I've never hunter these animals, and over the years, have read that they are easy to kill.
Most accounts recommend the .44 mag. I have one but it is heavy to carry. I have a .357 mag. that is great to tote. I shoot it well and I was thinking of using 180 grain H.P.s Winchester Partitions, for defense against the cats while I'm in the mountains. (Also, would be used against black bears)
Any experience with the .357 mag hunting these critters?