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Which do you have? 357 Mag, 44 Mag, or both.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GunnyUSMC, Feb 4, 2018.

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Which do you have? 357 Mag, 44 Mag, or both.

  1. 357 Magnum

    69 vote(s)
    31.4%
  2. 44 Magnum

    13 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Both

    124 vote(s)
    56.4%
  4. Neither

    8 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Some other flavor

    6 vote(s)
    2.7%
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  1. NIGHTLORD40K

    NIGHTLORD40K Member

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    .357 is all the Magnum I need.
    Mod.28 HWY Patrolman, 686 no dash, Security Six right now
    My grail gun is a vintage .357 Redhawk.
     
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  2. total recoil

    total recoil Member

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    Blackhawk 357
    S&W 19 357
    S&W 29 44
    S&W 629 44 (never fired this one!)
     
  3. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

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    I am in the both category these days. Four 44 MAG's and 7 357's along with a bunch of other calibers.
     
  4. BigBore44

    BigBore44 Member

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    Model 20 or 38/44 (does this count?)
    Redhawk in 44mag
     
  5. cfullgraf

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    Probably not for the purposes of this thread since it is not a 357 Magnum. Cool revolver, though, and on my wish my wish list. Unfortunately, not many show up in my parts.

    Besides dabbling with 44 Special, I enjoy shooting my 38 Special S&W K-frames alot these days. There is something special about shooting 38 Special in a revolver chambered for 38 Special.

    I save my 357 magnum cases for the 357 Magnum guns and my 38 Special cases for my 38 Special guns.:)
     
  6. hemiram

    hemiram Member

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    I have both:

    Dan Wesson 15-2 4" & 6" Vent Heavy barrels.
    Dan Wesson 715, 4" & 6" Vent Heavy barrels
    Sar sr38 4" black.
    S&W 28-2 6".

    Dan Wesson 44 6" VH barrel.
     
  7. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Moderator Staff Member

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    It's hard for me to see the .44Mag and .357Mag as an either/or proposition because they seem very different to me and I see them has having very different ideal uses.
     
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  8. maxxhavoc

    maxxhavoc Member

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    I have both, but the 44 hardly gets used at all. With the versatility and bullet selections for .357/38 and .454/45 Colt the 44 is just too "medium" and doesn't do anything the other calibers can't do better.
     
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  9. rwilky78

    rwilky78 Member

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    Just bought my first revolver in Novemeber. A Ruger GP-100 in .38 special/ .357 magnum with 4.25" barrel in stainless steel. It is a beautiful revolver and fun to shoot although I've only had one chance to shoot it due to the weather.
     
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  10. CajunBass

    CajunBass Member

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    In 357 Magnum

    Model 19-4

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    66-1

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    1954 Highway Patrolman ("Pre-28")

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    In 44 Magnum

    29-2

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    And just for giggles. Model 58, 41 Magnum

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  11. RKRCPA

    RKRCPA Member

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    Neither. My only magnums are 41's.
     
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  12. kBob

    kBob Member

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    These days I only have a .357 and "there is but one" my Model 27

    .44 these days I am happy just being "Special" with a rechambered and relined Model 28 in .44 Special TYVM

    If I want my other revolvers to have a .4 in them I want that followed by a 5

    -kBob
     
  13. GunnyUSMC

    GunnyUSMC Member

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    Since a few have felt the need to let us know that they done have a 357 Mag or a 44 Mag, or something else, I thought I would add a couple of choices for them so that they would not feel left out. But remember, only Magnum calibers count.
     
  14. RealGun

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    I have single actions and double actions in each as well as a rifle in each. I would suggest that you experience a 357 Magnum double action in something bigger than a Security Six. That is a smaller gun than the originals in that cartridge. You also have an opening for a double action in 44 Magnum. I like my 44 Mag Blackhawk Flat Top, but think the Smith 629 or Ruger Redhawk are better suited to the real deal ammo because of the grips. A Bisley would be next best.
     
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  15. Jack B.

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    Two of each.
     
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  16. GunnyUSMC

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    My first NM Blackhawk was stolen in 1990. I replaced it with a S&W Mod.19, which I later sold to a good friend. I also had a Mod. 27 which went to another friend. My father in law had a Mod. 29 that we handloaded for and fired often while he was still with us.
    My Security Six has a 2.5 inch barrel and large grips. My neighbor's son told me one day that he had always wanted to shoot a 357 Magnum. He was only 16. I took him shooting with my son the next week and let him shoot my Security Six. On the way home I asked him if he still wanted to shoot a 357 Magnum, His reply was "Not as much as before" and we all laughed. Between the two boys they shot 50 rounds of 357 Mag. and 150 rounds of 38 Spl.
     
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  17. Zendude
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    Zendude Contributing Member

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    None of these two. My other flavor is 32 mag.
     
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  18. RovinOn

    RovinOn Member

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    Have several .357’s and only one .44
    My first .357 is a Ruger Blackhawk and my one and only .44 is a Smith 629
     
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  19. John Joseph

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    Had both, now just a 44.
     
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  20. doubleh

    doubleh Member

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    Two 44 mags and three 357s here. The 44s get shot with 44 Special loads only now. My wrist is suffering from wear and tear and won't take the recoil of a 44 mag anymore.
     
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  21. Charlie98

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    Besides my 686, I had a Dan Wesson Model 15 for a brief while, I sold it to afford a .41 Dan Wesson. I'll admit, though, if I was to get back in the market for a .357, it would be a Dan Wesson.
     
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  22. Ratshooter

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    OK you got me. I am a real fan of the 32 mag and anything else 32 caliber. Hows that?
     
  23. CraigC
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    Many .44's and only a few .357's. I mostly own the .357's not because of the cartridge but the guns that chamber it. A few are destined to be rechambered to something else.
     
  24. jr_watkins

    jr_watkins Member

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    BOTH!
    357: Ruger Blackhawk, Ruger SP101, Remington 94 lever action
    44: Ruger Redhawk

    Me thinks a 44 lever action is next.
     
  25. ATLDave

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    .357 and .41 magnum for me.
     
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