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Update on the 357 magnum for deer.

Old 03-12-2012, 05:06 PM
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Default Update on the 357 magnum for deer.

thought i would update the other thread as it is now locked, and i wanted to put an ending to what i have decided to do. i went to my local shop and since i only had enough money for a h&r handi rifle in 357 so it would match my ruger sp101. however my local shop guy pointed me in another direction, i had $275 for the rifle and i was planning to get ammo as i could. well he suggested a h&r tracker II slug gun at $150 and use the rest of the money on slugs. so i took his advice and i'll be getting a tracker II 12 gauge slug gun and ammo. thanks for everyones advice, but the guy at the shop brought up a good question. what if i shoot a deer with a 357 and it runs over on posted land which i have alot of around where i live. he said a 12 gauge slug placed right will put the deer down where i shoot him, thanks again.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:00 PM
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The same question pertains to the 12 ga., you bought a larger caliber yes, but accuracy is more important than the caliber used.
The .357 will kill a deer where it stands as quickly as will a 12 ga.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:21 PM
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Oh Brother! Here we go again Mr. Super Moderator! Better shut it down before we get started again, LOL!!! Don't worry about me though, as I won't touch that last .357 comment with a ten foot pole!

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:22 PM
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aren't sabots about $5 per round these days? $3 per round??

While I've never lost a deer shot with a 12ga slug, I've only had a doe bang/flop ever.

Once put 3 rounds in a buck at about 40yds and the deer looked at me and walked away, was dead within 50yds, later checking, 3 shots all in the heart.

I'd still take a .308 over my awesome new 20ga savage 220, but it's far and away the best slug gun I've ever owned.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:29 AM
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He gave you wise advice pilgrim....
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:11 PM
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I believe the OP is just a kid that likes to start trouble. He was on another forum doing the same thing. My answer is still the same: If you have to ask then no, it is not enough for deer at 100 yards.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by boomer92266 View Post
he said a 12 gauge slug placed right will put the deer down where i shoot him, thanks again.
so will a well placed 357 round.

and even GREAT shots on occasion require a bit of tracking
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:27 AM
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So will a baseball bat between the eyes and there's no tracking involved, LOL!
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:48 PM
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It is a interesting sharing.............
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:46 PM
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000 buckshot will drop a deer it it's tracks with one of the buckshot out of the ten in a 3 inch shell at 50 yards. But at 100 yards a .357 or a buckshot or two probally won't.
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