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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-28-2015, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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bullets for 357

Just got a 357 and wanted to know wat bullets u guys shoot ? I would love to take it deer hunting after I get good with it it's a Taurus and has a 7.5 inch barrel . Thanks dave
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Re: bullets for 357

I have a S&W Model 19 6" barrel and shoot mostly handloads. I like either a Hornady or Speer 158 gr. JSP over H-110 for hunting.

As far as factory loads, I normally use either Federal or American Eagle (Made by Federal) also with the 158 JSP's.

My Dad always used Federal brass for reloading....I do too...Out of tradition I guess. I'm sure the JHP's are good bullets too but I just feel a little more confident with the JSP.

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Re: bullets for 357

havent had a 357 for a long while. i used 158 grain bullets in mine. usually used hornadys and reloaded them. cant remember what powder i used. i moved up to 41 and 44 magnum.
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Re: bullets for 357

Any good 158-180 grain bullet will work.

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Re: bullets for 357

Are you asking for bullets for loading or are you asking for loaded ammunition?
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Re: bullets for 357

As of now factory loads . Thanks for the info
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Re: bullets for 357

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Any good 158-180 grain bullet will work.
Steve,
I realize that you said "any" within the bullet weight range you mentioned, but is it your experience that JSP is preferable to JHP for deer hunting?

The reason I ask is that both are available where I purchase ammo, and if one has been shown to be more effective than the other on deer, then the choice is simple. Your thoughts?
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Re: bullets for 357

I took down this cow elk in Wyoming with my 357MAG shooting 158 grain hollow tips by PMC. Distance was approx. 50 feet for first shot which centered the boiler room. The animal trotted away as if unhurt. My second shot was a little far back but tore across the diaphragm and punched a hole through the liver. This elk galloped away but toppled over after a run of approx. 100 yards. I found both bullets during field dressing. They were curled up just like the magazine pictures. Weight of this elk was about 375 lbs.

In my opinion, the 357MAG is a good cartridge for hunting at typical archery distances. Try to make a longer shot and you'll be greatly disappointed.

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Thanks for the info, TR. Nice shooting!
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I took down this cow elk in Wyoming with my 357MAG shooting 158 grain hollow tips by PMC. Distance was approx. 50 feet for first shot which centered the boiler room. The animal trotted away as if unhurt. My second shot was a little far back but tore across the diaphragm and punched a hole through the liver. This elk galloped away but toppled over after a run of approx. 100 yards. I found both bullets during field dressing. They were curled up just like the magazine pictures. Weight of this elk was about 375 lbs.

In my opinion, the 357MAG is a good cartridge for hunting at typical archery distances. Try to make a longer shot and you'll be greatly disappointed.

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YES, YES, good shooting & good advice.

TR, is that a Colt Python or a Taurus? Double action for the second shot?

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