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How Much Difference Between 44mag and 357?
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Due to the damage in my right arm I had to sell my 44mag Redhawk. I would like to have a nice magnum revolver. I recently made a brace that could absorb enough recoil that I could probably handle the 44 mag again. My question is, I am pretty sure I can handle the 357 but the 44 MAY be pushing it a bit. So is there a great deal of difference between the two? IF I go 44 I will go with the 5.5" redhawk If I go 357 I will go 4" GP100. Any input is appreciated. Thank you. das
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Have you tried shooting 44 Specials?
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spblademaker;168864 Wrote:Have you tried shooting 44 Specials?
No I didnt and how I wish I didnt sell that gun. It was a 7.5" with leupold rings and a Leupold scope. It was really accurate.
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#4
with a 357 you can shoot 38 specials, and with the right round it will tear someone a new asshole when it hits them. i had a dan wesson 15-2v in 357 and regret selling it.
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#5
I like my s/w 357 and my Blackhawk. Nice weapons and 38 special+p is ok if I don't need to shoot magnum loads all the time. I'd take a 357 any day.

My sp101 is a nice carry piece.

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#6
My Avatar is of my Ruger GP100, with a 6" barrel, for which I love. I carry a Ruger SP101, both in .357 Magnum. I guess it comes right down to what your intended purpose is. I like the versatility of the .357/.38 for personal protection/target shooting. For bear hunting, however, I'd go with the .44 mag.
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#7
a .357 will handle anything in this state and most others. if you are hunting and want a little more punch a .41 mag will do the job with out the recoil of the .44.
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#8
das, I think the bottom line is to go with what will work best for you. If a 357 fits within your physical limitations (we all have to make adjustments) and you can shoot it well, that's the one to go with. If a 44 is just a bit beyond comfort, you won't shoot it well and it won't be a good gun for you.
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"At this point, what difference does it make?" Big Grin
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#10
.44 Magnum has more recoil and weight than the .357 Magnum, but doesn't really have much more "knockdown" power than the .357, so really, you're not missing anything.

Do you reload? If not, you should consider giving it a try.
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