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    358 Winchester buck

    Got a nice bucking this afternoon with my Ruger American 358 win, loaded with 230gr Ranchdog going right at 2000fps.

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    GOOD JOB!!

    Mine is waitin for the opener!!

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    Excellent. Did he run far or drop on the spot?

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    went a bit farther than i wanted, I hit the deer a bit farther back than i intended on a steep quartering to me shot, clipped one lung, destroyed the liver and exited out through offside ham. Went about 70-80 yards and left a terrible blood trail. Had a narrow area in which to shoot and had i waited any longer he would passed by with out any shoot opportunity so i took it.

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    Congratulations

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    Very nice!


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    Good morning and Congratulations !
    Thank you for the photos !!
    Another good example of having enough gun for the not so perfect shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missionary5155 View Post
    Good morning and Congratulations !
    Thank you for the photos !!
    Another good example of having enough gun for the not so perfect shots.
    Exactly! The one thing you can be assured of is adequate penetration with that combination.

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    Very nice ! My Marlin 30AS Trapper JES 356 Winchester rebore is all set for our Saturday opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite View Post
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    Very nice! Great looking bullet too.

    Which model of the Ruger American is available in .358 Win?

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    very nice!!!!!
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    .358 Winchester + cast bullets = magic.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    The American 358 is one of a limited run that Grices put out a couple years ago. A good friend of mine along with my father in law both got one as well, all three are tack drivers. Mine will easily keep three of the 230gr ranch dogs inside an inch at a 100yards, quite often with two touching. Only down side is that the factory magazine didn’t feed the blunt nose bullets all that well. I called Ruger on the suggestion of another forum member here and they shipped me out a couple of the 450 bushmaster magazines and they feed the flat nose bullets just fine. They do extend a bit below flush but not enough to bother. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice work! Congrats on the beautiful buck.

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    Yup love mine!! Had it out today!!

    Double yes on the 450 mags! Got a couple
    Of those myself.

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    awesme buck....lots of folks getting deer these days...
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    Congrats,nice buck and some good eating for sure
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    Job well done! Yes those wide flat nosed ranch dog bullets do work well
    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RU shooter View Post
    Job well done! Yes those wide flat nosed ranch dog bullets do work well
    The 'thwack' is very distinctive from that 230 grain flat nose! hc18flyer

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