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Old 08-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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I'm going to hunt with a handgun, hog, deer. Should I get a 9mm,.40cal, or 357 mag.Btw I'm a cheap ass when it comes to ammo

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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Check with your state for requirements for restrictions before you buy a handgun.

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With the correct ammo, the .357.

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Here in Ky.

EQUIPMENT
• Any caliber centerfire rifle or centerfire handgun.
• Rifle or handgun magazines may not be capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
• Rifles or handguns may not be fully-automatic (capable of fir- ing more than one round with one trigger pull).
• Full metal jacketed or tracer bullet ammunition is prohibited
• Shotguns, no larger than 10-gauge, shooting slug ammu- nition (includes saboted bullets) only.
• Muzzleloading rifles, hand- guns, or shotguns shooting round balls, conical bullets, or saboted bullets.

LEGAL EQUIPMENT FOR ELK SEASON
• A modern rifle of .270 caliber or larger, with a magazine ca- pable of holding no more than 10 rounds.
• A muzzleloading rifle of .50 caliber or larger.
• A muzzleloading or breech- loading shotgun no larger than 10-gauge, and no smaller than 20-gauge, firing a single pro- jectile (slug, round ball, conical bullet or saboted bullet) only.
• A handgun with a barrel length of six (6) inches, or longer, with a bore diameter of .270 inches or larger, when firing a bullet, producing at least 550 ft/lbs of energy at 100 yards.
• Firearms may not be fully-au- tomatic (capable of firing more than one round with one trigger pull).
• Full metal jacketed or tracer bullet ammunition is prohibited
• Archery and crossbow equip- ment that is legal for deer hunt- ing. Hunters under 16 years of age and over 65 years of age may use a crossbow during all crossbow and archery season

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I'm going to hunt with a handgun, hog, deer. Should I get a 9mm,.40cal, or 357 mag.Btw I'm a cheap ass when it comes to ammo
Personally, I consider the 9mm and the .40 S&W to be unsuitable choices and the .357 mag to be marginal. I know hunters have harvested deer and hogs with all three but none of the would be my first choice.

I'd really consider using a .41 or .44 magnum if you want to go hunting with a handgun. If you are limited to the three you mentioned, go with the .357 with heavy bullets and limit your range.
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Personally, I consider the 9mm and the .40 S&W to be unsuitable choices and the .357 mag to be marginal. I know hunters have harvested deer and hogs with all three but none of the would be my first choice.

I'd really consider using a .41 or .44 magnum if you want to go hunting with a handgun. If you are limited to the three you mentioned, go with the .357 with heavy bullets and limit your range.
+1 spot on.

Go with a 6" .44 Magnum.

If you have to have a .357 Magnum don't cheap out on ammo. Get the good stuff. Do that regardless, actually.
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If I was to get a 9 or 40 what ammo should I get for hunting. Could I use 357 ammo that's about $20 a box

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I live in Oregon too

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If I was to get a 9 or 40 what ammo should I get for hunting. Could I use 357 ammo that's about $20 a box
9mm and .40 S&W are not acceptable rounds for hunting.
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9mm and .40 S&W are not acceptable rounds for hunting.
I've just looked through the threads you've started. You keep asking the same questions and disregarding the sound advice that has been given to you.

I for be am not going to be giving you any more advice. I suggest to the others the same thing.
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