Wanting 357 for hunting side - go with 44" or 6" bbl?

Wanting 357 for hunting side - go with 44" or 6" bbl?

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    Wanting 357 for hunting side - go with 44" or 6" bbl?

    Hi,

    Really trying to decide - knowing I'm going to start looking for 357 revolver that would mainly be used as OWB carry while elk hunting.

    Only question is do I want to be carrying the long 6" barreled model or would a 4" be better?


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    I would go with a 4" because to me 4" revolvers carry better and balance better. Lots of walking and waiting, you might as well be as comfortable as you can.

    Also, in case you ever want to sell the gun, 4" revolvers are more desired than 6" revolvers.
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    If you're not going to be hunting with it I'd go 4", too. It's a more all around, gun.

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    My concealed carry self-defense woods handgun is a 4" S&W 29-2 .44 magnum. My open carry/hunting handguns are an 8" Colt Anaconda, an 8 3/8" S&W 29-2, or a 10 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk all in .44 magnum.
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    The guns I carry most often openly while hunting are 7.5",6", and 5.5". Because I'm not concerned with how well it conceals the extra barrel length makes hitting where I'm aiming much easier! DR

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    Duplicate. Closed.
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