GatorGuy407’s thread “My first pistol caliber carbine” got me to wondering how many here have rifles chambered in pistol calibers. So rather than derail his thread I will start a new one.
I have two, both chambered in 44Mag. One is a bolt action Remington 788 and the other is a Ruger Deerslayer semi-auto. The 788 really surprised me the first time I shot it; I was thinking a pistol cartridge in a rifle should have no recoil at all, wrong. I loaded it up with some 265gr Keith type Lyman 429421 cast out of Linotype ahead of 22gr of 2400. When I touched it off surprise, surprise I thought I was shooting a 30/06. But true to reputation at 50 yards it would put all three rounds into a nice little cloverleaf.
The Ruger on the other hand being a semi-auto and using 240gr-jacketed rounds is much softer shooting. I did not want to go out to the safe so these are pictures I copied.