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Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172

What is your favorite pistol caliber?

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Since all of my firearms are vitrual, my opinion is really not important.

But looking over the list of .45 Colt, .44-40, .45 ACP, and .44 Magnum,

I think I would prefer the .44 special Revolver.

 

Now for the barrel length.

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My favorite pistol caliber?

(scratches chin)

(scratches scalp)

(mutters about how much acreage of scalp is exposed now-a-days)

Why, that's easy!

It's my ... ummm ... that would be, ahhh ...

(scratches chin again)

Daggone, I'm glad I got some beard anyways, otherwise I'd be crowdin' as hairy as a cue ball!

Now where was I?
Oh ... yeah ... pistol caliber ...

(You see that puff of smoke on the horizon? That's my train of thought receding at a good velocity!)

I would have to be real honest and allow as that would be whichever one I was shootin' at the moment!

That's my favorite!

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That's like asking what my favorite dessert is. It has many many answers.

 

1911 platform. 45 acp. Oh, and Super 38.

 

Single actions. 45 Colt.

 

Carry guns. 9mm, 10 mm and 357 Sig.

 

Carry gun in bear country. 10 mm or 44 mag.

 

Pistol caliber used in lever action? Gee, in cowboy that would be 45 Colt although 44-40 in black powder is a very close second. Pistol caliber rifle in Bear Country? 44 Magnum.

 

Seemingly many answers to a simple question. Or maybe I am just very indecisive.

Edited by Dantankerous

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44-40.

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For normal carry: .38 Spl

For abnormal carry: 12 gauge pump with a pistol grip :P

 

Favorite for what, BCM?

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.22 LR and .45 Colt.

 

But they don't lead the rest of the pack by much! ^_^

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1. 44 special for C.A.S

2. 44 Mag Hunting

3. 45 ACP Home Protection.

4. 22LR Plinking

Edited by Rooster Ron Wayne

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Well, to me, and I suppose, just to me, I like the .44 Special for accuracy, size of caliber and recoil quality.

 

But like others have said, what ever I am shooting at the time.

 

I do like Rooster Ron's list tho. :)

 

Back in the day, when I first started shooting SASS, I bought a pair of Ruger Old Vaqueros in

.44-40. Never got to accuracy out of them due to the bore size so I sold them off and bought

a pair of Californian .44-40s. Much better accuracy, but I also purchased a pair of USAF RODEO

in .45 Colt. Best shooting VIRTUAL pistols I ever shot. But for some reason, I never did cotton

to them all that much.

 

But as I have stated many times, I really do not own any guns, all of them are virtual.

Edited by Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172

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44-40.

+ 100000

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Funny thing, .44-40 is a rifle caliber and .44 Special is a pistol caliber.

 

If I had a real firearm, I would shoot .44-40 in a pistol and .44 Special in a rifle.

 

Never the satan's coal dust of BP in either.

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I have pretty much every caliber covered but my favorite all around caliber is 32 mag. I shoot 45 colt for SASS but just like the 32

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Badger, just a little virtual temptation. A S&W Model 24 revolver in .44 Special. Depending on the purpose of your .44 Special, either a 6.5-inch barrel or a 4-inch barrel. Less popular than the Model 29 in .44 Magnum, the Model 24 might be harder to find. And, they ain't cheap.

 

Of course, you might get a Model 29 since you can shoot .44 Special or .44 Magnum. The Model 24 has a lighter, tapered barrel.

 

 

Smith & Wesson Model 24.

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There ya go. If I was looking for a revolver in .44 Special, the S&W Model 24 is what I'd get. Virtually that is. ^_^

Edited by Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663

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.44 mag. Can be loaded to do everything needed.

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.44 mag. Can be loaded to do everything needed.

Yep in CF. Ruger Redhawk for the stout loads and 3 screw flat top Ruger 44 mag for the ligher stuff.

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9mm Federal. :P

 

Seriously, .44 Special or .45ACP depending on if I'm shooting a wheelgun or one of those new fangled bottomfeeders.

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All in all, 44 or 45

 

Doesn't matter which.

 

Russian, Colt, WCF, Schofield, Magnum, ACP

 

 

But the practical side of me leads to conclude as an all around general shooting and plinking gun (or personal defense for that matter), it is hard to beat a good large frame S&W DA revolver in 38 Special. 38 is great.

