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Old 09-18-2013, 04:53 AM   #41
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Since your wife and father in law will also be there, whats the chance that either of them can handle something more powerful? You said that he will be carrying a .40 as well....
So....3 people that can handle a .270, cannot handle (at the least) a .357 magnum? Im very confused by this. Also confused by your comments that the pistol is for use in the thick brush where you cant use a rifle, and while tracking for 10+ miles? Where are you planning to use the rifle? Oh yea, in an open field. That sounds quite few and far between from your statements.
All I can say is good luck. And try not to smell too tasty.

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Old 09-18-2013, 08:06 AM   #42
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I'm surprised no one mentioned "having the barrel ported" but that could be cost prohibited to some.

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I'm surprised no one mentioned "having the barrel ported" but that could be cost prohibited to some.
A good point. Its not that expensive though. A fraction of the cost of a gun.
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One problem with that .270 will be getting it on target with no irons and a BIG scope.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=365265314
What about two-handing something like this? You probably won't have time for many shots anyways. It's ported, two handable, and lighter than a shotgun would be.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=366216038 This would be two handable as well and in a cartridge that would stand a chance, probably a better chance with the boost of the long barrel.

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A good point. Its not that expensive though. A fraction of the cost of a gun.
My Dad did it to his Comp. Ruger Security Six, which he liked so much that he ditched his Colt Trooper and began to carry the Ruger on Duty until his agency went to Ruger P-85's...He liked it so much he convinced my Uncle to do it to his 357 & 44, Then They then had it done for the 6" Python they were giving me as a birthday present. If it's still that inexpensive we'll do it for the wife's SP101. I also remember one of my Cousins having it done to his Ruger 44 Carbine
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I will take a look at some of the ported .357's but now any plans of getting a pistol have to be put on hold. Some of you I know saw my thread about the issue where the pawn shop fired our rifles while they were in pawn. Well went to the range today and shot some Winchester Super X out of my .270 and the barrel blew out on me so now I am going to have to get a new rifle first. Savage won't cover it because they said under normal use the barrel should never blow out which is correct. I can only assume The pawn shop ion some way did pretty serious damage to the barrel.

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You need to raise hell with the pawn shop, maybe get a lawyer to write them a letter.

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I will take a look at some of the ported .357's but now any plans of getting a pistol have to be put on hold. Some of you I know saw my thread about the issue where the pawn shop fired our rifles while they were in pawn. Well went to the range today and shot some Winchester Super X out of my .270 and the barrel blew out on me so now I am going to have to get a new rifle first. Savage won't cover it because they said under normal use the barrel should never blow out which is correct. I can only assume The pawn shop ion some way did pretty serious damage to the barrel.
That sucks man. Definitely raise hell with the pawn shop.

Regarding the handgun, I suggest you try to rent a Taurus 608. It's an 8 shot .357 Magnum which comes ported from the factory. That gun would be an excellent gun for your purposes, IMO.
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My Dad did it to his Comp. Ruger Security Six, which he liked so much that he ditched his Colt Trooper and began to carry the Ruger on Duty until his agency went to Ruger P-85's...He liked it so much he convinced my Uncle to do it to his 357 & 44, Then They then had it done for the 6" Python they were giving me as a birthday present. If it's still that inexpensive we'll do it for the wife's SP101. I also remember one of my Cousins having it done to his Ruger 44 Carbine
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Here's the pricing. It's really not too bad for wheel guns, IMO.

http://www.magnaport.com/misc.html
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Now you have an excuse to buy an ar15 with those evil hicap magazines lol. I'd recommend a stag arms in 6.8 spc its a 270 cal bullet that will work good on deer and highly discourage a bear

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