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Old August 13, 2017, 10:45 AM   #26
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Single Seven in barrel length of choice, or SP101 in .327. My three .327 Federals have taken the place of the .22s, .38s, .357s, .44s and .45s in my safe, that I used to shoot a lot. Seriously considering selling everything but the .327s (and a 38-55 for that elk that gets closest to the truck). It has proven to be a do-all round in my neck of the desert.
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Old August 13, 2017, 10:52 AM   #27
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I prefer a 6" steel gun... which is why I will never sell my 6" 629-1. Has sentimental value way higher than its regular value.

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Old August 13, 2017, 11:07 AM   #28
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Is the Alaskan the only Ruger the OP is willing to consider in .44Mag?

The reason being the 4" Redhawk. It's only 2oz heavier than the .44 Alaskan so no great burden but can tame a bit more recoil, will have the longer sight radius and the barrel length gives 2" more of acceleration for the projectile.

It is a very good package, IMO.

(But then I'm biased: it's my favourite handgun!)
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Old August 13, 2017, 11:16 AM   #29
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Oh, so you want us to provide an excuse for you to buy another gun? I don't think your collection is complete without the 5" SW629 Classic. Then you won't need any of the others.
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Old August 13, 2017, 12:32 PM   #30
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I'll sort of mirror Mr. Pond's comments. I see no single actions in your mix, so I'' throw this out there just for poops and giggles: Virginian Dragoon.

Why? I dunno.
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Old August 13, 2017, 01:58 PM   #31
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I have a Virginian Dragoon, 6 ", blued. Good shooter. One caveat,spare parts are practically non-existent. Also some of the early ones had accuracy problems due to oversized throats. Also have a Ruger Super Blackhawk-Old Model.
I am surprised no one has mentioned the Dan Wesson.
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Old August 13, 2017, 06:18 PM   #32
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Have to go with a 629 Mountain Gun. Unfluted, 3" bbl and lanyard loop equals awesomeness!

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Old August 15, 2017, 05:15 AM   #33
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Another .44? single actions in that picture. It past time to get one
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Old August 17, 2017, 06:25 PM   #34
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S&W 629 3" 44 Magnum.

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Old August 17, 2017, 07:07 PM   #35
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Scewball , I like your choice !
My old M29 6.5" has seen lots of service as a target gun , metallic silhouette ,and deer . Pachmyer grips fit my hand well . Smooth 3/8" combat trigger excellent for both along with a 1/2" target hammer.
For target we all found that the red insert really GLOWS so the hold between in the sun or in the shade was 2 clicks at 50 yds difference . We ditched the red. The only other sight for me would be a three dot system which is on my combat guns. A fine old companion !
And Watson , bring your revolver !
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Old August 17, 2017, 09:58 PM   #36
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Not to jack the thread but is that a Buck knife?

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Old August 18, 2017, 04:53 AM   #37
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If your actually going to "carry" it, by walking about over more than short distances, I believe you will find the longer barreled, large frame revolvers cumbersome eventually. If not now, say in 10-15 yrs for sure. If you are going via horse or ATV, well that's different..........

The Mtn Guns/Mtn Revolvers came to mind, and the new short barreled 5-shot .44 from S&W seemed likely candidates.
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Old August 18, 2017, 06:06 AM   #38
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S&W 629 3" 44 Magnum.

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Very wise choice sir.
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