Has anyone ever shot a wabbit, or spruce hen with a 357 or 44 Mag.?
I bagged a wabbit with my 30-30 one time. I aimed for his head, and put a groove in it, and the wabbit was otherwise intact, until I ate it.
Another time I shot a wabbit with my 280, like in the body, and there wasn't nuthin left except a head and hind legs with a piece of skin holding them together, OOPs.
I know we can load down our 357s and 44s and not destroy the meat, BUT, what happens if you use a Full Power Load, like you might be packing for Bear protection. Is the velocity high enough, 1200 fps, that it would make a big mess?
I'm guessing that at that velocity, using Hard Cast bullets, it would just make a good sized hole. However, sometimes I guess the opposite of that theory.
Smitty of the North