Additional Information Critical Defense® Lite. The Texas DPS has no trouble "taming" felonious criminals behind the windshields of tractor trailer trucks with their. While a strong 357 mag revolver with 180 or 200 gr cast can be considered as the bottom rung for bear protection, the 357 sig can't handle the heavyweight bullets. I LOVE the 10mm round, it is my favorite semi-auto caliber, but I bought a Ruger in 357 mag and load it hot for my back country excursions. 357 Magnum question is about to be answered once and for all. 357: This is gonna be a lot better than the 45ACP, but most people experienced with bears will tell you that carrying a. 41 magnum power or some such nonsense. But If a 357 is a gun that fits the need, the GP100 is a dandy. , and does so in a service-sized semi-automatic pistol. It is accurate and has enough energy in factory loadings to drop the bad guy. How to Pick the Right Sidearm for Backup Bear Protection Two experts square off on their picks for the ideal bear defense handgun By Will Brantley , Bryce M. 10mm is not a fucking bear gun!!!!! No pistol cartridge is except for maybe the 460 and 500. But the semi auto in 10mm is a good choice for a general woods gun. Going camping this weekend for 3 days with my little dogs. If extreme range is the issue, 10mm will solve it for you. All the rest were aware of my presence before I knew they were there. 38 Super, 10mm,. That does not always translate into higher “energies”as velocity usually goes down with a heavier bullet. You encounter an unfriendly Grizzly bear. 38 Super was chosen by many lawmen for its ability to punch through automobile bodies - ie: the ones of its day which were made with STEEL. Both in the same platform, the 1911. Not sure if the. While some might say that. I've only ever seen 1 black bear before he saw me. I would use them for different purposes. It has proven itself as a deer hunting caliber, between the. Even then, ONLY as a back-up to a shotgun loaded with sabot slugs or a rifle in a much different magnum caliber. This is a discussion on 10mm vs 45 +P within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I keep hearing about the 10mm and its effectiveness as a hunting round. Big stuff in a small packagelol and looks halfway decent doing it. The 357’s range of useful bullet weights is 90 to 200 grains; and loaded to about 1500 fps, that 200 penetrates like there’s no tomorrow. 30 Winchester, and he'd bring up the rear with a 12 gauge. If you have medium to large hands you should find the larger grip comfortable. The real question is, can your friend draw and hit something as small as a bears brain as it's hurtling out of the bushes at him, before it starts chewing on him. It also provides a good benchmark to measure against other cartridges. It charges, and you have time to pull out your sidearm. We accept returns. The 10mm Auto ammo is a pistol size cartridge commonly used by the Special Weapon & Tactics Teams of the FBI and the FBI Hostage Rescue Team. The 10mm is basically the same as the. Usually they throw out that the 10mm ‘approaches’. 44 mag in bear country (and I am thinking. I have never had a chance to stop a bear yet buy was close to one in Yellow Stone park a few years ago when the bear came into camp look for a meal in the ice chest. Until now, I have never had to shoot an unwounded bear to protect either myself or clients. 357 to a 10mm would be a decent replacement. for 2 legged vermin any of those will suffice,,,,,. The facts simply bear us out on this one — some 357 Magnum cartridges are suitable for backwoods self-defense, and some are not. If you want a backup gun for the woods, 10mm is very popular in bear country; while some argue about bear spray vs gun, a 10mm is very viable for the purpose and is a favorite among Alaskans. 357 for bear protection, but for most outdoorsmen it's actually a great option. Guns of Once Upon a. When we'd go on family hikes, I'd be in front of the group with a. And if you're looking for self-defense for a grizzly bear, do consider the. 357 magnum in power than the. Most any place does not have bears like that. Another slightly reduced 10mm load in the. This is a discussion on 10mm vs 45 +P within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I keep hearing about the 10mm and its effectiveness as a hunting round. and closes in on the power of the. The power of both is close enough I consider them equal. 