John Valgallas writes:
"Perfect feeding & function in my Ruger Hawkeye, about 1.5 MOA. (Probably me, not the ammo) Recoil just like my 45-70, and effect on Hogs up to 250 lbs. about the same on shoulder shots. Complete penetration, and DRT. Still looking for that 300 pounder. (Recommend a good recoil pad.) Has replaced my 45-70 because I can take longer shots, better B.C. and DT makes a good variety of other .358's increasing my versatility. Thanks, Mike!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]"
This would make a great bear protection round for the 358. It would penetrate like a spear and hit like a freight train if the shots were "close in your face" kind of work. It's amazing that a bullet this size could be loaded in a tiny short action carbine that's just over 6 lbs. The 358 is a serious cartridge for Alaska and should be regarded as such.