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Hunting Deer With 10mm or 357 mag?

Discussion in 'Hunting and Fishing' started by vp9c, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. vp9c

    vp9c Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Curious on peoples thoughts or experiences. I seems like on most forms this type of question ends up with people saying that anything less than a Barrett 50 BMG is unable to subdue the mighty whitetail...
     
  2. Tailhunter

    Tailhunter I am a Trapper Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Killed them with a .357 out of a marlin carbine.

    With pistol calibers you had better be a good tracker.

    Accuracy is king.

    just a few things to consider.
     
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    fieldgrade Well-Known Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    vp9c Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    fieldgrade Well-Known Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    oops. :eek:
     
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  6. 45/70fan

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    The 357 Magnum really comes to life in a carbine, as in a 500-600 fps gain. The 9mm and 45 ACP only gain around 100 fps for comparison. I like the 158 gr soft points as I get exits even on big deer. Only tracked one so far and that was my own fault. I hit too far back trying a 125 gr soft point. Luckily the angle drove it through the lungs. No exit and no blood trail, but he only made it 75 yards and was loud in his death thrash making it an easy find.
     
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    I have dropped several with my 44 mag and not one has run. Even took one at slightly more than 50 yards once. Dead on the spot.
     
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    I've heard tell you can take the mighty beasts down with a 22mag...
     
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    I have wanted to take my Henry 357 to the woods for a while, just never have. I bought some lever evolution ammo for it but was a little disappointed in its performance in 3030 so I haven’t tried it. I’m certain the 357 is more than capable but it comes down to placement and getting the right shot just like with any other round.
     
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    Bailey Boat Senior Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Do you not own a suitable rifle?? I'll happily loan you one....
     
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    REELDOC EYES OPEN, NO FEAR Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Peestol boolits in a riffle is like putting a lawmower motor in a Porche.
     
  12. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Nuts Over Lil D. What’s this switch do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    And a .17.... ask me how I know
     
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    That's why I use 35rem bullets in my 357 mag rifle.
     
  14. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    The oldsters here swear there have been more deer taken in Horry with a 22 LR than all else combined.
     
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    do tell...
     
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    Guess you've not tried pistol calibers in a rifle. This big boy fell to a 357 158 gr soft point no tracking required. I'm getting 18oo fps out of my 22" barrel. The 44 Mag does the same speed with a 240 gr bullet and hits like a hammer. As I stated above tho the 9mm and 45 acp don't pick up much speed in a rifle.
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    Burt Gummer Nuts Over Lil D. What’s this switch do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Seen a guy do it once. 8pt buck, right behind the ear. DRT
     
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    This one ran about 75 yards with a bad shot and a 357 125 gr bullet. No exit but lots of internal damage.

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