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Old 11-19-2019, 06:11 PM
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44 mag in a carbine like a levergun or an old Ruger auto, is great for woods hunting less than 150 yards. Light, easy to swing and get on target, and very little recoil in a carbine. Now the revolver is another thing. Good for hunting, but not for everyday carry unless you are in the woods all the time.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:15 PM
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Just for the hell of it, I spent a week carrying a 6 1/2" barreled M29-2 in a Bianchi cross-draw holster. Covered with a square cut shirt, no more noticeable than any other OWB holster.
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Just for the hell of it, I spent a week carrying a 6 1/2" barreled M29-2 in a Bianchi cross-draw holster. Covered with a square cut shirt, no more noticeable than any other OWB holster.
One of my first duty guns was a 6" model 28, which I carried off duty and managed to hide on my 1970's skinny frame.
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In the last year I have traded or sold off all of my N frame revolvers. My last to go was my 629 mountain gun. Even then I had transitioned to .44 Special ammo exclusively.

I simply can not shoot them as well as my K and J frames in .38. I even limit my .357 revolvers to mostly .38 ammo for the same reason. Being in my 60ís with a pile of stupid health issues I brought on myself is turning into a real bummer.
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:10 PM
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Stay away from Magnum or swtich to a .357 in the same model gun.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:45 AM
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In the last year I have traded or sold off all of my N frame revolvers. My last to go was my 629 mountain gun. Even then I had transitioned to .44 Special ammo exclusively.

I simply can not shoot them as well as my K and J frames in .38. I even limit my .357 revolvers to mostly .38 ammo for the same reason. Being in my 60ís with a pile of stupid health issues I brought on myself is turning into a real bummer.

I'm in my 60's and can relate, there was a time when I was really into the 44M and magnum loads. For me that time has passed. That said if a young fellow were to apply himself to getting good with the 44M it's entirely possible to manage the beast. I did so can others.
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