.357 Magnum vs .44 Magnum

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by Luigi Daniele, May 24, 2018.

.44 or .357?

  1. .357

    47 vote(s)
    71.2%
  2. .44

    19 vote(s)
    28.8%
  1. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Here's the top five in use by African guides, apparently the .458 Lott is a real show stopper
    http://www.wideopenspaces.com/5-best-cartridges-for-hunting-africa/
     
  2. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Any guide worth his salt in Africa will leave the shotgun and take the 375 H&H any time.....I know a guy who's guide was ate up by a leopard after they shot it with 10 gauge with 00 buck.
     
  3. Bear

    Bear Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't know if this real. Charging Grizzly (?) stopped and killed with shotgun.

    Kill video so be aware if you watch.

     
  4. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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  5. Huntsprig

    Huntsprig Elite Refuge Member

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    I have one of them.
    Very nice gun.

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    But I think I might have paid too much for it.

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  6. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    I will give you $450 :l:l:l
     
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    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    In 1981 money?
     
  8. RJW

    RJW Senior Refuge Member

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    I have hunted in Africa and I can tell you with certainty that a PH will almost always use a shotgun to follow up on a Leopard. But a bad shot is a bad shot, by the way people get tore up but not eaten by leopards. For lions yes 375 or up.
     
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  9. Bear

    Bear Elite Refuge Member

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    I was willed my buddies Python in 4 inch blue and it disappeared along with a bunch of other firearms, some classic, I was willed by other heirs (unknown) who ransacked his house.
     
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    I recently sold a nice 4in model 19. I purchased a 686-plus but that lock drove me nuts every time I looked at it so I sent it down the road too. Picked up a sp101 4in and its a joy to carry all day compared to heavier revolvers.
     

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