Alaskan at the range

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    Alaskan at the range

    I finally took my .44 Ruger Alaskan to the range and I gotta say I was really surprised! Recoil was really not bad at all with the factory grips on this little beasty! First group was at head of my target @ 7 yards all 6 fired double action. Second grouping was fired at chest and fired singel action @ 20 yards. After around 50 rounds it tightened up a bit and I am fully comfortable with it as a carry or woods gun. I took pictures of my first and last targets to show how much tighter it got but I must have got them mixed up on my phone cuz the only pictures in email are two pictures of the same target. This gun really isn't overkill I don't think and it is a bunch of fun!
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    Nice Shooting. Always fun to try out new toys. BTW no such thing as overkill, dead is dead. But underkill is a bad situation.
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    I own a Ruger 44 that I purchased at Ft. Wainwright in 64. After getting over the initial shock of the noise, I found it to be a very faithful companion, and always re-assuring me, that it was right there, if I ever needed it.

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    Very nice. Can't remember if you re-load your own ammo or not. .44 mag, and .44 Special is a great reason to get into the hobby. Shooting .44 special through my Alaskan is a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    Very nice. Can't remember if you re-load your own ammo or not. .44 mag, and .44 Special is a great reason to get into the hobby. Shooting .44 special through my Alaskan is a dream.
    I do reload for my target rifles, for pistols I go to my uncles he has a dillon press and we usually spend a weekend getting a few thousand rounds ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    I do reload for my target rifles, for pistols I go to my uncles he has a dillon press and we usually spend a weekend getting a few thousand rounds ready.
    Very nice. Sounds like a great uncle to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    Very nice. Sounds like a great uncle to have.
    Oh yea. Ex military, Ex corrections officer and now he is retired, but does the qualifying for the local police dept. He has given me many lessons that I could never completely repay him for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragman View Post
    Oh yea. Ex military, Ex corrections officer and now he is retired, but does the qualifying for the local police dept. He has given me many lessons that I could never completely repay him for.
    Lucky, my ucle is ex military, ex CO, but he lost a bit of his mind in the process. Its too bad because I am sure he would be a wealth of knowlege as well.
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    congrats on the 44, I love the 357 mag i have and hope to one have a 44 mag and the ruger alskan has always had my eye... the noise is rough and sheer force of the 357 is just awesome the 44 must be a step up

    I hope you enjoy that great revolver...

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    Well done! I am glad you enjoy it. I just wonder how you are going to conceal it
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    Well done! I am glad you enjoy it. I just wonder how you are going to conceal it
    I am a good size person. hahaha. A really good holster and the right close I do believe will hide it just enough.
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    I got some 250 grain partition gold winchester I am gonna put through her. I wanna see what they do through my chrono.
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    Awesome, Glad to hear that you like it. I have always wanted one. And... in my opinion, if it will stop a bear then it will stop a man.
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