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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question HSM Bear Load Would it be good for deer?


If this HSM Bear Load can kill a black bear it should also be good in the rifles that can shoot pistol ammo.

I carry the HSM Bear Load in my 357 Mag Dan Wesson and HSM Bear Load in my Bond using the 45 Long Colt... I have called in bear when I have hunted coyotes in June.. In the Bond it hurts your ears and the fire comes out of the barrel even in the daylight... I haves since gone to the 45 LC Cowboy for my Bond derringer..

I always think about things but that doesn't mean I would do it.. Just say you were sitting up against a tree in deer season and along came somewhat of an easy shot at a deer with the 357 DW.. Would this particular ammo be a good choice for the pistol deer hunter? Just say the deer was like 25 yards from you?

Anyone every use this HSM Bear Ammo in their Marlin lever action rifles that shoot the calibers in the HSM variety?
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That should work fine. They are probably harder bullets and won`t do a lot of damage. I shoot deer thru the lungs with hard cast 45/70 loads and they go in and out at .45 caliber. The harder bullets do less damage. Also, they accel at breaking the shoulders if you aim there. I prefer a harder bullet myself, way less damage.
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