Favorite Revolver Caliber

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by magoo, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. magoo

    magoo New Member

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    What is your favorite overall caliber for a revolver handgun?
     
  2. a1huntingsupply

    a1huntingsupply New Member

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    Favorite Revolver Caliber? .44 mag!

    If I ever buy another revolver for hunting it will be a .460 S&W. That is about the most practical choice today. You have full house .460's for big game, .454Casual for big/medium game and .45 colts for cheap fun. What more could you ask for?
     

  3. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Fav revolver caliber?

    Hello all



    RON L here = SERESURPLUS



    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!
     
  4. Acosta360

    Acosta360 New Member

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    The only one I have tried is .38. This is my fav for now.
     
  5. JoeLee

    JoeLee New Member

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    The only one I need and use is 38Cal in my 38 Colt Cobra 2nd addition.
     
  6. teknoid

    teknoid New Member

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    .45 Colt - Fun on the range...
     
  7. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

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    .357 mag! Does what I need.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  9. Nozzle Rag

    Nozzle Rag New Member

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    First post and near to my heart. .41 always.
     
  10. hombreviejo

    hombreviejo New Member

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    .22LR...cheap to shoot, and very accurate. Now, I do own and love my .32s, 38s, .357s, .44s, and .45s, but the .22 is the best over-all...IMHO

    HV
     
  11. Poof38

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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.
     
  12. eddieleon

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    Favorite revolvers

    I would hardly do without my 22 LR Single Six. But If I could only have one it would be a 32 H&R Mag.

    eddie
     
  13. sargenv

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    Um.. it used to be 38.. lately it's 40 S&W but then I have one of those rare as Hen's teeth model 610's.
     
  14. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Nozzle rag. Nice to see I'm not alone in my love of the .41.
     
  15. chorst294

    chorst294 New Member

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    Hhmmmmm.....

    This is tough, as I enjoy so many. I'd have to say the .357. A close second being the .45LC.
     
  16. Zappa

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    I'm with you Chorst, .357 then .45LC.
     
  17. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    45 ACP, then 357. My 5" 625 with full moon clips is an absolute hoot.
     
  18. DirtyHarry

    DirtyHarry New Member

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    .357 Hands down. Just saw the S&W M&P 340(hammerless), gives me a hardon.
     
  19. pioneer461

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    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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  20. npbwbass

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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!