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    While I'm speculating about silly stuff I really don't need I thought I'd open this up for discussion: I have discovered I enjoy the .44 Magnum cartridge. I can't claim I've shot a terribly large quantity of it (it's pricey) but I'm looking to learn to reload it once things settle down a bit and I have two guns chambered in it and am considering a third down the road.

    My handgun platform is a 629-4 and I LOVE that gun. It is fantastic. But I've noticed something, and that is that for some crazy reason I don't exactly fire .44 Magnum at speed. Matter of fact, I tend to fire it single action and even supported sometimes!

    So I'm thinking about a single action revolver since that's what I do with it most of the time anyway. But I'm also tempted to get another non S&W (read: Ruger) double action.

    My intended purpose is, well, wasting ammunition. I don't really have time or interest in handgun hunting, and there's nothing in Texas that can't be killed with a service caliber if it had to be killed in a hurry.

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    I find a single action doesn't fit me as well as a double action but i love my vaquero Also in the hard hitters i find for me again that a single action is hard on me than double more wrist torque..


    If you go ruger double action go with a Super Redhawk even though you can get the redhawk in 5.5 and SRH 7.5 and 9.5 only ]

    The super redhawk is same lockwork as Gp100 lot easier to take down and clean than a redhawk..

    i almost never Fire a 44 or 454 double action but the 500 i do shoot double action every-now and then.

    Did you see the 50th annverisry Model 29 Smith is coming out ?


    Also i guess i'm at the stage of reloading where i don't need barn burners all the time i actually like to down load even the 44mag

    Course 454 and 500 don't like to be downloaded

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    I have an old style XR3 framed ruger SBH in .44 mag. 8" barrel and oh-so-fun to shoot. I recommend that you don't put hogue grips and such on it. Stick with factory type grips. Gun is designed to slip in your hand under recoil...
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    SRH would I am sure please you greatly Euc - in whatever tube length you chose. You have seen pics of mine but - I may not have posted this fella. For slow lazy single shot SA stuff, this baby is good.
    As Bud alluded to - not everyone likes the feel, of frame - grip etc but - not bad priced guns and tough as nails.

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    Not a 44 but Single Action Ruger Vaquero 45colt



    Super Redhawk 44


    Colt Anaconda 44


    Super Blackhawk 41 mag



    The 44 version of the super blackhawk hunter looks the same

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    Love that Blackhawk Hunter Bud.

    I imagine you load for .41! Know I would. Great round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Love that Blackhawk Hunter Bud.

    I imagine you load for .41! Know I would. Great round.
    Yeah i load for it but i ain't really happy with it to dang nose heavy with or without the Scope

    Gonna have to get some fat Hogue grips to try to get it to fit hand better. Maybe like it better then.

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    Bud, I think you own the nicest looking Ruger handgun ever made.
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    Which one ?

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    Forgot the 454 Super Redhawk



    Thats the style 44 ya should get Euc like my 454


    I love that target grey and if i could i would get one in 44 but not sure if there making them that way..

    I missed out on a sp101 in the grey and been kicking myself ever since

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    I think we are ''stuck'' with the bright SS Bud in the .44 mag - but don't mind that too much.

    Never remembered they did the grey with SP - that'd be nice. Must have been a short term offering I guess.
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    A lipseys Special was target grey thought they did a run on the 44 to not for sure

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