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Old 02-04-2011, 02:59 AM   #1
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for hiking / hunting is a 357 MAG or a stronger gun needed if a Wolf, or big deer was to come up on you..
I live in FL, near Tampa..

I have a SP101 357 and a
Judge public defender 45 LC / .410 snub

but im not looking to sniper anything but just hike really, I just want to make sure a 357 ammo would do the job if a bigger then dog size animal wanted to play foot ball.....


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Old 02-04-2011, 03:24 AM   #2
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Cannot recall a surplus of wolves or big deer near Tampa- but I might have missed that. Seriously, a .357 should handle anything short of large bear. Biggest problem you are likely to have in that area travels on 2 feet.

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Never laid eyes on a dog or deer a 357 wouldn't keep off my hide.

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My God, a .357 will stop a Chevy.

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i hate to LMAO, but "LMAO @ C3SHOOTER." i think you MIGHT need to call the wildlife and fisheries and have'm come and trap those critters!

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You have reached the post count to sell, BTW.


I think one of those Python pistols would be area appropriate, if a bit pretty for hiking.

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I do a lot of hiking and near tampa is a lot of hiking grounds and I now and still counting 3 times a animal has come and attacked me...

last time i was walking around my block and a stray dog started barking @ me from behind and it was like 10 feet away, thank the 2nd for letting me be able to protect myself... that thing looked like a 150 lbs beast!!...

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the Python is wayy out of my price range.,.,.. =(
maybe one day if i can find one used...
my ruger sp101 i got for $450... used.

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I do a lot of hiking and near tampa is a lot of hiking grounds and I now and still counting 3 times a animal has come and attacked me...

last time i was walking around my block and a stray dog started barking @ me from behind and it was like 10 feet away, thank the 2nd for letting me be able to protect myself... that thing looked like a 150 lbs beast!!...
Dang, you have been attacked by animals 3 times? That's a ton for one lifetime. Do you wear bacon scented cologne or something?

You'd be better off with some pepper spray than shooting animals because you think they might attack you. Get the big pepper spray, the one made for bears.
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Not so far fetched. My wife has been bitten by dogs a few times and is now very afraid of them. I have scars on my right hand from a dog attack when I was a kid. I used a fish whacker on a couple of dogs when I had a paper route. I have been attacked several times on my bicycle and carry pepper spray when riding. I ran one dog into the ground by riding just fast enough to keep him interested. He never chased me again. No I dont wear bacon scented cologne.

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