Yep Ruger GP100 or SP101 are both great revolvers. I've owned both and enjoyed them.
Not nearly as many rounds but is from the same 45-70 familyBFR 45-70.
I waited 9 months for it the first year they were offered and have never been sorry. I modified the grips to fit my hands. Sent it back to the factory to have a rail and a Leupold EER 2x on it but about 4 years later moved to a Fastfire 2 when my eyes started to go wacko and actually like it better. Mostly shot 300 gr but acquired 500 slugs of 405 gr which unfortunately when loaded hot were a bit too much for my arthritic hands so added a MagnaPort, what a difference, now the 405gr feel like the 300 gr light loads. I self made a leather holster but was too short for the added magna port length so made a radical design steel, leather, and plastic one that clears instantly and works better than the leather one because I only have to pull it 3 inches to clear the holster instead of 13 inches with the traditional leather one.
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At least a thousand rounds and still looks and lockups like it was new. Plus, Still consistently ringing a ten inch gong @ 100 yards(rates five because its a five shot)
Dude next range day you better bring some of these. In fact load your truck up and I get my pick!!!Hands down favorite, Ruger Old Army slingin 280 gr round nose boolits.
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Second fav would be my Dan Wesson .44 Mag, a serious piece for serious work!
My Colt Python, is way too slick to not be on the list!
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And, lastly, the Chiappa Rhino .357 Mag! Funky, but man does it shoot!
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My son has the 4 in version of that from the Performance Center and with 300 grain bear loads it makes an impression your hand won't soon forget. However any bear will likely cause enough adrenaline that you won't even feel it. Great guns...5” GP100, followed closely by the S&W 640 (j-frame snubnose). Both are .357
I might be getting a new favorite, though. I have a 5” 629 Classic on layaway at the LGS. Don’t know if my old hands can still manage a .44 magnum, but I like the idea of having a bear gun.