Very good write up. I very much enjoyed your hunting story.
Your 358 JDJ is a very good choice in a Contender. I have a box of the 200 grain FTX bullets to try in my 35 Bullberry when I get a little time to play with it again. I still have 3 boxes of the 180 SSP's. I will ration them out in the future. I have a hard time believing Hornady quit making them.
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