Sep 07, 2020 · I recommend care in selecting a load when deer hunting. I used a 158 gr JHP and blew off the 2 front legs with a clean shoulder shot at 75 yards. Ruined half the meat. When the .357 was introduced and used by police in self defense the first 10 times it was used resulted in 10 kills and 7 were extremity shots.
Mar 13, 2014 · I recently bought a box of HSM 454 Casull Bear loads. #HSM-454C-4N. I took them to the range to try them out. Lots of blast and recoil, as expected, but at 20 yards they KEYHOLED and were all over ...
For example, most .357 jacketed bullets (Speer, Hornady, Nosler), with 158-grain bullets being most versatile, are designed to expand at velocities of 800 to 900 fps. When pushed 1,600 to 2,000 fps from a rifle barrel, they expand with considerable enthusiasm, which results in remarkable tissue damage to the lungs of deer-sized game.
Most any expandable bullet will tackle deer and I tend to lean toward the 240-grainers. Whitetail hunters have a wide variety of factory .44 Mag. ammo at their disposal. One of the reasons the .44 Mag. is popular is because it’s inherently accurate and very load-forgiving. You Can’t Go Wrong With Factory