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Old March 29, 2014, 11:55 PM   #1
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Big Bore snubbies


Rossi 44 Spl 3inch barrel


Rossi 44 Mag 2.5 inch barrel


Charter 44 Spl 2,5 inch barrel


Taurus Judge PD Poly 45 colt /410

I like Big Bore snubbies.....
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Old March 30, 2014, 12:06 AM   #2
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^nice, but IMHO what a waste of slow burning gun powder.
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Old March 30, 2014, 01:49 AM   #3
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Charter Bulldog .44spl 2.5" for me!

Carry it all the time.

If 3" counts as a snubbie, then I also have an old school Bulldog, too.

I love the thought of having a nice, light little gun that slings those big, fat .44 bullets.



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Old March 30, 2014, 04:04 AM   #4
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Lowercase: Love the contrast between old and new! There is a reason the Charter Arms Bulldog .44 has been around for so many decades...because people want it!
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Old March 30, 2014, 09:32 AM   #5
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I've been lusting after the Rossi 720 for a decade now

Rarer than hen's teeth in California.

Hey Buckeye- Do you have the new Rossi magnum? General impressions?
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Old March 30, 2014, 10:40 AM   #6
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I've got a Bulldog 44 special on the way as I type....Never owned a dedicated 44 special just shot them out of 44's.

I was a little skeptical of the Charter Arms brand but after some serious research the conclusion was reached that they are decent and reliable guns. The positive reviews far outweighed the negative ones.

If I didn't reload I don't think I would get a 44 special though. Factory ammo is relatively scarce and very expensive.

lowercase......I recall you posting the pic of your bulldog before and thinking those grips were pretty sweet....May I ask what they are and where you got them?.......I answered part of the question....found your old post stating that they are vintage bulldog grips.....So where do you find something like that or similar?

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Old March 30, 2014, 02:23 PM   #7
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lowercase......I recall you posting the pic of your bulldog before and thinking those grips were pretty sweet....May I ask what they are and where you got them?.......I answered part of the question....found your old post stating that they are vintage bulldog grips.....So where do you find something like that or similar?
I think I found mine on ebay. You can find them popping up periodically on ebay and gunbroker.

Here's a listing for some at a pretty high price. I remember paying a lot for mine, too, but they're hard to come by, and I've found them to be superior to some of the custom grips out there.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=405132949
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Old March 30, 2014, 02:37 PM   #8
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I like big Bore snubbies too
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Old March 30, 2014, 02:40 PM   #9
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Although I once had an original BD in the early 70's - I sold it because it was problematic for me to hang onto for 2nd shots, etc.

Last year, however, I ran across the only BD I've seen locally since back then (at a very decent IMHO price) - so I jumped on it.




This one is VERY controlable for me, what with the rubber bumpers & the extra weight of the EJ housing.



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Old March 30, 2014, 03:27 PM   #10
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My favorite BBS(big bore snubbie). Rossi 720. Sorry, no photo.
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Old March 30, 2014, 04:52 PM   #11
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recent outing with my 720. co-worker reloads 240gr. @ 850 fps from a 4" bbl, a little less from this 3" bbl. considerably more THWAP! than the Hornandy 180gr.
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Old March 30, 2014, 05:13 PM   #12
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I've had a Charter Arms Stainless Bulldog on my list for a while. Actually I have wanted on since the very first blued models came out. Now I see an add for Bass Pro fro the Taurus 445 44 Spcl snubbie. I thought those were discontinued. Are they making them again, and with all Taurus hating prejudice aside, has anybody had any experience with both the CA, and Taurus, and how do they compare?
Again, not you opinion of Taurus. Just actual owner experience, and comparison of the two.
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Old March 30, 2014, 05:24 PM   #13
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Taurus makes a good gun in my book based on the ones I owned before they started using the built in lock.

if Taurus offered a free state gun id probably take the plunge on their 44 snubby. for now the only current production non-locked guns in .44spl snubby are the charter arms bulldog. in the 80s I got crap guns twice in a row from them. if I could try before I buy I would get one, but no more gamble on a gun that shouldn't have left the factory and paying for shipping and hoping its sent back fixed.

that said I have an old school off duty .38 that's a gem.
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Old March 30, 2014, 05:41 PM   #14
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We have a Taurus 6-shot .44mag 2 1/2" bbl. titanium revolver at the shop.
That thing is insanely lightweight.
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Old March 30, 2014, 05:44 PM   #15
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aurus makes a good gun in my book based on the ones I owned before they started using the built in lock.

if Taurus offered a free state gun
Have you looked at Taurus' hammer mounted lock? It's unlikely to ever be a problem. (IMHO, YMMV, Insert standard Internet disclaimer here.)
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Old March 30, 2014, 06:15 PM   #16
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^nice, but IMHO what a waste of slow burning gun powder.
Should we all be carrying 12 inch revolvers???
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Old March 30, 2014, 06:41 PM   #17
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Not sure if this counts as a big bore snubbie, but I have a Charter Arms Pitbull In 40 S&W that I think is just awesome.
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Old March 30, 2014, 07:37 PM   #18
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if Taurus offered a free state gun id probably take the plunge on their 44 snubby
I have a question about built in locks, but started another thread as to not hijack this one.
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Old March 30, 2014, 08:11 PM   #19
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Between .44 Bulldogs, I had a (then) new .44 Special Taurus, a fixed-sight, stainless 5-shot, with 3"bbl - IIRC it was a Model 431 (?).


In any event it was a good shooter, w/o issues (or lawyer locks) - that I only sold because I needed cash at the time.


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Old March 30, 2014, 08:14 PM   #20
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I'm the happy owner of a SS 3" Taurus 431 44 special. It's a joy to shoot and carry.
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Old March 30, 2014, 08:37 PM   #21
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How about a 2 inch ported Taurus in .45 Colt. Big bark, huge flash and quick second shot.
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Old March 30, 2014, 09:01 PM   #22
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Taurus 44 Specials - The little one saved my life once years ago. The one gun I'll never sell.
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Old March 30, 2014, 11:14 PM   #23
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I have a Taurus 405 in 40S&W. A bit on the large size for the capacity that it has.
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Old March 31, 2014, 04:13 AM   #24
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Here's my S&W model 1917 snubbie.

I really like my Rossi model 68 in .38 special. I carry it almost exclusively in the car since it is light and small enough to fit into my glove box easily.






But I also like my S&W model 1917 snubby using moon clips in .45 acp if there's something I might need its .45 acp power for. This is my favorite big bore snubby. It's barrel is just under 3 1/4 inches. Created for the trenches of WW1, but getting light duty with me these days. If only my old pistols and revolvers could talk. What stories they would have.








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Old March 31, 2014, 08:43 PM   #25
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I've been lusting after the Rossi 720 for a decade now
Rarer than hen's teeth in California.

Hey Buckeye- Do you have the new Rossi magnum? General impressions?
Yep ...I own the Rossi 44 Mag pictured....Its the blued version of the Taurus Tracker...but without the ports....its 95 % the time a 44 Spl...

As for the Rossi 720 pictured..I just picked it up ..its ANIB...the gun has a great trigger..should improve with use...

But the Charter is the handiest revolver I've ever owned...44 Spl. in a revolver only slightly larger than a J frame...
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