I have my S & W 657 sighted in with 210 jacketed soft points, it's been a while since I've shot it and I can't remember the bullet brand but I was consistently cutting the bull out to 50 yards with stock sights. I never tried anything heavier with the .41 mag. Years ago I did shoot a deer with my .44 mag using 240 grain jacketed soft points, dropped it like a ton of bricks.
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