357mag for hunting. Never again
I have taken a number of deer with it and larger calibers. The 357mag was significantly worse than a mid powered 10mm. I would much rather use a hot 40s&w for whitetail hunting than a 357mag.
I have reloaded all weights to find the best but the 40 caliber and up was notable more effective against whitetail deer. FYI my favorite deer pistol caliber is the 454 Casull. A mid powered 454 is perfect and drops them like a 30-30.