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#180128 - 04/10/17 09:58 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: cherokeetracker]
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The .44, hands down, any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Have the 3", need to order the 5".

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#180130 - 04/10/17 10:45 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Craig44]
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 Originally Posted By: Craig44
The .44, hands down, any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Have the 3", need to order the 5".


This....

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#180131 - 04/10/17 02:19 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Whitworth]
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Small nail, use a small hammer, big nails, use a bigger hammer. Go with the 44 special & you're covered, you can always down load a tick & be just fine.

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#180132 - 04/10/17 03:04 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: sixshot]
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we can debate "slightly smaller and faster vs slightly bigger and slower" all day. to debate bigger and faster is a no brainer. go 44 mag and use the 357 for what it was designed to do and that is as a defensive weapon and excellent small to medium sized game.

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#180133 - 04/10/17 05:37 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: tradmark]
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go 44 mag


I'd agree, but Ruger isn't offering a GP-100 in 44 mag ;-)
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#180138 - 04/10/17 10:36 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: karl]
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 Originally Posted By: karl
Obviously, "both" is the correct answer here. How else could you conduct a proper comparison.


I second this notion.
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#180140 - 04/11/17 09:48 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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My opinion is based on very limited experience, but I'd say get the .44 Spl. As pretty much everyone else has said.

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#180143 - 04/11/17 02:13 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Redhaven]
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My blued 5" is on the way.
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#180153 - 04/11/17 08:43 PM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
we can debate "slightly smaller and faster vs slightly bigger and slower" all day. to debate bigger and faster is a no brainer. go 44 mag and use the 357 for what it was designed to do and that is as a defensive weapon and excellent small to medium sized game.


And I had always considered deer as medium game?

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#180162 - 04/12/17 11:03 AM Re: Fast 357 versus a slow 44? [Re: Teep]
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depends what your baseline is. to me elk is large but isn't close to what i call big. i consider oryx and what not as medium but i thought we were talking about what's best, not what will work. no doubt 357 works on deer, no doubt 44 is better.

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