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4 years 45 weeks ago, 11:41 PM

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I want a .357 mag. What is a good .357 for my buck

4 years 45 weeks ago, 7:54 AM

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Taurus makes a good gun, despite what some of the gun snobs here will tell you. Of course the top choice of revolver is Smith & Wesson, but the best bang for your buck is going to be Taurus or Ruger.

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:50 AM

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They make a 357 mag as well in stainless.

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 1:42 PM

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Taurus 605

I love mine! I'd take it over a S&W anyday!

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 2:19 PM

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I guess I'm a snob

stay with S&W

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

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Ruger for me

Good price, although not the lowest. Top quality. Extreme strength. No matter what you try, you can't "shoot 'em loose." Who knows what's the most accurate. It depends on the individual gun. I had a 6" stainless Ruger Security Six that shot tighter groups than any of the Colt Pythons, S&W 686's or 19's, or anything else owned by the group of guys I shot with. That's with all of us shooting all the guns. The Security Six is long gone, replaced by the GP-100, which is an even stronger gun. I don't see how you'd go wrong with a Taurus, though. Maybe, since Rossi is now owned by Taurus, they're OK too. They were once pretty questionable as to quality, but I doubt if Taurus would stand for that. If you want a single action, I don't believe there's a reasonable choice other than the Ruger Blackhawk or Bisley (depends on which grip frame you prefer), unless you're loaded with money & can afford a Freedom Arms. The Freedom's are both incredibly strong & incredibly accurate.

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:28 PM

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was my Colt Trooper MK 3 4" Barrel .357 mag. The very first day I took it to the range, I put five rounds of Remington Golden Saber JHP into 1" at 25 yds. My wife had a death in the family in which a revolver was used, so she has a bit of an aversion to them, so I gave it to my dad. Damn it, I wish I could have kept that gun. I really want the S&W model 29-8 4" bbl 44 mag too.

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:39 PM

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.357

Colt Python
S&W Model 686P

4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:46 PM

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that's awsome great model

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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gotta admit

never shot a .357.......but a .44 mag!!!!goddamn that was fun!!!!!!

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:50 PM

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I shot my buddies .44

cap and ball revolver. Loved it. He got it from Cabelas.

4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:53 PM

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i have one of those and a .36 also love them great guns

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 8:56 PM

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shit thats right

you shoot black powder right mark? what is the differance in recoil?

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:04 PM

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ebear yes

it acutaly depends on the load that you set .like for the .36 cal i use 22 grains of powder and for the .44 i use 29 grains but it is hard to get the exact charge every time the recoil on the .44 is equal to a 40 S&W or 45 150- 180 grain the .36 is eqaul to 9MM 130-150 grain these are rough aprox.

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:04 PM

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Ebear

On the recoil of a cap and ball gun in my point of view is not bad at all. Just a little jump thats it.

4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:06 PM

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would you ever consider buying one?

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:11 PM

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Fuck yeah!!! I plan on it before winter. Possibly a 1858 Buffalo .44.cabelas has them for$219 or $259 with starter kit.

4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:19 PM

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gotta admit ...they are cool lookin guns...i love that old west look...

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:04 PM

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hmmmm

is it a timely process? i mean loadin?

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:12 PM

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It depends ebear

How fast can you load a cap and ball gun? Im not very fast so its time consuming for me.

4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:19 PM

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it take me about 4 min to load 5 rounds no safty i leave the hammer down on the empty chamber fun. but cleaning is a bitch black powder is very corrosive and you should clean same day as shooting the longer the you wait the harder it is to clean.back in the day aprox single shot muzzel rifle 3 rounds a minute and a revolver took 2 to 5 min to load all six shots

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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and will any range let you shoot them thier?

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:23 PM

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Im not complaining.

Cap and ball is fun to shoot and reloading is just as fun. Well I think so anyways....

4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:24 PM

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cool

snake im off to catch some zzzzzzzzzzzzz"S

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:35 PM

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Night ebear.

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:27 PM

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shoot outdoors due to the smoke and i have only shot at a range twice in the last 5 years otherwise i do it the redeneck way.

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

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I either shoot in the backyard or at my friends house.One or the other and somtimes both .

4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:35 PM

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do you shoot youre 44 alot and have you tried fanning yet?

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:38 PM

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mark3030

i dont own a .44 yet. My buddy has an 1851 navy colt .44. Yes I have fan the hammer.....its all natural to me. I can fan the hammer like a amateur.

4 years 45 weeks ago, 9:50 PM

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check these web site out they are cheaper than cabales
http://www.traditionsfirearms.com
https://www.dixiegunworks.com
have a good nite talk a ya later

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 10:28 PM

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Thanks mark3030

you have a good night to my friend.

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