Best 357 Magnum?

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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by BoerBoelGuy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:56 pm

Always love my 686+1's in any barrel length, "The Best"? while I have no paws on experience with [smilie=021.gif] Korth [smilie=011.gif]
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Post by P5 guy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:48 am

Smith & Wesson's 681 should have been named the ULTIMATE SRVICE MAGNUM. Too bad S&W stopped making them.
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Post by photohause » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:28 pm

I've had S&W Ns & k frames...also loved the Sp101, but, I've had this for over thirty years and love to be able to change from 2.5" to 4". Very strong gun. Parts still available, from CZ.

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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by Mike » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:57 am

Check this baby out, the .357 Kimber is sweet!
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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by sjcosta38 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:19 pm

I like all 3 of mine.

Ruger LCR
S&W 60 3'
Ruger Gp100 Match Champion.

Each one is has a different optimum use.

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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by Deputydave » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:44 pm

I've owned a GP100. Built like a tank and probably the best made in terms of standing up to a steady diet of full power loads. For a HD or trail gun this would be hard to beat. I've also owned S&W 686's and imo it's one of the best looking models made. I also used to off-duty carry a 2.5 inch barrel S&W with a trigger job that was hand-held joy to shoot.

The term 'best' is subjective unless the specific need is addressed.
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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by Deputydave » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:50 pm

cubanstang50 wrote:I will never own a taurus! If you do buy one you will remember this post! If you need a part for it there is a very good change that they wont have it in stock. Then when you ask how the hell, they will answer you with, we get a shipment by the first friday of every month and hopefully that part with come in. Yea it comes from Brazil :ham'r. That was my experience with them and I sold the revolver a week later. I bought a 4" 686 7 shot and love it. Heavy trigger but i am deadly accurate with it.
I've owned several Taurus semi-autos over the years and never had any issues with them. However, I've also owned several Taurus revolvers and had mixed reviews with them. My first off-duty was the old Taurus 689 (also called 669VR IIRC). Nice looking revolver and it shot 'okay' but with some ammo it wasn't very accurate. I did have a model 80 .38 special that shot just fine and was very accurate. My last was a 66 7-shot. I wasn't impressed with the trigger at all and ended up trading it. I currently don't have any revolvers anymore, but if I were to get one it would be either Ruger or S&W. I'd give the Taurus a pass.
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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by Richard2003 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:06 pm

Generally Ruger revolvers are built like a tank and Smith & Wessons are more accurate and have better triggers and much better resale value, especially with the box.
Get a S&W Model 19 used if you want a 4 inch or a or a used model 60 if you want a concealed piece.

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Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:38 am

I like S&W 28, Ruger Security Six , GP100 and S&W L frames .

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Post by dieselbeef » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:33 am

the one in yer hand when ya need it /:f
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Post by Cardboard_killer » Wed May 04, 2016 6:25 pm

Finally took the Manurhin out to the range. It shot very well, great double action trigger, although I didn't put many round through it. I decided to disassemble the gun to clean. I wasn't going to before I shot it, as I do not have much to fall back on in case something goes wrong or I screw things up.

I am impressed with the changes made to the basic S&W design, especially around the changes to the rebound slide/spring. I have it soaking in mineral spirits as there was a lot of crud build up. Once I clean all the gunk out and re-lube, I think the trigger is going to be superb.
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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by Racist Infidel » Wed May 04, 2016 10:20 pm

cubanstang50 wrote:I will never own a taurus! If you do buy one you will remember this post! If you need a part for it there is a very good change that they wont have it in stock. Then when you ask how the hell, they will answer you with, we get a shipment by the first friday of every month and hopefully that part with come in. Yea it comes from Brazil :ham'r. That was my experience with them and I sold the revolver a week later. I bought a 4" 686 7 shot and love it. Heavy trigger but i am deadly accurate with it.
While I find the outside of them well finished, the insides leave much to be desired. I refuse to work on them anymore. The last 1911A1 I worked on got all of the fire control system replaced it was of such poor quality.

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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by Zim00 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:33 pm

I got the bug and just HAD to have a Smith & Wesson 686. Got it for myself "for Christmas" and haven't regretted it for a second.

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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by PzGren » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:04 am

Well, Ruger, S&W it doesn't make a great difference anymore but until about a decade ago, I leaned to S&W for the fact that their triggers could be tuned better.

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Re: Best 357 Magnum?

Post by bmup » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:55 pm

Zim00 wrote:I got the bug and just HAD to have a Smith & Wesson 686. Got it for myself "for Christmas" and haven't regretted it for a second.
Good choice. I bought myself one for my birthday a few years ago & it is just awesome. That thing is so heavy, there's almost no recoil at all & the single action trigger is like 1lb & breaks like glass. :ber
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