If your gonna use a 357mag for hunting might as well get a m1 carbine and have a lighter faster gun with 30 round capacity. Not sure why 357 is good but 30 carbine isnt.
Minimum caliber i would use in a rifle for hog is 44 magnum. The ruger 44 bolt gun is a better choice of current production rugers.
Your better off with the marlin over the ruger 357.
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