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Old 08-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #11
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Rugers make fine 357s for about 500 or so. Smiths are around almost 700. You probably could get a Ruger and get a trigger action job on it and not be into it as much as the smith, but then the looks of a Ruger are almost as deadly as the caliber itself! Just plain ugly to me.


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Anna; you would probably like the looks of the Security Six better than the GP100.
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Look at the used market for a S&W M66 or if blued will work a M19. If not look at the Taurus, they give you good 'bang' for your buck.
I would go for a 357 as you can shoot the lighter loads (38) in the 357, but the reverse is not true.
My hiking/horse back gun is the Ruger SP101 357 Mag, another good choice.

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Look at the used market for a S&W M66 or if blued will work a M19. If not look at the Taurus, they give you good 'bang' for your buck.
I would go for a 357 as you can shoot the lighter loads (38) in the 357, but the reverse is not true.
I have a S&W 66-2, 2.5" bbl. love it! Easily my favorite shooter.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:34 AM   #14
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While expensive, I have a S&W 686 in 4in.
I'd say it's worth it. The quality is great.
The only thing I don't like about it, is how dirty the cylinder, backstrap, and cylinder gap gets. This happens in pretty much all revolvers, but it just annoys me. I shoot for 10 minutes, and have to spend 30 minutes scrubbing the black burn marks off the sides of the cylinder and the backstrap.

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I like the S&W 586 or Taurus 44Mag for the boonies. Sig 226 357 Sig for in town.



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I have a taurus model 66 in 357 mag, for in town and range trips I shoot 38 special around here it's just cheaper then full powered 357 mags, and at one point in time I could get a box of 100 38's for $40 I still have a box or two left so thats what I shoot at the range. But for camping and hiking I carry 357 mags loaded up just because they have more stopping power. I usually don't run into anything big and dangerous but I have had to put down a crippled deer and over in daniel boone national forest I have run into a few black bear and a couger.

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I like the Smith & Wesson 686, the Ruger GP100 and the Ruger SP101, in that order.
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I have a Smith 586 6in, Rugers Blackhawk Bisley and Vaquero Stainless. As a companion a Marlin 1894 in .357. Nice about .38/.357 is the flexibility. Even with the carbine I can plink with cowboy .38 loads, then load up my own wacko W296 .357's I wouldn't think of putting in a Smith. Never saw a .357 wheelgun I didn't like

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