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#200549 - 07/08/19 09:59 AM Re: 357 Magnum & 125 grain bullets - enough for deer? [Re: bluecow]
short30
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One of the few deer I have lost was with a .357 Puma Lever with 158 JSP, 30 yard shot, good hit area but no blood trail. Found it with my nose a week later. He went about 80 yards and was mostly under a small rock ledge so he was hid pretty well. I plan to hunt with a red dot sighted .357 4 inch 686 this year but will use 180 grain cast to get a pass thru and blood trail. Bow range limitations.
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#201237 - 08/17/19 03:38 AM Re: 357 Magnum & 125 grain bullets - enough for deer? [Re: bluecow]
bscott
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Loc: Louisiana

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Hornady XTP .158g FNP is your ticket. Hands down 2x lungs will harvest your game every time.
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#201245 - 08/17/19 05:01 PM Re: 357 Magnum & 125 grain bullets - enough for deer? [Re: bluecow]
katcher
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Registered: 02/10/06
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Loc: SE Ohio, river rat

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I've killed them with Hornady 125JHP's (head shots) but I prefer to use 158JHP's for more damage and the harder hit to the boiler room. I use a hot load with 2400.

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