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Best .357 ammo for deer?

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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?

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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!

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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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Re: Best .357 ammo for deer?

Post by russjb60 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:28 pm

thank you all for the input I MOUNTED UTG 3x9x32 bug buster on my henry went to the range today . tried Hornady/Federal/ the Fusion and the lever evolution. they all were 158 grain except for the lever evolution was 140 gr had about a 2" to 3 "groups at a 100 yards.so pretty happy with that. probably wont shoot over 50 to 75 yds. see no need ,I hunt in some big woods. most shots are under a 100 yards
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Re: Best .357 ammo for deer?

Post by Redthies » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:28 pm

I have a 1-4 Bugbuster I bought for my Ruger .44 Carbine, and have contemplated mounting it on either my .357 or my
.45-70. So far, I haven’t found a reason yet as I upgraded both to peeps, and seem to be able to hit “the zone” at 50-60 yards.

I hunt in this sort of terrain a lot, so a scope is an unnecessary impediment:
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