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Offline Aglifter

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Tackle Box/back country gun
« on: April 22, 2006, 12:02:08 PM »
OK, I need something for SC black bears, hogs, and two legged snakes to take while fishing/hunting.  I probably already have suitable guns, but I like those, I'm leaning toward a beater, that's reliable, and corrosion resistant -- I'll be cleaning it regularly when home, but it still might spend some time around salt water/a week or two w.o. being cleaned.  I also have a fairly corrosive sweat.  (Don't know why, but things I handle get "eaten")
  
I have a few thoughts:
GP100 in 357 -- I'll shoot it often, but, a bit light for a bigger hog or black bear, not too heavy
Super Redhawk in 44 mag -- might still be able to shoot it. w. lighter loads/44 specials, and Garrett makes a cartridge for it that puts out 1300ft/lbs
Ruger Super Alaskan 454 casull -- supposedly not that bad w. 45 LC (which are pretty available, at least in TX) and a 454 is about as big a gun as I would ever carry -- no need for another one for Africa/Alaska, etc.

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Re: Tackle Box/back country gun
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006, 01:00:28 AM »
how about this in .45 LC and .410 shot shell;
http://www.bondarms.com/

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Re: Tackle Box/back country gun
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2006, 11:13:01 AM »
I like the idea of the Bond Arms gun, in that I think .410/45LC is a good combo for the woods.  I don't have one, but this was suggested to me on another board, and it looks good.  

http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?model=4410TrackerB&category=Revolver  

I understand that as a blued gun, it might not have the corrosion resistance you're looking for, but keeping it clean and well oiled in between trips should be sufficient.  Like I said, I don't own one, but it seems like a great choice for a week in the back country.
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Re: Tackle Box/back country gun
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2006, 11:46:31 AM »
A few thoughts:
The Taurus Tracker comes in stainless steel.
See http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?model=4410TrackerSS&category=Revolver .
But it a monster of a gun - over 13" long.  I don't think it will fit in your tackle box.
I have a Thunder Five in .410 / .45LC, and even with a snubbie barrel the darn thing is the same size as my 4" barrel S&W 686!  I posted a picture of that bad boy some time ago, but don't have a current photo to re-post.
Anyway, for fishing/hunting protection that Bond Arms piece is certainly the most portable.  
If I was hanging out where there are wild boar and bears, I think I'd be carring a .44 Mag S&W Mountain Gun or that new Ruger Super Redhawk snubbie.  I don't hunt so I can't really justify buying one.  But being an old hot rodder, I believe in the motto, "Way too much horsepower is just enough..."

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Re: Tackle Box/back country gun
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2006, 12:21:32 PM »
I've got two Vaquero Sheriff models on order/en route that are in 45LC.  They are single action and have the short barrel of 3.5".  They're slightly used ~350-400 rounds.  The guy I bought them from would not split the pair - I was only wanting one - so the other one would be available for sale.  I'd sell it for $400/shipped.  Send me an email or pm if you're interested.
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Re: Tackle Box/back country gun
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2006, 07:36:19 PM »
Brad:

For the purpose you describe, you're probably better off with a revolver.  However, I'm a semi-auto devotee, and for sheer ease of field stripping, cleaning, and reassembly under down-and-dirty conditions, it's hard to beat one of the NAA Guardians.  The most powerful of those is the Guardian .32 NAA.  Being built on the G-380 frame, it's also very "portable."  

http://www.naaminis.com/lao32naa.html
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Re: Tackle Box/back country gun
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2006, 11:06:16 PM »
 ;D  Bear meets Guardian...  Thank You for all the advice -- After handling a GP100 w. a 4" barrel, I realized that the snubby super redhawk only weighs 1 more ounce  (I don't count loaded weight, since I'll happily tote as much ammunition as I can.) -- so I went w. one in 454 casull.

I'm going to have it tuned, night sighted, and, possibly, Black T treated -- seems to have the best corrosion resistance of any of the coatings I've read about -- other than the teniffer thing of Glocks -- won't be until closer to the fall that I have to worry about anything,
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Re: Tackle Box/back country gun
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 07:44:28 AM »
Quote
;D  Bear meets Guardian...  Thank You for all the advice -- After handling a GP100 w. a 4" barrel, I realized that the snubby super redhawk only weighs 1 more ounce  (I don't count loaded weight, since I'll happily tote as much ammunition as I can.) -- so I went w. one in 454 casull.

I'm going to have it tuned, night sighted, and, possibly, Black T treated -- seems to have the best corrosion resistance of any of the coatings I've read about -- other than the teniffer thing of Glocks -- won't be until closer to the fall that I have to worry about anything,

Bear meeting Guardian would be "interesting," even if the Guardian were loaded with some of the new Extreme Shock ammunition:

http://www.extremeshockusa.com/cgistore/store.cgi?page=/new/product_info.html&setup=1&cart_id=1443481.556

The Super Redhawk "snubbie" in .454 Casull sounds like a good choice.
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Re: Tackle Box gun  Super Alaskan 454
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2006, 01:06:30 AM »
Cool, so I found one -- recoil's pretty stout -- feels to my hand the same as my safari loads in my 45-70 feel to my shoulder -- not really that much flash and noise though.  It's really disappointing that a gun which costs this much is as poorly finished as it is -- but all the important stuffs OK -- trigger's even liveable.

Brad
« Last Edit: April 29, 2006, 05:47:07 PM by Aglifter »
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