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Old 12-14-2011, 12:04 AM
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I have a SBH in 44 mag and shoot it a good bit although not as much as I shoot a couple of my other pistols. But I am a reloading fool, cuase if I had to pay what commercial ammo retails for I would probably only shoot a couple of 50 rnd boxes a year.
Old 12-14-2011, 12:31 AM
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44 Mag shooter here. Got a Taurus Blued 4" ported barrel. I reload for it as well. Too include casting my own lead bullets for it. I put bout' 100 rounds through it a month.
Old 12-14-2011, 12:38 AM
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I was thinking a stainless .44 mag (bear camping) gun but I am now leaning to the Glock 10mm as a light weight bear gun.

Maybe both
Old 12-14-2011, 01:12 PM
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I have a .44 mag Ranch Hand but so far have only shot specials out of it as I have several hundred of them for my Colt.
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[QUOTE I presently have a colt saa in .44 spec on order from the colt's custom shop. It may not be a maggie but it ain't a bad way to go. [/QUOTE]

You're going to love it. Mine has a 5 1/2" barrel and is my favorite pistol period. A .44 special with a 240 gr. SWC at about 850-900 fps is fun to shoot and will still take care of most things you'll run into in the woods.
Old 12-14-2011, 01:41 PM
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The yellow box UMC 44mag/180gr was super hot for cheap plinking ammo. It would blow a huge fireball out, sound like a cannon and wack my finger with the front of the trigger guard. If you didn't keep your head down the concussion would go up you nostrils and impart a headache after a few rounds.

I shoot milder lead rounds in it now, had enough of that violent explosion going off in my hand.

Rick
Yep, the UMC 180gr SP is some HOT stuff!
I shoot my .44s when i can afford to--lately that hasn't been very much


I have a sweet Ruger 77/44 stainless i'd like to trade for a Winchester saddle ring carbine .44
Old 12-14-2011, 01:51 PM
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Never owned but shot one a few times. I have a hard enough time hitting with the .357 let alone anything bigger. Too much gun for me
Old 12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
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I don't have one... I have seven .44mags
1 Old Model Superblackhawk
2 New model Superblackhawks
1 S&W M29 4" blue, pinned & recessed
2 Redhawks 5 1/2" stainless, 7 1/2" stainless with rings
1 T/C Contender 14"
I shoot all of there and reload - 240gr to 320gr lead bullets and some jacketed.
Reloading lets you keep the cost down, and allow great versatility.
Old 12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
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I shoot a Smith and Wesson Alaska Backpacker IV. I reload my ammo, usual shooting load is a 280grain bullet going 800fps (its a Cast Lead flat nose bullet with a gas check). These bullets are cheap to shoot and surprisingly accurate out of a 2.5 inch gun. I carry this whenever i'm out hiking, and i spend a good amount of time at the range with it.
Old 12-14-2011, 03:10 PM
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Ruger Redhawk Hunter with scope. Shoot it every time I go to the range. Usually 18rounds, so 36 rounds a month, 500 for the year I guess. If I could only have one gun I guess it would be my choice.
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Desert Eagle here.

It's in the shop for ejector issues atm and I am really missing shooting it. It gets a work-out once a month.
Old 12-14-2011, 03:32 PM
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My Ruger Super Blackhawk 4 5/8" barrel, has been with me for many years. It gets a lot of lead through it. If I could only have one handgun, it would be hard not to pick it.

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Never shot .44 but I did shoot a S&W 500 not that long ago that got me thinking hard about getting some kind of large caliber handgun. I was leaning toward .44mag.
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Starting shooting 44mag in 1980 while stationed in Alaske. Picked up the Redhawk the
first year they came out, great gun, still got it and shoot it often. Lightened the trigger just a bit some years back. Yes, I reload. One very duriable weapon.
Old 12-14-2011, 08:36 PM
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I've had 7 .44 Mags over the years, the last was a first year Mountain Gun.

I finally gave up on the .44 Mag round, at least in the Mountain Gun, my wrists can't take the abuse any more.

That being said, I'm still shooting the .41 Mag, .45 LC and .44 Specials, they're easier on the wrists and ears.

There's nothing like reloading to make shooting the expensive ones cheaper.
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My Ruger Super Blackhawk 4 5/8" barrel, has been with me for many years. It gets a lot of lead through it. If I could only have one handgun, it would be hard not to pick it.

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I own the exact same Ruger. Great gun. Mine also sees a lot of lead, because I cast 240gr bullets for it. Love the gun, fun to shoot but it doesn't get shot a lot, unfortunately.
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i have a western marshall single action 44 mag, i dont shoot alot of rounds at a time. but still shoot it monthly
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I love my 44 and yes I shoot as much as I can no safe queen here. As for the people that think its not practicable don't live in bear country.
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I had a Stainless Ruger Vaquero in 44 Mag that I shot all the time. Yes, I reloaded and found a pretty sweet load with 6.0 gr. of Red Dot with a Magnum Pistol Primer and a 240gr LSWC. I think it pushed around 850 FPS or so, but it was entirely manageable. It was fun to shoot but I wanted something a little more practical. Ended up with a CZ 75B.

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My Ruger Super Blackhawk 4 5/8" barrel, has been with me for many years. It gets a lot of lead through it. If I could only have one handgun, it would be hard not to pick it.

Best Regards.....Eagle Six
I own the exact same Ruger. Great gun. Mine also sees a lot of lead, because I cast 240gr bullets for it. Love the gun, fun to shoot but it doesn't get shot a lot, unfortunately.
Probably not the exact.....


This old 3-screw model dates back to when you had one barrel length choice...7 1/2". It was a great shooter, but a bit long for my carry purposes, so it got trimmed down to almost 4.5", she is pure workhorse. It's still a 100 yard claybird gun after probably 40-50K rounds.....most of them full magnums, some more than full, a few 44 Specials, and a lot of "somewhere between a Special and Magnum", and even a few black powder loads!. When I said before it has a lot of lead through it, I really meant A LOT!! It's nice having a twirler without all those warning stamped into the barrel.

Best Regards......Eagle Six
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