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Old 12-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #21
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I have a Super Blackhawk in 44 mag as well as a 4 inch 629. For the range I like the S&W. But in the woods I carry the Ruger. The Ruger is a stronger gun. It can handle much heavier loads.
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well if your gonna be up in the upper peninsula, u r gonna want to get something to take down coyotes. my cousin got killed by a pack last month up there. thats why on my annual visits to the upper peninsula im always packing my NAA .22 lr revolver.
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So what do you think about the Taurus judge for a backpacker / SD gun ?
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My woods gun is the S&W 629 - 5" version. It suits my hand, easy to carry, and VERY effective out to 30 yds.
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If I was walking where there was the slight possibility to even see a black bear, I would want at least this .600 nitro express pistol.
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I love my tompson encore ... But single shot ... Eek
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Went through same situation recently. Gonna start backpacking this spring. I live in the lower east. I will eventually make a couple trips to the UP. Gonna start in the lower first.

I went with a ruger sp 101 .357 mag. It will also double as a cc when I get my cpl. That's why I didn't go with a bigger heavy .44. Also I figured a .357 mag will be sufficient with dealing with black bears or mountain lions (if they have them in the up). I'll also have my 9mm in the bag for a back up.
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So how about some outlook on .357 vs .44 mag for a back pack gun ?
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Depends on what's attacking you I would definitely plan on a .44 if I ventured into grizzly country. The most I'll face would be a black bear or mountain lion. I've also heard that in some cases bear spray can benefit you more than a gun can. And also generally a .357 will be lighter to carry while backpacking than a .44 would be. Hence the reason it will also double as my carry gun.
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