Favorite cartridge

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  1. bear166

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    .45 Colt is my favorite, .357 included or not.

    Second place? Well, it's not really a cartridge, but a .36 caliber ball on 20 grains of 3F never gets old to me.
     
  2. CoalCrackerAl

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    44 mag and 45 colt.
     
  3. orpington

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    .44 Special because that’s what most Smith & Wesson Triple Lock revolvers are chambered in.
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  4. Chevelle SS

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    Same here, I love my Triple Locks, Second Model, and Military Model of 1950.
     
  5. sparkyv

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    10mm.

    ...followed by 44RM.

     
  6. mnrivrat

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    I owned a couple of .44 magnums in the past, and then bought a Taurus Tracker in that chambering, but mostly used it for .44 Special as it (in my opinion) is a gun that would not withstand a steady diet of magnum loads. I liked the Tracker very much but had to sell it due to $ needs. (tears shed). A few years later I bought a Rossi M720 in .44 Special for less than 1/2 the cost of replacing my Taurus. The Interarms Rossi M720 ( I eventually ended up with 3) is a very decent gun and so is the .44 Special cartridge which I now favor.
     
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    455 Webley is my current favorite.

    Though just about anything on moonclips, especially rimless cartridges, are up there on the favorite list.

    357 Mag is very VERY close to the bottom of the list.
     
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  8. George P

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    .22lr for me; I like both my 17s.............
     
  9. cfullgraf

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    Since the thread limits one to their favorite revolver cartridge, that would be 45 Colt. 44 Special would be a close second. I love those large diameter, heavy, slow moving thumpers.

    My favorite handgun cartridge is 38/45 Clerke. It is just something you don't see every day. I have two 1911's chambered in the round.
     
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  10. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    And then the 460 came along.........just saying.:)

    Difficult to pick a favorite.
    My new to me one is 45 ACP, who'd of thunk that a revolver* guy could liken up to pistol? (*357, 44, 460,...)

    Oh, edit too add,
    I defiantly enjoy my Ruger Mark IV!
     
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  11. LOLBELL

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    327 hands down. Load my own from mild plinking to just plain wild. Have it in a couple of Single Sevens, a GP100, a SP101, a couple of Blackhawks, and a Henry.
     
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    Yes, if I'm looking to break a big block Chevy, a 460 S&W Mag in my 460 VXR would be my choice.
     
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  13. WheelGunMan

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    .38 Special and .357 Magnum for revolvers and carbine. .35Rem for rifle followed by .308.
     
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    44mag
    As a reloader so many options from mild to wild
     
  15. Driftwood Johnson

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    For Cowboy Action, my favorite revolver cartridge is 45 Colt, loaded with Black Powder.

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    However 38 Special seems to be what I take to the range most often.

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    K 38 Combat Masterpiece (pre-Model 15)

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    38 Military & Police Target

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    A couple of K 38s

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    38 Military & Police

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    38 M&P on top, Model 10-5 at the bottom

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  17. RON in PA

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    .38 special and .45 Colt
     
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  18. Mr. Mosin

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    .38 Spl and .45 Colt
     
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  19. Dave T

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    In my old age I'm having the most fun shooting 45 Colt black powder rounds in my single actions. For 45-50 years my all time favorite cartridge, in either a semi auto or a revolver, was the 45 ACP. I carried a 1911 of one model or other through out my LEO career. But my first love was and still is the 45 Colt and the Colt pattern single action revolver.

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  20. Shivahasagun

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    Favorite is .327 magnum because it also chambers four additional calibers.

    If I planned on hunting medium or larger game with it I'd choose .44 but since I dont .327 Fed mag is my favorite revolver chamber.
     
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    45 Colt all day.
     
  22. JTHunter

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    Any cartridge that I can use in both a handgun and a rifle.
    As of right now, that limits me to two calibers, .38 Spec./.357 Mag., and .22 LR/Mag.
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    Kel-Tec PMR-30 rt. side.jpg Marlin 983 rt.jpg Keltec PMR-30, Marlin 983, and the Single Six above in .22 Mag.
     
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    For pistol .45 ACP
    For revolver .45 Colt with .44 special a close second
    For rifle .308 with .30-06 a close second. .308 so much easier to reload. Steel and wood for delivery.
     
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  24. Paladin7

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    I really favor the 44 Magnum for these reasons...

    1. The 44 Magnum can be loaded light for small game hunting with the right bullet, mid range or heavy for hunting big game - this makes the cartridge extremely versatile
    2. The 44 Magnum is a handloader's cartridge, so if you enjoy handloading, it's very easy to handload due to being a straight walled revolver cartridge
    3. The 44 Magnum works very well with a wide range of bullets (lead and jacketed) and powders
    4. The 44 Magnum in the right handgun is extremely accurate and controllable out to 100 yards plus
    5. You can load 44 Magnum, 44 Special or 44 Russian

    Hope this helps...
     
  25. BobWright

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm.........tough choice and very thought provoking.

    I've carried a .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk daily for well over fifteen years and a .45 Colt "Super" Blackhawk is one of my most fired revolvers. But I've probably sent more bullets down range from a .44 Magnum, and its a .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk that I've had afield most often. And, when distance gets a mite long, its a .44 Magnum.

    So, I'd have to lean toward the .44 Magnum. Like these:

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    (Two on bottom right are .44 Specials.)


    Bob Wright
     
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