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  1. How "bad" is the recoil on a 44mag?

    Handguns
    I have been considering getting a Smith and Wesson 29 for a while. The only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger on one is the fact it's in 44 magnum. I have shot 40s&w and 45 ACP with no problems, and love shooting 45 colt out of my Uberti cattleman. I know that you can just load...
  2. Calling all "Survivalists"

    Black Rifles
    Howdy everyone, Ive been doing some shopping and I have my next rifle tacked down to one of two completely different things. Originally i was looking at getting a lever action 410, but after some thought decided to go with something different. Ive narrowed things down to an Arsenal slr106ur...
  3. .44 magnum for carry

    Handguns
    Anybody here ever use .44 magnum for a carry gun? I've always wanted one. I'm looking at a ruger super red hawk 2.5" bbl or a smith 629 with a 3 inch barrel. Which one do y'all think is a better gun? Or should I get a long barrel .44 and just buy me a ruger sp101 for CCW?
  4. 44 mag and H110

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    After several months of slim pickings when it came to gunpowder I've finally got my hands on some H110 :D! But, as usual I have a few questions. Are magnum primers necessary for H110 or can I use Large pistol primers? What are some of your 300gr Ruger specific loads?
  5. Alliant Powder Power Pro 300-MP

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Do to the recent shortage of handloading components, I was unable to purchace H110 powder for my upcoming 44 magnum loads. The only thing I could find was Alliant Powder's Power Pro 300-Mp. Its a magnum handgun spherical powder that the attendant said would work well for the 44 mag. What do...
  6. One bullet 44 mag

    Handgun Cartridges
    I'm getting into 44 magnum handloads very soon and being the lazy individual that I am, I just want one or two bullets for the Ruger Redhawk. I know H110 is the powder of choice for heavy bullets in the 44 but what do you veterans suggest for the bullets? I'm planing on using Hornady 300gr XTPs...
  7. 44-40 in 44 mag

    Handgun Cartridges
    I have a single action 44 mag Ruger Vaquero old model and am wondering if I am able shoot 44-40 out of it? I have read alot that I can do 44 special but I would like to double check that as well. Thanks in advance for any help.
  8. Loads for win94 44 mag

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Any suggestion for cast bullet loads for a new model Winchester 94 in 44 magnum? Not looking for anything extreme, just hunting loads that could be used in a late model revolver as well. I would like to try some of the Beartooth bullets which is the reason I joined this forum for advice. Many...
  9. Pressure Capability Ruger 77/44 vs 1894

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Anyone have any insight on the pressure limits of a 77/44 vs an 1894 marlin 44 mag? Most data is for the marlin or other lever guns.
  10. New Ruger 77/44 mag shoots!

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I got one of the new generation synthetic camo rifles. First day at the range, straight out of the box with a Burris 2-7x33 camo scope. Ran a bore snake down the tube and went shooting. Big variance between bullet weight, load and impact point. Started with some cast wad cutters at low...
  11. Tuning the Ruger 77/44-.44 mag.

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Friends All...Many of you know I, and others, have been involved in testing various hard cast bullets in actual game killing situations for some three years now. I have used two rifles in these tests, my Marlin 1894P and a Ruger 77/44. This post is aimed at addressing some of the problems in the...
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