Seems there's a whole generation that haven't the privilege of remembering when Colonel Wesson was hunting (and successfully killing) just about anything that walked on North America....... with a (then new) .357 Magnum.... then I quote;"the most powerful handgun cartridge in the world!";.... it's not been that many years ago, and a whole host of gun scribes of the day hailed the .357 as the kills all of handgun cartridges! * Some police departments even declared that it was & I quote; entirely too much gun for police work!
So, when the .44 magnum came out, WOW! *The world's toughest critters were in a BAD way! *This new hand held artillery needed wheels! *The .357 was all an outdoorsman could ask for, and what, with such power of the .44 magnum, nothing on earth was safe! *Beware too the unmanageable recoil turned up by this new boomer with it's 250 grain bullet doing 1400 fps from a revolver!
Has the game we hunt gotten tougher? *No! *Have the shots gotten longer? No! *Have the ammo or loading components become less effective? *No! *
It's just that the "writers" of today are pushing for the bigger, the meaner, the faster and the more lucrative (READ $$)! * If we truly used what was effective, then all the major gun companies would go broke! *There are enough guns in circulation right now to arm every adult in America with a very efficient, effective game harvesting firearm! *Nope, we need to relegate those existing pieces of fine workmanship to collector status, and make sure that everyone understands that their functional value ebbed away ……….several decades ago! *We all need new guns since our old ones won't do the job anymore!