Anybody into 357 Maximum?

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Anybody here hunt/shoot with a 357 Maximum?

I got a Maximum barrel for my Contender… hoping to try out with one of the kids for deer season here in Ohio this year, alternative to the 350 Legend AR.

Have a pile of brass and some 180gr pills to dial in with a big jug of W296.

Here’s my Contender with SSK 16” barrel, and SSK folding stock/grip assembly. Sig red dot and magnifier (May swap these out for LVPO) and Dead Air Primal.
 

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roostercogburn98

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Let us know how it does for you. I used a 44 mag in Ohio, I got a 350 legend I need to try out sometime now in NC, but the 44 mag has won me over
 

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My dad has a 14 inch barrel for his contender that he still uses every so often. Many years ago I had a 10 inch one and loaded some 180 grain bullets that looking back I'm pretty sure were for a rifle, as they were pointed soft points. Shot a hog with them and it zipped right through like a FMJ.
 

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    Anybody here hunt/shoot with a 357 Maximum?

    I got a Maximum barrel for my Contender… hoping to try out with one of the kids for deer season here in Ohio this year, alternative to the 350 Legend AR.

    I've always wanted to try it out since i've gotten more into 357mag, but just haven't picked up a T/C or anything yet for it. For nostalgia I really wanted a sharps rifle in 38-55, one of the longer 30-32" barreled ones and really wind it up for deer. But the versatility of the 357 bullets makes the maximum a better idea overall as I can shoot 38's and 357mag out of it as well.

    I would love to get a 20-24" barrel on something like that and really see what you can do with a 180gr bullet.
     
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