If you do use it on deer, i would be very interested in the resulting performance.I'm glad to hear that information on the meplat. I measured my Zero 158grn JSP and the average meplat is .268" flat across the nose. Not quite .280" but certainly no spitzer point either. Here's a picture of it from their website.
I get good accuracy with it and now I'm convienced that it would provide decent hunting potential.
G'day,Hello COSTEVE good to see another colo person here. Have to share some insights I have on the subject at hand. I was a guide for 9 years and have seen leterally hundreds of animals taken. I myself have shot well over 100 head of big game. I have always been a terminal ballistics student so I have used many odd cartridges and have studied recovered bullets with over 100 in my collection. All this is not bragging but showing my credentials. I have taken 3 head of big game with a 357 using Remington 158 grn hp ammo. Two mule deer does and an antelope buck. I had bad luck with both deer. Antelope lung shot at 50 yards died after a short run. One mule deer was perfectlyshot broadside shot at 35 yards. Fifteen minutes later she was still on her feet though weak. Other doe was hit 6 times all less than perfect shot placement on my part. While the 44WCF aka 44-40 has taken its fair share of game it has also let many wounded animals escape. I shot an antelope and mule deer with the 32-20 in a rifle. The antelope was spine hit so instant down, the deer was lung shot and took entirely too long to expire. While we are on the subject I shot an antelope with a 45 acp using Win silvertip hp ammo, it took seven hard hits with little effect, it finally layed down and died. I have always thought that the 357 should have preformed better and believe it will with better bullets now. It is still the handgun I carry the everyday in my car. Just some casual observations, does anyone else have any experences to share if so please post. One last 357 story I shot a @4 lb woodchuck with a hot loaded 357 using 110 grn Hornaday hp bullets. Shot was @ 10 yards, bullet failed to exit that small of an animal and was beautifully mushroomed, definately not a game bullet for anything over 10 lbs in my opinion.