Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BKS, Jul 17, 2022.
Both of those are leaps and bounds more appropriate for their intended task.
However, 357 remains popular for many reasons that I either don’t know about or disagree with.
As it stands, I am contemplating just consolidating to .45 Colt and .45 ACP with large pistol primer brass.
What happens in the future, when you run out of large pistol primers, and all you can find are small pistol primers?
No way will I let mine go, I looked too long and hard to find them. They all go to the range, and they all have their own personalities. I don't shoot a lot of full power loads in them any more, I load my magnum cases to about 1200 fps and shoot quite a few .38 Spl +P loads, too. I carry my M66-1 a fair amount, it's so easy to conceal. Two K frames and two N frames:
I have four "over .40" revolvers, too, to make me better appreciate shooting .357. I seem to go in the opposite direction of consolidating calibers and cartridges. Counting my semiauto's and rimfires, I shoot 13 different cartridge types.
also. But I have at least four good reasons to stay.
Apparently we have the same carbine... great for kids and small framed shooters.
Small RPs work just fine for .357 loads. Start low and work up...
your purposes, what capabilities the .45 and .44 have that the .357 doesn't?
Okay, but they'll go cheap. Nobody wants obsolete hardware that's too heavy, too loud, under-powered and awkward to carry. Couple hundred bucks each, at most, depending on your local market.
I forgot to mention single action 357s. The two Three Screw Blackhawks on the right in this photo are 357s. The one on the left is a 44 Mag.
I load 158gr lswc exclusively for my 586. For velocity I use 2400 but for loading down a touch I've had good success with Herco, which I prefer to Unique. 7.1gr gives me an average of 1050fps, assuming that the results I got in 2009 still hold. As always, ymmv.
Btw, my point in posting this is to encourage you to hold on to your 357. Some cartridges are just worth keeping around.
Thank you for the replies.
Is that how you normally harvest eggplant?
<Crocodile Hunter accent> “ They’re sure a wiley adversary, those wild squash are!”
Well, he is the Armored Farmer .
They're berries, actually. A fruit in the nightshade family, like the tomato and chili pepper. Tomatoes are fruit and so are eggplant. The skin and seeds can be eaten like a tomato or chili but, like the potato, they're better cooked.
I thought it was a pod-person at first.
Maybe I should start taking something to the garden with me. No telling when I may be challenged by a green bean or hot pepper. Making such an example of one of them will keep the rest of the vegetables in line.
They made a movie about it, "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."
If I needed to hunt I would use a different caliber, not because 357 wouldn’t work but because 44spl+p and 41 mag will work better.
ok all that so I could post about shooting veggies. Potatoes that are going south are a favorite target of mine. I love shooting a full choked shotgun at them. Also as the summer rolls on and we get sick of summer squash some of them do end up on the target stand lol.
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