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Old 12-09-2015, 06:31 AM   #41
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I don't have any= no not 1- but I go hands like an ape, and use the same powder charge in my 44 as in the 357- the only thing I give way on is the SIZE- but if you stick a long tube on your little gun , that negates that advantage- but where I go carry is permitted, even encouraged, - so to me there is no advantage
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:18 AM   #42
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As a handgun/rifle combination the .357 Magnum makes a LOT of sense for North America. A .357 lever action rifle will do pretty much anything the .30-30 will do if the rifleman is careful. Which is to say it will cleanly take any game in the upper 48 provided the rifleman is up to the task. True a .44 magnum would be "better" but the .357 has he advantage of getting the job done and still being very light weight with low recoil. .44 magnum ammunition weighs easily twice as much, and even in a rifle recoil can be a little stout. So for a rifle/handgun combination, for a guy who will be on foot carrying his rifle and revolver, the .357 is very nice.
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:09 PM   #43
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......... .44 magnum ammunition weighs easily twice as much, and even in a rifle recoil can be a little stout. So for a rifle/handgun combination, for a guy who will be on foot carrying his rifle and revolver, the .357 is very nice.
Having both a Winchester 94AE in .30-30, and a Browning B-92 in .44MAGNUM, I swear the .44 has more recoil than the .30-30 ...... but perhaps it is only perception.

Awhile ago I bought one of those Rossi "Ranch - Hands" in .357Mag. ...... .....I haven't gotten it to the range yet, and I sorta dread the recoil......Hood ornaments are for 1957 Chevrolets..........
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Yeah I would agree the 92's in .44 mag have more recoil than a .30-30.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:04 AM   #45
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I just picked up one of the Winchester 1873's made by Miroku. It's in .357, and it's an absolute pleasure to shoot. While it's called the "short rifle", it's still got some heft to it, with a 20" round barrel and full length tube mag.

I haven't put any full house .357's through it (and probably won't), but a 158 grain bullet over 5 grains of 231 is very accurate (the little steel prairie dog at 70 yards presents no problem whatsoever), and the recoil is light enough that you could shoot it all day long. I've blown the dust off my .357 dies and they're getting quite a workout.
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Old 12-12-2015, 07:47 PM   #46
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I am a fan of the "Flatfoot on the Beat" armed with a .357 Mag. But If I was "Fighting a Bear", not withstanding it's size or color, I'd be feeding Mr/Mrs Bruin 12 gunge slugs allot quicker than I'd reach for any handgun! JMHO.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:50 PM   #47
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I've had three--and miss them all. I used to have a Rossi 971 w/6"barrel. The trigger was rough, but after a poor trigger job, I traded it off.
An S&W M13 was the sweetest .357 I had--THAT'S one I want back!
Lastly, I had an SP101- one of the first 'long cylinder' revolvers. Stolen, I hope it was picked up to be used by someone in self-defense.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:33 PM   #48
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I currently own three; a 1961 Ruger Blackhawk, a S&W 640-2 and a S&W Model 13 4 inch HB. Love 'em all.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:19 AM   #49
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Oh, yeah--the M13 had a 3" barrel: one of the handiest handguns ever!
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I have always gone a little weak in the knees for Pre -5 S&W M19's; just a fantastic revolver...warts and all, I still love it.
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