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Old 04-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #41
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I have been real pleased with my SW 629, I really can't double tap with it but a quick follow up shot is no problem. Recoil is powerful but I can manage it pretty well, at 7 to 10 yards I can easily hit a 4 inch circle on a 8 inch paper plate.

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Just picked this one up today. Super Redhawk in .44 mag

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A .357 is usually rated ahead of a .44 for stopping power. It has that magical combination of velocity and bullet weight that just makes it more devastating then other calibers. Why trade a proven top notch man stopper for something with more recoil that will slow down your follow up shots. I owned a few .44's and they were strictly range fun guns. I carry a .357 and have for over 40 years. Will stop anything that walks in my State so no need to carry anything else.

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Old 04-30-2013, 01:50 AM   #44
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As with everything, its a personal choice. I own both. I love my .357s I shoot a lot inthe way of single action shooting. But if someone were looking for one of the two, they would have to weigh several factors. Availability, price, what type of shooting, overall "need" and versatility. Im not a fan of shorter barreled .44s but a snub nose ccw in .357 is a good close range stopper. Both will kill a man just as dead and I have killed deer with both so don't get into a testosterone fuelled "stopping power" argument. I can find a lot of cheap .38 and .357 still and that pleases me. I couldn't choose one ober the other. I got both. My .44 is a double action andi pack it often in the woods. I have a snub .357 for carrying on hot days, and my New Model Blackhawk is my shoot-around SASS gun.

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If you reload the 44 mag is a good option. If you buy ammo off the shelf a 357 mag is a better option. You can find 357 ammo in the same price range as 45 acp ammo. Honestly, if you don't hunt or have a large yard to defend the either caliber is going to end up being a safe queen. Spending $18 for a box of cheap ammo just to feel your dental work rattle gets old.

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Guys, look up Hickok45 on youtube. He can shoot a .44 mag all day, and not get sore XD. He has some really good insight.
That guy is an inspiration. He gives the best demos of vintage and current/new guns on the tube and he is one heck of a shot. I hope to meet him one day.
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A .357 is usually rated ahead of a .44 for stopping power. It has that magical combination of velocity and bullet weight that just makes it more devastating then other calibers. Why trade a proven top notch man stopper for something with more recoil that will slow down your follow up shots. I owned a few .44's and they were strictly range fun guns. I carry a .357 and have for over 40 years. Will stop anything that walks in my State so no need to carry anything else.
rated ahead of which? the 44 Mag. or the 44 Spl.? please provide some sources that validate that statement.

these figures were pulled from Honady's website on their ammo ballistics.

367 Magnum.
125 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1500/624
140 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1350/566
158 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1250/548

44 Spl.
180 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1000/400
165 gr. FTX bullets MV/ME 900/297

44 Magnum
180 gr. FTX bullets MV/ME 1235/610
180 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1550/960
200 gr. XTP bullets MV/ME 1500/999

i'm sorry, unless you are comparing the 357 Mag to the 44 Spl. your argument doesn't hold water. compared to the 44 Magnum, it's pushing almost twice the energy than the 357 Magnum.
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367 Magnum??? Where can I get one of these.

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367 Magnum??? Where can I get one of these.
it's either a custom ordered caliber or a typo!
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41 magnum is my choice...

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