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    If I could only carry one, 44 Special or 45 Colt 250-275 gr Keith Hardcast lead bullet ! Probably a Buffalo Bore Load or Custom load.
    I want penetration above all things, something that is going to hit the spine and put someone out of commission quick !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jem102 View Post
    A fine round to say the least. However I read where (IIRC a coroners report) a guy took a 12 ga. slug shoulder to shoulder, returned fire and fled the scene. Years ago there was pic floating around on the net for quite some time of a guy hit point blank in the head with a .44 mag. One of the most gruesome pics I have ever seen by the way. Yet he shot the guy that shot him and staggered to his car before he died. Soo yes, anything if my life is on the line.
    As an aside "I" assume you have your 700 with you regularly as your EDC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Hawk View Post
    Hehe, I was just joking around.
    I'm with ya. If you were in a fortified position you could start to work on them @1,000 out. If you can read the wind a little hit probably with that round is at least 98+%.
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    In my opinion you are already using the best 38 special round available.

    Regardless of the caliber or type of handgun, for a weapon in your hand is only as good as the person using it...

    And any handgun is better than none

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    Sounds to me like you've got a very useful round as it is. Shooting through a human body is harder than it looks. A full wadcutter or semi-wadcutter pushes a lot in front of it, rather than slipping around stuff.

    I'd save the 'new ammo' money for the revolver on your schedule.

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