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Old November 11, 2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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357 Ammunition

What type of store bought ammunition would you recommend for a model 1894 marlin 357 lever action rifle to use for deer hunting? Any suggestions will help with hunting season approaching I don't really have the time to work up a load for it. So I am deciding to try factory loads. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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Old November 11, 2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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maybe american eagle 158 SP or remington 158 JHP would work for you.
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Old November 11, 2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Definitely SP over HP for penetration and Hornady 180 gr SP is another option although I have had good luck with both 158 gr JSP and LSWC.
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Old November 11, 2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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HSM loads to hunting levels, Check out "Bear Loads".
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Old November 11, 2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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Agree, a soft point 158 grain and above.
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Old November 11, 2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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I don't know if it's absolutely necessary, but Buffalo Bore offerings will probably give you the most punch you'll get out of a .357.
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Old November 11, 2012, 10:22 PM   #7
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158 to 180 grain JSP.
SWC would be a good choice except they might not feed well.
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