Re: which caliber for all around use?
Yep, those monster guns do have some kick! I use to have a 454, weighed about 6lb empty, add 5 shots and almost 7 lb...it was a 2 hander and then some to shoot! ( took 2 hands and all the muscle you could bring and it still manhandled you!!) it just got too heavy to carry up and down mountians..went to a 357 till that bull incident..then 45lc just because I could use a "cowboy" rig and felt more comfortable than with a shoulder or regular hip setup.
As I get Older, I have come to understand why our Founding Fathers chose our countrys motto to be "IN GOD WE TRUST", somehow they knew in the future WE would come to the point that WE COULD NO LONGER TRUST THE ONES WHO RUN IT!