not purpously hunt grizz with a .357 but it would save your life in a defensive situation considering it will out penetrate the 35 Remington 200 gr. softnosed bullet(!).

    A 180 hardcast vs a large bear's head = lights out!
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    "Not in Alaska or in Eastern Washington State." Yes, there too.


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    [QUOTE=30wcf;1386416]You guys underestimate the killing power of a 180 gr hardcast bullet at 1,600 f.p.s. I would not purpously hunt grizz with a .357 but it would save your life in a defensive situation considering it will out penetrate the 35 Remington 200 gr. softnosed bullet(!).

    A 180 hardcast vs a large bear's head = lights out!



    Your gonna make a head-shot on a charging, pissed bear while your run'n? Think NOT......
    Pissed off bears can be, will be and are 'lead-sponges'.
    When is the last time you took down a charge'n Grizz?

    LG

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    I was charged by a Polar Bear once and I pulled out my S&W Model 19-2 .357 and pumped three rounds at it - but it went right on by and came around again so I fired another 3 rounds - musta hit at least twice and it was still coming, but as I was reloading a man came out and shouted "TAR HEEL! You're Drunk Again - now go on home and quite shootin' up my carousel!"
    I think I mighta winged a Zebra and I'm pretty sure I got a Giraffe or a Whale one time as well But I gotta tell you - that bear just never stopped!
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