Can a 5.7 kill a bear?
The 5.7x28mm caliber can penetrate that bear skull and hit the brain, but only if you’re lucky enough to hit it.
That’s why for bear defense you want something with a lot of energy.
The 5.7 is a seriously underwhelming pistol round..
Can you hunt with a 5.7 x28?
So you certainly can hunt with one. Wood chucks, foxes, coyotes and so on would be perfect game for that shell. it would be quite similar to hunting with a 204 ruger in terms of energy(assuming 16 inch barrels). standard 5.7 loads use 40gr Vmaxes, a very common varminting/predator bullet.
Is the 5.7 A good self defense round?
The fragmentation or tumbling effect of commercial ammo can cause a lot of blood loss. The FN 5.7 is a very effective weapon. It is as effective as, or arguably more effective, than any military or civilian pistols in the market.
Will a 38 kill a deer?
(d) Pistols and revolvers with minimum barrel lengths of 4 inches, using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding bullets may be used to take elk and bighorn sheep. You can legally use a . 38 Special 2″ barrel to hunt deer, as long as you use expanding bullets.
Why is the FN 5.7 so expensive?
Well I asked the FN rep last time he was at our local gunshop about the price of these and the PS90 and he said it was almost entirely due to the fact that they are made in europe. He said because of the exchange rate and the higher wages they pay their employees that it cost them more to make in belgium.
Will a .44 Magnum stop a grizzly?
44 Magnum is often considered the minimum cartridge for a bear-defense gun, that isn’t necessarily the case. This is particularly true if you’re most concerned about defending yourself from a black bear as opposed to a much larger brown or grizzly bear.