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Is the 357 mag rifle

Postby dad » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:10 am

well is the 357 mag the duel round from deer to small game. I would keep my deer shots under 100 yards. what do you think with your experience?
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Re: Is the 357 mag rifle

Postby JEBar » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:42 am

without a doubt .... given hunting level ammo (example : not 38 spl ammo that the Henry will fire), a 357 Henry rifle is more than capable of taking deer at such a range .... as with most all calibers, shot placement is important
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Re: Is the 357 mag rifle

Postby North Country Gal » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:05 am

I've met several handgun hunters who have used the 357 with good results in revolvers out to about 50 yards. Handgun cartridges like the 357, 41 and 44 get a considerable boost in velocity when fired in a rifle. Out of a rifle, the 357 delivers more fpe at 100 yards than a 357 revolver does at the muzzle. Personally, I'd still try to keep under that 100 yard max, but I'd have no issues using a 357 in either a rifle or a revolver for short range hunting in our woods, where 50 yards is often a long shot.
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Re: Is the 357 mag rifle

Postby dad » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:50 pm

I don't reload so for deer hunting at least 158gr JSP and for small game 38 specials
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Re: Is the 357 mag rifle

Postby JEBar » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:50 pm

dad wrote:I don't reload so for deer hunting at least 158gr JSP and for small game 38 specials


as far as factory ammo is concerned, the strongest I know if is marketed by Buffalo Bore ===> http://www.cabelas.com/product/Buffalo-Bore-Handgun-Ammunition/740558.uts <=== as noted earlier, I believe that any factory hunting grade ammo your Henry likes will do the job .... using Buffalo Bore ammo would take it to the next (and highest) level
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Re: Is the 357 mag rifle

Postby clovishound » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:16 pm

Real world chrony data from American Eagle 158 grain soft point was 1800 fps from my Henry BBS 20" barrel.

That's almost 30-30 territory.
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