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#180115 - 04/09/17 03:28 PM Fast 357 versus a slow 44?
s4s4u
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Word is Lipsey has commissioned a run of Ruger GP-100's in 44 Special with a 5" barrel which got me wondering if I "need" one. I already own a GeeP in 357 with a 6" tube. What say you, if you had the choice between the two for 50ish+ yard deer would you prefer a fast 357 or a slow 44?
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#180117 - 04/09/17 04:34 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: s4s4u]
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s4s4u,
You know me....It would be a .357
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#180118 - 04/09/17 06:44 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: AK hgunner1]
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I could've done without knowing Lipsey's is having some 5" .44 Special made in the GP platform. Guess it's time to convince the wife I NEED one more.

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#180119 - 04/09/17 06:58 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: SGalan]
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Yep, 5" blued.

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#180120 - 04/09/17 07:29 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: ruger4570]
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Where can these 5" .44 special revolvers be procured pray tell?

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#180121 - 04/09/17 08:28 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: SGalan]
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I'd go 44. Since using hardcast, I've learned heavy and slow is better than light and fast. Well, at least for me and my situations / critters.
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#180122 - 04/09/17 08:36 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Raptortrapper]
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Obviously, "both" is the correct answer here. How else could you conduct a proper comparison.

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#180123 - 04/09/17 09:31 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: karl]
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The 44 starts out at what the 357 ends up at. SOOOOOOO bigger is always better if recoil is not an issue.
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#180124 - 04/09/17 09:37 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: karl]
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If it is deer sized game, 357 is so easy to shoot and kill stuff with....
Karl does have a good solution though
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#180125 - 04/09/17 10:20 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Ernie]
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Hmmm a matching pair in 357 and 44,, since both are easy to shoot, and fun too. I lean towards the 44 SPL but have used the 357 many times.

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