A cast flat point drives thru the deer causing a big hole so blood leaks out and cold air goes in. A self defense HP expands inside the deer causing tremendous trauma. When hit well The deer dies in either case but some folks will tell you the FP is a hunting bullet and the HP is not. Old school vs new school so to speak. In my opinion A 125 grain Hornady critical defense bullet works just fine if you can score a hit. If you can't then it does not matter if you use a 12 gauge slug.Does cast vs FP, HP really make that much of a differance hunting deer with it?
Uncle Sarge58,Maybe I Need to get a Gas Check Mold for the .357 for the Higher Velocity Loads.
Just that it shot so Well up to 1200fps that I never Saw a Need.
Now w/ the Scarcity of XTP-FPs & Other Quality Hunting Bullets for the .357.
Maybe it's Time to Look 4 an Alternative Using Cast.
UncleSarge58, I don't own a .40 Caliber of any kind. I own 38 S&W, 38 Special, 357 Magnum, 44 Magnum, and 45 ACP handguns, but no .40 caliber. I was at the range this morning with my S&W 19-4 with a 4" barrel shooting different powders under my Lyman 358477 158 grain SWC and my 358627 215 grain SWC GC. I was there several hours and had a ball. I was astounded by the accuracy of the 358477 with both Bullseye and Red Dot powders @ 1014 fps and 1028 fps respectively. American Select and ACC#2 did not perform as well as the two old standbys. The 358627 215 grain SWC GC loaded in 38 Special cases on top of ACC#9 did quite well also @ 1014 fps with some authoritative recoil. The exact load when shot from my 1894C does 1210 fps358Win,
Wanna Trade for a Lee 195gr .40Cal SWC Mold?