Thread: 357 versus deer
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Old December 11, 2012, 09:20 PM   #5
Mystro
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I have shoulder shot a deer with a 357mag. It was a good shot and I wasn't impressed with its performance at all. Its a neck or head shot with the 357mag or nothing. I have killed deer a lot faster with a 10mm. If you are seriously gonna hunt, then you need the proven and well revered 44mag. A nice mild loaded 240XTP will dump em as fast as any rifle at a reasonable distance......and even unreasonable distances..

From what I have seen of the XTP bullets, I would bet a 44special with the XTP at 1100fps shot under 40 yards would dump a white tail pretty fast with a chest shot. The 44cal XTP only needs 900FPS to open up.
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