Favorite cartridge

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  1. CraigC
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    Hands down the .22LR, followed by the .38 and .44 Specials.
     
  2. golden

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    I will go with the .38 Special. I shoot this round more than any other round at the moment. It will shoot it just as often or maybe more in a .357 revolver. I like a 2 pound gun with at least a 4 inch barrel and the S&W model 15 and RUGER Security Six are my favorites. After .38, I shoot .357 magnum the most in my revolvers.

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    38 special, 32 Magnum, 22 lr.
     
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    I have a contender in 223. and its an awesome handgun....been wanting a revolver in 223 .....if they got it right and was in the right platform , I believe it would be popular bigtime.......but for now the 44 mag is King ....followed closely by the Casull in the right platform.....
     
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    9mm :)
     
  6. RealGun

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    Pretty large to carry a 45 Colt, but in a few more days open carry will be legal in South Carolina, so I expect I will see some "cowboys" out and around. 45 Colt is certainly easy to handle when reloading, and I love my guns that shoot it.
     
  7. RealGun

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    I have every one you have listed and would be forced to vote for 327 Federal as the only one in a small enough gun to include in my carry rotation. Love my magnums, but you know...

    ps: The only one I might carry also is my 38 Special snubby, but I try to stay with a gun that holds 6. The 38 otherwise is always in my go bag, grabbed going out the door. It is the one I can reach when in the car.
     
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  8. Vern Humphrey

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    .22 Long Rifle for plinking, small game and so on. I have several .22 pistols, but my favorite is a Colt Woodsman made in 1938.

    .45 ACP for carry and self-defense. For the last 25 years, that's been a Kimber Custom Classic.

    .45 Colt for hunting or serious woods business. My favorite is a Colt New Service with added adjustable sights and Herrett Shooting Master grips.
     
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  9. Boomholzer

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    10mm: very versatile. The do-all. Nothing is "one and done" but this is the closest.
    9mm: by speed & volume


    Opps! wrong forum.

    45C: by lust, romance & entertainment. Yes, you can lay on my other pillow.
    357M: versatile, wheel guns also need to eat
    44M: my carbine & woods wheel gun combo cal. Yes, I feel lucky.
    45ACP: I moved on........but oh, that 1911!
    380ACP: summer lovin
     
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  10. JTQ

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    If I hunted with a handgun, my answer would probably be different, but since I don't, .45 Auto is my choice.

    Mike "Duke" Venturino from American Handgunner

    "The Best Ever Revolver Cartridge" https://americanhandgunner.com/handguns/the-best-ever-revolver-cartridge/
     
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    Here is mine. Yes, the stocks are incorrect, those are a set of Triple Lock stocks I had laying around.
     

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  12. tightgroup tiger

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    41 magnum for me because I don't own a 44 Magnum.
     
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    38 special is the one simply because of the different makes/models of 357/38 i have on hand as well as being a great cartridge for reloading.

    32 H&R magnum is a distant 2nd, but the current production choices of make/models are lacking.
     
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    If you already have a 41 Magnum, you don't need a 44 Magnum. Of course lack of real "need" has never stopped me from buying a gun.;)
     
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    I sure agree with that! As I stated earlier in this thread, it's the same situation with my favorite, the 41 Magnum - "current production choices of make/models are lacking." I guess they always have been though.:(
     
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  16. bannockburn

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    Top 5:

    1) .45 Colt
    2) .38 Special
    3) .44 Special
    4) .22LR
    5) .41 Magnum
     
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  17. StrawHat

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    I also have the Model 1950, 45 ACP revolver, both the Army version,

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    And the Target version.

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  18. jmr40

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    In a full size revolver I prefer 44 mag over 357. There just isn't that much difference in the size or weight between a Smith 686, 27, or 28 and a 629 if all have 4" barrels. A 44 mag can be loaded down to 44 Special levels or as hot as needed to cover a lot of bases.
     
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    All of them
     
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  20. RealGun

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    44 Magnum always wins on availability of commercial ammo (in less crazy times). I have to say though that I rarely shoot any 44 except reloads. I like my 41 because I can reload for it, and Penn Bullets provides just the right lead for it.
     
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    Do you load the 295 yr Penn bullet ?
    If so, would you share the load info?
    Behind the 295 yr, I've been loading 12 gr 2400 for around 1050 fps from a 6" barrel.
     
  22. MTNSTRYDER

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    My Blackhawk 45 colt also has a 45acp cylinder
    I carry a Redhawk 45/45acp every day and my BFR. 454 can shoot 45 colt.
    45 it is.
     
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  23. RealGun

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    I was referring to 41 Magnum, for which the Penn bullet is 210 gr TCBTB coated.
     
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    45 Colt.
     
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  25. BigBoreBubba

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    My all-time favorite is 44 mag / 44 spl. I love 38/357 as well. The 460 S&W and 500 S&W are a blast and fun to watch others shoot. There’s no end to the fun that can be had with a 22 revolver! But if I had to pick just one, it would probably be the 44.
     
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