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Old 02-16-2013, 04:28 AM   #21
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using a ruger blackhawk the 45colt when utilizing ruger only load data can easily beat the snot out of any 44mag. the limiting factor for the 44 is cartridge length. you can only go so big using .429 bullets before the cartridge is too long for the cylinder. 45colt can go bigger and faster easier with more juice in a sturdy handgun like the blackhawk.

that makes a diff only when hunting bear type critters. on deer sized beasties either cartridge in any loading will do so long as you arent using a hollowpoint round.
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For hunting whitetail size game the 44 rem mag has worked well for me.
I have met a few handgunners hunting with the 357,the majority use the 44 mag or larger for whitetail hunting.
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jonm Beat the snot out of. Get real. It has maybe so little if anything extra in the hands of a skilled loader when both are loaded to there max it does not matter. The cylinder on my 44 is 1.762 That lets 325gr LGC bullets torun over 1300fps at only 1.710 length. Or to go to up some 350gr bullets.

Yep the ruger/contender only 45colt can throw 400gr bullets but to match velocity at 300 or 355 gr your testing the limits of many. Those load should include the dan wesson revolvers ha. Guess what I have. I do have to say my normal load for the 44 is a nosler sp 240gr at 1490fps. Bigger ain't enjoyable.
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This still does not take away from what a 357 can do with good shooter skills .
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I think with all these calibers mentioned, the shooter's ability to control the firearm would be a major point in his hitting the game he's after. Full-house loads make LOTS of recoil, and with the short barrels on revolvers, control is most important. Just my 2cents, jd45
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jonm Beat the snot out of. Get real. It has maybe so little if anything extra in the hands of a skilled loader when both are loaded to there max it does not matter. The cylinder on my 44 is 1.762 That lets 325gr LGC bullets torun over 1300fps at only 1.710 length. Or to go to up some 350gr bullets.

Yep the ruger/contender only 45colt can throw 400gr bullets but to match velocity at 300 or 355 gr your testing the limits of many. Those load should include the dan wesson revolvers ha. Guess what I have. I do have to say my normal load for the 44 is a nosler sp 240gr at 1490fps. Bigger ain't enjoyable.
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This still does not take away from what a 357 can do with good shooter skills .
What's the scope on your revolver? I'm in the market for one. Thanks.
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I have both, and the 44 is my choice for hunting.

The 357 is a "possibility", but the 44 with its "versatility" offers the best "probability".
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aandabooks It's a red dot from Burris . 135 speed dot. A little costlier than many but offers a better field of view and it has a 3" dot at 100 yards. Allows for good accuracy . Very happy with it. A dot allows lots of movement and still place a shot where the dot is when the trigger is pulled. Unlike with a regular scope. I can from a bench still shoot 3" groups with my that combo.
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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.
You might also, want to look into the 460 S&W. I have the XVR with 12" barrel. Heavy but accurate as hell
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easier to haul a t/c encor rifle or h&r around on a bonnie packers safari sling. !! hehe
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S&w model 629 .44 mag for me during deer season though thinking of going with the s&w 500 next year

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