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#7291834 - 01/10/13 02:48 AM Re: Uberti 1973 [Re: 35WhelenNut]
Old_Writer Offline
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Registered: 01/28/11
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Loc: Shenandoah Valley
Originally Posted By: 35WhelenNut
Originally Posted By: Old_Writer
About a year ago I sold all of my CAS guns, a brace of .44 revolvers and a matching .44 carbine, and replaced them with .38/.357 shootin' irons. My cost to shoot has come waaay down (I don't reload) and out to about 75-100 yards the .357 magnum is adequate for deer, which seems to be the more or less effective range of a .44 special, as well. Even if I hand loaded I don't think I'd go back to anything larger for CAS, and if I felt the need for something bigger in the hunting field, I'd take a different gun.

You shoot CAS and DON'T reload?!?!? eek No wonder you switched to .38's!! Even at that, the least expensive .38 ammo I've seen was almost $20 per 50. I can handload .44's for for less than $2 a box...MUCH less as the brass pays for itself.

I don't quite agree with your comparison of the .357 and .44 in the field. My wifes .357 Rossi stays in the gun rack in the laundry room with the other "utility" rifles where it's convenient to grab on the way out the door, but when I head out to feed the calves or just piddle in the pasture, etc. I'll grab the .44 everytime knowing that bigger is always better!

I barely have enough time to go shooting, never mind reload my brass, so I bulk buy my .38 ammo and go from there. Here in Virginia we've got indoor plumbing (open the window and pee on the rose bushes) grin and when I head out to hunt the only .44 Special I'm packing is my S&W 3rd Model hand ejector; my usual rifle is my dad's .30-'06 FN that he bought new in 1954. Like I said, the .357 Magnum may be adequate for deer... but I don't view it as optimal. wink

Edited by Old_Writer (01/10/13 02:51 AM)
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#7292542 - 01/10/13 05:37 AM Re: Uberti 1973 [Re: Old_Writer]
35WhelenNut Offline

Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 232
Loc: North Texas
I know about the time thing. Here it is 11:30 p.m. and I just came in from the shop getting ready for the next match.

I probably have my priorities screwed up. My friends and co-workers LONG ago stopped asking me "Hey, did you watch the game last night?" or "Hey, did you watch____________?" Because practically all my spare time is spent, casting, sizing, loading and/or shooting, all of which I enjoy dearly. Tonight I did treat myself to the last 2/3 of "Guns of the Magnificent Seven" on Encore Westerns. wink

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