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    44 mag

    looking at buyin 44 mag revolver anythought on a good but resonably priced one mostly just want one for the fun of shootin it and havin one

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    i have a taurus 44 mag tracker reasonably priced havent fired it yet but good gun well built s/s with a ported barrel

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    i was looking at that one only blues just dont know anyone who has shot it

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    I had a Ruger Blackhawk in a .41 Mag and loved it. My Alaskan sidekick had the Super BH in a .44 Mag. I didn't see much difference in power (we pretty much blew the same size holes in trees) but his recoil was definitely a step up!
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    made a holster for a guy with a Taurus 44 mag,my last 44 was a S&W 29
    w/4" bbl
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    How do you define “reasonably priced”.

    I would go with a Smith & Wesson Model 629. But, I’m a revolver snob so I always go with S&W.
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    Years back, I had a Ruger Redhawk in .44mag. It was a powerful weapon, that I wouldn't call a fun range gun, but it was a hoot to shoot.
    In the woods, it would send a LARGE fire pit size log flying......lots of knockdown power for sure.
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    It's been a while since I had it, but I would bet you'll spend over 500 buckeroos to get a nice one.OMO
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    Ain't nuthin' reasonable about keeping a 44 fed. You may want to factor that into your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moga View Post


    Ain't nuthin' reasonable about keeping a 44 fed. You may want to factor that into your decision.
    I can reload 44 magnum for about $7.00 100 rounds
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    I have a Taurus Tracker in 44 Mag. Very well mannered with 44 Spec., about like a K frame with 38 +Ps, nothing exciting. With 44 Mag, a little different story, 10 rounds was about all the fun I needed and wanted. When I carry it on my woods walks, I carry loaded with 185 grain 44 mag SPs and 2 speed loaders of 200 grain XTP 44 Spec as my spare ammo. Both will shoot to about the same point of aim at 10 yards

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    Ruger Redhawk is good, I had to get a goodyear grip because the stock wood was too slippery.

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    Super Blackhawk Ruger with a 7 1/2 inch Bbl is the ONLY fun 44 MAGNUM I ever shot. I have a S&W 629, that I rarely carry or shoot, it is strictly a Hawg hunting gun FOR ME.

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    Super red hawk.44 9.5 in barrel stainless, 3lb trigger pull. My hunter. Do my own reloading. Will never sell it.

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    Good evening Wolf88,

    I have three .44 Mags:

    Taurus M44 six-shot 4"
    Ruger Redhawk 5-1/2"
    Dan Wesson 8"

    They're all a hoot to shoot. The DW is the mildest, with the long ported barrel, big grips, and huge frame. The Ruger and the Taurus are about the same feel. I think the porting on the Taurus helps compensate for the shorter barrel and slightly lighter weight.

    For the money, the Taurus will be hard to beat, and it's a very well-made gun.

    The Ruger is noticeably better quality, but costs quite a bit more. The Dan Wesson is not in current production, and used ones are hard to come by - nobody wants to get rid of them!

    My vote would go for the Taurus, for your purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelRabbi View Post
    Super Blackhawk Ruger with a 7 1/2 inch Bbl is the ONLY fun 44 MAGNUM I ever shot. I have a S&W 629, that I rarely carry or shoot, it is strictly a Hawg hunting gun FOR ME.
    RebelRabbi,

    Please share your experiences hog hunting!

    I've recently taken up hog hunting (got a 394-pounder two weekends ago). So far, I've only hunted with my .30-30, but I'm itching to take a pig with my Dan Wesson .44.

    What's the barrel length on your 629? What kind of ammo do you use for pigs? What sort of range have you taken pigs from with the pistol? Head shots, or body?

    Gee, I'm full of questions, aren't I??? TIA for your thoughts.

    Regards,
    Jim

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