Buffalo Bore rolled out a new .38 Special load called the Outdoorsman. Â The Outdoorsman is a Keith-style, hard cast lead 158 grain semi-wadcutter bullet loaded to +P pressures. Â The load is designed for deep penetration and it should make for an adequate (not superior) round when carried for self defense in the back country.
When trekking in the wilderness, predator animals are a genuine concern. Â Penetration to vital areas is much more difficult to achieve with a handgun against a bear than it is against a human. Â Therefore, caliber and load choices are different in the woods than in the suburbs.