Is a .357 lever action rifle enough for self defense in the woods/mountains of northern central Washington?

Is a .357 lever action rifle “enough” for self defense in the woods/mountains of northern central Washington? I am going to be staying in a remote cabin that belongs to my family and the only rifle I own that I can legally bring into the state is a .357 Marlin 1894. Is that “enough” for any potential dangers innawoods (two legs, four legs, spooky eight legs etc)?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nope, have fun dying

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >have fun
      With a .357 magnum lever gun he certainly will.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    357 is enough for anything this side of the cascades

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is, yes. .357 is only able to reach its full potential with a long barrel. Buy some +P .357 and you'll be more than fine. Even less then that would work. And as long as you aren't moronic in the woods you shouldn't run into something too bad anyway.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Here's your answer:

      Since you already own the gun and you are well-familiar with it, make sure you have several ammo types, especially some heavy bullets in the 160 to 180 grain range loaded to P+. I like semi-jacketed soft points, but heavy hollow points are at least as good. If you can hit what you're shooting at, this will kill it in North America. The worst thing you can run into is a large, angry moose or polar bear in North America, and that's not happening in Washington state. Those might take two decent hits, but people have dropped pretty much every grizzly ever shot with .357 in one shot, from a handgun. Any barrel longer than about 14" is at least a 50% performance boost over a 4" wheelgat ... and more when you get into hot P+ loads.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. If I were you I'd be grabbing the Underwood Angry Screwdrivers and thinking about other things.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    .22lr has more energy than a longbow arrow. the biggest bear kill in history was done with a .22

    if you're worried about whether or not .357 magnum - a steroid-injecting cartridge from 1930 meant to shoot cars - will work on bears, you are living in fear

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Add a scope and you can frick anything up at any range.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >.357
    >is it enough
    for what? Rhinos?
    Big calibers are a meme. Think. What cowboys were using were even less powerful than 9mm and they got by fine.

    Any round beyond 9mm for human targets is memeing. A .22 can kill a full grown man if you shoot anywhere center mass or in the head.

    Get an SMG it's just a lighter, cheaper more maneuverable AR

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/EER3KMO.jpeg

      Is a .357 lever action rifle “enough” for self defense in the woods/mountains of northern central Washington? I am going to be staying in a remote cabin that belongs to my family and the only rifle I own that I can legally bring into the state is a .357 Marlin 1894. Is that “enough” for any potential dangers innawoods (two legs, four legs, spooky eight legs etc)?

      Imagine you are the dog, and you have just encountered a new mom elk or moose. It would be pretty sad, but .357 is plenty. You'd get two maybe three shots off. The more you hit with, the better your odds.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why the frick is a dog loose outside? Give the fricking deer a gun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >deer is completely fine with the cat
        Interesting
        >It would be pretty sad
        No it wouldn't, lol, any animal that dares touch a superior deserves what it gets.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Deer wasn't fine with the cat and kept its eyes on it but lone dog definitely triggered it.

          did you die?

          That post was actually made by the bear off that guy's phone. They like to be cheeky sometimes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >attacking the doggo while leaving the cat free to molest bambi
        Deersisters...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >for what? Rhinos?
      how many rhinos are running around in the woods/mountains?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ok noguns, time to pack it up.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This sounds like the newest CoD has a really good SMG and you based all your reasoning on that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Get an SMG it's just a lighter, cheaper more maneuverable AR

      You were doing well, anon, and then you went and said that.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're up on the East side of the mountains (or in the foothills up there) and planning to be there after June, get a fricking snake gun. We have rattlers and they can get pretty uppity come summer. A .38 or .357 pistol with snake shells will do you fine. Once you cross the spine of the Cascades to the Western half of the state, though, the snakes kinda disappear.
    If you hear what sounds like a woman screaming outside your cabin in the middle of the night, it isn't a woman and you should stay the Hell inside. Next morning be real careful around underbrush and always check the branches over any paths you're taking. If you're innawoods and you hear the screaming politely but firmly tell it to frick off and it usually will. No, this is not creepypasta bullshit. It's what cougars sound like when they're challenging something and want it to know how big their dicks are. Cougars >usually< don't frick with humans unless they're wounded, but if they do they like to drop out of trees or jump you from behind, so a couple rounds of ball ammo in the bottom of your revolver might also be useful.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Cougars >usually< don't frick with humans unless they're wounded, but if they do they like to drop out of trees or jump you from behind
      Yeah, they attack only when they are in danger or if they see human as an easy prey so sitting, lying on the ground or standing and not moving or making noise.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      obligatory

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The worst thing you can expect to find there are Seattlites, and they're no match for the lever gun.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    .357 is good for anything south of Polar Bears. I'd upgrade to .45-70 if I was in Alaska though.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    44 and 357 are the only rounds needed to be made. Fact.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a leaf, not a Washingtonian, but close enough. I'd want an actual rifle cartridge if I was going to pack a rifle for innawoods defence, because it I ran into a pissed off skinwalker, then I don't want to rely on pistol caliber terminal ballistics to stop it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gay no guns.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Let go of your PCC and take the 30-30 pill anon

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          .357 magnum in a 16" barrel is plenty powerful you dumb moron.

