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    Default Re: First Time Handgun Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Patocazador View Post
    Impala are a bit smaller than our whitetail deer so a HP that opens quickly might work for a broadside lung shot. However, the penetration would be even worse. When hunting with a marginal cartridge (which I consider the .357 mag.), I think it is imperative to use a bullet that will exit thus leaving a blood trail.
    Ah. Thank you for the feedback Pato. So hardcast lead would be optimal? Impala produces some interesting bullets that may be an answer, see the link below.

    http://impalabullets.co.za/products-page-handgun/

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    Default Re: First Time Handgun Hunting

    I would shy away from a bullet as light as 110 gr. Go with the one that's been proven to work well, a heavy hard cast Keith-style lead bullet. You can get the molds from a couple of companies and I'm sure there is no shortage of wheel weights or lead/antimony alloys to cast your own.



    In the first row above I would suggest the last one (358-158-RF) or the third one from the right (C358-158-SWC). If you can find a heavier one, so much the better.

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    Default Re: First Time Handgun Hunting

    Found some 158gr SWC hard cast bullets. Opted for Hodgdon Lil'Gun propellant because not much else available. Can't wait for July to go hunting.

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