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Fav revolver caliber?

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I guess I'm old school again, as I still Like a simple 357 Magnum coupled with a 6" barrel and a good set of rubber grips! It shoots well, it hits well and Nope, not the most easy to carry, but will usually end a gunfight in short order! Plus, you can shoot less expensive 38 SPCL in it and do no harm!
 

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I'll be the oddball. .41 mag. Does what the .44 does with flatter trajectory and less (percieved) recoil. 170 JHC @1600 fps to 210 SWC GC at 900. The only problem is availability of components. I have been shooting the .41 for long enough that I have plenty of cases (1000) and I cast my own bullets. When I see jacketed bullets being closed out at reduced prices I buy all they have.
 

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.38 special is my all-time favorite revolver ammo, it can be loaded in a variety of ways and still be quite accurate. For grins, a big bore is hard to beat, though, like .44 mag & .45 Colt.
.45 acp is my favorite pistol ammo.
 

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What is your favorite overall caliber for a revolver handgun?
A .357 magnum with qualilty factory ammo should fill just about any need, unless of course you want to shoot Alaskan bears. :eek:

For practice / plinking you can load it with .38 special ammo, and there is a wide selection of bullet designs and loadings in both .38 & .357.

I own two. A S&W model 19 (no dash) that I carried as a duty gun for many years, and a Taurus model 617, 2", 7-shooter, that I use as a carry gun when in the mood to carry a revolver.

 

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old school round

The 357 magnum in a S&W model 19-3 has never let me down.

But I am adulterous when it come to revolvers .32, .38/357, 41, 44spec/mag, and 45LC. I have a love affair with all of them!
 
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