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Old 08-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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.357 Magnum recommendations

I got the itch to get a wheel gun, for camping, hiking and general amusement at the range. Any insight from you wheel gun aficionados would be appreciated.

Ruger Gp100 and S&W 686 plus are the front runners, I'm really leaning toward the S&W with a 6" barrel.

If you have something collecting dust that you want to sell, I would consider it.
 
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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if you can find a cheap dan wesson 15-2 model go for it.
barrels are interchangeable, totally love mine.

takes all the reloads I can throw at it....is a fun gun to shoot for sure.
 
Old 08-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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I picked up a Ruger Security Six at the last gun buyback. I have been really happy with it.

They have not been made since the late 80s though, so you would have to find a used one, and there are not a ton of holsters out there. I have been told they fit in K-frame holster though.
 
Old 08-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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if you can find a cheap dan wesson 15-2 model go for it.
barrels are interchangeable, totally love mine.

takes all the reloads I can throw at it....is a fun gun to shoot for sure.
What do you think a fair price for one in good condition with a 10" and 6" in blue is worth?
 
Old 08-31-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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I have a 4" GP100, and you would not regret having the same gun if you're looking for a .357 and are man-sized.
 
Old 09-01-2013, 09:59 AM   #6
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I have a 4" GP100, and you would not regret having the same gun if you're looking for a .357 and are man-sized.
The bold part made me laugh. But you really can't go wrong with a Ruger revolver.
 
Old 09-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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The bold part made me laugh. But you really can't go wrong with a Ruger revolver.
I'm 6'4". I'm man sized.

I don't fit in bus or airplane seats.

When I get in your car, I push the seat all the way to the back.

I am man sized.

Most pistols do not have large enough grips for man-sized hands. They are either too short, or the finger indents are too close together.

Most...anything...are not large enough for man-sized dudes.

The grips that came on my GP100 is the closest thing I've found to fitting my hand properly.
 
Old 09-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #8
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i also really enjoy my security six. mine came with a nice leather holster so i did not have that hurtle----shoots great single or double action -
 
Old 09-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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Pffft....

 
Old 09-01-2013, 06:59 PM   #10
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What do you think a fair price for one in good condition with a 10" and 6" in blue is worth?
Ive seen them from 700-1500 with barrels
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
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For me, I have found the 6" barrels to be a bit to long to sit in a vehicle with, without the holster pushing on the seat and forcing the holster up and into my side.

If I was in the market for another 357Magnum, I would go with a 4" barrel. The 4" barrel will get the job done for hunting use or concealed carry as well.

The Gp100 and S&W 686 are both very fine revolvers.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for all your input guys, and now for your viewing pleasure......

Do I hear a heavenly host of angels singing?
 
Old 09-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #13
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indeed.


it sure is pretty
 
Old 09-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #14
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very nice choice. Hard to go wrong with a Smith.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 06:14 AM   #15
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Very nice. Is that the 6" barrel, or 8"?

That could be usefull for the discussion in the other thread about long distance shooting.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 02:04 PM   #16
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6" for my purposes was what I wanted.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 02:19 PM   #17
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I have an 8" Ruger Redhawk with a 2x Leopold on top. It's a .44 mag though but I love it. That Smith looks nice as well.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 08:49 PM   #18
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Very nice. Is that the 6" barrel, or 8"?

That could be usefull for the discussion in the other thread about long distance shooting.
It would be conjecture at this point. :(
 
Old 09-06-2013, 06:16 AM   #19
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It would be conjecture at this point. :(
Let us know how it works out.

I've always like 357 and think it's a solid round. And though 4 inch is handier, I personally think if you're going through the effort of carrying a wheel gun in 357, might as well go with the 6 to wring the most benefit out of it.

For my purposes I went with a 357Sig Glock project (waiting on the parts to finish it). But the single action trigger pull of the S&W will give you better accuracy, all things being equal.
 
Old 09-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #20
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I got the itch to get a wheel gun, for camping, hiking and general amusement at the range. Any insight from you wheel gun aficionados would be appreciated.

Ruger Gp100 and S&W 686 plus are the front runners, I'm really leaning toward the S&W with a 6" barrel.

If you have something collecting dust that you want to sell, I would consider it.
Well since you've got a picture of Rick Grimes as your avatar, I vote Colt Python.


OTOH, I still regret selling my 4" 686.
 
Old 09-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #21
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Whoops I should have read the whole thread before replying... nice purchase!
 
Old 09-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #22
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Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?
 
Old 09-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #23
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Dang betcha I have :)

My first couple cylinders (I like the sound of that)

This is a can do gun...

Rick would be proud...

We pulled it out after a pin shoot on Saturday, and had a lot of fun with it. My son and I got the biggest charge out of shooting .38's and then breaking out the Magnum rounds, my 12 year old loves shooting magnum rounds out of this pistol. The trigger on this gun is amazing! The closest gun I have to it, in terms of trigger pull, is my Browning Buckmark. The gun is well Balanced and a joy to shoot when you cock it and shoot it. Double action shooting we kind of suck at, but its still fun, lots of room for improvement. I look forward to getting more range time, and going out in the sticks and doing some dynamic shooting with this gun.

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