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What Can You Hunt With a .357 Rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Kestrel, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. Kestrel

    Kestrel Member

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    If I were to get a Marlin 1894 .357, what can you hunt with it?

    Coyotes, etc.?

    Steve
     
  2. blades67

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    It depends where you live.
     
  3. Smoke

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    I would say most anything you want that is legal in your area. Distance might be the only limiting factor.
     
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    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.
     
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    .................they are great for 'hunting' things that go bump in the night
     
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    An acquaintance hunts yotes with a Winchester lever gun in 357.

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

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    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.
     
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    Depends upon where you live and how good a shot you are!
     
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    .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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