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Largest game with your 357?

#1 Post by mickbr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:17 am

Talking a carbine or rifle , what have you shot or like to shoot with your 357 folks? Most of my hunting is just hogs and I find it works well on them. Longer ranges they can run aways before piling up, but being I'm not using a scope I don't take many long shots anyway.

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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#2 Post by t.r. » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:12 pm

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This elk was downed with two quick shots at a distance of about 50 feet. First shot slammed through both lungs. My second bullet tore across the diaphragm and blasted a hole in the liver. I estimate this animals weight at 375 lbs. The steaks and roasts were outstanding!

357 MAG is as effective as a modern compound bow at short distances in my opinion.

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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#3 Post by crs » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:52 pm

One whitetail buck shot by my wife and a 200 pound feral hog.
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#4 Post by vancelw » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 pm

For a long time, armadillos was the biggest animal I ever killed with a .357 Marlin Carbine.
Then a few years ago, I got a couple hogs with my 1873 Winchester (Miroku).
I've taken deer with my .357 Maximum early model TC Contender
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#5 Post by Griff » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:26 pm

After about 18 or 19 shots @ 800 yards near Raton, NM, I got a 12 foot grizzly... err... black... er steel bear. Made a satisfying little 'tink' sound... barely heard over the echoes of the previous shots!!!! :P :P :P
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#6 Post by vancelw » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:33 pm

Griff wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:26 pm
After about 18 or 19 shots @ 800 yards near Raton, NM, I got a 12 foot grizzly... err... black... er steel bear. Made a satisfying little 'tink' sound... barely heard over the echoes of the previous shots!!!! :P :P :P
I did that near Forsyth Montana with my 1892 Winchester (Miroku) in .45 Colt using normal pressure loads. On a steel buffalo a little over 750 yards away.
Pull the trigger....puff of dust...adjust ladder sight.
Pull the trigger...puff of dust....adjust ladder sight.
...
...
Pull the trigger.........(no puff).....Turn to buddy. "Did you see where it hit." He shakes his head......barely audible <ting> :D

Took about 4 seconds for the bullet to hit and the sound to get back to us.

Repeat for more grins :D :D :D
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#7 Post by wvfarrier » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:33 pm

killed a 2000 pound short horn bull that went rogue with a 357 levergun.
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#8 Post by Old no1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:51 pm

Griff wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:26 pm
After about 18 or 19 shots @ 800 yards near Raton, NM, I got a 12 foot grizzly... err... black... er steel bear. Made a satisfying little 'tink' sound... barely heard over the echoes of the previous shots!!!! :P :P :P
That's FUNNY stuff right there. :lol:

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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#9 Post by mickbr » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:46 am

t.r. wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:12 pm
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This elk was downed with two quick shots at a distance of about 50 feet. First shot slammed through both lungs. My second bullet tore across the diaphragm and blasted a hole in the liver. I estimate this animals weight at 375 lbs. The steaks and roasts were outstanding!

357 MAG is as effective as a modern compound bow at short distances in my opinion.

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Dayum, wish we had some of them around here. I would try one on with a carefully placed 357 at 2000fps+ from a 24" rossi.

I think you and wvfarrier slaying his rogue 2000lber win this competition. 8)

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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#10 Post by Booger Bill » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:06 pm

Just this one that was a target of opportunity many years ago on a deer hunt. A few years ago I had to dispatch another deer that I hit with our side X side on a trail that I hit. That traumatized my wife.
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#11 Post by BlaineG » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:20 pm

I can't find the reference, but I read that when the .357 mag was first introduced They took it to Africa and dispatched all manner of big game with it, and IIRC even an elephant. I recall that the only load they had for it at that time was the 158 grain solid.
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#12 Post by Booger Bill » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:39 pm

Seems I read a colonel Wesson??; shot a polar bear with one.

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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#14 Post by crs » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:45 pm

BB
Good stuff on the .357 revolver. Thanks
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#15 Post by piller » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:44 am

Just got my .357 a few weeks ago. So far it has only hunted paper. My son has used it at the range and likes it a lot.
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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#16 Post by mickbr » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:20 am

Great article BB

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Re: Largest game with your 357?

#17 Post by Paladin » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am

A few whitetail deer with a 4in revolver (work gun).
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