Good defensive round, good hunting round for small and medium game.
Way underpowered though for bears and big hogs, especially boars that have up to a 4" cartilage shield in their skin from behind the shoulders, across the chest and neck.
We’ve pulled as many as a dozen pistol and rifle bullets out of the shields of big boars that never penetrated and had healed while the boars went on to live long, happy and productive lives.
We killed one back in the 90’s that was walking around with a couple of large .30 cal rifle rounds and several loads of .00 and 000 Buck shot in him.
I’ve seen quite a few guys find themselves in deep trouble shooting big hogs with .357, .40, and .45’s.
You wouldn’t believe the looks on hunter’s faces when they pull the trigger thinking they’ve made a perfect shot only a split second later realizing all they did was make him mad and that he’s now charging straight at them.
Shot placement on large hogs is absolutely key and most don’t realize where the vulnerable places are; just below and behind the ear or behind the shoulders through the spine.