Hey all! On 10/24 I swung into my LGS to check out the 77/357. As usual, when I go in there to "check something out," something always comes home with me. As per my hunting conditions I have always used my trusty Remington 870 slug gun. As of last year, new legislation in my area has now allowed for these types of firearms to be used.This rifle piqued my interest along with the 77/44. I opted for the .357 mainly because I have plenty of rounds stocked up already vs. zero of .44 and would be spending the additional to sight in and find a happy hunting round. Also, I liked the wider versatility of the .357 cartridge. Anyway, it was getting crunch time after my purchase, had to mount my Leupold Rifleman, get it zeroed, and hit the woods by Nov15. I had so much fun getting this thing sighted in that I didn't want to quit shooting for the day! What a sweet little rifle! Surprisingly, after a few different brands of ammo,(I don't reload.......yet!) I found the ol cheapo PMC 158 gr. JSP made my rifle quite happy so I stuck with those. Granted, where I hunt there is at maximum an 80 yd. shot, and given my sight in location, I was zeroed at about 60 yd.Well, this boy presented himself at about 20 yd. Successful on opening morning, shoulder shot. Dropped like a sack of bricks, had to finish off to end suffering. Double header, first time out with new gun, and...... first buck!!!!! Nice, pretty 7pt.
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