Re: Snub Nose 357 Mag or better for big game?
I can see no reason why it wouldn't be a good gun to dispatch a wounded animal. Say, if you didn'y want to shoot them again with a 30-06.
I could also see carrying it for protection while calling predators. That would be my choice too.
As far as actually hunting with one I would look into something else. My Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrel carries well on the hip. Don't even realize it's there. A 4" gun would carry even easier, but you would loose some velocity. The sight radius starts getting short too.
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