07-15-2019, 06:54 PM
Join Date: Apr 2018
The 357 mag [and other mags] have a "step" at somewhere between 2 1/2 and 3 inches of barrel where speeds increase greatly..[also at 5 inches]
For critter defense , use a hard cast flat nose to drive deeply and not come apart.
If you are accusted by a bear you will not have much of a chance to shoot
before you hit the ground [ their fast!!] so shooting will be ,,,
Put barrel in eye , ear or under chin and pull trigger repeat till empty or
dead [the bear or you]
chances are the gun will not need to be reloaded as the fight will be
over , one way or the other when the gun runs dry.
For factory I like Underwood,,, hard cast or extreme in 357..
Unless you just cant shoot 357 [ in that case use "Sportsman heavy 38s]
Use the hottest thing you can find ,,you won't feel it if you need it,
and NO HOLLOWPOINTS........................