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Recently I was watching a documentary about the classic .45 Single Action Army. I think I want one of those, here is real life snippet of the weapon in use.
Notice the smooth action and the "one shot one kill" damage these rounds do.

 

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@Red Flag 1, the topic got off of your initial post... just wanted to add this because from a "rural" perspective the .357 Magnum is very popular in & around my home range. Albeit in the configuration pictured below--

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Smith & Wesson Model M&P R8 .357 Magnum 5" Barrel w/ Rail, SA/DA

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Winchester Model 94 Trails End .357 Magnum 20" Octagon Barrel Walnut Tang Safety


One of my neighbors carries the above when he is out riding around checking his livestock / land. Another has a Rossi 94 in .357 Mag and Ruger Blackhawk in .357 Mag. If I can catch up with them I'll post some real world pictures instead of stock photos.

In recent years the .357 Magnum has seen a resurgence in the market hence the reason many manufacturers are producing rifle / carbines in that caliber.
6 Manufacturers Selling Lever-Action Rifles
It is adequate for hunting and home defense, and what many of my neighbors are switching to. The One-cartridge Hobby: .357 Magnum
Some of it would be based in nostalgia, but the bulk is based on experience or familiarity with the platform. The .357 Mag is a fast enough round for taking predators and terminal ballistics make it adequate for taking game i.e. whitetail deer. Plus the AR & AK don't fit in traditional saddle scabbards...
 
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