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Posted: 8/10/2017 4:22:09 PM EDT
anybody have some suggestions for deer hunting ammo? Iowa is allowing some pistol caliber rifles this year.  Something for 100 yards or less, I would like farther but I'm not sure how far it will stretch.  Thank you for the ideas!
Link Posted: 8/11/2017 1:42:45 PM EDT
Take this over to the outdoors/deer hunting section.  You will get lots of opinions.
Link Posted: 8/12/2017 2:54:42 AM EDT
Hornady leverevelution

Hornady @ midway

Took a couple does with this load, zero issues and performs as stated. One double lung pass through and another clipped the heart. Both around 60yds. Used Rossi 92 carbine.
Link Posted: 8/13/2017 5:21:30 PM EDT
I would check out the hornady XTP. One of my favorite bullets. I handload mine so I don't know what factory offerings are available but I'm sure there are good options.

By the way this would be an awesome gun to handloads for.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 5:52:20 AM EDT
Btw, we have a big thread on the 77/357 and 77/44 over here.  A lot of guys (myself included) found out the XTP is really accurate out of our guns.  Unfortunately I parted with mine earlier this spring but will be picking up a new one once money permits.  (Camera lens I wanted as on sale with a big discount )
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:40:31 AM EDT
don't discount a good cast bullet out of the 357. my pick would be a 185gr bear tooth cast bullet atop lil gun. this combo can nip at the heals of a 30-30 (or match it if your talking 16" vs 16")

on a side note if you do choose cast make sure to clean the bore of all copper prior to shooting cast for best results.
Link Posted: 9/9/2017 9:19:38 AM EDT
Cor-Bon used to make a 200 grain hardcast load that was pretty snappy out of a revolver. I imagine it would do even better out of a rifle. 
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