since it's only got 500ft lbs. The fact is, tho, that a 125 gr 357 , full charge 1500 fps jhp to the chest does stop men 18-19 times out of 20. There are many hundreds of cases that document that fact. An 11" 223 has that SAME 500+ ft lbs left at 200 yds,if you load it right, and with a good sp, it will cause every bit as much shock and tissue damage at 200 yds as a 4" 357 causes at 10 ft. Animal tests prove that conclusively. Those who scorn the shorty 223 are just stupid, that's all.