What can a 357 mag kill?

What can a 357 mag kill?

357 was regarded as the ultimate in handgun hunting cartridges by many nimrods. It was effectively employed for taking elk, moose, deer, antelope, giant Kodiak brown bears and even some African game animals.

What round do you need to kill a bear?

44 Magnum is the minimum for charging bears, many others have opted for a Glock 20 in 10mm Auto and, interestingly enough, passed right by the . 357 S&W Magnum. Several folks have even successfully killed bears with a 9mm. While a well-placed shot from a 10mm can no doubt do the trick, the .

What caliber will kill a grizzly bear?

Look for the biggest caliber you can shoot well in a rifle with a controlled-feed action like the Winchester Model 70 Safari Express, or the Ruger Guide Gun. While big bore rifles are ideal, even a . 308 will work.

What is the stopping power of a 357 Magnum?

Generally about 22 K PSI piezo. A 357 Magnum is a long, rimmed, revolver cartridge typically throwing a long 140–180 grain bullet at 1200–1400 feet per second, faster in a rifle.

Can a.357 Magnum be used against a bear?

Unless you are extremely lucky, the bear is going to win this one. The .357 Magnum has the penetration to reach vital organs in the bear, but what are the chances of making that shot in an emergency? In this observers humble opinion, the .357 Magnum is marginal at best for protection against bears.

What kind of gun was used to kill a bear?

45 Super and .454 Casull were each used once — the bears died in each. There were three cases in which the caliber of the handgun was not revealed, and one instance in which both a .44 Magnum and a .357 Magnum were used together to stop a bear.

Can You Kill a bear with a.22lr hollow point?

You can kill a bear with a .22lr hollow point. You may not know it unless they carve it on your tombstone tho. A Pennsylvania man, Jordan M. Tutmaher, reportedly killed a 679-pound black bear that was five yards away with a .357 handgun Nov 22, 2018. So, yes you can kill a bear with a .357.

Can a 9mm be used to kill a bear?

Firstly, and most surprisingly to yours truly, there were four cases in which the 9mm cartridge was used to defend against bears — every single one of them was successful, and at least three of the four were against grizzly bears. All three of those bears died, and one of them was killed from less than five feet away.