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Old 11-06-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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SHOOTING PROFIT (distance) - A revolver 357mag. barrel with a 6 "how far can target? Let me explain: With this revolver, I can shoot a fox at 200m?

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Old 11-06-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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SHOOTING PROFIT (distance) - A revolver 357mag. barrel with a 6 "how far can target? Let me explain: With this revolver, I can shoot a fox at 200m?
Not likely. 200 Meters is 218.72266 yards. Thats a long way off for any pistol shot. I'm giving 100:1 odds in favor of the Fox.

I can't even come up with a "reasonable scenario" that would justify a pistol shot at that distance... only stupid.
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I'm with Mark on this one. I a 6" 357 and if I was hunting deer the longest shot I would feel comfortable taking is 50 yards which is 1/4 of your distance at a larger target(8" circle kill zone).
The only way I would attempt a 200yd shot with mine is at the range for kicks.

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SHOOTING PROFIT (distance) - A revolver 357mag. barrel with a 6 "how far can target? Let me explain: With this revolver, I can shoot a fox at 200m?
No, and it's a silly idea...
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I'm probably going to upset you with this, but....
(1) Unless you are using a silhouette pistol, and a very accurate one at that, your .357 probably does not have the ability to consistently hit a kill zone at that distance.
(2) It's doubtful you have the ability to hit a 4" circle with every shot at that distance even if your handgun does. The majority of shooters can't do that at 100 yards, much less 220.
(3) Unless you are using extreme pressure loads, you don't have the power to guarantee a clean kill at that distance even if you could hit the target.

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I know of one or two marksmen in the world that could do that. They shoot for a living.

The barrel of your 357 would be elevated to the point that the barrel would obstruct the view of your target.

I deer hunt with a 10 inch 357 mag with custom handloads. 100 meters is about my max- against a larger target- and that is shooting from a supported position, not standing offhand. And I shoot a LOT.

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I think we can answer this question without the use of "stupid" and "silly".

Aktarus, "...shoot a(t) fox at 200m?" Sure. Harvest that fox? Only with luck and mad skilz!

Try this:

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I feral pig hunt with a Custom-made 44 Magnum Smith & Wesson 629-6 Performance Center Hunter Plus. It's got a 7.5" Walther progressive twist barrel that will handle loads leaving the barrel at well over .357 Magnum velocities. This revolver is made specifically to "reach waaaay out there" and drop them in their tracks.

At 25 Yards, I can easily hit a quarter 6 times in a row. But even benchresting, the best I can reliably hit is a 8" target at 75 yards. At 100 yards, "maybe" a 50/50 chance of a dead-on hit. 200 yards... no freakin' way.

Make no mistake, I am one hell of a shooter and I can't hit a bus at 200 yards with a .357 Magnum.

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I think we can answer this question without the use of "stupid" and "silly".

Aktarus, "...shoot a(t) fox at 200m?" Sure. Harvest that fox? Only with luck and mad skilz!

Try this:

Modern Ballistics
I'm not calling any person stupid, just the idea.
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I'm not calling any person stupid, just the idea.
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