so is note # 2 to allow the 357 mag for deer hunting?
This does allow .357 mag for deer, pronghorn (antelope), wolf and mountain lion because .357 mag is >.35 caliber and >1.5" long (generally).
the 357 sure wouldn't make it from a handgun.
Not hard at all https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...t_detail&p=100
3. 5 inch S&W model 27
a. Item 19A/20-180gr. Hard Cast =1398 fps
Muzzle Velocity @ 1400 fps for Item 19A
at BB published data @ 100 yds velocity is 1172 fps and energy is 548.9 ft/lbs
Any handloader can duplicate this