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Old 12-14-2018, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Powerful, shootable and, above all, versatile, in pistol-caliber long guns its tough to top the .357 Magnum.

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Pistol-caliber carbines and rifles generally get a bad rap. Sure, sing the naysayers, theyre fun for plinking, but what else are they good for? Generally, this sentiment bubbles to the surface because these doubtful souls target intensify on one particular class of pistol-caliber long guns semi-automatics. If they happened to step-up to a revolver magnum, say in a lever-action, many of their complaints might very well evaporate.
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I have always regreted selling my .357 Rossi rifle.
I made a lot of 200 yard kills on Jackrabbits with it.
Now I have several thousand rounds of reloaded .357 and .38 specials
and only hand guns to digest them.
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My brother-in-law has a Marlin 1894C with the 20" octagon barrel. That thing shoots like a laser beam out to 200 yards with his reloads. One year, at Thanksgiving, we were popping 1 lb. canisters of Tannerite with it, set up at 200 yards. Hold right on the white dot (which is all you could see of the canister) and BOOM!

I plan on getting a pistol caliber rifle, but keep wavering between .44 mag and .357, even though I'm a .44 mag guy.
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I have a Winchester 94 Trapper in .44 mag. It's a great little rifle for walking around in the woods.
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I plan on getting a pistol caliber rifle, but keep wavering between .44 mag and .357, even though I'm a .44 mag guy.


Get both and have twice the fun...

I am partial to the number 44 though
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Pistol caliber carbines are excellent for defense and most tasks people need a rifle for.
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Pistol caliber carbines are excellent for defense and most tasks people need a rifle for.
An M1 carbine in 7.62x25 Tok!
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I sold my model 27 years ago. Figured is I ever went large caliber revolver again I'd do a .41 mag.
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I have been shooting my Winchester model 1866 in .38 special a lot. It is a sweet shooting piece.

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