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WHAT GUN IS MORE POWERFUL? 357 magnum or 45 automatic? asking for self defense purposes!! in other words which bullet is more powerful???
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Mr.Beast...Look'n into the muzzle of a 22... 'could be' the most powerful gun in the world ???...cheers

p/s...some say the 357 bullet spins and stays on course but the 45 tumbles...only hearsay...cheers
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Geronimo seys mr rabbit please don't call me mr! don't deserve it like you do!! wish they would make a 17 caliber hmr pistol, what you think mr. rabbit? and yes the 22 is a a very powerful round! I saw a show where they showed the 22 will penetrate water deeper than any other round, even the 50 caliber! I did hear that about the 45 tumbling? I have both and they are very good accurate shooting rounds! seems like the 45 tumbling would cause more damage, just wouldn't penetrate as deep, but not sure??? cheers!!!
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They do make .17 pistols.
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fowlfish?
man come on, is it the same shell as the 17hmr rifle? do you know who makes them? thanks!!!! I want one!!! thanks!!!
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hey beast i think they had a .17hmr revolver in the classifieds, i don't see i now though!!!
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Taurus Tracker. 17 HMR. Either 8 or 9 shot revolver. Google is your friend.
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Comparing those 2 rounds are like comparing an orange to a Satsuma. My main concern would be WHAT weapon they are fired from. I would not buy a revolver. I would rather have extra ammo and not have to reload as much.
Would you rather get run over by a dump truck or a cement truck? The dump truck being the 357 and the 45 being the cement truck. Both will do what you need it to do.
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twelve gauge pump if your using it home would be safer. It's really hard to shoot yourslef with a shotgun.
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Simple answer, the 45acp with average 180gr round hits around 1000ftlbs at the muzzle while the 357 with 155gr round hits with about 750ftlbs at the muzzle so the 45acp has more short range power, however a 357 mag will surpass the 45acp in power at about 35yrds as the 357 is more ballistically coefficient. I hope that answers your question.
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