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Old 03-29-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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Looking for a good whitetail gun that also could double as in home pertection gun that. Any info would be a big help. Is a .327 mag big enough?

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Old 03-29-2010, 01:48 AM   #2
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I wouldn't use anything under a .357. I'd recommend a good .357 or better yet a .44 mag for deer and load it with .44 specials for defense use. A .41 mag would be perfect but the ammo is hard to find. Are you planning on reloading for it?

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wouldn't mind reloading in the future. what's a good 357 to start with? what barrel length should i be looking at?

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If you are looking to hunt don't buy a snubby. I have a S&W 586 with a 6 inch barrel. Great gun. 4 inch barrel is good for defense. Not sure about hunting with a 4" though. Someone with more hunting experience is sure to share some wisdom.

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I'd recommend at least a 6" barrel in a S&W L frame or a Ruger GP100.

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The reason for a longer barrel for hunting is the sight radius. The longer the sight radius (within reason) the more precise you'll be able to place your shots.

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You are looking for a revolver, suitable for whitetail deer hunting in upstate
NY and also suitable for home protection? (NOT concealed carry)

A few questions.

What range would a typical whitetail be taken at? (Brushy, stand shooting,
open fields?)

What's your experience level with revolvers? Likes and dislikes? Preference
for double or single action? How well do you shoot open sights?

Who else might use it for home protection? Can they handle recoil?

What kind of money do you want to spend?

My first thought would be a Ruger Redhawk with the integral scope
mount cuts. Or a 44 Blackhawk if you like single action. Not a HUGE
Ruger fan, but they do make good solid guns at a reasonable price.

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the furthest i've ever shot a deer around where i hunt is about 50 yards.

ok with open sights but perfer scopes

would like to keep price under $600


what do you guys think of the taurus guns?

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also should i be looking at ported barrels?

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