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#3308717 - 08/01/13 10:11 AM Deer w/ a .357 Mag
Grizzly Johnson
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I thought I had seen a hunting with handgun topic somewhere before.... but after looking, didn't see it.... maybe overlooked it.

But anyway, what are you guys recommendations on deer hunting with a scoped .357 Mag revolver? I'm guessing shots would need to be in the 50yd range? Wonder how the Hornady personal defense rounds with the red tips would work.... you know, bullets similar to the lever action ammo?
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#3308776 - 08/01/13 11:17 AM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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50yd and use a 180gr hard cast Keith or wide meplat boolit and you should be fine. The PD rounds are not designed to penetrate, so I would not think that they would be very good for hunting. However, Hornady does make a Flex-tip hunting bullet for the .357 that would prolly be good for this application.

YMMV

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#3308782 - 08/01/13 11:22 AM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: EastTNHunter]
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I will look into those.... Thanks for the info.
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#3308799 - 08/01/13 11:39 AM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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180 gn rem sjhp over a max charge of blue dot


if factory ammo

i would try 140 gn hndy ftx lever revolution

or just a 180 gn xtp load from hornaday
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#3308800 - 08/01/13 11:40 AM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: Deer Assassin]
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http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthre...rue#Post3298507
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#3308815 - 08/01/13 11:52 AM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Thanks for the info and link DA.
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#3309255 - 08/01/13 09:10 PM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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#3309258 - 08/01/13 09:11 PM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: Deer Assassin]
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#3310668 - 08/03/13 01:26 PM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: Deer Assassin]
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DA what bullet and grain is that one you recovered?
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#3316689 - 08/08/13 10:08 PM Re: Deer w/ a .357 Mag [Re: lung-buster]
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180 gn rem sjhp


retained 146 or 8 grains


46 yd shot off side hide through 1 shoulder
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