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    44 Special.
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    And 45LC a close 2nd
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLV View Post
    I have a hard time deciding whether I like .44-40 or .38-40. Here is one of each..Attachment 630747Attachment 630749h
    Another Peacemaker Centennial in .44-40, great..From what material are the grips?
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    I've owned more .45 Colt SAAs over the years, and it was the first caliber I started loading for, over 40 years ago, but over the years, I've found it a bit boring. I much prefer the 44 Special, a much more interesting and efficient cartridge, loadable as they say "from mild to wild". While the 44 Special is my favorite SAA caliber, my all time favorite shooting SAA is a somewhat finished challenged 1st year 2nd Gen 38 Special I picked up a few years ago. Occasionally you find an SAA that somehow just feels and handles a little bit better than most, so the caliber is a little less important.

    FWIW, clearly the 45 Colt is the "traditional" caliber of the SAA, and I think it should be top choice for anyone looking to buy their 1st SAA; after that, there are more interesting options.

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    .44Spl. 250gr. Keith bullet at 950fps. for serious work, 245gr. LRN at 700fps for casual plinking or small game.
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    Dallas Cowboy. Grips are bison bone. Maker is deceased.
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    For me I like the .44 Special best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by faraim View Post
    The .44-40 get's my vote. It's noticeably softer shooting and more accurate, at least in my revolvers, than the .45 Colt. I have a .38-40 that is an enigma. It is less accurate and sharper recoiling than it's weight and .400 throats should allow. It isn't awful, but it ought to be better. Rather than experiment with it, I spend the time with my .44's and .45's. If I could have only one caliber, it'd be a .44-40.

    That "softer shooting" must be with commercial modern nitro loads. My load of 35 gr fffg(as much blackpowder I can put in in a modern case without the need of a compressing die) is everything but soft. It clocks around 1000 fps in a 5 1/2 barrel Uberti, most modern commercial loads are under 850 fps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurusu View Post

    The Colt single action ARMY was made in only one caliber.
    I go with this for the WIN!

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    Just for fun this afternoon I perused my old hand-jotted notes of every handgun I've bought starting in 1966. I've owned 86 Colt SAAs including Bisleys, Storekeepers, Sheriffs and Buntlines. They cover all three generations but unfortunately I didn't keep track of that information. Of those 86 Colts 35 were .45s, 17 were .44-40s, 16 were .38-40s, seven were .38 Specials, and five were .44 Specials. One was a .32-20, two were .41LCs and four were .357 Magnums.

    Barrel lengths: 40 were 4 3/4", 19 were 5 1/2", and 19 were 7 1/2". Two were 3", one was 3 1/2", four were 4" and one was 12"

    This has been fun. Interesting thing is that some I remember perfectly and some I have no memory of whatsoever.
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