Thread: 357 versus deer
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Old December 12, 2012, 06:06 PM   #17
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IMO, I made a mistake when I first started hunting deer with a handgun.

I started out with a 357 and worked my way up to the 480. Should have been the other way around. The 357 is more then capable of taking deer. Like bow hunting, you just need more patience and be willing to let more game walk if the ideal shot for a 357 doesn't present itself. I think the 357 is the absolute lightest I would want to hunt with.

Capable = Yes

Ideal= No.
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