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I am using this when hiking and camping. Both are revolvers so there is no difference except for the 357 is 6 shot and the 45 acp is 5. Which would you carry for hiking in the Tn mountains and weekend camping?

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I'd go with the .357. More  versatile, lots of loads to choose from and better ballistics in case you need it against a large animal. The .45acp is an excellent self defense cartridge and would probably just fine for the stated purpose. I just prefer the .357 in this case. 

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I would also go with .357

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.357

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4 hours ago, loadedp3at said:

I am using this when hiking and camping. Both are revolvers so there is no difference except for the 357 is 6 shot and the 45 acp is 5. Which would you carry for hiking in the Tn mountains and weekend camping?

357 gives a 20% capacity increase, it's sufficient for anything you're likely to encounter and might well be a smaller, lighter package. (Of course, if they're different chamberings in the same gun, the 357 might actually be heavier...)

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.357 without a doubt.  The versatility is unmatched, something a .45 ACP revolver simply does not have.

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Both. One on each hip! 

Both calibers are great! 

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Lol  I’ll be the only 45 vote, unless the 45 is a charter or Taurus and the 357 is smith or ruger or you’re serious about hiking weight then take the lighter one.  Shotshell, rimmed, hardcast, hollow point available in both options. 45 super hardcast with moon clips bumps energy over auto rim.  45’s a better short barrel option, 357 needs at least 3” running room to get going and a little more to calm down flash. 5 rounds vs 6.... meh... if that’s a concern carry a pistol.  

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both are snubnose. I was wondering if the 357 could get enough speed in that short of a barrel.

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3 hours ago, loadedp3at said:

both are snubnose. I was wondering if the 357 could get enough speed in that short of a barrel.

It will come out with a whole lot more pep than a .45.  That’s true for any barrel length actually.

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On 9/28/2020 at 2:08 PM, loadedp3at said:

both are snubnose. I was wondering if the 357 could get enough speed in that short of a barrel.

Are both of these Charter Arms?

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On 10/1/2020 at 9:54 PM, Moped said:

Are both of these Charter Arms?

One is eaa and the other (45) is charter.

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3 hours ago, loadedp3at said:

One is eaa and the other (45) is charter.

How do you like the .45?

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Unless you are talking about Alaska, I believe your biggest threat in the woods is still your fellow man.  One is known as the man stopper and the other is known as the man killer. Take you pick.  

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The Bulldogs have some snap.  I actually have a lot of love for Charter Arms.  I had a super reliable and accurate 40 Pitbull that I sold to one of my best friends. I had a darn nifty 70ish undercover that I sold to another friend.  Neither one of these ever had an issue.  I never realized, until I inserted the undercover into a kydex holster, but they are actually smaller than a j frame in almost every dimension.  

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2 hours ago, Patton said:

The Bulldogs have some snap.  I actually have a lot of love for Charter Arms.  I had a super reliable and accurate 40 Pitbull that I sold to one of my best friends. I had a darn nifty 70ish undercover that I sold to another friend.  Neither one of these ever had an issue.  I never realized, until I inserted the undercover into a kydex holster, but they are actually smaller than a j frame in almost every dimension.  

They are 2oz lighter than my 442, at 12oz. I wonder if they are +P rated? I should have bought a Bulldog decades ago. I had the chance to get one with a 4” barrel. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen another like it.

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