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What is your favorite camp or woods revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ColeK, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. ColeK

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    Around the camp in the spring to the first frost, I carry one of my .22LR's. In the woods I carry one of my S&W Model 10's loaded with #8 shot, these are for shooting snakes.

    After the first frost, I carry one of my 45 Colts or 45 ACP's.

    What you carry?
     
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  2. WrongHanded

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    My favorite is a 5.5" barreled Redhawk in .44 mag.
     
  3. GBExpat

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    My farm-/woods-wandering revolvers are vintage .32-20 Colts (5" Police Positive Specials, Official Police, Army Specials) or S&Ws (6" M1905s).
     
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  4. GRIZ22

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    4"Model 10 Smith with whatever ammo I find appropriate for the situation.
     
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  5. the Black Spot

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    When bowfishing in the summer i carry a uberti saa in 45 colt with handmade snake shot.
    When hunting i carry a 7.5" barrelled uberti saa in 44 special.
    When i am trapping(which mostly what i do in winter), i carry a '59 ruger single six
     
  6. ColtPythonElite

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    SP101 with four magnums and one snake shot. If it gets wet, it won't rust. If I fall and bang it up, I won't cry.
     
  7. DDDWho

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    I only have 4 revolvers. I guess it depends on when and where I go as to which one I take.

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  8. Armored farmer

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    No dangerous critters around here, so my ruger SSS usually gets the honor of camp gun.
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  9. Pat Riot

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    I have several options but the one that I carry most in the woods and would carry in camp ( haven’t camped in years) is my S&W 327 Night Guard loaded with 8 - .357 Magnum cartridges with 158 grain JSP or Hornady XTP bullets.

    If I am more concerned about 4 legged nasties vs 2 legged varmints I carry my Ruger Vaquero 7.5” 45 Colt loaded with hard cast lead bullets over a very healthy dose of powder.

    I never load snake shot. I leave the snakes alone.

    Nearly every time I am out and about in the woods I also carry a rifle or have one nearby.
     
  10. bannockburn

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    For a backwoods .22 revolver I would go with either my Ruger Single Six (could take along the .22 Magnum cylinder too), or possibly take along my wife's S&W Model 34. If I wanted something a little more potent I'd consider toting along my Ruger Blackhawk in .357 Magnum.

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    If I'm going to be walking a ways, it's this one because it's light:

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    S&W 325

    For shorter strolls, this one:

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    S&W 19-3, 6"
     
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  12. GBExpat

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    Oh yeah! :)

    When I am carrying one of the revolvers that I mentioned above, that rifle is my 1922 Marlin 27-S .32-20 pump.
     
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    For the last few years my trail gun choice is one of my Ruger single six revolvers in 32 mag with midrange loads shooting a hard cast 95gr lead bullet around 1000fps. There is nothing dangerous around here unless you run into dopers growing pot.
     
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    Although I have other 22 pistols my S&W 6" K-22 is the one that always seems to end up on my belt.
     
  16. mcb

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    Carried my Model 10 heavy barrel all day yesterday filling feeders, checking cameras and plowing food plots.

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    Ratshooter

    I had one those Single Sixes in .32 H&R Magnum and thought at the time it would make for a fine trail gun as well.
     
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  18. greg_r

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    When out and about in the woods I generally carry a long arm. The handgun I carry is geared towards the opposite direction my what the long arm does. For example, if I carry a 22 long arm, I might have my 44 SBH.

    For the past several summers though, my sidearm has been the 38 special 3 inch LCRX. I really like the thing. I just taylor the ammunition carried. If fishing rat shot gets the nod, hard cast 158 grain for defense or 105 gn swc to pot supper.
     
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    Charter Arms 41mag. In my front jeans pocket.
     
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    It all depends on where I’m at.

    If I’m on the family farm I carry my single six with the mag cylinder in. The mags shoot more accurately and if I see a “twig” or “leaf” wiggle I very carefully find the eyes of the copperhead and it’s lights out. I don’t typically have to worry about anything else there, and I figure 22 mags from a 9” barrel ought to be enough for 4 legged vermin.

    If I’m in the National Park where idiots feed the bears and increase the likelihood of an attack I step it up to a .357 or .44 mag.

    When going anywhere else I pretty much carry my 30-1 loaded with fairly hot wadcutters. That will be changing to the 10-6 when I get it presentable.
     
  23. Alaskan Ironworker

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    .454 toklat for kodiak, chitina, or on or near salmon streams. Tracker .44 mag for sheep hunting or other hunting where weight is an issue. As stated above, I trust myself much more with a rifle. If my wife and kids are with me you can bet Ill have a rifle or shotgun also.
     

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  24. ArchAngelCD

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    A Ruger Vaquero in either .357 Magnum or 45 Colt, many times with a matching levergun.
     
  25. Jeb Stuart

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    I am in the woods alot, and even the dismal swamp and quite a few bears. Mostly I carry my LCR9mm. Light weight, like the ballistics. Over the decades I have encounter many snakes, Rattlers, Copperheads, Moccasins etc.Yet never had the need to kill one.And would do everything possible not to kill one.
    I carry the LCR because I am more wary of the two legged vermin that I might encounter deep in the woods rather than anything the area I live in has to offer from nature.
    Of course in Grizzly country that would be a different ball game.
     
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