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Old 04-21-2010, 03:06 AM   #11
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Pretty impressive. Buffalo Bore measures 783 w/ 180 grain bullet. I think both would be "pretty good" if need be, but neither are as ideal as a like .44 mag load.

I like to take a .44 mag carried, along with a shot gun loaded with 00 or 000 buck in the truck, especially if it's just me and the family, but I'm going on one annual trip in June and there sometimes is other folks around, so I'll probably CC the SP101 loaded hot.

Not all share the same frame of mind that our likes do and I'd hate to freak anyone out on their vacation. There's sometimes people from all over the states and I'm sure many haven't ever shot a gun. . . poor things
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Thanks for the answers guys. I like the CORBON ammo, I figure If I had to I'd use that or Buffalo Bore for bear. I dont like to have a big lever-action rifle on me when I'm hiking so I would rather carry a revolver with hot loads that I can put away in my vest. I mostly hike int he Rockies but there are people around most of the time there. But when I go somewhere like Montana I'll probably be carrying something like 45-70 lever-action, because I've heard moose are mean as hell.
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I would not recommend the Hornady 140gr LEVERevolution ammo, period. Check the velocity; it's 1400-1450 fps (from a 6"barrel, not a snubbie) is the same as most any other 140gr factory load. It's only advantage is in a lever action where the added velocity and bullet profile flatten the trajectory. It still pales, (approx. 300 fps slower from a carbine), compared to Buffalo Bore's 158gr load.
Double Tap 180/200gr or Buffalo Bore 180gr would be much better choices. I can't say about CorBon.

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