What's Your Heavy Hitter?

What's Your Heavy Hitter?

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    What's Your Heavy Hitter?

    When I was a boy, I overheard an old man and a deputy having a friendly conversation.

    Old man: what do you carry?
    Deputy:357 mag
    Old man: Ah, a heavy hitter.

    This was the first time I had ever heard the term "Heavy Hitter"

    To this day, I think of the .357 mag to be a heavy hitter

    What do you consider to be a heavy hitter and why?
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    45acp, long strong track record.
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    If I want a really heavy hitter I would bring out the TC Contender with the 357 Herret barrel, not really something I would use for SD but good for elk.
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    My SIG P220 is my heavy hitter now. 45ACP is good enough for me. Hey! That rhymes!

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    I would consider the .45 a heavy hitter for pistols (I carry a 1911), or the .357 tends to have a pretty good track record. Any of the magnums over .357 would also be heavy hitters. But really pistols and revolvers aren't nearly as good as rifles. For rifles my favorite round would be the .308 (or 7.62x51NATO), since it can really reach out and touch somebody.
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    I have an AR15 in .223/5.56, a 12 gauge and a scandium snub in .357. I would say that snub qualifies as a heavy hitter from both ends.
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    my .22 mag...hey, is a MAG
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    30.06 rifle backed up by a .45 ACP 1911. Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I would consider the .45 a heavy hitter for pistols (I carry a 1911), or the .357 tends to have a pretty good track record. Any of the magnums over .357 would also be heavy hitters. But really pistols and revolvers aren't nearly as good as rifles. For rifles my favorite round would be the .308 (or 7.62x51NATO), since it can really reach out and touch somebody.
    Here here. a 9mm is a .45, is a .40. You want something with true stopping power, it's a 12 ga. or a .308, otherwise, plan on a bill drill with a reload.
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    My heavy hitters are a couple of .50 BMG rifles. All others pale in comparison.
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    Well, I was a Deputy who also carried a 1974 S&W Model-28 with .357 SWC's and it was plenty enough to handle anything I ever encountered. So I guess it was my 'heavy hitter' too.
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    .45-70 & .30-06 are the heaviest hitting rifles I enjoy shooting. Ruger 4 5/8" SBH is about enough fun for me but I prefer shooting my 686.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    My heavy hitters are a couple of .50 BMG rifles. All others pale in comparison.
    I once saw a .50 Barrett rifle impact a target, and not do the job, immediately at least. I'm sure that the target didn't last too much longer after we lost visual contact. The terminal ballistics of the .50 are simply amazing. All the other .50 rounds I saw go downrange that contacted did the job quite well.
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    Heavy hitter? Probably my Stoeger Coach Gun Supreme with 00 buck.
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