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Old 07-17-2017, 11:26 PM
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In Texas, you can have turtles or fish. Can't have both.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:55 PM
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5" 629-4 in a Rick Grimes rig, basket weave and all. Bring on those alligator snappers.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:40 AM
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Last week while picking huckleberry's it was my 1950 5" 44 special.
Today I had my M27 5" . Seems the bear's like huckleberry's too!
Northeast Washington has lots of bear this year.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:58 AM
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I carried the 44mag RedHawks for most of my ccw carry. I carried the ruger police service six in 357 when dressed light.
When at my camp in vt always a 44 mag. Hiking with the family I'm comfortable with a 357 too. My problem is now all my older stuff is becoming collectible. I purchased a nib m58/41mag in nickel to carry but it's too nice to holster.
I spilt some bass garlic scent on the back hatch and bumper on my car. My car smelt like a Italian salad. I went night fishing and I'm about 20yards from my car. I heard the bushes rustling near my car. I just stayed fishing.
I figured it was a bear because I heard hoots in the past. I'm out there at 3:30/4:00am and fish till first light. Nothing happened it left.

I need a new ccw gun.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:50 AM
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Not a lot dangerous critters about the woods in these parts, so it's an old Single Six most of the time.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:47 AM
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It depends. But, a lot of the time it's a 4" 629-4.

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Old 07-18-2017, 09:02 AM
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Upland Birding or whatever in northern New England, my companions mostly favor .357's in the 4" length in either Ruger or S&W. I currently carry a rather larger 629 in 6 1/2", partly because I bought it with the intention of hunting with it as well. And it IS that - larger, which generally doesn't bother me too much AND it's nice to know you have the heat if you or your dog happened to piss of a bull moose. Outside of black bears which are by and large not aggressive, there really isn't all that much to worry about up here that a .357 couldn't deal with handily, so I have to admit my next purchase is going to be in that direction - prob a 686+ 4". Maybe a mountain gun if I can find one when I'm ready.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:52 AM
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My carry gun is a Smith 329PD, in a Bianchi 5BHL holster. It is stoked with 230g 429421HP's and 8.6g of Green Dot for 972fps with an SD of 15. This combo can be carried all day while afield, and you don't even know it's on your hip. This load is accurate, and will put down any two or four legged creature I'm liable to meet.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:08 PM
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Fellas, I didn't mean to get us sidetracked on the turtle problem BUT. All were right about ponds, fish, and turtles.
I once stood on the porch at the bunkhouse overlooking the ponds and before I could get to them a turtle pulled under 3 baby ducklings swimming across the pond.
They are hateful and live primarily off our baby fish. I killed one last year that would not fit on the bottom of a rocking chair seat. Huge, 30+ pounds. Like gators they attain size by eating not years.
Kill all you see around fish ponds. If they are crossing the road or NOT here, they are free to go about their business. If I see 'em here....they get busted!
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:57 AM
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My camping and fishing kit includes a Model 13-2 and a 640-1. Haven't felt the need for a big N-frame while creek-hopping in Arizona, and if I want more bullets I carry a HK USP .45. Lately I'm hearing about bobcat and mountain lion sightings, but I'm pretty sure they want nothing to do with two-legged critters like us.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:20 AM
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Two very fine guns, Tom. I'm with you a hundred percent!
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:52 AM
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I have a hard time with this idea of a "field revolver".

If you're going handgun hunting, carry a revolver suitable for the game you are after. If you're taking a walk in the woods (in my case it would be in the desert) take your self defense carry revolver. What ever that last choice would be it will certainly be adequate for rabid, or even most unfriendly critters.

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I've enjoyed endless field opportunities, both in hiking and hunting on our own place and in other locales.

When the going gets tough the Model 10 Heavy Barrel gets going, now for over 40 years. It's unfailingly given perfect satisfaction on varmints and critters of all sorts up to and including deer. It's well into its second Smith & Wesson holster.



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I bought a Model 69 as a field gun, both for hunting, (Whitetail deer or Black bear), and for protection when woods walking:



Whenever I carry a revolver as primary weapon (as in hunting deer or bear) I usually carry a semi-auto as backup. Back up to the 69 when hunting in bear country is now a 10mm conversion to a 4013:



For woods walking the "1013" (the pistol S&W should have made) makes me comfortable for defense of any 2 or 4 legged creature I could encounter, and it conceals nearly as well as my 3914 DAO which I use for urban carry.

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Old 07-23-2017, 05:22 PM
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Great responses. Mine would be S&W 60-4 3" with 158+P "FBI.
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:47 PM
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HB 64 4", 617-4", SS Single-Six 5 1/2",personal favorite Blackhawk 4 5/8" 357. N frames are nice but all mine are 6" a bit more than I like to travel with need to add 4" to the stable.
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Got a couple of .357's that are great traveling companions. I tried to trade my Buddy out of his model 64 with 3" barrel, but not a chance. One of these days I'll find one that I can afford.
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