Is 5.7x28 an effective woods/survival round? I just picked up a 5.7 for my rzr riding gun for defense against mtn lions wolves and black bear.
I load various flavors of 7.62x25mm. I can attest to the 85gr JHP tok packing a punch! Audiably and visually much more punch at 100 yards than 9mm per my sight in on steel yesterday plus various other experiments. I also load 110gr subs. Brass still goes into orbit.Does the 5.7X28 outperform the .22WMR by as much as it outcosts it?
.22 WMR average: 37 gr @ 2000 fps = 343 ft/lb
5.7X28 average: 23-31 gr @ 2350-2800 fps = 344-400 ft/lb
Answer - probably not.
For high velocity with penetration the .30 Tok makes a pretty good poor man's 5.7X28, and the TT33 has that slender grace of the 1908 Colt but with a lot more whack. BTW, the .30 Tok can be had in JHP which I would think makes it a lot more effective for SD against bipedal predators.
Did you acquire the 5.7 for that specific purpose, or are you using it because that's what you have? I would prefer => .357 Mag, and in any case no < 9X19 for SD against bear, cougar, chupacabra, etc.
A roller-locked pistol! Neato....
As far as the platform for tok you can do the TT33 and it's variants or the CZ52 space gun.
NoIs 5.7x28 an effective woods/survival round? I just picked up a 5.7 for my rzr riding gun for defense against mtn lions wolves and black bear.
A true roller lock too like an MG42. Not a HK delayed blowback roller lock.