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Old February 7, 2013, 03:53 PM   #26
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You should try holding her, its even better than looking at her.
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Old February 7, 2013, 04:40 PM   #27
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Can you shoot .38 as well as .357?

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Old February 7, 2013, 05:08 PM   #28
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it cycles the .38's just fine, so it should fire them without a hitch.
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Old February 7, 2013, 05:09 PM   #29
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Nice. I want one now!
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Old February 7, 2013, 05:12 PM   #30
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its amazing how fast I went from "Modern Tactical" to old fashioned. Pretty much the .357/.38 Revolver and rifle combo will do about anything i want to do with them. For anything else theres my 1903 once I get the scope remounted.
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:37 AM   #31
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I am there with you Ferretboy.

I got the old west bug these days.

I have a Blackhawk in .357mag my old man passed down to me and I figure if I get a lever gun in the same caliber and a decent .22lr pistol for rabbits then I can go kicking around the Arizona desert and I'll be able to deal with most anything I might walk up on.

I was very tempted to go .454 Cassul with some .45LC rounds as the primary staple. Rossi makes the lever gun in .454 and a Ruger Redhawk would make a fine hogleg as the companion. But that is a pretty expensive combo. Of course you could reach right on out there a ways with the Lever gun and .454 loads.
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Old February 8, 2013, 05:16 PM   #32
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The way my eye sight is if i cant get it in 100 yards or less, I am probably not gonna get it at all... so a .357 mag combo works well for me, I got the Winchester and a Ruger gp-100 6" to pair it with.
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Old February 8, 2013, 07:26 PM   #33
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Great choices, you will enjoy those for the rest of your life. Could have done a lot worse
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:07 PM   #34
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You'll like it, never mind the naysayers, shoot it and enjoy.
That's a great lookin rifle, I like the curved lever. Congrats!!
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Old February 9, 2013, 01:20 AM   #35
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Found out the magazine holds 14 .38 specials, thought they are harder to load than the .357 Magnums, case length maybe? Going to the range Sunday hopfully. I just cant wait to shoot it, Gods its gonna be great.
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Old February 9, 2013, 03:00 PM   #36
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Which LGS did ya find that winchester in? Just wondering, got tired of the local pawn shops years ago. Seemed every time I went in em, everything was overpriced and wore out. Maybe, I went in em on the wrong day? Have been going to Four Corners or a little up I-5 the last several years. Just wondering..
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Old February 9, 2013, 04:05 PM   #37
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The new Pawn Shop on 14th here in longview, next door to the GoodWill, they dont have a huge selection yet but they seem more reasonable than most, plust I hang out when I can at Gators Custom Guns in Kelso, if he aint got it he will try to get it, at a lower price than the other shops. Hes under the old bridge on 1st if you havnt been there.
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Old February 9, 2013, 09:24 PM   #38
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Thanks, will have to visit them.
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Old February 10, 2013, 12:10 AM   #39
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Always glad to point business at Gators.
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Old February 10, 2013, 04:28 PM   #40
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The pawn shops around here seem to want an arm arm and a leg for everything and most of it is junk. One did have a model 70 in .375 H&H with a scope in nice condition, but it was more bang than I want and at $1500, more than I can afford. They also had a Ruger Blackhawk in .44 mag for $700, which also seems a little steep.
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Old February 10, 2013, 05:28 PM   #41
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Range time....

Its official, I am in Love with shooting this gun. I can drive tacks at 30 to 50 yards no problem, I picked off 3 stationary clay birds at 60 yards and 1 at 100 yards with 7 rounds of 158 gr .38 Specials. I very much want a peep sight to put on it so I can really get accurate at 100 yards. It fed 125gr hollow points, 158 gr FMJ .357 mag no problem, and ate a box of 158 gr .38 specialt LRN with out a hiccup. now to get into reloading and get to the range as much as I can.
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