Originally Posted by lucznik
That would make for a HUGE gun.
Personally, I prefer a 4" .357 and have taken three pronghorn with mine very cleanly at ranges as far as 74 yds - all with iron sights.
yes it does, and my father has a 357 with an 8" barrel that is used for target practice that could be used for hunting if he wanted to.
that's perfectly fine as long as it's legal, but some states have restrictions on caliber and barrel length when hunting with a pistol. that is why i said what i said and also a longe barrel gives just a little more velocity plus a better sight radius for shooting with open sights. as i said before, best check the game regulations of the state you hunt in to be able to comply and be legal. most game wardens have even less a sense of humor than other LEO's!