Staying on point... I have always liked the .357 Magnum, but I know it’s limitations, but more importantly, I know mine. I would use it for SD & HD, but prefer 9mm or .38 Spl. For hunting I would limit it to Whitetail sized game, but in a rifle. A .357 Magnum revolver on a hunt is a backup gun for me and mostly carried in case of 2 legged critters, small game or finishing off a deer. I am a decent handgun shot but I prefer rifles when hunting, though I haven’t hunted in years.