Hi there, i am one of many idiots who volunteer to be called out when deer are involved in rta's, for years i used a smith and wesson .357 2 shot revolver, a good short range tool, however, after an incident involving a limousin steer, two cars and three fields later, i decided to get a variation for a .357/38 single shot rifle for those stand off moments. Heavens to betsy gloucs. police thought i was asking for a Barrat .50 cal, so goodbye pistol hello carbine, police happy, me not so. Point is, after several incidents later, what a revelation ,the .357/38 in a rifle is a different animal completely, i have been called out to shoot various beasts from a 300lb sow to a 20lb muntjac, the .357 158 grain flat nose soft point or 125 grain 38 spl. has the answer. In a rifle the versatility of this calibre has much to recommended it, brothers i say spread the word!