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    My girlfriend is about 115 lb and shoots her Taurus .44 just fine.
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    No showing off chris this is a 44 mag thread not 454 fireball thread
    Haha Bud - I here ya

    FL Guy - the grips on my SRH are Hogues - very comfortable.

    Yes, Magnum Research does the BFR in several cals - apart from mine in 45-70 they do a .454 which will do nicely for 45LC of course. Some others too I am sure.

    I should add two more in .44 cal that I have - last April picked up this nice M19-3 at Tulsa and also have a M629-6 (with the darned lock) - that has CT's on it and is actually not over comfortable with hot loads.





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    I like it...they are pretty darned accurate
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    Hey, wait a minute... Nobody told me this was a 44 picture thread.

    Here are my two:

    Lew Horton 29 with 4 position front sight and Ahrends grips



    Ruger Super Blackhawk with Magnaport Predator conversion. (I love the muzzle crown on this)



    The funy thing about the magnaporting is that if you use cast bullets, the C-More front sight becomes a lot less seeable real fast. It's black as pitch after two cylinders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floridaguy911
    I have never actually shot a .44 mag... after I shoot this one the only handgun caliber I have not shot will be a .50 cal. I dont think the recoil will be too terribly bad, as the gun is pretty hefty in weight. Tomorrow will be the day to find out.
    The first handgun I ever bought on my own was a 6 inch S&W 29 (back in the "Dirty Harry" days). I think you'll get a kick out of it.

    Have you fired a .475 Linebaugh? I have a Redhawk customized by Hamilton Bowen (Bowen Classic Arms) to a 5-shot .475L (big daddy to the .480 Ruger, and arguably the most powerfull handgun cartridge made). I dropped an Alaskan Brown with a single shot from it several years back. The Ruger frames seem to be the frame of choice for these upgrades.
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    HV - lovely pics Both very desirable guns there.

    I realized I had still left out one other of mine - poor thing does not see light of day so much these days!


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    My father has a stainless Ruger Super Black Hawk in .44 Mag. It has had some trigger work done and is a blast to shoot. I'm sure it will be mine one day as I am the only gun nut in our family.

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    Since were breaking out any 44 pics here is the 44 carry comp


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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    My girlfriend is about 115 lb and shoots her Taurus .44 just fine.
    Is her Taurus ported? My mod.44 is ported and makes it a real easy shooter.

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    I took my blued 5.5" Redhawk 44mag to the range today. I was testing my 300gr loads (300gr Cast Performance WFN-GC over 20.7gr H110). They're a bit of a handful, but I need more practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr
    I took my blued 5.5" Redhawk 44mag to the range today. I was testing my 300gr loads (300gr Cast Performance WFN-GC over 20.7gr H110). They're a bit of a handful, but I need more practice.

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    Sounds like a fun load

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    I shot the .44 pretty well. It was not as bad as I had imagined, although it did leave a nice bite track on my trigger finger. That was my fault though for putting my finger too far through the trigger gaurd. I moved my trigger finger out close to the tip, that biting practically went away. (manually cocking it helped a LOT too!) Although i put two bandaids on the already open wound to alleviate any further rubbing and that also helped. While I was to shooting the .44 me and my GF were very startled by a huge BOOM!! and felt a massive pressure change in the room. The man right next to us was shooting a .470 (I dont think it was magnum research, although it looked very much like it.) I WAS AMAZED at the pressure change and fireball that thing threw out. Not to mention the report... which was very loud. Although I didnt get to shoot it, I was truly amazed. If anyone cares to check out my targets ill post them later if asked. I didnt do exceptionally well, but, well enough.
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    sure it wasnt a 460 smith he was shooting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridaguy911
    I shot the .44 pretty well. It was not as bad as I had imagined, although it did leave a nice bite track on my trigger finger. That was my fault though for putting my finger too far through the trigger gaurd. I moved my trigger finger out close to the tip, that biting practically went away. (manually cocking it helped a LOT too!) Although i put two bandaids on the already open wound to alleviate any further rubbing and that also helped.
    If my Redhawk is normal, then the edges of the trigger are quite sharp and you need to soften them with a stone or dremel (I carefully used the latter). I had the same problem you did during long range sessions. After breaking the edge and polishing it and the face, I haven't had any further problems.

    Chris

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