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#190495 - 03/15/18 10:49 PM Handgun hunting/hiking gun
Mngunnut
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Hey everyone! New to the forum, I?m looking for some input/ advice about choosing my next firearm. .357 revolver or 10mm. As for hunting I?m in MN and my shots are right around 60 yards at most. Mainly for whitetail and black bear. Any input would be great. These two rounds, I feel I can easily afford to practice twice a week with and not go broke. Thanks everyone!

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#190496 - 03/15/18 11:08 PM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: Mngunnut]
Zee
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Do you prefer revolvers or autos?
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#190497 - 03/15/18 11:32 PM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: Zee]
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Welcome to the forum! Get them both! You're only lying to yourself if you think you'll only have one for the rest of your life!


If bears are included in the mix, I'd take the 10mm over the 357 if those are the only two options. Do you reload at all, or plan on reloading? If ya like revolvers, don't count out the 45 Colt if you reload. Very very versatile if you get a Ruger Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, or Redhawk. It's one of my two favorites.
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#190501 - 03/16/18 06:17 AM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: Raptortrapper]
Mngunnut
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I haven?t put much thought into reloading as of yet, and yes I will eventually have both. And plus some. I have shot more 1911 then anything else, but I love the simplicity of a revolver. Do you think the 1911 platform can and will hold up to the 10mm?s wraith? I will look into the 45 colt. Thanks!

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#190502 - 03/16/18 06:22 AM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: Zee]
Mngunnut
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I like them both, I think each platform has its own benefits. My two favorite platforms are the 1911, and the revolver. The only revolver I own is 340 pro. I have shot others.

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#190503 - 03/16/18 06:28 AM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: Mngunnut]
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There are some excellent 1911 style pistols and there are some great 357 revolvers. I would say whatever you are most comfortable with. I am also a big fan of the 45 Colt if that is an option.

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#190504 - 03/16/18 07:17 AM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: dhom]
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IF YOU DON'T RELOAD, AND YOU SAY YOU CAN EASILY AFFORD TO PRACTICE TWICE A WEEK WITH EITHER A 357 OR A 10mm, HOW MUCH 10mm DID YOU INHERIT? OR DO YOU OWN THE 10mm AMMO FACTORY? SINCE YOU ARE PROFICIENT WITH THE 1911 THE LOGICAL CHOICE IS THE 10mm BUT WE ARE NOT ABOUT LOGIC AND GUNS HERE. YOU NEED TO GET INTO REVOLVERS AND A 357 IS A GOOD CHOICE AS A STARTER REVOLVER IN A MEDIUM TO LARGE FRAME (NO MODEL 19's, etc.). EVENTUALLY YOU NEED TO GET INTO RELOADING AND 45 COLT REVOLVERS.
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#190506 - 03/16/18 08:49 AM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: 45MAN]
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Well, if you want a .357 then what you need is a pair of Smiths, a 686 and a 617. You can shoot to your hearts content with the .22 and then it is pretty easy to pick up the .357 and all you need to do is get use to the different recoil as the gun will feel very familiar. How many rounds of .357 will it take to pay for a 617?

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#190509 - 03/16/18 09:43 AM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: 45MAN]
Mngunnut
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When I use to be the receiving manager at Cabelas, a couple cases of 10mm were damaged. And we were not able to sell them to the public. So I bought them just because it was a good deal. At that time I had little knowledge of what the 10mm was. But can?t pass up 2300 rounds for 420. And practicing for me is maybe a box of 50 each session. I currently work at federal right now!

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#190510 - 03/16/18 09:47 AM Re: Handgun hunting/hiking gun [Re: Teep]
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 Originally Posted By: Teep
Well, if you want a .357 then what you need is a pair of Smiths, a 686 and a 617. You can shoot to your hearts content with the .22 and then it is pretty easy to pick up the .357 and all you need to do is get use to the different recoil as the gun will feel very familiar. How many rounds of .357 will it take to pay for a 617?


I have seriously thought about doing this for myself!!!

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