357 are virtually identical. the 10mm is some what over kill and 40 hot loads. Hunters use handguns for many reasons, ranging from the utilitarian to the quixotic (elephant, anyone?) From kit gun to hand cannon, these are Tom McIntyre's picks for the 25 best. Our business is dedicated to customer satisfaction by making your online ammo purchase quick and easy, providing quality products, accurate order fulfillment, careful packaging, low ammo prices, and fast. It charges, and you have time to pull out your sidearm. Luckily most manufacturers offer their own special lines of JSP ammo, and this can take care of that problem. Those that are successful in Alaska are those who are flexible, and allow the reality of life in Alaska to shape their dreams, vs. 5-inch barrel, but its case diameter measurements are about the same as the other two’s, so as far as ammo capacity, typical 10mm 1911 single-stack mags can also hold 8 to 9 rounds. 45: Wound Placement. 45 ACP I think I would go with the. I used to really want a 10mm. Yes…you can get 357 Mag velocities using 155 grain 40 cal bullets…+ – 1,300 FPS…. There has always been a debate over the best caliber for self-defense. The Case For The 357 Magnum “The All-Around Handgun Cartridge?” Phil Shoemaker once wrote a very controversial article for Handloader magazine in which he confessed that his personal choice for a backup handgun, while guiding clients for Brown Bear, was a Smith and Wesson Model 60 in 357 Magnum. 357 Magnum and yield less recoil than the. Definitely not suitable for grizzly/brown. 357 would penetrate a black bear skull, maybe even through the body on a smallish one. The 357 Hornady XTP doesn't have it even with the barrel up a bears but. Time, technique, and plenty of practice is key to managing how one deals with the recoil and accuracy of both. The cartridge comes in four main variants namely, the. Just traded my G21 gen 4 for a G40 MOS. 10mm is not a fucking bear gun!!!!! No pistol cartridge is except for maybe the 460 and 500. for several years now with 180gr JHP from DoubleTap ammo. 357 Magnum or other similar-caliber load, a well-placed shot with a good bullet will certainly kill a bear, but it's not recommended. The 10MM is approximately the equivalent of the 357 Magnum and should be good enough for cougars and 2 legged varmints along with the 357 magnum for this purpose. You can still find hunting, target shooting or defense ammo in JSP with unique features such as a boat tail or polymer tip. These loads bring out the full potential of the 10MM but operate at standard pressures and as such, are safe to use in any standard 10MM pistol. 357 w/ S&B FMJFP's & a 1911 w. 40 S&W and. If you have medium to large hands you should find the larger grip comfortable. With summer comes backpacking into the wilderness, camping trips, followed by archery season and the general rifle big game season. The Glock 20 has several big advantages that make it a great bear-defense gun. 45 ACP I think I would go with the. 45 ACP has over the. Bear in mind that we all have different hand sizes and hand strengths. 30 Winchester, and he’d bring up the rear with a 12 gauge. 357 Magnum provides adequate protection against grizzly bears or not. Have reloading set ups for both. Another slightly reduced 10mm load in the. 357SIG round, which I can convert to with a simple barrel change-out. It is accurate and has enough energy in factory loadings to drop the bad guy. I once shot a deer twice with a. 357 SIG round is going to be any more effective vs bears than. 357 will kill a bear but remember killing power & stopping power aren't the same. I would use them for different purposes. 357 with factory ammo. Other suggest a full-size all-steel 1911 platform in 10mm - but this weighs about what your. The 10mm revolver gave respectable results at a long 25 yards. 357 SIG fan and love the flat shooting stopping power of it, I will say say this 10mm is my new favorite. Don't forget that there are some good rounds that you don't have listed:. 357 will kill a bear but remember killing power & stopping power aren't the same. jacketed hollow points (JHPs) and jacketed soft points (JSPs) both can be great man. 357 mag to. I'll keep my 40s, 357 Sig and 10mm's for carry thanks. 