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Best .357 ammo for deer?

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russjb60
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Re: Best .357 ammo for deer?

Post by russjb60 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:36 pm

Thank you for the help. I will let you know how it goes.
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Re: Best .357 ammo for deer?

Post by PT7 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:08 pm

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Welcome to the Forum from the Show-Me-State, Russjb60. Deer season is rapidly approaching. Certain to see more and more posts about this hunting season in the days ahead. Stick around and join in often!
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Re: Best .357 ammo for deer?

Post by Redthies » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:21 am

russjb60 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:54 pm
I have been asking the same question LOL, I have heard 158 gr and 180gr. looking forward to deer hunting this year with my henry great gun. Next thing will be a scope old eyes.
Welcome to the forum. I ended up using 158 grain American Eagle SJSP in my BBSC last fall. They were by far the most accurate in my .357, but I didn’t see any legal deer, so I can’t say how well they will work. Deer season opened on Tuesday this week, so I’m hoping to have some insight soon!

Happy hunting you guys!
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Re: Best .357 ammo for deer?

Post by Cofisher » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:01 pm

+1 on the American Eagle 158 soft point. I dropped a decent sized whitetail last season at about 40 yards. A short trail and good bleed out.

I also agree with the accuracy of the round. I have spent the recent months making my own. Using the Nosler Sporting Handgun bullet. 158 grain SJHP. It shoots as accurately as the AE.

Good luck.
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Re: Best .357 ammo for deer?

Post by Mags » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:05 pm

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I've been impressed with Federal American Eagle ammo in all the calibers I use. .45LC, .45ACP and 5.56.
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