I don't know... a 180 grain hard cast bullet out of a .357 will penetrate a lot of meat and bone.tubbythetuba said:-snip-
I really think I would rather have the .45 with 230 hardball against a small bear than a .357...but like I said, I'm just supposing.
Tubby,tubbythetuba said:I think what we are talking about is the difference between hunting a bear that might not know we are there and a pissed off bear charging or attacking. Adrenaline seems to be the dangerous culprit here.
I've been attacked twice by something not completely dead: a **** and a large groundhog. Laugh if you will, but both of these angry critters proved to be quite tough to dispatch after wounding and quite determined to have a piece of me before departing this world. I can only imagine what even a small bear must be like. Lighting a candle to St Hubert might be a good start! Some caliber starting with a "4" might be another.Leverpuller said:Tubby,tubbythetuba said:I think what we are talking about is the difference between hunting a bear that might not know we are there and a pissed off bear charging or attacking. Adrenaline seems to be the dangerous culprit here.
You are absolutely correct! The point I was trying to make, or more accurately, the question I was trying to raise is; What caliber did a man shoot a charging bear with back in the late 1800's and early 1900's?
Don't get me wrong, Tubby. When it comes to my own rear-end and a charging bear, I want to be looking down the barrel of the biggest gun in my safe!
:shock:<<<<<In any case this would be the expression on my face if it were to happen to me!
I don't buy that. I'm betting it's because they don't chamber a lot of autos in .357 mag. I will agree that the .40 out penetrates a 9mm.tallen said:Hellow fellow hunters and gunmen,I do know what a .357 can
and will do to a human, and also will not do. have asked why
most police forces changed to the .40 cal , the reason being
not enough penny tration for the dollar on life