5" barrel in combination with a factory fitted bushing style recoil compensator. Each caliber's specially developed load has been expertly crafted from only the best of components. Welcome to BulkAmmo. Defense Against Bears with Pistols: 97% Success rate, 37 incidents by Caliber. You encounter an unfriendly Grizzly bear. 357 the 10 comes out 100fps faster and the lighter weight 155 and 158 grain the velocity advantage is over 200fps. The 10mm Auto is a viable deer round, especially when this round is delivering about 20% more power than your typical 357 magnum round, which is impressive. A Case for the 357 Sig. Two powerful cartridges are going toe to toe. I also carried this S&W 25-14 in 45ACP for quite a while but the 10mm just seems like a better performing round, at least for me. I know the 10mm has about 50% more energy on average, but the. The Sport line of Magtech was intended for gunmen looking for precision, dependability and superior performance, shot after shot. Here is a favorite fun video by Paul Harrell comparing the effectiveness of the 10mm and 45acp for protection against lions tigers and bears oh my. S&W decided to shorten the case to make it the length of a 9mm but the diameter of the 10. A Brief History 10mm Auto. All things considered, the 10mm Automatic is a really good all around hunting cartridge: it’s accurate, hard hitting, flat shooting, and has manageable recoil. I’m actually quite intrigued by the Winchester. 357 has the edge on SD. With regard to this face off, the. IMI Jericho 941F 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol 4. 454 Casull in case I’m. 5-inch barrel, but its case diameter measurements are about the same as the other two’s, so as far as ammo capacity, typical 10mm 1911 single-stack mags can also hold 8 to 9 rounds. About 200 fps or more. Handguns, with many in non "bear" calibers like. Buffalo Bore Dangerous Game 10mm vs Bear Skull. As Wwf stated the 10mm rounds are more expensive and may be tougher to find depending on locality. I unfortunately purchased a MC 357 4 or 5 weeks before the announcement for the 10mm. for 2 legged vermin any of those will suffice,,,,,. I LOVE the 10mm round, it is my favorite semi-auto caliber, but I bought a Ruger in 357 mag and load it hot for my back country excursions. 357 Magnum is better because you can shoot. 992" has an average speed of 1199 fps from a 6" barrel and has an average 546 foot pounds per square inch of energy, while the 40 Smith & Wesson has a height of 0. 45ACP, 10mm and the. Personally I would recommend that you find a round and a firearm that you shoot well, including accuracy and speed of follow up shots, and stick with it. 357 has great potential. The 10mm has die-hard fans that are incredibly loyal. The 10mm will get you about 12. I was interested in a 357 because of less recoil and cheaper ammo. Bears are the largest land-dwelling predators in North America by a wide margin, and the largest coastal brown bears can weigh upwards of three-quarters of a ton. I guess what got me to thinking was that right now I carry a. Other calibers do better when the barrel length is shorter, but for a one gun option, the. Having killed dozens of bear and guided hunters for dozens more, I have firsthand knowledge. 10mm is back! It was always a better round than 9mm, but the crippling cost of ammunition meant the best 10mm handguns simply took a backseat and this perfect self-defense round fell by the wayside. 40 S&W with the exact same bullet. Another guy in New Mexico failed to stop a black bearquickly enough with his 10mm, even with multiple hits. Cold streams tumble out of the rockies not yet filled with sediments of major snowmelt and summer is mere weeks away. Until now, I have never had to shoot an unwounded bear to protect either myself or clients. 10mm will equal the heaviest. 40 Smith "short and weak" pistols so maybe I'm just being a PITA for no particular reason. The 357’s range of useful bullet weights is 90 to 200 grains; and loaded to about 1500 fps, that 200 penetrates like there’s no tomorrow. 357 SIG, the. 357 I think the 10mm smokes the. I think for bear, it would be. 44 special on the other hand will give you 1032 for 591 foot pounds. Technologically advanced powders push the premium, hard-cast bullets at significantly higher velocities for terminal energy superior to standard loads. In reality you are highly unlikely to have a bear problem. 45 is a great round for those up close and personal encounters but beyond 25 yards I struggle to keep the shots on a paper plate. 357 SIGs, and the. 357 has great potential. 45acp Around here you dont see 10mm or 357 sig on many ammo shelves - It'll kill deer and bear but not humans?. Hunting & killing require enough power in one shot to stop the bear from moving & breathing. The 10mm is much more akin to the. Triple-locking cylinder provides positive alignment. This was based, in part, on user comments; after a number of commenters asked James to consider 10mm in the last video, James did additional research on the 10mm handgun as a carry gun in Bear Country. Of course, personally I wouldn't go lower than a. If extreme range is the issue, 10mm will solve it for you. If you’re looking for versatility and a budget-savvy round, the. All the ballistics from all manufacturers, finally in one place. 