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Which for hunting/

Post by Rob96 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:50 pm

SO I am looking for a Big Boy X in either 357 magnum or 45LC. I have loaded ammo and empties for both. Primary use would be here in Eastern PA in the woods which are sometimes a little thick and mx distance is around 80-85yds. Which caliber would you pick. There is also the possbility of coming across a Black Bear as well.
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Re: Which for hunting/

Post by Vaquero » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:51 pm

45 colt.

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Re: Which for hunting/

Post by tcpip95 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:42 pm

If you're reloading, I'd go 45LC. If you're buying manufactured ammo, the 357 is going to be much cheaper and probably more readily available.
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Re: Which for hunting/

Post by leverjc » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:10 pm

Being you reload my vote would be with the 45 Colt.
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Post by brm4450 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:04 pm

.45LC
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Post by Hatchdog » Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:40 am

If I were taking a shot at a Black Bear I would much rather have the 45 Colt in hand. Maybe just maybe you may find the 45 colt rifle sooner than the .357 but that’s just speculation on my part. A year ago a local shop had a 45 colt X model on the rack for a long time, of course I was looking for a .357. Now there isn’t an X model anywhere.
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Re: Which for hunting/

Post by JEBar » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:31 am

leverjc wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:10 pm
Being you reload my vote would be with the 45 Colt.
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Post by Greyhawk » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:48 pm

45 colt. for sure!
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Re: Which for hunting/

Post by Oldbrass » Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:37 pm

Bear country 45 colt ,you got a revolver to match?
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Re: Which for hunting/

Post by Rob96 » Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:32 am

Oldbrass wrote:
Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:37 pm
Bear country 45 colt ,you got a revolver to match?
Whichever I end up with I will be getting a revolver to match. ;)
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