What Can You Hunt With a .357 Rifle?


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Kestrel
February 19, 2003, 07:16 PM
If I were to get a Marlin 1894 .357, what can you hunt with it?

Coyotes, etc.?

Steve

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blades67
February 19, 2003, 07:31 PM
It depends where you live.

Smoke
February 19, 2003, 07:53 PM
I would say most anything you want that is legal in your area. Distance might be the only limiting factor.

Ron L
February 19, 2003, 09:12 PM
I use it for deer within 100 yards or so. Some folks also use it for coyote or other varmints that a 22 may not anchor and that many other centerfires may be overkill for.

dude
February 19, 2003, 09:15 PM
.................they are great for 'hunting' things that go bump in the night

cratz2
February 19, 2003, 10:31 PM
An acquaintance hunts yotes with a Winchester lever gun in 357.

The most successful coyote hunter I know, by the way... ;)

twoblink
February 19, 2003, 10:54 PM
.357Mag out of a rifle is a whole different animal then say out of a 2" snubbie.

75 effective yards roughly, you CAN do deer, but probably not a good idea. Anything smaller then a deer, is great. Yotes are perfect for the round..

And if you pack a 6 shooter on the hip using the same round, even better...

Dr.Rob
February 20, 2003, 09:07 PM
Varmints, javalinas, bobcat?

I think it would be fine for smaller whitetail but a big mulie... I'd prefer a rifle caliber.

Most of the pistol caliber lever guns are a response to Cowboy Shooting Sports, rather than to hunters. Then again, I have a buddy that grew up hunting deer with a winchester 44/40.

RustyHammer
February 21, 2003, 06:06 PM
Depends upon where you live and how good a shot you are!

MrAcheson
February 21, 2003, 10:35 PM
.357 can be safety hotloaded up to almost thuddy thuddy performance in a sufficiently strong lever action (like a 92, not a 73).

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