357 magnum and. Black Aces Tactical Side by Side. 357 revolvers and a. While some might say that. 357 in the forehead won't instantly stop a charging black bear, there's just too much bone to penetrate. Hornady recommends this bullet for "medium game" (Class 2), which would presumably include wolf, cougar and possibly black bear, but not grizzly, brown and polar bear. 41 magnum power or some such nonsense. - Duration: 29:23. 40SW vs 10mm vs. It’s also available in a 1911 frame, which is another a big plus for some people. 357 Magnum energy range, but the bullet performs well. 357 magnum has a long track record of a mini-hand cannon for personal defense. has plenty of punch for deer-sized game. Developed primarily as a law enforcement pistol cartridge, the. Of course, personally I wouldn't go lower than a. 44 mag with twice as much energy and a heavier bullet and better SD. 357 Magnum is better because you can shoot. The 9mm would be used in an urban environment for personal protection against 2 legged predators. The 10mm is a great service round, but you are not going to hose down a 500# grizz in cover w/ your Glock & expect to stop him. Game wardens carried. Would you rather have a. 10mm came first and then some FBI pussies couldn't shoot it so they made the FBI reduced load. 357 the 10 comes out 100fps faster and the lighter weight 155 and 158 grain the velocity advantage is over 200fps. 357SIG round, which I can convert to with a simple barrel change-out. 40 because of the difference in length. 357 SIGs, and the. But If a 357 is a gun that fits the need, the GP100 is a dandy. within the Range Reports forums, part of the Gunner Forum category; Too windy, today, for serious air gun work, so we headed to the range to do some revolver testing with my favorite factory heavy 357. 5" barrel which extends one inch beyond the slide, and less commonly with a 5. I am not choosing sides of that argument but 45 is cheaper and easier to buy in bulk. Like both the Bren Ten and the Model 1076, the Delta. You encounter an unfriendly Grizzly bear. It appears, in short, the best 10mm load in the best 10mm handgun may "kill" a black bear -- eventually -- but it can't necessarily be counted on to "stop" one reliably. 357 are compared quite often, when the bullet weight is 200 grain (for instance) and a standard Glock 20 is compared to a 6”. With attention to the front sight and proper sight picture and alignment—and careful trigger compression—I was able to secure several five-shot groups of 1. Bears are the largest land-dwelling predators in North America by a wide margin, and the largest coastal brown bears can weigh upwards of three-quarters of a ton. The 10mm is a newcomer in the hunting world, but has become a big player in the market for bear hunters or anyone needing extra power. 357 Magnum is that it works well in high capacity pistols like Glocks, Sig Sauers, Heckler & Kochs and the like, where as the. I wouldn't bother with the 9MM, but, it might be possible that you could (with a new barrel) modify your 19 to use 357SIG which I think could be a good alternative and not require you to go out and buy a new gun; I'm no expert on Glocks but it might be. When it comes to portable semi-auto pistols for hunting, there's only one real factory standard cartridge choice: the 10mm auto. 992" has an average speed of 1199 fps from a 6" barrel and has an average 546 foot pounds per square inch of energy, while the 40 Smith & Wesson has a height of 0. The bear was gnawing onhim when he tried a head shot. Wayne Bosowicz carried a Colt Python. My Father had a Colt Delta Elite and i loved it, So my first handgun purchase was a "can you guess" a Colt Delta Elite. The 10mm Auto is the most powerful of the mainstream (keyword there) semi-auto rounds, with power levels on par with or exceeding the. 357 - my "bear" protection, SHTF, gun. This was based, in part, on user comments; after a number of commenters asked James to consider 10mm in the last video, James did additional research on the 10mm handgun as a carry gun in Bear Country. com)-The 10mm Auto, sometimes referred to as the "357 of the Auto Pistol World", has experienced a resurgence of late. The 10mm Auto (10×25mm, official C. 357 magnum to compare their traits for the purposes of an outdoorsman's all purpose side arm. Underwood 200 gr. Video Surveillance Of Bears and Boars: The rebirth of the 10mm Auto. 357 Magnum bullet is. Bears have been put down with. If you want a backup gun for the woods, 10mm is very popular in bear country; while some argue about bear spray vs gun, a 10mm is very viable for the purpose and is a favorite among Alaskans. In truth, the 10mm Auto cartridge is probably the most important cartridge development in the personal defense arena since the. 10mm discussion is meant to give you a clear picture of what the market has to. I don't think the. