I haven't posted here before but I've learned a lot from others comments.
I'd like to buy a new double action revolver to carry while fishing and in camp on hunting trips. I own a single action 5 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 mag.
I don't reload and I don't shoot as much as I should. I've used the Garrett 310 gr. loads up until now.
I would also like to try a black bear hunt with the handgun this spring.
I think that I probably don't "need" to get anything else, but I feel like spoiling myself. Whatever I do get, I'd like it to be in a short barrel variant (5" or less).
So, I've thought about the big .500 in 4" (3"+1" port), the Ruger Alaskan in .454, and the SW 629 in .44 (5").
Do I really "need" a bigger gun than a .44? I was really close to going with the .500, but I've slept on it instead and would like other's opinions.