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When I'm off camping I almost always have one of my wheelguns along with me. Usually, it's one of my S&W 357 Magnums with a 4" barrel, but if I'm camping in some of our western states, I'll often take along one of my old J.P. Sauer Single Actions in 45 Colt or 44 Magnum.

What is your favorite outdoors gun and rig?
 

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Favorite gun when camping.

When camping in the Eastern States I usually carry a S&W .44 Mag either a 4 or 6 inch version. Will sometime sub I S&W .41 Mag no smaller caliber.

Camping in the west .454 Freedoms Arms.
 

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My wife and I used to do a lot of camping on Forked Lake campground in New York states' Adarondiak State park. We used to usually get an isolated site alone on a tiny island that wasn't out of swimming reach of Black bear. The campground had, as usual, many stories of nasty confontations between hungry bear and campers. As it was a long paddle in the canoe to get the hell off the island, I used to bring a mag-na-ported and tuned S&W 29 in .44 mag, with a fistfull of 2400 in each case under a heavily constructed 240 grain bullet- Sierra or Speer. The holster was a nice leather thumbreak highride- I forget who made it. Never did see a bear there, though, much less a pissed off one. One night I woke up for some reason, and I'm lying there trying to get back to sleep when I heard the very loud bang of something heavy hitting the metal food bin. It seems not all campers used to secure the big steel bins provided there for food storage. The bears had learned that they could often get the door open by giving it a good whack, and that's just what he was up to. I was very happy to have had that gun then, although he moved on without harassing us over in the tent..

Now that same gun wears a new 6" underlugged heavy barrel and gets used for target shooting. For other duty, which frankly it seldom sees anymore, it has a cheap leather fully flapped holster from Cabelas' to protect the old Hogue wood grip from getting banged up, and a kydex from Blade tech for easy access.

Nowdays, I'd take a tuned S&W 617 in .22 . Plinking is great fun, and you get to leave the ear protection home. If I'm in bear country, I'll bring a good trusted rifle, or my .44 mag Win '94 if there's a good chance of heavy cover.
If it's to be Grizzly country, I'll bring a 75mm cannon. Although my personal rule in shooting wildlife is this- only if it tries to attack me or mine. Otherwise it's live and let live.
 

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favorite Revolver

When I am on my property I usually carry one of my Colts. ("Anything that Ain't a Colt, is Just an Imitation"). Either my SAA in .357 or .45 Colt. I have a "western style" holster and gunbelt for both. Ain't nothing that feels so good in the hand as a Colt. And, since I make home grown ammo for both, I can tailor the ammo to my need. If I am out during the hunting season I will either have my .45 Colt or my S.& W. model 29, in a shoulder holster. :wink:
 

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I guess it all depends on what I'm doing at the time. If I'm up north by the Canadian boarder where I have run across griz and moose I carry my Ruger 480 with 412 gr.of lead and 18 gr of H110. Actually I'm more afraid of the moose. They have no good sence at all.
If I'm around the homestead or just around where the chances of meeting up with something no bigger then a badger I carry a german made 22, 22mag convertable. The reason I bought the German made Gun was because it is heavy like my SRH 480 and it's a heck of alot cheaper to shoot.
Bob :roll:
 

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My next additiion will probably be a Taurus Tracker in .45 Colt. I've heard some good things about them, and I love the caliber. That will become my standard "in the woods" sidearm.
 

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4 5/8 BH or SBH in .41 mag, .45 colt with magnum handloads, or .44 mag.
 

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My newest favorite to carry for woods work is my Ruger Vacquero w/birds-head grip, 3 3/4" barrel in 45 Colt. I like this gun!
 

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retiredsgt said:
When I am on my property I usually carry one of my Colts. ("Anything that Ain't a Colt, is Just an Imitation"). Either my SAA in .357 or .45 Colt.
SAAs are the pinnacle of firearms develepment (is that how you spell it?), though when Im out around the homestead a Ruger Vaquero, just because I value my SAAs to much to put my handloads through 'em. :wink: :uzi:
 

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Hey all,

I'm new here, so thought I'd start off with a hello.

Anyway I am about to purchase a Ruger Blackhawk Convertible in .357/9mm and I hoping that will be my new favorite outdoor gun.

Matt
 

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MarkCO- is that 610 the " N" frame in 10mm, with moonclips and a 5" barrel? That's a revolver on my short want list. I had a chance many years ago to handle one in .45ACP, and it was the best handling revolver I've ever seen.
How do you like it overall?
 

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Im going to have to decide between my SBH .44mag 10.5" Bull Barrel or my Bisley .45colt 7.5" Barrel, before next deer season.The SBH is certainly a sweet shooter, but the Bisley is a new one and I may just go with it after I mess with it all summer.
 

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Munenn said:
MarkCO- is that 610 the " N" frame in 10mm, with moonclips and a 5" barrel? That's a revolver on my short want list. I had a chance many years ago to handle one in .45ACP, and it was the best handling revolver I've ever seen.
How do you like it overall?
Yes, except mine is the 3 7/8" barrel. I love it. It handles and shoots great. A tad on the heavy side, but man is it strong! It just seems to hit where you wish it to hit :)
 

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Blue Ruger Vaquero, 45 LC, 5.5" barrel. Western style belt and holster, made by John Bianchi Frontier leather.
 
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