Any 44 Spl. fans ?

Any 44 Spl. fans ?

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    Any 44 Spl. fans ?

    I have liked the 44 Spl. for many years....as a lighter option in 44 Mags.. and also as a SD round.it operates at a low PSI and for a big bore cartridge has little recoil ..most of the time...in lighter revolvers can be a bit snappy....at times..

    I presently have 3 Revolvers in 44 spl (one is a 44 mag ) all great carry options...



    Rossi 44 Spl. Model 720 .."D" size frame 3 inch barrel DAO



    Charter Bulldog 44 Spl. 2.5 inch barrel "Frame size is rather unique smaller than a "D" and slightly larger than a "J"



    Rossi 44 Mag....but I dedicated it as a 44 Spl...2.5 inch barrel built on a Taurus Tracker frame...closer to a "K" frame...but maybe a bit smaller

    For SD carry for 2 legged varmints I really like the Hornady 180 gr XTP cartridge ...but I also carry Federal LSWCHP 200gr....

    I guess if I was tromping in the woods ..I'd stoke the Rossi with some 240gr LSWC 44 Mag...just for Bear insurance...


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    Uh, yeah!

    Probably the finest cartridge ever made in a revolver. Any big bore fan worth his salt knows the value of this round.
    And any Handloader knows the potential.
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    like them a lot ,will pick up a Bulldog one of these days, have shot a friends some really liked it matched with WSTJHP 200 grainers
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    Yep normal load in the 44 mags I handle is 44 spec.. Sweet soft round ..

    A bulldog is on my list for some time now ...Maybe that j frame smith made for a few years in it .. Price is the issues there
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    Pretty good thread ran on the subject a few months ago:

    44 Special ,lives up to its name
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    Yup, I like 'em. Low pressure, soft recoilin', inherently accurate, and packs a pretty good wallop. How can you not like that ????
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    I love them and if a if and when I get solvent I will have one once again
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    Theses are my Favorite 44 Spl rounds

    1st PMC 240gr 44 Spl.

    2nd Federal 200gr LSWCHP

    3rd Hornady 180gr XTP

    4th 240gr LSWC

    As a carry load the Hornady XTP is in my Charter

    The Federal 200gr LSWCHP goes in the rest of'em

    The PMC 240gr and/or the LSWC is my tromping in the woods round

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    I like .44Spl also....got a CA Bulldog with some custom work. I favor Buffalo Bore's Anti-Personnel Wadcutter as my ammo of choice. My only concern is "5" shots enough?
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    I like them with a 250 weight bullet at say, 1200 fps!
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    I always wanted to get the bulldog as a back up piece but the have been hard to find lately.
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    Yes, I am in love with the .44 spl.
    Got a Charter Arms Bulldog a couple years back.
    Wouldn't mind having their 4" Target model now!

    Great round!

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    The Bulldog is the handi revolver..so close to a "J" frame in size and chambered in a 44 Spl....

    I'd hate to be in a situation that five 240 gr .043 bullets couldn't git me out of....but of course ,I could always reload..

    If you go to 6 shots in 44 Spl. /44 mag or 45 colt ..you are talking a big jump in frame size ..a "N" frame...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Uh, yeah!

    Probably the finest cartridge ever made in a revolver. Any big bore fan worth his salt knows the value of this round.
    And any Handloader knows the potential.
    I'm in with Glockman! Even the very mention of this round stirs up memories of Elmer Keith, big Stetson hats, and big cigars. Somewhere Skeeter Skelton would have to nod with approval just at this conversation!
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    I have a Rossi 720c too. Its a fine carry revolver with a nice action and easy recoil. I have a never fired S&W 624 3" Lew Horton with all it left the factory with. Its been a safe queen. There is a 4" S&W 629 in the collection also. I mostly use my handloads using Hornady 240gr JHP or cast 240gr SWC loaded to about 750 fps...Pleasant to shoot, very accurate and they make big holes...What's not to like?
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