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BRAD313 02-13-2013 04:34 PM

Wich one is more accurate for hunting thinking about Geting into hunting with a hand gun trying to fig what I want or 454 cas.

Speezly 02-13-2013 05:17 PM

Ruger Super Blackhawk. Nuff said. .44 is the way to go.

ninjatoth 02-13-2013 05:31 PM

I have heard people experienced with both calibers say that the .44 magnum is more accurate than the .357 magnum.The .44 magnum is certainly what you want for hunting a deer sized animal,the .357 could do the job but a .44 magnum is alot better.

JTJ 02-13-2013 05:35 PM

And then there is the 41 magnum.

FrontierTCB 02-13-2013 07:25 PM

Can't go wrong with .44

Bob Wright 02-13-2013 07:40 PM

Both the .41 magnum and .44 Magnum make very good revolvers for hunting, as well as the .45 Colt. However, the .45 generally takes a handloader to get the most out of it. And .41 Magnum ammunition is not as easily found as is the .44 Magnum.

All three can be enhanced by judicious handloading, but the .44 has the widest selection of components.

Probably the biggest drawback to the .41, in my opinion is that it is not a halfway between in relation to the .357 and .44, but is too near a duplicate of the .44.

Bob Wright

TheDesertFox 02-13-2013 07:42 PM

.44 Do you feel lucky........WELL DO YA PUNK. That line alone decides it.

hardluk1 02-13-2013 10:42 PM

Unless your planing in hunting grizzly with a handgun you don't need a 454cassul. But you can shoot both mild and hot 45lc. So it may depend on what handgun you buy. The 44mag is easy to find good ammo in any gun shop and is a better hunting cartidge over the 357. The 357 is fine for close range work with hevy loads but you need skills. Both are very accurate. nether is better than the other. Rugers SRH is a great hunting handgun setup to add optics too.


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