In Idaho any center fire is legal which is a silly & outdated law. That makes a 25 ACP legal for elk & moose! I use my 8 shot 327 mostly for smaller game like I mentioned, ground squirrels, rock chucks, badgers, skunks, porcupines, coyotes, weasels, foxes, jackrabbits, cottontails, etc using the 113 gr. HP. I also use the bigger 135 gr Ferminator HP that could easily be used on Javelina or deer at reasonable handgun distance. It's a long shanked HP that won't fit in the Single Seven's but its a dandy bullet if you wind it up with a max load of H110. It wouldn't be my first choice on deer but it would easily work within 50 yds or so. It shoots extremely flat, much like the 30 Carbine in a sixgun, recoil is mild & in the 8 shot stainless steel Blackhawk it's a bit heavy. I like a heavy gun myself, others may differ. Mine gets used 3-4 times a week, year round. All bullets are powder coated & running well over 1400 fps.