.357 ammo choices

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    .357 ammo choices

    My new "play" gun is a Ruger SP101 in .357. Because I live and play in "condor country" I cannot carry ammo that has lead in it. So, this leaves me with 2 choices for ammo...

    Corbon DPX 125 gr
    1300 FPS
    469 ft/lbs energy

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    Federal vital-shock 140 gr
    1280 FPS
    509 ft/lbs energy

    Which of these 2 choices would be the best SD round?
    Which of these 2 choices would be the best defensive round against wild critters?

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    I'd choose the Cor-Bon, mainly because it's got a fairly good track record against 2-legged varmints.

    As for 4-legged, it would depend on the varmint. Large feline & lupine problems (or smaller), the Cor-Bon would do just fine. Ursine...and I'd be looking for something heavier and solid.
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    Another vote for the Corbon DPX load. If you are worried about bears, I would carry a .44 magnum revolver with the .44 magnum Corbon DPX. That would handle both man and beast sufficiently.
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