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I want a 44 Special

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by NMG26, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. jakebrake

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    yeah, those are beauts!
     

  2. CanyonMan

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    LOL...

    Well you've probably seen enough of my post over the years to know that on a ranch the size of this one, and my other brother's place as well near Ft Davis Tx. We have to be on the watch for the two legged coyotes, drug runners, and you name it trying cross the place. They can steal horses, butcher cattle, and start fires, and you name it. I EDC on the ranch a Vaquero 44mag/or 45LC and Hard Cast Bullets, cause I always have ! Ha.

    And for a number of years a G20 stuffed with 200gr HC and extra mags in the saddle bags, for those times I will be a looong way back in the cactus and mesquite in high lonesome, in case it hit the fan I had some "auto power, and quick loading high cap mags. Also a long gun in the saddle scabbard of the lever type (i am still just old fashion and this is life style) but these big 45-70 405 gr honkers can reach out and touch someone real well. Ha.

    The Vaquero side are is usually enough and I been shooting big bore SA's fo 50 years, so pull point and shoot is prett easy for me, and ain't to shabby when aiming at very long range as well. I have had to "point the muzzle on a few in my time.' In this case speaking of trespassers etc, and those big holes have always persuaded them ! Ha.

    Other stories that woulsd be stupid to share on a forum (let the reader under stand).


    Well amigo, just dropped by last night for a minute, and same here now. It is time to get going, so be safe man and keep your eyes along the sky light.


    Adios for now.


    Here's a few pics of just "Part" of the ranch, I've probably shown before...

    Son at the gate behind the ranch house..


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    Alot of country here to keep an eye on amigo.








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  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I can only see one reason to get a dedicated .44 spl. revolver - because it's a 5-shot that is smaller for carrying. But if I was going with a 6-shot revolver, no way it would be .44 spl. - I'd either get a .44 mag, so I could shoot special or magnum, or I'd get a .45 that takes .45 ACP, if I really never want to shoot magnum
     
  4. NMG26

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  5. countrygun

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    I don't have a dedicated DA revolver in .44 special but the Charter Arms meets the five-shot rational however, the 6 shot Ruger Flattop is really in a class of it's own in modern single actions in the field. It is lighter and sleeker/slicker than a Blackhawk in magnum calibers.

    For me, being a handloader, if I didn't have a 4" 629 and I rand across a 624, with its lighter tapered barrel I would be every bit as happy since my "magnum" loads fall in the upper end of the modern special envelope.

    When you discover that your special load will completely penetrate and exit your game at reasonable handgun (IE: how far can you hit it reliably) ranges, chasing more "magnum velocity" seems to be waste.
     
  6. NMG26

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    Handled one of these today in a local gun shop. Used it was 800.00$

    I might kick myself for passing on it. I might go put some money on it...............still looking around and handling guns.

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  7. NMG26

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    I handled a used Taurus blued 44 mag today at a local shop. It really fealt good. 2.5 in ported barrel. They wanted 499$ for it. I thought that was a bit high. It felt good though and I still might put some money on it.

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  8. digilo

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    I might try to find a .44 Special, though not the Charter. I had one, and they advise shooting only 200 gr and under loads. I shot some 246 gr LRN through it and that loosened the screws in it. It also shot very low and to the left, which was why I sold it. I'd get a Taurus before I'd get the Charter.
     
  9. NMG26

    NMG26

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    So here is what I bought.

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    Description Smith and Wesson 629 Deluxe Revolver SPECIFICATIONS: Item No: SM150715 UPC No: 022188141597 MFG Model No: 150715 Family: 629 Series Model: 629 Deluxe Type: Revolver Action: Double / Single Action Caliber: 44 Magnum 44 Special Finish: Stainless Frame: Steel Frame Grip: Wood Sights: Red Ramp / Adjustable Barrel Length: 3"

    739$

    Being sent to my local Gun Shop.

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  10. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

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    nice! now you have a 44 special, or a 44 magnum!

    and the number isn't that bad, either.
     
  11. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Nice, I have one very similar, but full lug and unfluted. It's a beast with magnums and more so with those grips.
     
  12. NMG26

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    I will probably use a 44 special load in a magnum case. I don't have the dies, brass, primers, or bullets yet, so I still have to sink the coin into it.

    Not sure what to carry for SD. I don't think they make Golden Saber for 44 magnum. I'd like a light 44 magnum load or else I will have to settle for a 44 special load.


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  13. ca survivor

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    I had a 629 mountain gun I used to carry but the width of the cylinder was a killer in an IWB holster but for back up in the woods with an OWB holster was great light and big .44 mag. power.
     
  14. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    You have a revolver that is ready for ANYTHING.