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Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by joseph2213, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. joseph2213

    joseph2213 New Member

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    I am lookin for a cheap .357 mag. revolver for hunting. Any info will help


    Thanks
  2. OlcDog

    OlcDog New Member

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    I have a Taurus 608, 8" ported barrel, holds 8 rounds....big enough to have a Red Dot Scope...I usually shoot .38 in it at the range... Fun to shoot but after about 100 or so rounds it gets H E A V Y!!!!!
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    joseph2213 New Member

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    is it for sale
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    inplanotx New Member

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    Can't go wrong with a Ruger GP100! Nuff said! ;)
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    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    Ruger Blackhawks can be goten in the low $200 range and are good hunting guns.
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    do you have a 1911? You can easily load it to outperform a 357 of similar length, especially if it has a fully supported barrel. Single actions have very slow lockwork, and a non-uniform gripping surface, making the double actions considerably easier to hit-with.

    If you want real hunting performance, get a Contender, in 7mm TCU. blow out the neck of 223 cases to fit 7mm bullets. Hits harder at 200 yds than a .44 mag does at 100 yds. Very easy to use well, especially if you scope it.
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    super blackhawk all the way
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    The SB is not a 357, and it is an SA, with the slow hammer fall and the ton of bricks hammer impact and the plow handle grip problem of getting a different grip each time.
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    i have a super blackhawk in 44 magnum and love it.u should get one
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    Why? For a lot less money I can get a spare barrel for the 1911, rechambered for the 460 Rowland, and have the same power as the .44,with much faster repeat hits, the option of a .22lr conversion unit, as well as many other calibers, concealed carry, ease of gunsmithing, and so on.
  11. Shooter45

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    Much faster hits ???? Are we talking shot recovery ???

    That would be like shooting while jumping on a pogo stick.

    The question was about an inexpensive .357 mag for hunting.
  12. Country101

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    I agree with the Ruger, but I prefer the Super Redhawk. The Super has a little more meat to it and I like the style of the redhawk more. I've never been a fan of the old west style. But you can't go wrong with a Ruger revolver in my opinion. I've got one with a 7 1/2" barrel that I carry on my hip whenever I go hunting.
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    In my state, Massachusetts, only revolvers are allowed during the handgun black bear season, cal. .357 or larger, although I know of no one who would tackle a bear with a .35 cal. handgun.
    I vote for the Blackhawk, depending on the game to be hunted. I've owned a Blackhawk for over 30 years, shot many thousands of rounds through it , and have never experienced a problem.
    JT
  14. joseph2213

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    I need it for hog and coyates ,Which one is god for that?
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