i have a s&w 357mag has 8 and three eights barrel i would like to hunt deer with it i've been at the range shooting is a 50yd shot to far i am get good at 50yds but 25 is better
I think its not a deer gun at all, sorry. 44 mag would be a starting point to me for hand gun hunting deer with. The barrel length may not be legal in some states.
Yup, bought me a Ruger Blackhawk over 30 years ago for just that purpose - them two legged varmints. Still have the thing in my gun safe. Mama likes it too, even named it for me -- Sandy -- just don't ask me where she got the name for it. Ain't got a clue!I have a hard time looking at my Colt trooper MK3 and seriously consider it a deer hunting rig. Maybe the old 41, but I'll stick to my opinion that the 357 should stay what it was created for, 2 legged upright walkers.
Oh, that Blackhawk was just the first one I bought. But it was quite a few years before getting more 'toys' to deal with them 2 legged varmints. Have an XD-40 and 1911A1 that are a lot more effective in dealing with them now.blackhawk for two legged varmit? why a six shot, single action revolver for that. that gun would be an awsome hunting gun, but for 2 legged varmit.... id atleast have a double action for that. my 2 legged varmit guns are my taurs modle 85ul 38 spc. (like 1.5inch barrle, waighs like 11 oz.. great for cc) and my S&W sigma .40 (15 shot .40cal)
How do you like the Sigma? my buddies mom just got it in 9MM and ill be taking her out to show her safety, workings, cleaning, etc. ive shot one a few times and liked it, but just wanted your opinion on it. i have my M&P40....LOVE IT! 15 rounder loaded with the 165 FTX hornady Critical Defense, 2 back-up magazines with 180 gr. handloaded Speer Gold Dot HP's. (amazing rounds..... excellent expansion.), and another 2 with good ol 170 gr. LEAD..... just in case WWIII breaks out in the house...hahaha.... just wanted to get the opinion of a fellow shooter... thanks manmy S&W sigma .40 (15 shot .40cal)
Extremehunter007, I also have the Sigma in .40 caliber, I would rate the sigma as a poor choice for a "new shooter" or a woman wanting a handgun for self defense.How do you like the Sigma? my buddies mom just got it in 9MM and ill be taking her out to show her safety, workings, cleaning, etc. just wanted to get the opinion of a fellow shooter... thanks man