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Old March 22, 2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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Is it enough?

Just curious if you folks think Bufallo Bore's 180Grain wfngc is adequate for taking Whitetail and wild pigs.Weapon is GP100 6" very accurate for me out to 50Yds. Thanks
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Old March 22, 2006, 10:48 AM   #2
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Yes for Whitetail.

I would choose a .44mag for pigs, but the .357mag will do the job.
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Old March 22, 2006, 09:32 PM   #3
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I'll second what Moloch said. My personal tastes run toward using something bigger, but a properly loaded .357 will get the job done quite well. That Buffalo Bore load should drive plenty deep to get the job done.
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Old March 22, 2006, 10:37 PM   #4
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I'd say yes IMO, on whitetails and hogs both, but I'd keep ranges within 40 yards or so on deer (at least with my skill under field conditions with a revolver), and within 30-35 yards on hogs, just to ensure a good hit to the vitals.
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Old March 23, 2006, 08:50 AM   #5
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You have plenty of gun in my opinion, the trick is putting the bullet right where you need to, and being smart enough to pass on a shot if it is beyond your present capacity. I like to run about 300yds, let me rephrase that, I hate running, but often times I will run 300yds or more and then shoot. Gets your hearts attention. Probably not something to do at a public range. But I set up 6" steel plates at varying distances out to 45-50yds. Go for the run and shoot the steels, fairly quick, not IPSC quick, but as fast as I can accurately do it. Good practice for hog hunting with a pistol.
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Old March 23, 2006, 01:40 PM   #6
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+ 1 zeisloft. I think you have plenty gun too. Just practice, practice, practice, so you know exactly what your gun, and you will do.
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