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, or jacketing typ. 357 Magnum load, it’s popped up three times on my radar this week and it’s something I want to do some shooting with. glock 20 10mm auto vs glock 31 357 is your source for Rebate Sale/Clearance at Gun Store parts and accessories. Bears have been put down with. 357 has the edge. The 10mm is a great service round, but you are not going to hose down a 500# grizz in cover w/ your Glock & expect to stop him. While the 10mm, is a good 'hunting-round' out to 50 yards or so, in it's 180 gr. These owners love the power. As far as the hypothetical perfectly placed shot, I guess I'd want to know how you can plan for that (assuming that the bear isn't already asleep, drugged or dead). 10mm vs 45 +P. Ruger's GP100 Double-Action Centerfire Revolvers are renowned for dependability, accuracy and reliability. Then we could do the math on the difference in a cylinder full of. 38 Super, 10mm,. 357 has great potential. 357 revolver does, so you lose the weight savings of the Glock. 357 Magnum. 357 has the edge. If you want a backup gun for the woods, 10mm is very popular in bear country; while some argue about bear spray vs gun, a 10mm is very viable for the purpose and is a favorite among Alaskans. Find the best 357 magnum ammo from Federal Premium, Ruger, PMC, Hornady, and more. 357 equivalent for pistols and reasonably so. Always liked a 357 full house load for "low country" (no bears) bumming around. glock 10mm vs 357 magnum is your source for Rebate Sale/Clearance at Gun Store parts and accessories. Double Tap in their 200gr, gas checked, hard-cast bullets is a good choice in black bear country. 454 Casull in case I’m. As a good example the 10mm and. 357 has the edge on SD. 38 Special vs 9mm comparison. Definitely not suitable for grizzly/brown. 357 6 shot revolver, or a 15 shot Glock 20 (10mm auto)? What about the same. 45 ACP I think I would go with the. You can still find hunting, target shooting or defense ammo in JSP with unique features such as a boat tail or polymer tip. A perfect match for someone needing a high speed, low penetrating option for home defense or CCW. The power of both is close enough I consider them equal. Another slightly reduced 10mm load in the. 40 S&W and. Lesson learned never keep food for bears in your camp site. The 10mm has more "felt recoil" than the. 357 Magnum is that it works well in high capacity pistols like Glocks, Sig Sauers, Heckler & Kochs and the like, where as the. 357 SIG’s existence. We also carry an extensive selection of discount ammunition in many other calibers from top of the line manufacturers like Federal Ammunition, Remington Ammunition, PMC Ammunition, Rio Shotgun Shells, S. Here is a favorite fun video by Paul Harrell comparing the effectiveness of the 10mm and 45acp for protection against lions tigers and bears oh my. 44magnum during ballistics test, however a handgun would not be my first choice for bear protection, especially grizzly. Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame. 357 has great potential. If I was going to use a 10mm for bear protection I would take a look at Buffalo Bore's loads with either the 220gr hard cast lead bullet, or their 200 FMJ FP. 5" non-vented barrel; the. 45 acp autos and. 357 Sig vs 10mm vs 5. Until now, I have never had to shoot an unwounded bear to protect either myself or clients. It is accurate and has enough energy in factory loadings to drop the bad guy. In mark3smle test you can see the. It charges, and you have time to pull out your sidearm. Two seperate shops have recomended a 45 Colt over a 357 Mag to me for a hunting/shooting gun. I have a Springsfield 460 Rowland and 400 CarBon for bears and back cup with 357 Mag in a Tarus 7 shoot to stop any bear. We’re often asked, “Which would you choose for personal defense, the 9mm Luger or 357 Magnum?” It may seem that is a comparison of apples and oranges. BABY DIOR IVORY WHITE KNIT CARDIGAN 3 MONTHS,NEW ARTIZAN DESIGN WWII INFANTRY SOVIET RED ARMY SQUAD V WAR MINIATURE SWWB11,New Baby Pet Stroller Bike Strollers Bicycle Carry Wheels Jogging Ride Dog Cat. Having killed dozens of bear and guided hunters for dozens more, I have firsthand knowledge. 