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Thread: Which revolver for a woods/bumming gun?

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    S&W K frame 4" Or a Model 37 TRR8 the later is a great revolver of balance and accuracy.
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    Like this one. My all time favorite general woods bumming/fishing gun.

    Mike

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    Three hundred post later showing everyones favorite hand gun and this thread might come to a close. LOL What part of the country do you live in? Are you going to be running into any sasquatches? Snakes? Wild bores/hogs.? Sasquatch= 500 magnum. Snakes 38/357 with shot. Wild bores/hogs= 300 black out. Buy all three and your covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bg6ga View Post
    Three hundred post later showing everyones favorite hand gun and this thread might come to a close. LOL What part of the country do you live in? Are you going to be running into any sasquatches? Snakes? Wild bores/hogs.? Sasquatch= 500 magnum. Snakes 38/357 with shot. Wild boars/hogs= 300 black out. Buy all three and your covered.
    Good thinking!
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    You will also need to hire a gentleman to carry your weapons like in the Tarzan movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bg6ga View Post
    You will also need to hire a gentleman to carry your weapons like in the Tarzan movies.
    More good thinking!
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    Just think what I could come up with after my second cup of coffee

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    My two woods walkers are the Ruger 357 LCR or CA Bulldog 44 Special. I prefer the Bulldog during snake season because the 44 snake loads hold more shot. Both revolvers are about the same weight and fit the same holster.

    Winelover

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    Quote Originally Posted by nockhunter View Post
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    Like this one. My all time favorite general woods bumming/fishing gun.

    Mike
    Model 66 with 3" barrel ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol & Powder View Post
    Model 66 with 3" barrel ??
    I'm thinking 5 shot J Frame model 60
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMC45 View Post
    I'm thinking 5 shot J Frame model 60
    me too. nice grips.
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    Yup,,,,,3" S&W M60 .38 special, with a set of Harrett's grips.

    Thanks
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    Ah !! I got it now !
    Couldn't tell the scale from the photo but I should have paid more attention to that J-frame trigger guard.

    NICE !!!

    I agree, great "Kit Gun" and those are nice Harrett grips.

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    I lust after a Model 60. Only seen a couple in real life. They don't last and are quickly snapped up.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Wouldn't trade my S&W M60-10 .357 Mag (3" full-underlug bbl, adj. sights) for anything;
    The -9's were .38 Spl-only while the next revision (-12's IIRC ?) are post-lock; subsequent price increases on used -10's reflect their 'sweet spot' in the M60 line.

    Mine can carry concealed in a pocket holster for backwoods hikes in popular areas.

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    The handgun I have carried more than any other in the woods is my 1967 S&W 10-5 with 4" pencil barrel. It carries easily, has a great trigger pull, and is very accurate even with the fixed sights. I feed it 158 grain SWC's over 3.4 grains Bullseye at 800 fps.

    If an auto is an option at all, I think a Glock makes for a dandy woods gun. Truth be told, anything I might use a handgun for I can do just fine with my Glock 26.
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    Of the two revolvers set out as choices I would opt for the SP101 because it is likely to be easier to shoot accurately.

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    If I only had one gun I could carry it would probably be my Ruger Super Red Hawk 44 magnum with the 9 1/4" inch barrel. With max loads the barrel rises only slightly and I must be used to it because the recoil is light with max loads. Secondly if I was stranded it would make either a great hammer or a nice club.

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    As much as I like that 3" S&W Model 60 with adjustable sights, there's another option that appeals to me.

    A 4" S&W model 10 with the tapered barrel, completely finished with Robar's NP3+ and fitted with a set of Pachmayr "Gripper" grips.

    It wouldn't be capable of shooting magnums, wouldn't have adjustable sights and the NP3+ finish would likely cost more than the gun itself but that would be a lightweight, weatherproof woods walking tool !

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