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Old 08-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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So I'm thinking that I'm gonna have to compromise one way or the other to get what I want but maybe you guys know of something that I don't

I'm wanting to get into hunting with a pistol because a rifle is getting a little heavy to pack with all of my gear into my favorite hunting hole. What I'm hoping for is a 6 shot revolver that has more power behind it than a .357 but less recoil than a .44

The distances ill be hunting at are less than 200 yards and dense pine forest. The target is deer and elk... If it can also double a defensive role against bears as well that's a bonus.

What are your thoughts and suggestions?



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What I'm hoping for is a 6 shot revolver that has more power behind it than a .357 but less recoil than a .44

What are your thoughts and suggestions?
You've just given the quintessential definition of the .41 Magnum. It is exactly what you describe.

Cons ti this choice will be that the gun will likely be more difficult to find, as will ammo and, what you do find will likely be more expensive.


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Almost matching performance of the .41 Magnum can be obtained with the 10mm in some loads.

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You've just given the quintessential definition of the .41 Magnum. It is exactly what you describe.

Cons ti this choice will be that the gun will likely be more difficult to find, as will ammo and, what you do find will likely be more expensive.
+1 on the .41 Magnum. I've never shot one but that's exactly what I understand the round to be.

Or you could go with a particularly heavy framed .44 Magnum, and get the barrel mag-na-ported. That will help the recoil issue quite a bit.
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.41 Mag all the way. They recoil less than they should. I have 3 and they are my favorites. Screaming 170 gr Sierra JHC's @ 1600fps. 100 yards with a 4" barrel are quite doable. A scoped 6" is quite capable at 150 yards.

Heavy weight 250+gr flat nose are real thumpers with supreme sectional density

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I thought the .41 was a obsolete round that is almost impossible to find ammo for or even the gun itself. The 10mm caught my attention I want a delta elite really bad but in Colorado I'm pretty sure you're limited to a max of six rounds in a pistol for hunting and I'd rather hunt with it rather than have a shinny carry piece.

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Wasn't there a Smith & Weakling revolver in 10mm?

edit* I have no idea how hard these would be to find: http://www.gunblast.com/SW-610.htm

editedit* After a bit of searching, these are not easy to find nor are they cheap.

What about something a little different to squeeze a bit more out of the .357 rounds or to help tame the recoil on the .44's? http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifle-mares-leg.cfm

http://www.rossiusa.com/product-list.cfm?category=17

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I thought the .41 was a obsolete round that is almost impossible to find ammo for or even the gun itself. The 10mm caught my attention I want a delta elite really bad but in Colorado I'm pretty sure you're limited to a max of six rounds in a pistol for hunting and I'd rather hunt with it rather than have a shinny carry piece.
If you're worried about finding ammo for the .41 Mag, you could reload for it.

Or get a .44 Mag, and get the barrel mag-na-ported. It will significantly reduce recoil and muzzle flip, from what I understand.

http://www.magnaport.com/
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A friend of mine just suggested a bolt action pistol made by Remington but didn't remember the model... It sounds kinda interesting... I like the idea of the mares leg but it just seems more cool and fun than practical

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.41 Mag is a little more difficult to find than .44. I believe Buffalo Bore and a few others load ammo in .41



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