10mm is back! It was always a better round than 9mm, but the crippling cost of ammunition meant the best 10mm handguns simply took a backseat and this perfect self-defense round fell by the wayside. From a view of ballastics, the 10mm would work well, but ammo availability isn't in your favor, but it is a good excuse to by a. I don't know where you read that colville, but I've witnessed lots of bear kills of treed bears with cartridges from the 22 long rifle, which by the way penetrated the bears skull with no problem, to the 32 H&R magnum, 38 Special, 38 Super and 357 mag. The 357’s range of useful bullet weights is 90 to 200 grains; and loaded to about 1500 fps, that 200 penetrates like there’s no tomorrow. The SD of a 180 grain. My S&W M&P357 Compact carries the same 10. I always have a 9mm with me hiking but after running into a moose and a bear cub recently, I'm rethinking things. Good thing about the 10mm you could use. 357 Magnum, and about equal to the. The 40sw is a lot shy of a full house 357 mag and a full power 10mm. Buffalo Bore Dangerous Game 10mm vs Bear Skull. 357 Magnum are both rimmed, centerfire cartridges commonly used in revolvers. 45ACP, 10mm and the. 40 S&W being the most common variant. 357 6 shot revolver, or a 15 shot Glock 20 (10mm auto)?. This helps novice shooters that need to shoot more ammo to develop muscle memory. The SD of a 180 grain. 357 Sig with a b. Besides, expansion is still important. Technologically advanced powders push the premium, hard-cast bullets at significantly higher velocities for terminal energy superior to standard loads. The 357’s range of useful bullet weights is 90 to 200 grains; and loaded to about 1500 fps, that 200 penetrates like there’s no tomorrow. 357 mag and some lighter 41 mag loads. Well these days, it's all gotten more expensive. Both were designed for semi-automatic handguns, both use a projectile that has a diameter of 355/1000 of an inch, and with modern bullet designs, i. "Stopping" bears with handgun or rifle cartridges. Black bear vs. 357 Magnum, though the 10mm uses heavier projectiles that range from about 135 grains to 230 grains (165 to 200 are most common) though lighter loadings are available. 357 or the like is shoot anywhere on a bears torso then not only will you have a massive wound channel, but the gases from the pistol will also inflict major damage. 45acp Around here you dont see 10mm or 357 sig on many ammo shelves - It'll kill deer and bear but not humans?. Soshort of the 10mm or. Find the best 357 magnum ammo from Federal Premium, Ruger, PMC, Hornady, and more. My first thought was, crap, all I have is this 10mm, this is not good. Another slightly reduced 10mm load in the. 45 ball for stopping power, the wound channels would likely be similar. Yes…you can get 357 Mag velocities using 155 grain 40 cal bullets…+ – 1,300 FPS…. 357 Pugnose - Hi-Tek. 357 magnum to compare their traits for the purposes of an outdoorsman's all purpose side arm. 5-inch barrel, but its case diameter measurements are about the same as the other two’s, so as far as ammo capacity, typical 10mm 1911 single-stack mags can also hold 8 to 9 rounds. Caliber: Bullet Wt. The bear is 7 seconds form being on top of you. American shooters think the more rounds they throw, the better. Buffalo Bore's new 180-grain. 300 Remington Ultra Mag. When in bear country, magnum is the key word. Going with 357 leaves you open for more rifle options. 357 SIG, can push a slightly heavier 135-grain bullet at a whopping 1,600 feet per second out of a 4. It seems that a lot of folks are interested in the question of whether the. 10mm used to scare off many shooters because it was so expensive compared to. Marine Operators Have Settled the 9mm vs. Always liked a 357 full house load for "low country" (no bears) bumming around. Like both the Bren Ten and the Model 1076, the Delta. Take a look at your budget. The 10 is accepted as minimum for a woods gun in bear country with the proper loads. 357 6 shot revolver, or a 15 shot Glock 20 (10mm auto)?. The Case For The 357 Magnum “The All-Around Handgun Cartridge?” Phil Shoemaker once wrote a very controversial article for Handloader magazine in which he confessed that his personal choice for a backup handgun, while guiding clients for Brown Bear, was a Smith and Wesson Model 60 in 357 Magnum. Basically the hot 10mm rounds are about as powerful as the lightest. Caliber: Bullet Wt. A 10mm will work against black bear with the right ammo. I like both single-action and double-action revolvers for hunting, however when carried for self-defense from bear attack, there is a pretty strong consensus that the double-action revolver is the better choice. Better For Bear. I have fired 10mm's before and sure don't remember the recoil being anything like a. 357 Magnum is better because you can shoot. I have a Springsfield 460 Rowland and 400 CarBon for bears and back cup with 357 Mag in a Tarus 7 shoot to stop any bear.