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Old June 28, 2010, 06:57 PM   #13
Fingers McGee
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Originally Posted by King of Smack
Why the army caliber over the navy caliber?
Cause some people think bigger is better. It really depends on what you're planning on doing with the revolver. One is just as accurate as the other; and, unless you're planning on killing something with it, the .44s is overkill - as well as being more expensive to shoot in the long run.

.380 roundballs are not hard to find on the internet, and can be had a lot cheaper than retail .375s from well known manufacturers.

I find shooting the .36 New Model belt pistol of Navy caliber (aka 1861 Navy)to be very rewarding. Splitting playing cards and eliminating the X on a bullseye target is very rewarding with a .36

First time I've been called a scientist Doc - Usually they just call me a crotchety old retired Warrant Officer
Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee - AKA Man of Many Colts - Alter ego of Diabolical Ken; SASS Regulator 28564-L-TG; Rangemaster and stage writer extraordinaire; Frontiersman, Pistoleer, NRA Endowment Life, NMLRA, SAF, CCRKBA, STORM 327, SV115; Charter member, Central Ozarks Western Shooters
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