Re: Deer are tough creatures..
I shot a 200 pounder yesterday with my 357 at 65 yards through the lungs and heart, breaking a rib on exit. It continued to run for about 100 yards before it died.
The hole was as big as my index finger. Using Hornady 158gr hp/xtp.
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."-- Samuel Adams