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"I Don't Need Another Caliber, I Don't Need Another Caliber, I Don't Need Another..."

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Phydeaux642, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Member

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    I really don't want to get into another caliber. I have handguns in .38, .357, 9mm, .32acp, .45acp, and .22lr. However, I was at the "toy store" today and spied a Rossi M720 in .44 special. This is a very nice looking little stainless revolver with a 3" bbl. I know there are a lot of people that don't care for Rossi, especially the Interarms versions, but why is this thing calling out to me. And, to top it off, the asking price is $249.:banghead:
     
  2. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    44spl is sweet. Just because you are adding another caliber doesn't mean you need to stock a ton of ammo for it. Pick up some Gold Dots or Silver Tips, try several for function, load the cylinder, and put it where you need it.

    Would be a great addition to your garage, glovebox, boat, tent...
     
  3. PotatoJudge

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    That's a pretty easy one. Sell the 32 and 9mm, get the 44. Problem solved, and with one less caliber to stock. :neener:

    Now, as to it being a Rossi you're going to have to look it over hard, judge the gun on it's own merits, and check the store's return policy.
     
  4. Hans Esker

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    I would have to say you are already screwed with the number of calibers you have, so one more couldn't hurt. However, It does depend on if you have filled this niche already with another caliber.
     
  5. Claude Clay

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    promise yourself that you will sell something.
    just promising is enough.
    honest
     
  6. 545days

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    But what happens during TEOTWAWKI or SHTF when the only ammo left at the store is .44 special? "Oh woe is me!" you will cry. "I should have bought that Rossi back in 2008!"

    Until you have one of everything, you don't have enough.

    31 different cartridges (so far...)

    .22 Long Rifle
    .25 ACP
    .32 S&W Long
    7.62 Nagant
    .32-20
    .38 S&W
    7.62x25
    .380
    9mm Makarov
    9mm Luger
    .38 Special
    .357
    .45 ACP
    .223
    .30 Carbine
    7.62x39
    6.5x55
    7.5 French
    7.5 Swiss
    7.7 Jap
    .303
    7.92x57
    8x56R
    7.62x54R
    .308
    .30-06
    10mm Mauser
    .450-577
    .410
    20 Gauge
    12 Gauge
     
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  7. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Member

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    oh god- your not too bad yet- here's a list of just what I reload for:

    12ga
    223
    22-250
    7mm-08
    308
    30-06
    270
    7.62x54
    7.62x39
    45acp
    44mag
    40sw
    9mm
    9mm makarov
    38spl/357mag

    your doing okay by my estimation.
     
  8. makarovnik

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    How about a revolver that takes .45acp? I think Taurus makes a .45acp Tracker.
     
  9. Lookn4Brass

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    U got the sickness...

    Oh dear... I'm guessing you have a Dillon progressive machine like some of the rest of us too. (RL550b in 4 calibers for me). Does yours make those little sounds like mine does when I walk to my truck before work in the morning? Mine goes "Pssst... Chris... hey! Wait! Don't leave... you haven't said "hi" to me this week... I'm lonely and blue (baaaaad joke)...Be sure to buy more primers 'cause I'm gettin' dry...Please...?"

    Hey, will giving some plasma at the blood bank get me enough cash so I can actually afford 1,000 copper plated bullets for my Springfield?!

    Lookn4Brass
     
  10. surjimmy

    surjimmy Member

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    Yes you do, yes you do, yes you do.
     
  11. Rmac58

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    I hear ya.
    I felt the same way, till yesterday when I bought yet another caliber handgun.
    7.62 Nagant
    7.62x25 (two)
    .357 magnum
    .40 S&W
    .32
    and now a 9x18 Makarov
    But this is it, I swear!
     
  12. ArchAngelCD

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    Phydeaux642,
    I own handguns in all the calibers you listed and one additional caliber, the .45 Colt. For a long time I tried to buy only guns in the calibers I already owned until I realized I was passing up guns I really wanted so I decided not to worry about it any longer. If you like the gun and have the funds, buy it and don't worry about calibers. I don't have a .44 Special but I hear they are great to shoot!
     
  13. ArchAngelCD

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    I don't need a gun for protection or to hunt game in the woods, I have a kitten for that!!

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    Here he is with his mean face! (be afraid, be very afraid!)

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    HIS FIRST KILL!!!

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  14. Catherine

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    Oh my! I am a 'dog person' and miss my old/late German Shepherds, GS mixes and pound puppies but I have to say this, "Your kitten is absolutely precious!" Thank you!

    To the original poster... I don't know about that specific gun but I do know about 44 calibers and they are VERY nice calibers, especially 44Specials.

    Gee, I thought that I used to have 'tons' of calibers! Ha!

    Best wishes.

    Catherine
     
  15. jasonguerard

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    Yes you do need another caliber.
    It's the law! Or atleast thats what i tell my wife.
     
  16. chupacabrah

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    $249?!!!

    get it right now!
     
  17. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Although the Rossi is a pretty good gun, and the .44 spec. a great caliber, I would wait and satisfy the urge by getting a revolver in .45 acp, a caliber you already have. Same ballistics, but you can use moonclips, and no new caliber.
     
  18. Goblin

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    How in the world did the mountain men ever get by with just .50 cal??:);)
     
  19. AndyC

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    "Need"? What is this "need" thing to which you refer? :D ;)
     
  20. springmom

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    Oooooooooooo... .44 spl is a great caliber. I know next to nothing about Rossi's, but I shot .44 spl a lot out of my SRH. That would be tempting. :)

    Besides, of course you need another caliber. You don't have one of each yet, do you? :neener:

    Springmom
     
  21. svtruth

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    Beg to differ

    you need .44 mag, .45 lc, 12 ga, 30.06, etc.
    .44 mag will also shoot the .44 spl.
    Good luck.
     
  22. seeker_two

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    If you have to dump a caliber to get the .44SPL, dump the .45ACP...with the .44 & 9mm, you'll never miss it... :D
     
  23. Tacbandit

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    "If you have to dump a caliber to get the .44SPL, dump the .45ACP...with the .44 & 9mm, you'll never miss it..."



    Oh man.....I'd have to dump 'em all and keep the .45...:)
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  24. Dgreno

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    Get it and dont look back. We expect a full report afterwards!
     
  25. surjimmy

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    What Tacbandit said...........
     
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