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.
"I'm a good guy with a gun" What do I care if I give up some freedom or rights?....The Goverment will take care of me. This kind of thinking is now in the majority and it should concern you.
"Ask not what you can do for your country, but what free entitlements you can bleed from your country"
Last edited by Mystro; December 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM.