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Is the .405 winchester enough for charging dangerous game

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It would depend on the game. I think it is more than adequate for any dangerous game in N. America. If you are heading out of NA you may want something with a little more punch. Do you reload for it? It is not very common anymore. I had the pleasure of shooting one a few years back and it was like going back in time. It is a great round though.

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Probably not - we've all heard the stories about charging bears that were "dead bears running" but kept coming anyway. It's definitely more than enough round to kill any dangerous game - but once they charge all bets are off short of a head or spine shot.

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Teddy Roosevelt presumably thought so with his "big medicine" '95.

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