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Thread: My first .357 deer

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    My first .357 deer

    Used a 158 jhp over LilGun at 70 lucky paces. God blesses.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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    Great shooting! Love those perfect packing size Rugers! Good photo as well looks like a good eatin little fellow.

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    That just can't be....

    First, a 357 won't shoot that far...
    Second, it would bounce off a deer..
    Third, I couldn't make a good shot like that...


    Well Done... I love good hunts... dale

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    Congrats man. Nice shooting.

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    WTG!! Nice deer too!!
    Got a .22 .30 .32 .357 .38 .40 .41 .44 .45 .480 or .500 S&W cylinder that needs throat reaming? 9mm, 10mm/40S&W, 45 ACP pistol barrel that won't "plunk" your handloads? Shoot me a PM! Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cylinderhone-756429174391912/

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    Looks like he'll make some good eating! Congrats!!

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    Very cool. Nice job

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    Good shooting , and a good eating size.
    Jesus said ( Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest ) Matt. 11:28

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    While the rank and file internet/magazine experts decry the 357 as inadequate or marginal for deer, the real world hunters just keep proving them wrong. Good job.
    Only left handed guns are interesting!

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    Excellent shooting.
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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    Awesome, congratulations. Someday I'll get one with my gp100. Good eating.

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    I love seeing these pics..gets me all pumped for next season. Congrats and awesome shooting.

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    Woohoo! Congrats on the dandy kill.

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    In and out took out both lungs and a piece of spine. 1" exit and DRT. I hope to do it proper with cast boolits next time! These are my Rossi carbine loads- quite loud on the ridge top.
    Thank you for the compliments and props to Doug Guy for the cylinder work!

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    I’ve been beat to it.
    Everyone knows the 357 is only good for shooting mice and marginal at that.

    What velocity do you think they were cooking at?
    God I wish I could handgun or rifle hunt deer in this state.

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    well done! I have an old BH that is kinda growing on me also.
    Look twice, shoot once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J. Spangler View Post
    I’ve been beat to it.
    Everyone knows the 357 is only good for shooting mice and marginal at that.

    What velocity do you think they were cooking at?
    God I wish I could handgun or rifle hunt deer in this state.
    I haven't chrono'd this load but out of the short barrel I'd guess 1200 fps or so.

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    I've shot and killed over fifty with the .357mag in a revolver(s) over the last forty years and haven't lost one with that caliber. Nice job of getting started with the handgun. Shot placement is everything with a handgun.

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    Great shot, and big pat on the back!
    Maker of Silver Boolits for Werewolf hunting.

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    Perfect! Jerky, Chili, tacos, burgers......
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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