          .357 magnum carbine is certainly fine, but a .30-30 lever action is more fun than you can possibly imagine and it kills real good too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/IkU31RA.jpeg

      Let go of your PCC and take the 30-30 pill anon

      .357 magnum in a 16" barrel is plenty powerful you dumb moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Suit yourself, but I'm taking a rifle all day. That's not exactly a controversial take.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    isn't that where pic related took place? you'll probably be fine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Uuh... if you zoom in its clearly a lizard like thing. And quite large too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        supposedly they move very quickly. I think they might be some kind of feral canadian but I'm not entirely sure.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's important to remember if you're shooting 357 from a carbine defensively that pistol loads are meant to perform out of short barrels and may not perform the same out of a long gun. So make sure you bring a bear load suitable for your barrel length. I would think hunting forums like Rokslide would have threads on this, or maybe like Buffalo Bore's website

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does 30-30/30wcf have enough soul to kill a spooky thing? I know that 45/70 is ideal, but ive heard that 30 cal is pretty soulful too. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Too fast. Projectiles over 2000fps shit at cryptids are intercepted by some kind of shield.
      This is the primary reason you don't read first hand accounts of encounters anymore, bullets too fast means the cryptid ensures there's no survivor.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        45-70 it is.

        https://i.imgur.com/1XcLIqI.jpeg

        >not shooting holy black
        sad. smoke=soul

        I have several black powder firearms. Would you consider a dragoon loaded with silver tipped conicals soulful enough?
        https://www.hunters-supply.com/454-cal-200-php-p-1653.html
        Close range only of course, the conicals need to be loaded into the cylinder while it is removed from the gun. They dont quite preform as well with the short barrel and low twist rate.

        https://i.imgur.com/8fNijDV.jpeg

        >Luv me .357 Carbine.
        >Luv Me .357 Revolver.
        Need another .357 revolver so I have a pair.

        I really need to get a more reliable 357. I foolishly settled on a rossi octagonal barrel and it hates flatnose and 38 special. It is a shame because its a good gun when you give it what it wants.
        What 357 revolver do you have?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There are things you can do to 92s to make them more tolerant, but that requires correctly diagnosing what your gun is doing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Its a pietta Great Western II. Dont have a pic handy cause Im phone postin from work rn.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I foolishly settled on a rossi octagonal barrel and it hates flatnose and 38 special.
          Interesting. My Rossi 92 isn't an octagonal barrel, but it eats everything, .357 Magnum or .38 Special.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Too fast. Projectiles over 2000fps shit at cryptids are intercepted by some kind of shield.

        Never ever heard that before. Cryptids are not physical creatures so they can take lethal damage and just keep moving around showing no signs of being wounded at all. Perhaps you thought they used some protective shield?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >not shooting holy black
      sad. smoke=soul

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Its another "Suburbanites and citygays thinks bears are like an armored car" episode

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      More like a
      >.357gays take the idea of somebody preferring something else as a personal attack episode

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Where did the .357 users touch you on the doll?

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What about 45lc?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Luv me .357 Carbine.
    >Luv Me .357 Revolver.
    Need another .357 revolver so I have a pair.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why not a 30-30? $350 for a marlin at your local Walmart. I found the fit and finish quite nice for what it is

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What year is it?

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it’s gotta be the Rossi Ranch Hand in .44 Mag.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure to take the Cowboy perk.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, a cartel hitsquad will be looking for someone in witness protection in that area that looks a lot like you. They will be armed with fully semi automatic assault weapons that have braces with shoulder things that go up and barrel shrouds, along with high capacity clips and cop killer armor piercing bullets. If you just take that old hunk of junk with you, you will die.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Take the ammo sharing pill, anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Henry Big boy X
      I'd cum in it

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not even close. if you arent bringing at least a barrett semi auto .50 bmg you are a samsquanchs breakfast and a little cucked b***h.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Self defense how is that even possible you will die without at least NODs Comtacs and a PEQ 15 on that thing.
    What madness do you think you could get away with a light handy rifle? Do you even lift bro? 100% NGMI. you need sleeve tats a supressor and at least 4 things hanging off the midwest levergat rail.
    As long as you are not pissing off moose 357 will handle your saftery just fine in a nice snag free easy to pack and handle rifle. the only thing is maybe a light would be of benefit if you dont have a good headlamp or pistol light for bump in the night shit.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I tried firing at a bear once, and each round richochet’d off. The bear smiled like a marxist and said, “pistol caliber ammo” before devouring me. Don’t make the same mistake I did.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      did you die?

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