Originally Posted by freetobefree
Does anyone know the knock down ratio between .357 mag & .44 mag
There have been litterally thousands of articles written on this subject, and amongst the "experts" the concensus is don't carry anything smaller than .357 mag with a non expanding round for defense against animals in the lower 48.
But then again, there have been grizzlies killed with .38s and .45s.
Conventional wisdom is that the .45 does not penetrate deep enough. But I believe most people are actually uneducated as to how much penetration one can actually get.
Using 230 grain FMJ you can expect to get anywhere from sixty to seventy cm of penetration in Gel. Running 155 gr .357 FMJ you are looking at between sixty and seventy cm of penetration in gel. Using 225 gr .44 mag FMJ you are looking at between sixty and seventy cm.
Knowing this it is all just gravy
That's quoting someone from a different thread. Don't know of that's what ur looking for or not.