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    Favorite SAA caliber

    This 2007 44-40 SAA was a forum member recent acquisition and I finally got a few minutes to “choot” it. Appears that my new shootin’ iron works just fine. (Thanks Robb)
    I have some 225 grain to try in it next visit, but I had no complaints with the 200 grain.
    Short on time, I squeezed off a box of Ultramax 200 gr. free hand . I believe the gun shoots centered and point of aim with the 200gr. , the slight left and slight low along with a flyer is just me and it’s been a while. .. always a good day.
    Now that it’s warming up, Anybody else been able to enjoy some sunshine and punch some holes lately?




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    Lately 32-20 Colt SAA newly acquired thanks to a forum member i will reload some 32-20 this weekend.... Also Uberti 38SPL engraved Cattlemen, in south east NC 12 months of warm weather hole punching all winter long.
    UBERTI ENGRAVED 1.jpeg32-20.jpeg
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    All of mine are 45 Colt so I really don't have anything to compare them to. I like that caliber though, it is pretty easy to shoot and not punishing at all. Plus, 45 Colt ammo is easier to find than some of the other cowboy loads. Although, 38 Special or 357 Magnum would be easier to find... and cheaper. 44 Special is as expensive as 45 Colt but at least I could shoot that in my 44 Magnum revolvers. My LGS has a nickel plated SAA in 44 Special with 5.5" barrel that looks really nice. It is an early 3rd gen gun but he is asking $2295 for it which I think is a little high. It comes with the original box though and it appears to be unfired.

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    Although I have more SAA in 45 Colt, I still favor the 38-40...








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    44/40, 38/40, 45 . In that order.




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    I have a weakness for .38 and .357 SAAs...ammo is cheap, easily found and very accurate in my guns. This one, a 2nd gen NRA .357 Commemorative, has been rebarreled to 5.5" and a set of 2nd gen stocks added. Action was also nicely tuned by Alan Harton. My current fav; I like the 5.5" barrel length.
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    All of mine are 45 Colt. Mainly 'cause I'm too lazy to deal with "new" stuff like the 44-40 and 38-40.
    SAAs Turnbull pair 001.JPG These are 2nd gen, consecutive s/n, Nutmeg ivory, Turnbull case colors & bluing.
    4002.JPGA pair of early 3rd gen with Joe Perkins walnut grips.
    New Frontier engraved 003.JPG3rd gen new production NF, factory ivory and "B" engraved.
    SAAs Andy's stags 001.JPGLate 90s 3rd gen with sambar stags - on the right from the custom shop.
    Karol's Colts 005.JPGthe wife's SASS match Colts, ivory by Nutmeg.
    And yes, they are all 45s!

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    45 Colt, 44 Special, 38-40.


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    Nice shooting irons guys!

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    I have much more 45LC caliber SAA’s than anything else, but in trying them all, there are pro’s to them all . .. I can understand the favoring of 38spl since it’s readily available at much better prices, especially compared to the other “cowboy” pcalibers.
    Plain to see to me that 44wcf / 44-40 is much harder for me to find than it was about ten years ago. I was able to find it in about a third of the gunshops that I visited. Just under $50 per box after taxes on average for magtech and other brands. Winchester brand is usually more than $50 after taxes. I already had some Ultramax and Black Hills and they’ve both been superb to me. No doubt that an avid shooter has to reload to avoid the .80 cents or so per bullet of factory loads.
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