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Location: Mullica Hill,NJ
Joined: 10/28/2006
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deer hunting cartridge

hey guys - I am now a NJ hunter and I am planning to hunt in PA with a handgun. I have a Smith and Wesson 686 in .357 Mag in 6inch barell. What type/weight of cartridge would you guys suggest I should use? I am new to Handgun hunting, so I don't know many of the abbreviations .

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Joined: 03/12/2008
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deer hunting cartridge

use American Eagle 158 grain jacketed soft-point. i got a muley here in Nevada using that round so it should be no problem on a whitetail. i`ll post pics as soon as i can get them loaded onto my computer

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Location: Delaware
Joined: 02/20/2008
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deer hunting cartridge

Use a good hard cast bullet and keep your shots under 40 yards. Shot placement is very important. Practice Practice Practice. Thumbs up

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Location: Southern NH
Joined: 09/13/2006
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ammo

I use factory jacketed soft points in my .41 mag and they work fine. I have also carried the hollow points but I think the jacketed soft points would be better because they're heavier. I've shot five whitetails with it, including a 132-3/8" Ohio ten point buck. Practice, get close, then get a little closer and squeeeeze. Use a tree or something for a rest if you can. It's easy to miss with a handgun. I know it's not a .357 but I would think the type of ammo would be similar. You could also use the hard cast bullets recommended above. Stay away from semi-wadcutter target rounds.

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I need to take another picture of that deer. It looks like an 8 point in the pic. Really symetrical rack except for the one curved brow tine.

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