Thread: 10mm vs .357
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Old November 5, 2012, 10:11 PM   #22
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It's just black bear so no need to get out the big guns, although we have some big blacks up here. I have a friend who is the head of fish and game up here and the last they weighed one of the local big males he was 480 lbs.
I live in Black Bear country. A .44 would be absolutely unnecessary and over kill especially for everyday carry. Why do I need to absolutely obliterate the bear with a .44 or larger cartridge when a .357 or 10mm would work just fine.
I'm not sure a .44 would be "overkill" on a 480 lb Black Bear.

A .44 loaded to 1000 fps or so with a hard cast bullet, isn't much harder to shoot than a hot loaded 10mm or .357, if any. And it's not going to "obliterate" a bear.
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