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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southcentral pennsylvania
Re: 357 for Deer
I too am setting up a .357 for deer hunting, i have a .44 blackhawk hunter but had the regular blackhawk laying around and decided to set it up if i would ever want to try something different.
I have killed deer with both calibers and tend to like something in the 158 grn class for the .357, i have JSP ammo that should do a decent job. With that being said i believe the biggest thing to remember wih the .357 is perfect/near perfect shot placement. Its just as important with the .44 but it does leave slight wiggle room over the .357 in my opinion.
My comfort zone for the .357 is about 50 yds, im not saying that it wont work farther, but this is my self imposed limit, 75 yds is my comfort zone with the .44.
The biggest thing wih handgun hunting for me is practice, you should do lots of it and become as eficient as possible. Buffalo bore makes some great and powerful hunting ammo, could always give them a look see.