The 158g XTP-FP is an outstanding performer on deer at revolver velocities, but in a rifle with full house loads, it's just not quite tough enough in my opinion. For hogs(not speaking from first hand experience) I'd say it'll let you down. I haven't hunted hogs with the 357, but I'm reasonably sure that with a good broadside shot into the vitals, a 158g Remington SP should work fine.Mtn Hawk said:Jerry Lester--
Just a quick question. I don't want to sidetrack the thread.
I have an 1894C in .357 Mag. and have standardized on 158 gr. bullets for the best compromise on weight, velocity, and trajectory for hunting deer at close range. Would the Hornady FP/XTP in that weight be the best bullet for hogs? If not, what would you suggest?
Try using gas-checked cast bullets to reduce leading. I am loading some Cast Performance Bullets in 187 gr. gas checked and am anxious to shoot some.Mtn Hawk said:I've had leading problems with cast bullets at much lower velocities than I'm capable of getting with the 1894C, so avoid them, although they were manufactured bullets. People who cast their own might not have this problem.