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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:56 AM #1
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357 Mag Revolver

Looking for a .357 Mag Revolver for hunting. Has to have at least a 6in barrel. Not looking for a show piece but something appropriate for the woods.

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Yes. Both are excellent.

I think the GP100 is built just a bit stronger and looks a tad bit cooler, but the 686 has a better trigger and higher resell value.

Can't go wrong with either.
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Yes. Both are excellent.

I think the GP100 is built just a bit stronger and looks a tad bit cooler, but the 686 has a better trigger and higher resell value.

Can't go wrong with either.
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+1 I went GP100 last year for my first revolver.
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I've already posted this many times before, but what the heck...


I'm going with the GP100, specifically the 4" stainless model. Mostly because I believe this to be just about the strongest popular revolver ever made. It will last several generations; it's the one 'last gun' I'd like to have in any real situation. There's even a special swat unit that uses them as their handgun.

4" because it seems to be perfectly balanced, and the marginal velocity advantage of the 6" doesn't seem worth the trade-off.

Yes, I agree the S&W trigger is a tiny bit better (double action) out of the box, but after firing it a few thousand times, it gets better; there's always the option of a proper trigger job too; which will take it from very good to great.

And the GP100 is less expensive.

S&W did make a 7 shot version of the 686-7 over a decade ago, wish Ruger would make a special 7 shot version of the GP100. Oh, I don't own, nor have I ever owned a GP100, I've just shot it enough to know it is in my opinion the best revolver on this planet, right now.

How's that for taking a position?

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Blackhawk, GP100, SW 686 for me, probably in that order. If for Merryland deer, OP has 6 inch bbl. requirement covered. Make sure ammo rating exceeeds 700 fpe. Certainly doable, but OP will need to look to do ithat on purpose. Buffalo Bore etc.
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+1 I went GP100 last year for my first revolver.
Agree with the GP100... it's a tank, and butter-smooth.

BTW... your foot looks an awful lot like an AR15 receiver...
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