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  • #16
    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
    I have a .44 Magnum revolver (S&W Model 29) that can shoot .44 Special loads, but I would like to have a revolver chambered for the .44 Special, like the S&W Model 24-3.
    I am an old Skeeter Skelton fan, and the .44 Special was his favorite caliber.
    It could be hand-loaded up to .44 Magnum velocities, but he kept it somewhere in the middle, hotter than the factory-loaded .44 Special but much less than the magnum.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Treestand View Post
      I guess i'm a rare bird, there is nothing i need that i can't buy in Firearms,even old ones! I do enjoy Handguns more then Rifles.
      OK..Their is nothing that I would like have right now! better 99*

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      • #18
        Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
        Need (?) a .22 Hornet. Had one for years.
        I killed a wider variety of game with that rifle than I did with any other gun I've ever owned.

        Then there's the Ruger No.1 in .300 H&H Magnum. Not that I NEED one!
        A No. 1 in .308 Win can be rechambered to .300 H&H. I want the barrel remarked "Hollands Super .30", the cartridges original designation.
        I wish, I never converted my 1937 Win 70 Hornet to a 17/hornet. It worth $3,000 right now.;-(( I do have the Org.Bbl.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
          Yes.. and no.. and I don't know.

          Caliber's I'm pretty content with, though an SA in .308 I have a hankering for, I already have a Savage 11 chambered for it.

          If a great opportunity for a .50BMG or a 2 bore popped up I'd think about it real hard, but I certainly don't need one.

          A one pounder has also crossed the mind as a fun toy.

          If I'm to take to heart all of the "the founders meant muskets" folks I'd also like to own a 24 gun ship of the line... er.. I mean armed trading ship as that was acceptable if you had the means.
          You are braver than I am. I thought everybody would laugh at me if I said I wanted a cannon, or a battery of them. I'd also settle for something belt-fed.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
            I have a .44 Magnum revolver (S&W Model 29) that can shoot .44 Special loads, but I would like to have a revolver chambered for the .44 Special, like the S&W Model 24-3.
            I don't believe a .44spl can achieve the same velocity as a .44mag with the same weight bullet.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
              I have a .44 Magnum revolver (S&W Model 29) that can shoot .44 Special loads, but I would like to have a revolver chambered for the .44 Special, like the S&W Model 24-3.
              You are right, and that is why the .44 Magnum was developed. It exceeded the expectations of Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
                For some reason I've got the hots for a 375 H&H
                My .375 H&H does not generate as much "felt" recoil with a 270 gr. load as my .338 Win Mag does with a 250 gr. load. Neither one are something you want to shoot over the bench for an extended time, but neither one is what I would consider horrendous.

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                • #23
                  I am with 99. I don't "need", but I want another .222 and for some odd reason, a .300 Win Mag. Still looking for the right pump or double in 16 gauge, also.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                    Yes.. and no.. and I don't know.

                    Caliber's I'm pretty content with, though an SA in .308 I have a hankering for, I already have a Savage 11 chambered for it.

                    If a great opportunity for a .50BMG or a 2 bore popped up I'd think about it real hard, but I certainly don't need one.

                    A one pounder has also crossed the mind as a fun toy.

                    If I'm to take to heart all of the "the founders meant muskets" folks I'd also like to own a 24 gun ship of the line... er.. I mean armed trading ship as that was acceptable if you had the means.
                    Hadn't thought about that, but if I could afford ammo, a Ma Deuce would make a nice floor decoration and conversation piece!

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                    • #25
                      Why? Did you find one of mine I misplaced?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                        Yes.. and no.. and I don't know.

                        Caliber's I'm pretty content with, though an SA in .308 I have a hankering for, I already have a Savage 11 chambered for it.

                        If a great opportunity for a .50BMG or a 2 bore popped up I'd think about it real hard, but I certainly don't need one.

                        A one pounder has also crossed the mind as a fun toy.

                        If I'm to take to heart all of the "the founders meant muskets" folks I'd also like to own a 24 gun ship of the line... er.. I mean armed trading ship as that was acceptable if you had the means.
                        I've almost convinced myself that if I could make a deal with a local range that if I bought a Barrett I could hang out with a sign offering a shot for $15 and enough guys would do it to pay for that rifle.

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                        • #27
                          Really want a 28 gauge, and 10 gauge, and a .22-250 and a .454 casull.

                          But need is a strong word. I probably need a few more common calibers just in case SHTF.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
                            Really want a 28 gauge, and 10 gauge, and a .22-250 and a .454 casull.

                            But need is a strong word. I probably need a few more common calibers just in case SHTF.
                            Buckey, welcome back -- where you been ?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
                              I have a .44 Magnum revolver (S&W Model 29) that can shoot .44 Special loads, but I would like to have a revolver chambered for the .44 Special, like the S&W Model 24-3.
                              An article in another publication just named the .44mag the best/most useful of all the 'big bores'. The thinking of the author is the really big bores can not be shot that well by the majority of shooters. I know it took me probably 500 rounds to get good with my model 29, but when I did, I could hit a pie plate 6 times at 100yds off hand. For the model 29 it is all in trigger control.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Outlaw View Post
                                I've got a few I'd like to have, but nothing I'm really pining for. Something bigger than what I'll likely ever need, like a 338, 375 or 416, just because. Something small for coyotes like a 5.56 (preferably in a scout rifle type platform) or a 243. I could use another 22 because that single shot cricket ain't cutting it. I really like deer calibers though, something like a 257 Bob, 25-06, or 260 would be nice, along with upgrading to a nicer 270. Oh and a 16ga double or A5. And I am looking at getting another handgun soon, so I'll throw 45 or 9mm on the list since all I currently have is a 38spl. Eventually I'm sure I'll get around to buying a muzzleloader to take advantage of the special seasons, and I'm leaning more towards a 54cal flintlock or percussion rather than the 50cal inline that seems to be the standard now.
                                I saw a .375H&H Mauser, left hand at the Ohio Gun Collectors one time. Thought about it, walked around, thought about it some more and decided to pass. I know it was a rare find but just wanted other things more at the time. Probably never see another one.

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