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.357 MAG.
« on: August 30, 2010, 03:14:38 PM »
Would a .357 mag. w/ a 180gr bullet be enough for a black bear?
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 03:19:02 PM »
yep. 125 and 158 out of the 357 will do the job ;) just want to hit something that messes with the nervous system like the Mellon :chuckle: chest shots will not stop them very well. ;)
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 07:31:48 PM »
within its range limitations a properly placed 180 grain bullet from a 357 should do just fine on blackbear. I would much perfer a good hardcast 180 grain to any jacketed 125 or 158 grain.
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 09:45:12 PM »
Jon, what hardcast are you thinking..... Store bought or handloads?  :dunno: I would love to get something for my .357...
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 09:49:39 PM »
I would not hesitate with mine.  I have an old Ruger Security Six with a 6" barrel that has killed a couple of deer, many grouse and a few rabbits.
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 09:58:53 PM »
Jon, what hardcast are you thinking..... Store bought or handloads?  :dunno: I would love to get something for my .357...

here is some from a great company in oregon. they give 5.00 off for being a new customer. not very many stores do that.

http://laser-cast.com/38Cal.html

i have shot some of there 125g
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 10:14:01 PM »
I would blast one with a .357, good cartridge!
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 12:12:59 PM »
Jon, what hardcast are you thinking..... Store bought or handloads?  :dunno: I would love to get something for my .357...

here is some from a great company in oregon. they give 5.00 off for being a new customer. not very many stores do that.

http://laser-cast.com/38Cal.html

i have shot some of there 125g
store bought i would use the 180 grain federal cast core, the one carp recommended are good i use them myself in my .45 I also here good things about mt baldy bullets.
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 03:25:39 PM »
Jon, what hardcast are you thinking..... Store bought or handloads?  :dunno: I would love to get something for my .357...

here is some from a great company in oregon. they give 5.00 off for being a new customer. not very many stores do that.

http://laser-cast.com/38Cal.html

i have shot some of there 125g
store bought i would use the 180 grain federal cast core, the one carp recommended are good i use them myself in my .45 I also here good things about mt baldy bullets.

The federal 180gr loads are the rounds I bought for my S&W .357 mag. 636 w/ 6inch. barrel.  Been thinking about using it for bear, would be a rush I think.
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010, 05:21:06 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: .357 MAG.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2010, 07:45:57 PM »
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