But, seein as this here's a 44 Magnum...

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  1. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

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    Yes I do believe that a Mod 57 was used in the movie. I read that in an article about movie guns and Hollywood prop houses (G&A or Shooting Times quite a few years back).

    But, I would like to meet the person that could tell the difference in a .410" and a .429" muzzle diameter off of a film frame. :)
    I have a heck of a time sorting .41 and .44 brass out of the tumbler...and that's with them in hand.
  2. soundguy

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    pythons are nice.. i almost got one over my anaconda.. but the anaconda was actually a better financial deal. the deale rhad some guy walk out on a pre-order sale sticking him with the gun.. was a small dealer and he only ordere din like 1-2 guns at a time.. ( this was a LOOOng time back :) ).. and that anaconda represented 50% of his operating capitol to order in guns.. and not many people were buying hand cannon.. he gave it to me for his 'shipped' price.. i couldn't pass it up.

    if you want a funny 357.. get one of those COP357 derrengers..
  3. Highpower3006

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    Everyone should have a .44 Magnum at least once in their life. They are accurate and using ammo loaded to .44 special specs, they are pleasant to shoot.

    Years ago I wanted a .44 mag so bad I could taste it. After a ton of research via reading magazine articles (this was in the days before Al Gore invented the internet), I bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk. I hated the way that gun punished my hand with full power factory loads and sold it after a mere 50 rounds. I used the money that I got back out of it and bought a Model 29 S&W with a 4" barrel.

    It was like night and day as far as felt recoil. The same loads that hurt me in the Ruger were quite manageable in the Smith. I have a Ruger New Model Blackhawk in .357 and even with the stoutest loads it doesn't punish me like that SBH did.

    I don't believe that anyone would argue that the shape and width of the grips have everything to do with how recoil is felt by the shooter. I have smaller hands, yet the factory S&W target grips feel the best for me even though they are rather large. Unless it is being shot out of a small revolver, the .357 round is very manageable out of most of the guns that are chambered for it.

    Both of my .44 Mags are Smiths, the old Model 29 and a newer 629-4 Classic DX. The 29 still has the factory targets on it and the 629 has the factory Hogue rubber grips. Even though the 629 is much heaver, the 29 is more pleasant to shoot using the same loads.

    The .44's
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    Notice the difference in the rear profiles. The 29 is much wider and, IMO, distributes the recoil better.
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    In my modest collection I have a Python, a S&W M66, a Ruger GP100, and the NM Blackhawk and they are all relatively pleasant to shoot .357's through even though the grips are different from each other. I do find the the single action type grip seems to produce the most felt recoil.

    The .357's.
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  4. Tom

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    For those who like shooting full power .44, the Dan Wesson 744 is a good candidate. Even with a light 6" barrel it weighs about 56 oz.

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  5. Fast Forward

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    Finnaly got one ,,,been on my Gun Bucket list for a while

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  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Oh heck, now you can shoot the bucket since you have knocked it over. Very nice gun and I just love a blued gun, especially a Smith. What generation is it?
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