Re: What would you get?
By far the most usefull is a 22. I shoot mine alot, and hunt with it as much or more. I have a couple wheel guns, and that cheap heritage rough rider 22 I have gets plenty of use. Eventhough I do hunt with it I mostly use it as a secondary gun while hunting small game. I don't care to have to shoot a wounded rabbit or squirrel with a shotgun, and I don't want to do it by hand. The 22 comes in handy. The best part is I can buy 20 bucks worth of bullets, and let my friends shoot it all day when we go to the range.
If I was buying a center fire I would get a 357. To me it is the most versatile wheel gun there is. I have a GP100 with a 6" barrel. I hunt deer with full power 357 loads, practice with mild 357 loads and plink with 38 specials.
I used to have a 44 mag, and it was a fine gun. To me it was just too big. Sort of like buying a 3/4 ton truck to drive back and forth to work. The biggest problem I had with my Blackhawk was that I just couldn't shoot it well. I decided it was time to try something different.
I've been pondering getting another big bore revolver, and if I do I'm thinking a 454 cassul is next up. Full power 454 loads are near insanity in regards to recoil, but you can shoot anything from cowboy 45 colts to those insane 454 loads mentioned earlier. Plus they are made on the same frames as a 44. Now if I could only find more than a few days a year to actually use it......................
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