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Ray
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This is interesting.....

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Nothing novel to most of us but well written.....

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All of my 357 mag hunting has been with hardcast wfn 180s. I have never had one stay in an animal. They leave a clean 3/4” hole resulting in very fast blood loss. Many faster cartridges can actually leave so much pulverized tissue as to plug the wound channel keeping pressure up.
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I'm with Tycer on this one. My solution was to switch to 44mag, exactly as mentioned in the article.

I never hunted food with hollow point ammo. The wound photos in the article explain why.

His emphasis on hunting with hollow point ammo tailored to the game at hand can make someone under gunned and over gunned on the same day. The author sites the difference between a 100 pound animal and a 132 pound animal with regards to the preferred ammo. I never weighed animals before shooting them. I hunted with a load that makes meat AND has the possibility of stopping the apex predator hunting me. So if you are suited up to hunt 100 pound animals, what are you going do when the 350 pound boar charges out of the bush?

i still roll my eyes every time i see the "dumped all the energy" meme. i reflexively want to ask why people don't use hollow point arrows. just a me-thing i guess . . .
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I know that some folks study things, but there are a lot of people who just do it without studying it. Seems to me that the many hunters who use hard cast 180 grain .357 bullets are just doing it instead of putting a waste of time into it.
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Site with outdoor articles dating from 1999.....

https://www.hwsportsman.net/Articles.html
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