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#179698 - 03/24/17 01:39 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: jamautry]
mart
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Another vote for the 44 Special. In a 5.5 inch flattop Bisley you can go from mild to heavy. It might be boring but I could carry that handgun with the Lyman 429421 the rest of my life and be well heeled, even for Alaska. If you wanted a heavy bullet to keep things interesting, an LBT WLN 280-300 grain would serve you well.

Of course as was noted a couple posts back, you couldn't go wrong with a 357 Max or a 41 magnum for your stated uses.

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#179700 - 03/24/17 04:33 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: jamautry]
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Yep...
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#179703 - 03/24/17 06:30 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: AK hgunner1]
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Go with a 357 Mag 158 XTP HP's for Deer and smaller pigs or the Swift bullet for bigger/tougher stuff.
Easy to shoot.
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#179704 - 03/24/17 06:46 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: Ernie]
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My vote would be for the .44 mag Redhawk. Double action, 6 rounds,180 to 300+ grain bullets loaded up or down to match your comfort level or game you are chasing. I like the 7.5 in barrel for heft and sight radius. Easily scoped if irons don't work for you.

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#179706 - 03/24/17 08:07 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: FA834ME]
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It sounds like you are looking for a 41 mag.
I was in search of a 375 super mag. After a bit of reading and listening I was told numerous times to try the 41. A new favorite here.
Jeff

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#179721 - 03/25/17 02:53 AM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: Ernie]
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 Originally Posted By: Ernie
Go with a 357 Mag 158 XTP HP's for Deer and smaller pigs or the Swift bullet for bigger/tougher stuff.
Easy to shoot.


x2

Ernie must be trying to get on my good side.Wait..... Ernie was never on my bad side.

A properly loaded .357 and good shot placement will get 'er done for sure. I use four inch .357's loaded to almost max loads and although they do bark and bite on the opposite end they are easy on the hands. Especially if you have double carpal tunnel like me.


Edited by AK hgunner1 (03/25/17 03:47 AM)
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#179723 - 03/25/17 04:35 AM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: AK hgunner1]
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1873--US Army wanted a handgun cartridge that could go thru

a horse @ 100yds and kill an lndian on the other side... The

Colt 45 was born... 255gr conical lead bullet @ 850fps...

150yrs later l think it can still do the job. Likely shooting

ponies/riders on the Reservation is illegal now.. l think it'll

most any Whitetail deer... Even some of those 250-300 pounders

in Upper Mich

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#179724 - 03/25/17 07:36 AM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: sw282]
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 Originally Posted By: sw282
1873--US Army wanted a handgun cartridge that could go thru

a horse @ 100yds and kill an lndian on the other side... The

Colt 45 was born... 255gr conical lead bullet @ 850fps...

150yrs later l think it can still do the job. Likely shooting

ponies/riders on the Reservation is illegal now.. l think it'll

most any Whitetail deer... Even some of those 250-300 pounders

in Upper Mich

Lol don't see too many 300 lb bucks anymore! but I was thinking about a.45 My friend is selling a Vaquero. Just not sure how far a .45 would shoot out too?

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#179725 - 03/25/17 10:11 AM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: rougerocco]
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 Originally Posted By: rougerocco
 Originally Posted By: sw282
Just not sure how far a .45 would shoot out too?


Just depends on how far you tilt the barrel up.
;\)


If you're leaning toward a revolver, most consider a revolver a 100 yards and closer hunting weapon. I'm by no means saying it's not capable of further ranges in the right hands and correct bullet. The 45 colt, with proper bullet and load, will shoot length ways through a whitetail at 100 yards.
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#179726 - 03/25/17 10:35 AM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: KRal]
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 Originally Posted By: KRal
 Originally Posted By: rougerocco
[quote=sw282]
Just not sure how far a .45 would shoot out too?


Just depends on how far you tilt the barrel up.
;\)


LOL I almost posted something about that!
I keep getting drawn into Ruger .44
Now I need to decide on SBH Bisley or SRH again? decisions decisions!!

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