Edited by Dirty Dan Dawkins

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My favorites aren't that simple.

 

Cowboy Action

38spec. both revolver and Rifle is what I use but 38/40 is what I like.

45/70, 45/90, 50/70, 50/110, 38/55 are all favorites depending on what I want to accomplish and the circumstances.

 

Carry or defensive use (antipersonnel)

45acp, 40 s&w, 9mm, caliber shrinks as the platform shrinks

 

Hunting revolvers

357, 41mag, 45lc, .475 Linebaugh

 

Hunting Autos

.22

 

Hunting revolvers dangerous game

.475 Linbaugh, 454

 

Play Rifles

.22, 5.56, 25/06, 30/06, 338 Lapua, 338mag, 416, 458 and 475 NE

 

Hunting Rifles

22, 25/06, 7mm mag, 338, 458 and 475NE

 

Hunting Dangerous game

 

338, 458, 475NE

 

Shotguns

12ga. 10ga

 

Guess that sums it up I shoot others but these are special depending on what I want to do.

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The one I have with me when I need it.

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.30 carbine......Ruger Blackhawk and AMT Automag II........before they fell out of the canoe. Darn waves on the ocean.

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Badger, just a little virtual temptation. A S&W Model 24 revolver in .44 Special. Depending on the purpose of your .44 Special, either a 6.5-inch barrel or a 4-inch barrel. Less popular than the Model 29 in .44 Magnum, the Model 24 might be harder to find. And, they ain't cheap.

 

Of course, you might get a Model 29 since you can shoot .44 Special or .44 Magnum. The Model 24 has a lighter, tapered barrel.

 

 

Smith & Wesson Model 24.

11016597_2.jpg?v=8CE2D78DF229690

 

100_0081.jpg

 

There ya go. If I was looking for a revolver in .44 Special, the S&W Model 24 is what I'd get. Virtually that is. ^_^

Absolutely Beautiful !

Top of the line Sexy 44 special .

 

Now I need a new tablet I think the drool is going to brake this one :-)

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44, as in 44 mag, 44spl, 44 Russian.

 

44 mag ------- In my Marlin rifle for SASS

44 spl --------- In my carry revolver

44 russian---- In my Colts for SASS

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Well, we wus shootin at a fencpost one day trying to dislodge a board we'd nailed to it, my 1911 45acp vs inlaw S&W 9mm.... he emptied a whole clip putin a few holes in it...... the ol 45 tore that board to pieces..... :-)

 

However, for CAS, I use 38spl simply for economics..... lead, brass, powder....

 

$30 buys 500 38spl cast bullets but only 300 44mag/45colt cast bullets. (GA Arms)

 

TrailBoss Powder, 38spl is about half the powder of 44mag/45colt

Same for cost of brass......

 

But I do have a 44mag set of vaqueros for those occasions when I wanna knock things over.... :-)

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As noted by many above, depends on what for.

Concealed carry: 45 acp in a single stack semi-auto or .380 single stack semi-auto.

CAS: 38-40, 44 Russian, 44 special, & sometimes 45 LC.

To make an impression: 44 magnum in 8 3/8" S&W mdl 29 in a Dirty Harry holster.

 

That is of course IF I had any of those firearms.

 

BS

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Howdy,

Da rite tool fer da rite job....

 

Best

CR

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It depends upon what my intended target is.

 

My favorite one to shoot is the 30 carbine.

It is loud and fast.

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.45 ACP in a semi-auto or a wheel gun.

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Badger, just a little virtual temptation. A S&W Model 24 revolver in .44 Special. Depending on the purpose of your .44 Special, either a 6.5-inch barrel or a 4-inch barrel. Less popular than the Model 29 in .44 Magnum, the Model 24 might be harder to find. And, they ain't cheap.

 

Of course, you might get a Model 29 since you can shoot .44 Special or .44 Magnum. The Model 24 has a lighter, tapered barrel.

 

 

Smith & Wesson Model 24.

11016597_2.jpg?v=8CE2D78DF229690

 

100_0081.jpg

 

There ya go. If I was looking for a revolver in .44 Special, the S&W Model 24 is what I'd get. Virtually that is. ^_^

That model 24 is a purdy little thang, Birdgun. :)

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