Im not a big fan of hunting deer with a 357 but if I was going to do it id buy some 158 Hornady xtp's and a can of 110 and some cci mag small pistol primers and a loading manual and push them as fast as that loading manual suggested. Im a big cast bullet fan. But with a smaller caliber like the 357 on light skinned animals like deer id rather have a bit of expansion. Little gun isn't allowed in my powder cabinet anymore. It burns very hot and if you shoot enough you will do damage to your forcing cone. I see no need to use it. 110/296, 4227, aa9 or 2400 will all get you within a few feet per second of each other using a 158 and do it without the worry. Ive seen pigs deer and black bear killed with loads like that using the xtps and they do work. That said its a load for an expert shooter not a beginning handgun hunter.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! STEEL FOR TANKS NOT FENCES!!!
Last edited by lloyd smale; 04-22-2019 at 06:15 AM.