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Old 05-28-2013, 01:34 PM   #111
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Note 1- Most African big game has a minimum caliber for legal hunting. That caliber is usually .375 Holland & Holland RIFLE, not a handgun.

Note 2- to all involved- style, grace, manners. Or you will be removed from the forum. Without regard to age- and I have grandchildren older than many folks here. I do not care who started it, it ends now.
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I am sure one and all are familiar with the story of the two motorists , headed in opposite direction, who meet in the middle of a one lane bridge. The first yells , "I never back up for a fool!" The second puts his auto in reverse, and replies, "I always do!"
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As the Knight Templar said in Indiana Jones-
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Folks- we do not get our jollies nor a bounty on bouncing folks off the forum, but for people that will not pay attention, we damn sure will.

We now return you to our discussion of .357 vs .44 mag that is in progress....
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Folks- we do not get our jollies nor a bounty on bouncing folks off the forum, but for people that will not pay attention, we damn sure will.

We now return you to our discussion of .357 vs .44 mag that is in progress....
Looks like what we had there was a failure to communicate.

As for 44 versus 357, my vote is 44 Magnum. In my circumstance, the only application for a revolver is at the range. Might as well have more boom! Of course, I'm also a recoil junkie...
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The old rule for an Outdoorsmans hand gun was 40/200/1000. That means a bullet of at least .40 Caliber weighing 200 grs. at a velocity of at least 1,000 Fps. It is an old rule but may be worth considering even today.
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The old rule for an Outdoorsmans hand gun was 40/200/1000. That means a bullet of at least .40 Caliber weighing 200 grs. at a velocity of at least 1,000 Fps. It is an old rule but may be worth considering even today.
If they made a 475 linebaugh in an auto no bigger than a 1911 and had no bigger kick than my 357 magnum, I'd be wearing that when I go hiking in the woods up north.
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Depending on what you are shooting, that could be a very good rule.

Having said that, I hunt Eastern Whitetail with a 357 magnum. HOWEVER- in an area where my longest shot will be under 50 yards, 10 inch barreled revolver, handloads with a hard cast 185 gr bullet.

If I do my part, it does its part.

However, if the game was bear- especially grizzly, Alaskan Brown, polar, would want something else.

The 25mm chain gun on a Bradley would be just about right, I think......

This is what they put around the outside stairs at the Prudhoe Bay oil patch- to keep the bears off the stairs.

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Interesting, was this for in general, or more specific purpose? A solid hard cast bullet would have good penetration i imagine. 41 mag would cover those specs?
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This goes back to the days of the .44 Specialist, a group headed by Elmer Kieth. They were the "Pioneers" of modern handgun hunting. These are the men who developed the .44 Magnum and the orphan .41 Magnum. The .41 Magnum was developed for law enforcement in the wonderful S&W Mdl. 58.
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This goes back to the days of the .44 Specialist, a group headed by Elmer Kieth. They were the "Pioneers" of modern handgun hunting. These are the men who developed the .44 Magnum and the orphan .41 Magnum. The .41 Magnum was developed for law enforcement in the wonderful S&W Mdl. 58.
one of these days, i want to own a S & W in 41 Magnum! i hve shot only a few rounds of 41 in my life, but i liked it. it's shame it never got the recognition it should have, because it's a wonderful cartridge.
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