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    Another case for .357 magnum carry

    A woman was killed when attacked by wild hogs in Anahuac.

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    If you can pull it off, then I absolutely agree. I have my 617 in my daily rotation and I definitely feel safe.
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    I have 2 .357mag revolvers in my edc rotation. 340pd that I carry everyday at work in my scrubs pocket. It's the only thing that doesnt weight my pants down. I also carry a 327pc often. I'm a big .357mag fan

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    My 7 1/2" SSA Uberti .357 magnum Colt Clone is just too large for concealed carry But worn in a OWB suitable holster and belt makes good company on a walk in the woods.

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    Hogs plowed up my neighbors front yard a couple of times, a couple of years ago. There was evidence they had been in mine, but little damage. I’m almost always armed when I go outside, but then, I kept an AR accessible until the critters disappeared. My Ruger SP101 357 would have been a good choice then, if I had gotten surprised. Just didn’t consider it.
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    My back acreage in the woods is torn up a lot. Looks like a moonscape at the moment. There's HUGE numbers of pigs out here and they've really increased since I've been here, but were here already.

    I was watching an outdoor show one day and they were talking about planting food plots. I didn't have a tractor at the time, so spent all day with the tiller turning dirt and scattering seed I'd bought at tractor supply. A few days later, damned hogs rooted it all up. I have a disc and tractor now and disc it under when they do it, or I'll just leave it. It's a pain to take the mower deck off and install the disc on the 3 point hitch. Well, it ain't THAT bad, but with my anemia, I don't much care for the chore. I could have spent $5000 more on a John Deere for their quick release/mount attachments, but I like the New Holland I got. I'll not plant another food plot, total waste of time.
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    My mom actually asked me to help her choose a handgun for self-defense a few years ago once she had found signs of animals coming through the yard at night (tracks and scat) not to mention a sighting of a hog off in the neighbors field one night while she was walking her dogs. She said she wanted something small that she could carry easily, was quick to deploy, and with enough power to drop a black bear if need be. I immediately told her that she wanted a .357 Magnum Revolver. Shortly afterwards on her birthday we went to a gunshop together and I had her look at some .357s in the case, she ended up choosing a Taurus 605, and she's been carrying it ever since loaded with 125gr XTPs. I've watched her shoot it at the range, and she handles it quite well, although there was one mishap in which she learned a painful lesson about shooting a .357 Magnum Revolver with a thumbs forward grip. (OUCH!)
    Fortunately, she's yet to ever need to use it in self-defense, but should she ever have to, I'm confident that it will fulfill its purpose.

    Personally, I carry a S&W Sigma SW40VE. It's not as powerful as full-power .357 Magnum loads, but .40 S&W does come close to .357 factory loads, and with a total of 14 rounds in the magazine plus 1 in the chamber, it should be effective against anything in my area.
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    I've heard some pretty harrowing stories of even hog hunters getting trapped. You never want to get caught in heavy brush with them.

    .357 mag is the least I will carry in heavy hog country. I have heard of some hog herds numbering over a 100. In those size and smaller groups, they are living breathing "Langoliers!"
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    I guess some people didn't watch ol'yeller as a kid. If the hogs don't kill you the hydro fobie will. Keep your dog close and your power dry.
    Javelinasare dangerous little pigs. The piney woods we have are protective of little one but will run off as soon as seen. Some of these wild hybrid hogs are getting a little bold. Any wild hog that doesn't run on sight should be shot asap. I have seen dead Russian boar that were hunted in Texas. Those things are big!

    Any wild animal that does not give ground or run off, i go to my carry. I don't want the hydro fobie .
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    That story about the hogs taking a life was on the news, sheriff said it was a real mess and hoped he never saw another one.

 

 
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