.357 mag Buffalo Bore

.357 mag Buffalo Bore

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    .357 mag Buffalo Bore

    Looking for a back-up revolver to carry while hunting hogs with my muzzle-loader. I have a SP101 w/3 inch barrel.
    Would a well placed .357 Buffalo Bore ammo stop a charging hog?
    Or should I look for a .44 mag.
    Glock 22, 27 Gen 4
    Ruger SP101 .357mag
    S&W 637 Airweight
    Ruger Single Six
    Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 45 Colt
    Mossberg 835 Grand Slam

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    If I had a 357 Mag already and didn't want to buy a 44 Mag I would go with the 357. A well palced shot from the SP 101 should do the job.
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    It should be fine with those Buffalo Bore loads... I think a 3" SP-101 is probably one of the best 'woods' guns out there...
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    I've wondered about the SP101, and then decided the GP100 or Tracker would be better. But, we're both thinking along the same lines for the same reasons.

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    You are covered.

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    Damn good ammo....I carry BB in all my wheelguns.
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    I'm very confident with BB 180 gr in SP101 as my backcountry carry.

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    I carry a 4" Colt Python and have started carrying it with the 180 gr lead flat nose Buffalo Bore when out in the field. For anything short of a brown bear, I suspect this would do the trick. Look at the specs.

    Technical Information
    Muzzle Velocity: 1400 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 783 ft. lbs.

    That should do it.
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    I've killed bear with a lot less from the .357 Mag and the 180gr LFN. A good 15 BHN bullet I cast pushed at 1150fps from a 4 inch GP100 completely penetrated a 400lb black bear at 78 yards after taking out both shoulders. Bang-flop.
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