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    View Poll Results: FAV REVOLVER CALIBER

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    • 22LR

      31 3.75%
    • .357MAG

      487 58.96%
    • .41MAG

      23 2.78%
    • .44MAG

      96 11.62%
    • 45ACP

      29 3.51%
    • 460MAG

      3 0.36%
    • 480

      1 0.12%
    • 500

      8 0.97%
    • OTHER

      148 17.92%
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    1. #41
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      Thumbs up My favored revolver round.

      I have long been a sucker for the .44 S&W Special round. I can fire them in my 629 as lower power, (lower kick), rounds and in my nice M-24-3 and 21-4 revolvers. I am not locked into the round as a be all-end all, but I like it.

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      I've got a 38 special I'm partial to - probably my favorite handgun. I've also got a l'il 22lr SNS revolver that I shoot more than any other - because I can afford to!

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      357 and 22 LR

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      I love my S&W model 649 .357. Sure, it kicks like hell with the .357 mag loaded, but it's manageable. .38's are pretty mild, haven't shot any +P's yet...not sure if I will. Once I change out the grip (probably wood) I'm going to see how the recoil is with .357 and probably just use .38 for range use.

      I don't think you can get a much more power from such a small gun...it's great for concealed carry.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wright View Post
      For everyday social carry, I go with a S&W Model 19 in .357 Magnum, loaded with .38 Special +P 158 gr. SWC Hollow points.

      Bob Wright
      Why keep .38 special in your .357 magnum for carrying? Less overpenetration?

      Just curious



      I almost bought a model 19 a few weeks ago. It was gorgeous, I just couldn't get them to come down to a reasonable price. I bought a Ruger SP101 the other day though and I am quite happy with it thus far.

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      I voted .44 Magnum because if I were limited to one handgun caliber, that would be it. However, On any given day, depending on weather, where I'm at, or what I'm wearing, I may have a revolver stoked with .44Mag, .357, .38 spcl, or .45 LC

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      .357 magnum, It answers all callings and can be managed by all.

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      .357 magnum. I have a model 19 and model 620. These and a couple of 1911 types are my favorites. Good all around revolvers (not the 1911s of course). Fun to shoot and reliable in a bad situation.

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      hmmm...I had to select other. I'm glad that I am not limited to owning only one revolver. I currently own all of the calibers listed except the .460, .480 and the .500. The largest that I own is a Freedom Arms 454 Casull and I see little use for a handgun with more than it has to offer. I thoroughly enjoy shooting big bore revolvers, but not always high velocity, wrist breaking, elephant tumbling loads. Some of my favorites are moderate loads in .45 Colt (moderate meaning more than standard but less than .44 mag) and standard loads in .38spl. The 454 offers truly incredible power from a handgun, but the recoil becomes tiresome much more quickly than milder loads.

      If you are looking to buy a revolver, I have good news and bad news for ya...the good news is that there are lots of choices. The bad news is that there are LOTS of choices.


      FLY!!!

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      At this Point --- 357 Mag 686 - 2.5"

      but I believe a 45 LC may be in my future ----might be fun


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      I have a 357 and 45 ACP wheel guns but I really miss mt 44 mag. That was just a blast to shoot. The 45 ACP has next to no kick and it's fun to shoot and so is the 357 but there's something special about a 44

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      I marked the .22 lr...more bangs for the buck. However, the .41 has been my bigger bore favorite since the late '60's. The .357 is gain some support from here though.

      Hairy

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      They are all good. Just depends one what bullet you load in them. Will say however that with a good hunting bullet in the .357 such as a 180 gr. LBT, will do as well on big game as a standard Keith style bullet from a .44 mag. However it's hard to beat a heavily loaded .45 Colt with a heavy (340 gr.) LBT style, hard cast for hunting big game. Used this for years, but have since gone back to the .357 in a strong (Ruger)revolver. The smaller grip frame, and mild recoil; even when loaded heavy; is easier for me, to make accurate shots at longer ranges in my hands.

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      All but one of my carry J-Frames are .357s although I carry .38s in them for EDC (control issue). It is the other J-frame though that is the reason you should have included .38 Special in your list. My S&W 642 is the probably most carried CCW weapon in the United States. Regardless, it is the top selling CCW gun out there. and it is .38 Special only. Contrary to what has been said, I don't believe that the .38 is a little used, obsolete cartridge. I would say that the sales of .38 Special +P is right up there with the big boys! I know I live in an area where HCPs are very common and pretty much everybody with a HCP CCWs (not really neccessary in TN.) I would venture from talks with gun dealers in area that 75% carry 642s (they move out of shop as soon as they come in. In fact, most are ordered and never see display case!) and most of those are carried in pocket holsters.
      A whole lot of people ( including myself) carry standard pressure .38 Specials in their 642s. Our Walmarts (main source of ammo in area) sell more .38 Special than any other pistol ammo by far.

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      357 is favorite, I am planning on getting a 41 mag someday just because.

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      ....did he fire 6 shots, er only 5...

      See if you can guess my favorite caliber...

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      44 mag is mine. I have 2. One for each hand.

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      My dad has a ruger super blackhawk with a 7.75" bbl. That thing is a beast, so i put down .44mag

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      My favorite revolver round would have to be the .357 mag. It is just to versatile a round to be upstaged by anything else. 44 mag would be a close second for me.

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      I love the .357 it works for just about anything

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