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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Just Jim, Jul 14, 2015.
Looking at the 357 cartridge what is the best revolver to get the most out of the cartridge?
A Python would do nicely, but you have to have deep pockets.
A good bargain would be a 4" Ruger Security Six in stainless steel.
Rugers are built like tanks, but I am partial to the Smith & Wesson 686. I really like the triggers on mine. Though I would love to have a Python, the prices they fetch put them on the unobtainium list for me.
Smith & Wesson 686
Personal opinion! The .357 lives or dies by velocity! Which ever revolver you choose, go six inch!
BTW, I strongly favor S&W revolvers, the 686 is a fine handgun.
I am partial to the Monson made Dan Wessons myself.
I only own one - a 6" gp100 ruger, so thats my answer. Wish I had a colt and SW to compare it too...
I would also say 6" unless you are planning to conceal it.
I've had a 686+ in 4' and a 19 with a 6' SS slab side barrel. both were great guns. No clue here which 357 performs best.
I'm old school. Colt SAA... Mmmm Mmmm good!
Best revolver to get the most out of the cartridge: Freedom Arms Model 83 with a 9" barrel.
In my opinion anyway.
In the day...Pythons were considered at the top of the list. I never did own one. But I've had many other Colts, Smiths and Rugers over a lot of years. The old Smith N-frame Model 28 was my finest shooting .357 ever. Next, Security Sixes and the earlier Smith Model 686's are no slouches. I could pick and carry either one and never have to look back. If a feller likes a single action, Ruger Blackhawks are pretty great.
This is not to say there are not other fine choices, but it can all quickly be narrowed down to the above, relatively inexpensive choices and a feller could be happy forever.
Depending on desired usage (CC, range, etc) I agree with the S&W 686 for the range or a Ruger SP101 (3") for CC. I had a SPS101 3" for years and loved that thing. Do a trigger job and a couple easy spring replacements and they can be just as smooth as a S&W SA/DA revolver. Come to think of it, my collection is wheel-less right now, I must rectify that! Another SP101 or Gp100 possibly, or one of those nice 686's. Good luck with your decision!
If you're going to carry it around all day, a K frame Smith, 3-4" barrel sends those rounds yonder in perfect fashion. An equivalent in weight but more durable gun is the Ruger Six guns.
A GP-100 (Ruger) will last generations.. unless you're a tarded machine. lol
For a range gun I'm a fan of the Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrel.
With a gun this heavy full power 357's aren't hard to handle and my 38spl target loads have barely more recoil than a 22lr.
my brother is pretty happy with his sp101 4" barrel. and full house 357 reloads are fun to shoot
Would have to be the Korth:
Too rich for my blood, however.
Lol.. "to get the most out of the cartridge..".
Many consider the Manurhin MR 73 to be superior to the Korth.
Me, I'll take the same money's worth a K's, all day long.
I sure love my 686. Is it the best? I would rather have a Dan Wesson .357max
I have fond memories of my first pistol a 686-4. It is still my best shooting pistol
It's threads like this that make me go out and spend more money on guns...