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What .357 magnum rounds for bear.

This is a discussion on What .357 magnum rounds for bear. within the Pistols and Revolvers forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Originally Posted by Smitty901 Problem with heavy bullets is they don't penetrate Deep enough in many cases That's the crooked path we walk. If you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Problem with heavy bullets is they don't penetrate Deep enough in many cases
    That's the crooked path we walk. If you put heavy bullets and a full load of gunpowder into a SW 629 you'll spring the frame sooner or later. I always wondered if SW made the cylinder as short as they did for the 29 models just to keep idiots from blowing themselves up.

    I once loaded a 2.5 inch 629 with full-house loads, and I only did it once...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    That's the crooked path we walk. If you put heavy bullets and a full load of gunpowder into a SW 629 you'll spring the frame sooner or later. I always wondered if SW made the cylinder as short as they did for the 29 models just to keep idiots from blowing themselves up.

    I once loaded a 2.5 inch 629 with full-house loads, and I only did it once...
    I use a M29 to hunt woodchucks, flipping them at 75yds is fun with a 240gr Rem loads. That is great practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    That's the crooked path we walk. If you put heavy bullets and a full load of gunpowder into a SW 629 you'll spring the frame sooner or later. I always wondered if SW made the cylinder as short as they did for the 29 models just to keep idiots from blowing themselves up.

    I once loaded a 2.5 inch 629 with full-house loads, and I only did it once...
    It is hard to duplicate a full on 44mag 240gr rem load , handloading. My M29 8 3/4" takes those fine. You hand load at all?

    Mine is pre-Dirty Harry
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    I have a pre 2005 Ruger 45 Colt. It can be load to crazy levels .Listed in the load books as Ruger only loads. It is a beast . I have seen what a 357 will punch deep into with good rounds even at longer range and still would not feel out gunned by others.
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    https://www.ammoland.com/2018/02/def...ts-by-caliber/

    Pretty interesting article when it comes to bear defensive shoots. Seems like a 9mm or a .40 with proper ammo and shot placement does the job.

    The most common round was .44 magnum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    I have a pre 2005 Ruger 45 Colt. It can be load to crazy levels .Listed in the load books as Ruger only loads. It is a beast . I have seen what a 357 will punch deep into with good rounds even at longer range and still would not feel out gunned by others.
    I don't see it doing more fps with a 225gr than a 44mag with a 240gr. In fact the 44mag is better.

    Ruger only loads? Is that like shooting it out a TC contender? We can go there with a 44mag too.....

    Regardless, a 357 won't match up, but it's a good round.

    Sorry don't want to get into a pissing match. Peace be with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    I don't see it doing more fps with a 225gr than a 44mag with a 240gr. In fact the 44mag is better.

    Ruger only loads? Is that like shooting it of a TC contender?
    No the earlier ones Ruger made were many times stronger that the post 2005 that followed the black hawk design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    No the earlier ones Ruger made were many times stronger that the post 2005 that followed the black hawk design.
    Well I guess I learned something. What was a safe load 240gr? Fps?

    I don't have my hornady , sierra, and nosler manuals handy.

    Maybe like loading a 06 or 308 for a service rifle (correct powder/bullets)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    Well I guess I learned something. What was a safe load 240gr? Fps?

    I don't have my hornady , sierra, and nosler manuals handy.

    Maybe like loading a 06 or 308 for a service rifle (correct powder/bullets)
    Heck I do not remember have no looked in a long time I have had that Vaquero a long time
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    158 gr hard cast semi wadcutter loaded over a proper dose of 2400, sharp edges cut well, penetrate deep
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