Originally Posted by Jagermeister
Olympus, I never mention you in my post. I was talking in general. In your post, you never mention that it was you. As far as gun and leg shots, if you can not make the good shot, then keep your finger straight. I rather go home empty then make an animal suffer. I am aware we are human and **** happens. In Germany I have gotten phone calls in the middle of the night from other hunters to help find a wounded animal. We will search until found. Revier owners are required to own a trained tracking dog, and us hunters are trained for tracking. This is the compassion and respect that I was talking about. Sorry you thought I was talking about you, I was not. Peace brother. Good harvesting. Waidmannsheil.
I suppose I should chime in here....As the OP, I just feel it's my place to say something here.
Jagermeister, I think by "quoting" Olympus' response, you are, more or less, using him through your response. I think it was not his intent, or mine, for that matter, to see if we can make an animal suffer. I'm thinking that if you subscribe to this forum, I rake you as a sportsman with a hunters integrity. My intention with this post was to simply see if anyone has used the 357sig on a hog. I know the 357sig's capability on humans through police reports. So, maybe this post wasn't "really" warranted. But I did. As far as 9mm, and an air rifle go, I saw an episode of Guns and Ammo a few weeks back, that had Dick Metcalf take a deer with a Benjamin air rifle. This pellet gun took a deer at about 50 yards. And the deer fell without taking a step.
We all want our hunted game to fall where shot. It's a natural macho-type thing in hunters to have a one shot kill, and to drop in their tracks. I suppose there are some idiots out there that might get off watching an animal suffer. But they're most likely not on this forum. I hope the "enough gun" debate is over. Thanks!