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#180164 - 04/12/17 12:41 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: tradmark]
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Here is the OP's question.
"What say you, if you had the choice between the two for 50ish+ yard deer would you prefer a fast 357 or a slow 44?"

50 yard range, I doubt the deer is going to know the difference.
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#180166 - 04/12/17 02:32 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Ernie]
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The deer will on any marginal hits.

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#180168 - 04/12/17 03:59 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: tradmark]
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Agreed, and I would say as much about any straight wall case (or bottleneck), depending what the definition of marginal is.
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#180170 - 04/12/17 06:58 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Ernie]
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my definition on marginal is if it's hit in a way that will kill the animal but not before it makes it over the fence to the property i can't follow it on about 150 yards away, or in the case of prince of wales island, hit fatally but not soon enough to keep it from making it to the trees. not sure i understood you post or not, but what about any straight walled case?

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#180175 - 04/12/17 08:28 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: tradmark]
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Yeah, that straight-walled case comment has my curiosity piqued as well. I haven't found straight-walled cases lacking in terminal effectiveness in the least. It all boils down to placement and the correct bullet.
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#180199 - 04/13/17 09:08 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Whitworth]
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"Any straight wall case" would be ones that you would use for deer sized game, just as bottleneck cases would be the same...The ones you use to hunt with.

Tradmark, thanks for your definition of "marginal."
My point was, a bad shot is a bad shot, regardless of straight wall or bottleneck cartridges one would use for game.
I have seen animals go quite a ways with both lungs blown out while others go down quickly, and others between the two.
I would not have considered a double lung shot marginal.
When I hunted in SC, the owner of the property wanted me to double shoulder shoot all deer for the expressed purpose of not having to track them in heavy cover.

Totally agree with this: "It all boils down to placement and the correct bullet."
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#180201 - 04/13/17 10:16 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Ernie]
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And the biggest truism is, every animal is a law unto itself.....
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#180202 - 04/13/17 10:24 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Whitworth]
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YES!
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#180206 - 04/13/17 01:53 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Ernie]
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So, if we are comparing .357 mag to .44 Spl, what, exactly are we comparing? The .357 is a known quantity, but what sort of .44 Spl ammo are we comparing it to?

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#180222 - 04/14/17 07:24 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: tradmark]
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I would go with the 44 Special. Sounds like a great all around packin gun!
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