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Old 02-08-2011, 12:20 AM   #11
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Is that thing approaching +P/+P+, or is it already there?
It gives a 6" GP100 a touch of muzzle flip. It's a monster round for penetration.
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A "touch". I'll bet.

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No, really it's not bad. It's just kind of loud.

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My bear load is a 300 gr hard lead swc over 21 gr of WW296. In a .44 mag. If I carry a .357 (when I discount the possibility of bears) I carry the stoutest 158 gr JSP loads I can find.

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158 gr would be a little light for my liking. 180 gr would be better. SWC or an LBT WFN cast bullet would be my choice.

I would try EXTRA hard to avoid bears if all I had was a .357.

There is no such thing as "+P" in .357 Magnum. +P applies to non-Magnum cartridges to give them more oomph.

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Okay, so I guess +p kinda makes it a magnum.

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Okay, so I guess +p kinda makes it a magnum.
+P is an attempt at making a non-Magnum into a Magnum. Kind of like tubo charging a V-6 to make it as powerful as a V-8.
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If I carry a .357 in Bear country I have an AK or SG in the truck, so with any luck I would buy some time with the .357, which is loaded w/ Buffalo Bore 180 gr hard cast or Cor-Bon 180 or 200 gr hard cast.

Of course a 2 legged switch is loaded in a speed-loader (or 3) w/ 95 grain HP.

Just remember, never shoot for the head, you're wasting ammo and more importantly. . . time.

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So, a head shot with any of the rounds mentioned is a meaningless wast of time? Are bears really that tough? Even black ones?

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or, just take a ruger mk iii and a friend. In the event of a bear attack, draw the ruger, and kneecap your friend. :d
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