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Old 02-14-2013, 01:41 AM   #11
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So I went to the gun store today after work not one 44 or 454 and only some snub 357 LOL they don't have **** in stock

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The .44 mag is just a super cartridge for all around hunting in North America. Lots of variety in component selection, superb accuracy available at all power levels, great selection of arms to suit the individual and the power of the cartridge is manageable by most dedicated enthusiasts.

I adore the .357 magnum in a nice 6" DA revolver; pretty to look at, does a good number of things quite well but its not going to match the versatility and efficacy of the .44 in the hunting fields. I love my 6" GP100 and carry it often in the field when I'm not hunting. Great solution for varmints of both the biped and quadriped persuasion. And just fun to shoot, period. When I go out after deer the 5.5" Super Blackhawk in .44 gets the nod. I've shot muleys with both cartridges and the .44 is noticeably more effective at any range.

If you're after a hand gun that will be primarily a hunter then go with the .44.... and add the .357 later when the budget allows. A feller probably ought to own a good hand gun in both these excellent cartridges.

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The .44 Mag. is a great all around back country handgun. The 310 grs. Flat points can hammer about any thing. I load the little .44 Russians for small game. The .44 Specials can be loaded for great target rounds. I have 30-40 Krag brass rims turned and trimmed using .410 wads and #8 shot to take grouse. My old 29-2 has taken Elk, Antelope. Mule Deer grouse rabbits and one old Lion.

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Went shoping today still no luck on any gun LOL this sucks

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The .44 mag is just a super cartridge for all around hunting in North America.
A feller probably ought to own a good hand gun in both these excellent cartridges.
So very true
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Found a tauras in 357 today for 479 6 in bar. Is this a good gun for the night stand can't find no 44mag

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I am happy to say I have both.

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Found a tauras in 357 today for 479 6 in bar. Is this a good gun for the night stand can't find no 44mag
Is that a new or used price? Don't know that I would want a revolver for home protection. Little light on capacity. If it were all I had, it would be serviceable but not ideal.

With that said, I picked up a Taurus .44mag last week and I feel a revolver addiction coming on.
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I believe a good quality revolver in an appropriate calibre and wielded by a skilled user is certainly more than just "serviceable" in terms of home defence or general self defence.

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It seems everyone wants hicap mags. I have seen some good buys on revolvers. The 357 was the police gun for a long time and proved itself many times but for hunting bigger game with a handgun the 44 mag would be more suitable.

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