I know there will be a lot of differing opinions, but what's your favorite? Not for a particular purpose, just your all around favorite.
Jim, you own a BFR in .45-70? I mighta known.I can load my favorite any way I want .
It is the most versatile caliber that I handload.
levels from poofy 45lc ...to...458 magnum..
It is the most fun of any caliber I handload.
My favorite caliber ....45-70 gov,
and yes they do make a revolver that shoots my favorite. and it is also fun.
I do not own one yet, but I have a good friend that I shoot with , that has one, and your right, the recoil aint as bad as my CVA .50 cal BP, or my S&W 460 magnum.Jim, you own a BFR in .45-70? I mighta known.
I've seen one fired Online - probably YouTube. The standard rifle cartridge factory load sends a lot of burning powder out the muzzle. So much, the guy said, that recoil isn't really all that bad.
I keep mine loaded with +P HP 38's easier to control and a fine defensive load,.357 Magnum without a doubt. To the handloader there is an endless supply of bullet types to chose from.
You can make wadcutter plinking loads that feel more like you're shooting a 22.
Or you can load magnums that you would swear will echo for two countys.
And you can load anything in between the two.
All in .357 cases.
For those that don't reload, factory 38 Spl ammo of various types can do nearly the same.
Yep .357 Mag, no doubt about it........
For me it's a toss-up between 357 Magnum, and 44 Magnum. Both are dual chamberings, both are powerful; and, with the proper training, you can learn to shoot a 357 Magnum, both, quickly and accurately.I know there will be a lot of differing opinions, but what's your favorite? Not for a particular purpose, just your all around favorite.